Vertosa, University of Massachusetts Amherst join forces to study CBG

Vertosa, a cannabis company that bills itself as ‘science first,’ recently announced it has entered into a research partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst). Through this initiative, Vertosa will offer its internal insights, resources and raw materials to support UMass’s studies regarding the nutritional applications of cannabigerol (CBG) and more specifically, CBG’s interactions with an individual’s diet as a central focus of the research.

Harold Han, Chief Science Officer of Vertosa, told NutraIngredients-USA​ that Vertosa provided the UMass team with two types of gummies: one infused with Vertosa’s CBG emulsion and one infused with CBG isolate, to further assess the impact the products have on bioavailability.

Vertosa and UMass Amherst’s collaborative venture is spearheaded by David Sela, PhD, an Associate Professor at the university’s Department of Food Science. Sela’s research largely focuses on nutrition, and more specifically, how one’s diet influences the human microbiome at various life stages.

Cannabinoid connection

They have explained that Prof Julian McClements, a leading researcher in food emulsion, works at UMass Amherst and also sits on the Vertosa Science Advisory Board. Through Vertosa’s connection with Prof McClements, the company learned more about Sela’s interest in researching cannabinoids’ nutritional implications.

“His vision aligns with Vertosa’s mission to expand cannabinoid research and we are eager to collaborate with his team,”noted Han.

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