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Thorne Research Launches Thorne Performance, A New Venture In Sports Nutrition

September 18, 2012

SANDPOINT, Idaho, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Thorne Research, Inc., a leader in developing and manufacturing pure, high-quality nutritional supplements, today announced that the company, in collaboration with Integrative Health Resources, LLC (IHR), has developed a product line of novel nutritional formulations as well as a portfolio of resources to assist athletes and medical providers in managing the unique nutrition and educational needs of athletes and others involved in a healthy athletic lifestyle. This collaboration will operate under the name Thorne Performance, which will be the sports nutrition division of Thorne Research, Inc.

The collaboration provides immediate access to nutritional supplements that are specially formulated to improve athletic performance. Thorne Performance will also provide a range of online assessments and nutrition tracking programs, with plans to introduce an even wider range of sports-based nutritional supplements and support resources in the future. IHR, a provider of consulting services focused on human performance, wellness, and integrative care, will provide support for the development of the new line of sports-based nutritional supplements and educational materials.

“Nutritional supplementation plays a significant role is athletic performance, and nutritional deficits and overtraining can lead to a diminished ability to recover and a greater likelihood of injury. Thorne Performance aims to be the leader in sports-based nutritional supplementation by meeting the demands of individuals who regularly engage in intense physical activity and lead active lifestyles,” said Paul Jacobson, chief executive officer of Thorne Research.

Numerous studies show that post-exercise stress response, repair, and inflammation processes, as well as management of the body’s energy systems, are key to meeting the demands of athletic training. The Thorne Performance product line is designed to support athletes who have a wide range of abilities, helping them to improve and maintain performance. Thorne Research will provide a significant step forward in maximizing performance with novel formulas made with science-based ingredients that are NSF-approved.

“In many of our programs, including Life Time Fitness and Corvette Racing, we have seen firsthand the need for innovation in managing the metabolism of people who exercise at any level,” says James LaValle, clinical pharmacist and CEO of Integrative Health Resources and partner at Thorne Performance. “The Thorne Performance credo, ‘Purely Driven,’ embodies our philosophy: products that are pure, targeted and of the highest quality. Coupled with a renowned team experienced in the needs of people who train, this new resource will help athletes at every level to push themselves to their personal limits,” added LaValle.

The Thorne Performance product line for athletic training targets key needs in building strength, immune function, stamina, endurance, conditioning, and recovery. Each product is formulated to address a specific metabolic need with ingredients blended in quantities to maximize performance outcomes. Products targeting individual needs are designed to work together to provide the broadest possible range of benefits to athletes involved in any form of training.

“Thorne Performance products will keep you hydrated, help maintain and repair muscles, enhance endurance and mental clarity, promote immune balance and cortisol modulation, optimize cellular energy and heart health, maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response, and support gastrointestinal health. All of these functions are necessary to build and balance metabolic reserve, provide cellular protection, and strengthen defenses,” says David Aronne, general manager of Thorne Performance.

About Thorne Research, Inc.

At Thorne Research we have gathered some of the best minds in the sports performance industry and carefully developed a growing line of pure nutritional supplements to help you achieve optimal results. All Thorne Performance products are free from gluten and soy and contain no artificial colors or sweeteners.

Thorne Performance is the athletic performance division of Thorne Research, Inc., the most respected nutritional supplement company in the industry. Our team of doctors, nutritionists, scientists, coaches, and athletes comprise some of the best in the world. For nearly three decades, Thorne Research has been providing the purest nutritional supplements with the most scientifically-researched ingredients on the market.

At Thorne Performance, our mission is to enhance people’s health and wellbeing by encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity, and by leading the sports nutrition industry with cutting-edge science and education that translates into maximum athletic performance and increased quality of life.

Since 1984, Thorne Research has set the standard for exceptional quality manufacturing and formulation of premium hypoallergenic dietary supplements available through licensed healthcare practitioners. With more than 400 products, Thorne Research is recognized by healthcare practitioners as a global leader in providing dietary supplements of the highest quality and purity. Through recent acquisitions and joint ventures, Thorne Research now also offers product lines that address the nutritional issues and requirements of those with cancer, cognitive and brain health, and cardiovascular health, in addition to a product line for high performance athletes, a comprehensive product line of organic, non-GMO skin-care products, and related supportive practice management programs. With locations in Sandpoint, ID, Long Island, NY, and Greenwich, CT, Thorne Research operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and employs more than 225 people. Further information on Thorne is available at www.thorne.com.

About Integrative Health Resources, LLC

Integrative Health Resources is a content and business development company specializing in science-based educational materials, products, and services in the natural therapeutics and integrative medicine space for healthcare professionals and consumers. IHR provides consulting support and business development services to many of the leading natural medicine clinicians and treatment centers. The company also provides raw material sourcing and business services for the development of new dietary supplements as a part of business platform development. IHR was founded by world-renowned specialist in natural therapeutics and metabolic medicine, James LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N.,, who is also the founder of LaValle Metabolic Institute. Jim was awarded the Natural Products Association’s 2011 Clinician award for best standards and excellence in integrative medicine modalities. Jim LaValle, along with the medical professionals at IHR, regularly provide training to physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals on integrative medicine. IHR has a proven track record in sports performance with its successful programs at Life Time Fitness and the work spearheaded by Andrew Heyman M.D., President of IHR with Corvette Race Team. http://www.ihr-services.com/

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