Prospect Farms is launching an observational study to evaluate and research the impact of CBD on sleep.
In partnership with Radicle Science, led by Dr. Jeffrey Chen MD/MBA, founder and former director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, and Pelin Thorogood, president and co-founder of the Wholistic Research and Education Foundation, the study will use Radicle Science's Real World Evidence (RWE) approach to better understand the impact of Prospect Farms' Dream Tincture when used nightly over the course of a month.
Prospect Farms products are tested by third-party labs to ensure purity and potency. With this study, Prospect Farms will evaluate the impact of Prospect Farms' Dream Tincture on user-reported duration and quality of sleep when taken consistently each night. Produced on the company’s vertically-integrated farm in Prospect, Maine, the Dream Tincture includes full-spectrum hemp extract derived from organically-grown hemp, a blend of naturally derived terpenes, including Linalool (a component of lavender) and Myrcene, and an antioxidant-rich blend of carrier oils featuring avocado, olive and grapeseed oils.
"Trust and transparency are core values at Prospect Farms,” says Prospect Farms CEO Brad Tipper. “From the hemp seeds to the soil to the formulations, everything happens directly on our farm and we share details about every part of our ‘seed-to-store’ process. CBD is an emerging category, and we understand there is customer confusion and apprehension surrounding many of the products available in the market today. We hope our commitment to education and transparency will set a new, elevated standard for the industry, ensuring brands and products are providing customers with product information and intended benefits in a clear and digestible way.
“We are thrilled to partner with Radicle Science in this pursuit to advance the industry with real-world data, offering transparency on how people are using and experiencing our products in their daily lives. In the end we know that for those of us struggling with sleep, it's the results that matter."
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 50-70 million Americans aren't getting enough sleep. However, at this time, there are virtually no CBD products that have gone through studies to assess their impact on sleep.
Radicle's scientific team of experts worked directly with Prospect Farms to develop this real world evidence study. These next-generation studies can be inclusive of diverse ethnicities, genders, age groups, behavioral habits, as well as pre-existing health conditions. They produce data that can get closer to personalized medicine that is both affordable and accessible.
Radicle was founded on the idea of bringing evidence-based thinking and medical-grade research to advance natural health products.
"I've personally experienced how a data-driven approach can transform entire industries," said Pelin Thorogood, Radicle Science co-founder. "It is about time we embrace that same thinking for natural health products and leverage the power of large scale rigorous health outcome data to inform smarter health and business decisions for all."
Radicle's scientific team of experts consist of doctors, researchers, biostatisticians, and data scientists at institutions including UCLA, UC San Diego, Scripps Sleep Center, Johns Hopkins and University of Washington. Radicle is working to create a world where physicians recommend natural health products as often as current western medicines.
"I spent my whole life becoming a physician so I could heal, only to realize our modern medicines were failing so many folks who were suffering,” Dr. Chen said. “I co-founded Radicle Science to unlock an entirely new category of effective trusted products that were naturally occuring and affordable and accessible to all. Radicle Science is ushering in a new era of healthcare by validating the effects of natural products for the first time and we are delighted to be partnering with Prospect Farms to advance research in the CBD category."