USA Taekwondo Partners with Thorne Research

June 21, 2016, 9:38 a.m. (ET)

Colorado Springs, CO, June 21, 2016 — Today, USA Taekwondo announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Thorne Research to be the exclusive nutritional supplement partner, providing its national team members with effective and safe nutritional supplements to support athlete health.   

As part of the NGB partnership, Thorne Research will provide USA Taekwondo athletes with products that have the highest level of certification, baseline nutritional level testing through WellnessFX, educational materials, and risk protection. In addition, athletes will have access to reliable health information from Mayo Clinic, which has been compiled for easy access on the Thorne Research web site. This content helps athletes evaluate supplement usage and understanding of supplement labels, manufacturing and regulations, all provided by an objective resource. 

USA Taekwondo members attending next month’s National Championships will be able to visit the Thorne Research stand in the FanZone area to talk to representatives about the product, find out more about how an effective supplement routine can give them a competitive edge, and refuel between matches with some free Catalyte, an electrolyte beverage. 

 “USA Taekwondo is excited to partner with Thorne Research and we look forward to collaborating to enhance the health and well-being of our membership and athletes,” said Keith Ferguson, USA Taekwondo Executive Director.  “From nutritional supplements designed for elite athletes looking to compete on the world’s highest stages to protein shakes to multi-vitamins, Thorne Research has products that can benefit all levels of athletes.

As athletes reach the highest levels of competition and become more efficient in their sport, they stress specific groups of muscles day in and day out. This daily process of stress and repair requires that their bodies receive very specific ranges of vitamins, minerals, and botanicals in order to perform optimally. For example, competing in a high-stress environment requires nutritional supplement products such as amino acid supplementation that has been shown to decrease fat synthesis and promote energy production, lean muscle mass, and muscle strength.

Paul Jacobson, CEO of Thorne Research added, "Taekwondo is an extremely demanding sport both physically and mentally. Not only is it physically demanding, it also requires competitors to synchronize their mind and body. Thorne Research is extremely proud to partner with USA Taekwondo and to ensure that our nutritional supplements help competitors achieve maximum performance through the same scientific approach that it takes to win on the international stage."

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About Thorne Research, Inc.
Thorne Research is a personalized health solutions company dedicated to improving individual outcomes through science and technology. For 30 years, Thorne Research has led the nutritional supplement industry in providing researched-based, high-quality natural products, including foundational vitamins and minerals, therapeutic-focused nutritional supplements, and soon to include botanical drugs. By leveraging cutting-edge research and personalized data through affiliate WellnessFX, Thorne Research offers customized preventive health solutions for practitioners, their patients, and athletes. Thorne Research is a majority shareholder in WellnessFX, a San Francisco-based personalized wellness company providing home kit testing and actionable recommendations from the analysis of blood chemistry, genetics, and microbiome.

Thorne Research is headquartered in New York City, with a manufacturing facility in Sandpoint, Idaho. Further information on Thorne Research is available at Thorne.com.