Carl Germano, CNS, CDN is a NY Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, President of CGCI Consulting, and Vice President for Verdant Oasis.
He holds a masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University and has over 40 years experience as VP of product development for several of the largest vitamin supplement companies in the trade. In addition, he has been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge nutritional materials and finished product formulations to a variety of markets including dietary supplements, medical foods, and functional beverages in the health food trade, medical and mass channels. Today, he continues his efforts in product development and research and is responsible for providing the industry with the next generation of clinically important phytocannabinoid ingredients such as CBD and others. Previously, he had spearheaded the new Phytocannabinoid Initiative for Inergetics and now for Verdant Oasis – a major grower, developer, cultivator and extractor of multi spectrum phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil.

A prolific author with several bestselling trade books including “The Misled Athlete”, “Natures Pain Killers”, “The Osteoporosis Solution”, “The Brain Wellness Plan” and his most recent “Road To Ananda: The Simple Guide To The Endocannabinoid System, Phytocannabinoids & Your Health”. In addition to his vast experience, he previously served as Chief Science Officer for Inergetics, Inc., Vice President of Product Development & Research for Solgar Vitamin & Herb Company, Nutratech, and Country Life Vitamins and as a consultant for Ajinomoto and Bluebonnet Nutrition. He has also held a progressive nutrition practice at The Nutrition Therapy Center in New York for many years, headed a private product development consulting company, and is a frequent lecturer and radio guest.

2000 – present   Carl Germano Consulting International, Ltd. New York

  • • Private product development consulting for the dietary supplement, medical food, functional beverage and phytocannabinoid markets
  • • Developed over 300 products in various marketplaces and can assist clients from concept to finished goods
  • • Serves to head up new phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil product development and procurement of new phytocannabinoids
  • • Effectively manage and champion all technical aspects of the product development process from pre-formulation to commercialization, utilizing standard best practices and procedures with manufacturers and legal review.
  • • Member of the UNPA and HIA CBD Committees
  • • Assist in concept development, final formulation, scientific justification, legal liaison, label and marketing assistance, etc.

2014 – Present   Verdant Oasis, Cheyenne, WY
Vice President

  • • Responsible for all aspects of research and product development of nutritional supplements, medical foods, functional beverages and cosmeceuticals for the company.
  • • Provide product and business concepts, development and commercialization, reformulations and line extensions, margin enhancement, outsourced clinical trials, research and claims, and regulatory compliance
  • • Collaborate with Brand Management and senior leadership to drive a strategic product agenda that calls for significant growth.
  • • Independently provides effective and functional technical support for all formulation development and marketing support for clients.
  • • Develop and Chair the company’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board and available for lectures, product presentations, etc.
2001 - 2014   Inergetics, Inc. Newark, New Jersey
Chief Science Officer/ Research and Product Development

  • • Developed the CBD Initiative and CBD based nutritional products as well as chairs the Cannabinoid Medical/Scientific Advisory Board
  • • Developed the OmEssentials, Martha Stewart Essentials®, Resurgex®, SlimTrim®, Bikini Ready® and Surgex® family of products that received national acceptance in the mass and niche marketplaces
  • • Involved in the development & sponsorship of 3 clinical trials including 2 published studies conducted at Rutgers University Sports Medicine Department
2000 – 2012   The Nutrition Therapy Center. Pomona, New York
Clinical Nutritionist Private Practice

1999 – 2001   Nutratech, Inc., Fairfield, New Jersey
Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development

Successfully procured, developed and assisted in the launch of several novel nutritional . raw material ingredients including AdvantraZ®, Caldroitin®, Iprigin® and Defenzyme®.

1992 - 1999   Solgar Vitamin & Herb/ American Home Products, Leonia, NJ
Vice President, Product Development & Research Successfully developed over 250 new products. Worked closely with marketing in . preparation of their launch to market.

1995 - 1999   New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY
Adjunct Professor — Diplomate in Nutrition Program

Taught several nutrition courses to chiropractic physicians in fulfillment of their . requirements and continued education.

1988 - 1992   Country Life Vitamins, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
Director of Research & Product Development

Successfully developed new products and initiated Biochem line and Sports formulas.. Active in training sales force.

1979 - 1987   Private Practice, New York, NY
Nutrition Consultant for several medical clinics


Road To Ananada
  The Road To Anada
Carl Germano RD, CNS, CDN
The Misled Athlete   The Brain Wellness Plan   The Osteoporosis Solution   Nature's Pain Killers  

1979   New York University      New York, NY
Masters Degree — Clinical Nutrition with Honors

1977   Pratt Institute      Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Science — Nutrition with Honors


2018   Author Of: Road To Ananda
The Simple Guide To The Endocannabinoid System

2014   Developed Cannabicin® Pain Relief Cream

2011   Author Of: The Misled Athlete
Effective Nutritional & Training Techniques Without The Need For Steroids, Stimulants and Banned Substances

2003   Patent Inventor: United States Patent 6,503,506 issued January 7, 2003
"Use and Composition Patent Nutrient therapy for immuno-compromised patients"

2002 - Present   Appointed to the New York State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition

2001   Author: SOD Gliadin: The Ultimate Cellular Defense Against Ageing & Disease, Kensington Publishing

2000   Advisory Board Member — The Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists

1999   Author: Natures Pain Killers, Kensington Publishing

1999   Author: Artic Root (Rhodiola rosea) Kensington Publishing

1998   Author: The Osteoporosis Solution, Kensington Publishing

1998   Author: Advantra Z: The Natural Way to Lose Weight Safely, Kensington Publishing

1997   Author: The Brain Wellness Plan, Kensington Publishing National Institute of Nutrition Education Industry Scholar Award.

1984   American Dietetic Association Col. Katherine E. Manchester Scholarship


New York State Certification — Certified Nutritionist/Dietitian (#254)

Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists — Certified Nutrition Specialist (#0025)

American Dietetic Association — Registered Dietitian (R472571) - 1974 to 2015