About Naternal


Our Story

We made Naternal because our families use these products and we couldn’t find a brand delivering the quality we expect from any other health and wellness products company. Since we live in Research Triangle Park, NC, a global life science innovation center, it was easy for us to envision how we could do things differently and better.

We partnered with local farmers who use the practices we know and trust.  We hired a team with degrees from places such as Duke, UNC and NC State. We turned a science lab into a state-of-the-art cannabis manufacturing facility.  And we brought in two of the world’s top natural product experts to formulate our product line.

Through it all, we are guided by three simple goals:  
•  Make the highest quality products on the market and sell them at prices that make sense. 
•  Set the same standards people expect from any other health and wellness company.
•  Take full advantage of the global life sciences innovation center we live in and work in.   

As a result, we are able to make products for our families that you can trust giving to yours.


Why Naternal

People use Naternal products when they want to trust the source.  

Naternal was created for people who are passionate about self-care.  We make the highest quality products on the market and sell them at prices that make sense.  Every product we make comes from a supply chain we fully control and they are rigorously tested (and tested and tested again).  We believe our products should be wonderful even without CBD and we have carefully chosen base formulations we’d use on their own.  We understand every life is different (including our pets) and we’ve built a product line and dosing system that allows you to fully personalize your self-care routine.  

Unfortunately, as the CBD industry has boomed, more and more products have flooded the market with no clear explanation as to how and why they should be used. Even more daunting, many health care professionals cannot (or will not) answer basic questions. CBD is not a magical cure at all. It has very specific applications and should be used in proper product formats. At Naternal, we are committed to providing industry leading consumer education based in science and fact. 


Why Was Naternal Created?

In 2017, a doctor wanted to put Garrett and April's daughter on prescription drugs because she was having night terrors.

No way. No chance. No how.

They started Naternal instead.

Here's why.

"My dad committed suicide when I was twenty-one. 

I knew it was coming. It was obvious. He was spiraling and needed help. But I didn’t care. I was mad. He’d broken my trust. He deserved whatever he wanted to do to himself and I was going to let him. I even made fun of him when he didn’t get it right the first time.

I blamed myself for a long time. Part of me still does. 

But it wasn’t my fault.    

Call his demons whatever you want. The doctors had plenty of names for them.  And plenty of prescription pills.

Lithium. Zoloft. Prozac. Xanax. All of them. I couldn’t keep up.

That’s where there is fault. 

The pills. The “medicine”. They scrambled his brain. 

Fast forward twenty years. My wife and I are sitting with a pediatric therapist.  Our oldest daughter had been having night terrors. They started after she saw a graphic cartoon at a friend’s house. Before long, she was having panic attacks at the mere thought of bedtime. 

Pediatric Therapist: “Well, there’s this drug…”

Us: “Oh, hell no.”

Naternal was born that day. We needed a choice. 

Naternal was built because we've had some very bad experiences with pharmaceuticals.

It was built so we will have a choice. 

It was built so you will have a choice."​​​​​​​

- Garrett Perdue, Founder and CEO of Naternal


Our Production Process

Naternal products are manufactured by its parent company, Root Bioscience, Inc., a vertically integrated hemp processor.  We control our entire supply chain from seed to shelf. This gives us distinct quality and cost advantages over most brands (who buy their products from companies like our parent).

Our farms are located in rural North Carolina.  We grow plants that have a specific combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.  We extract these from the plants using ethanol processes we engineered and built. We then separate ethanol from the hemp extract using basic chemistry and transport the oils to our formulation and finishing lab in Research Triangle Park.  That is where we refine the hemp extract oils into the purified distillate oils we use in our products.

There are a few things you’ll immediately notice when you use Naternal products.  First, our ingestible oils—or tinctures—do not look or taste like most others on the market.  Our tinctures are clear and have a neutral taste. Similarly, our topicals will remind you of the premium skincare brands you already use.  They are wonderful products on their own, adding CBD and other cannabinoids simply makes them better.  

Naternal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Root Bioscience, Inc. Root Bioscience is a materials science company, not a cannabis company attempting to learn science. It controls its entire supply chain from soil to oil and formulates Naternal products in a state-of-the-art GMP compliant facility located in North Carolina’s world-renowned Research Triangle Park. That means our production process is meticulous, and our testing is rigorous to give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Why Naternal?

Where is Naternal based out and where are the products made?

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