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Dr. Zachary Bell, IONIC BRANDS Chief Science Officer and founder of REPS, has been with the Company since 2017 and lives in Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Bell founded REPS as his own private research company that focuses on developing IONIC BRANDS’ R&D programs for both the U.S. and emerging Asian markets. REPS is located at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), one of Japan’s premier graduate universities and research institutes.

In the coming weeks of May 2021, the two companies have planned to launch a CBD version of the American IONIC Black Line Disposable Vape Pen for test marketing. The vape oil used is 40% hemp stem-derived CBD and enhanced with various terpenes found in hemp and other plants. Products will be distributed within offline shops throughout Okinawa, Tokyo and online nationwide through one of the largest CBD e-commerce site,, and a direct-to-consumer site. The companies plan to use crowd testing platforms, which are popular in Japan, to test new flavors and devices for this young and growing CBD market.

IONIC BRANDS Chairman and CEO John P. Gorst commented, “IONIC BRANDS and Dr. Bell have been collaborating for several months on the development of a world-class, premium CBD blend that is sourced locally in Japan and working within laboratories of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. We will be jointly selling our products online with REPS direct-to-consumer, as well as select retail locations in Tokyo and Okinawa Japan. This will represent IONIC BRANDS’ first international licensing agreement outside of the United States”.

Dr. Bell, was quoted saying, “While working in the US at IONIC BRANDS, I recognized we would be a more valuable company if we had stronger relationships with academic and biomedical researchers as a means of driving internal innovation and technology development. IONIC BRANDS, and my science team at REPS, are excited to see our years of hard work in Japan finally pay off. Furthermore, IONIC is the perfect fit for Japanese market. Japan is a country that has a high attention to detail and strives to achieve perfection, thus a well suited for IONIC. We are confident the premium luxury IONIC devices, packaging, and formulas will be fast moving products in Japan. Being able to have IONIC products “Made-In-Japan” is one of my biggest contributions to IONIC BRANDS to-date during my 4 years with the Company.”


I recently became aware that CBD oil is legal in Japan. My question is: What percent of THC is allowed in CBD products in Japan? I’ve done quite a bit of shopping and researching online, and although there are a limited number of CBD products available with 0% THC, most have about 0.3%.
During my online research, one person commented that no more than 0.03% THC is the legal limit in Japan. Because this did not come from an official source, and because people often make mistakes (perhaps they meant to say 0.3%), I’d like to know what is the official legally-allowable percent of THC that CBD products may contain in Japan?

The law is THC is 0% legal, so full spectrum CBD oil is illegal, therefore anyone who says their CBD oil contains 0.3% THC is selling illegal products so be very careful.
CBD Isolate is legal is legal if it contains 0.0% THC and must test for that.

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• Assistant Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
• After serving as Deputy Director of Oral Surgery, Kashiwa Kosei General Hospital
• Director of Fami Saito Redental
• Viadrina Visiting Professor, German State University
• Oral surgeon
• Japan Preventive and Alternative Medicine Promotion Association
• President of the Japanese Society of Hypnosis and Applied Medicine
• Japan Hypnosis Society Director
• Advisor to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Health
• Director of the Japan Oriental Dental Society, Certified Physician
• Chairman of Japanese Society of Oral Supplements
• Advisor of Japan CBD Association, Inc.

May 1997
MH Forum Sweepstakes Winner “Development of PC Tools to Support Ward Operations”

• Equipment used: Moisture Checker; skin moisture measurement device (manufactured by Scalar II)
• Subject: Adult Female, 46 years old.
• Test method: The test area was the inside of the right forearm. A test area of 2×2mm was measured for moisture content before product was applied. The product was uniformly applied to the designated test area at an application density of 1.25 μℓ / ㎝2. The test room, the room was climate-controlled with a temperature and humidity set to be constant at a temperature of 25 ° C and humidity at 51%.

In “PDS hyaluronic acid” continuous application

• Equipment used: Microscope Video Loupe VL-7EX (manufactured by Scalar Corporation)
• Subject: Adult Female, 46 years old.
• Test method: The neck with dry skin was used as a test area, the state of the skin was photographed before application with a microscope. An appropriate amount of product was applied to the test area once a day for four weeks. Four weeks later, the state of the same test area was again photographed with a microscope and compared to the image from before product testing.

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June 1996
Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Hokuriku Branch Research Encouragement Prize “The role of receptor-mediated endocytosis (RME) in the pharmacokinetics of bioactive peptides”

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• Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical University
• Director of Municipal Nemuro Hospital
• Akishima Hospital Director
• Acting President of the Holy Cross
• Japan Care Supply Auditor
• Director of Japan-China Youth Training Association (medical welfare)
• Well Aging Association General Manager
• Proposed the formation of the Longevity Society and Cultural Association (WAC)
• Founder of World Health and Longevity Society
• Advisor of Japan CBD Association, Inc.