Thorne Research Review

Thorne Research was established over thirty years ago and specializes in dietary supplements as well as health tests to help you uncover what your body is missing and what nutrients it needs.
Thorne Research


Thorne Research was established over thirty years ago and specializes in dietary supplements as well as health tests to help you uncover what your body is missing and what nutrients it needs. It’s goal is to be a thorn in the side of its competition due to their quality of products and purity of products.

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  • Pricing
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  • High Quality
  • NSF Certified
  • Provides supplements and health tests


  • Expensive
  • Limited forms of products
  • Possible slower delivery
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Thorne Research. The first thing that springs to mind is a thorn and funny enough that was exactly what Thorne Research wanted to be when it was established over thirty years ago. A thorn in the side of its competition due to the quality and purity of products.

Thorne Research specializes in dietary supplements as well as health tests to help you uncover what your body is missing and what nutrients it needs.

So without further ado let’s take a look at this brand.

🙂 Best forWho are these products best for?

People looking to enhance their health and wellness and looking to find out what their body needs

💊 Product typesCategories

Multivitamins, Stress solutions, sleep solutions, immune solutions and health tests

💰 PricingPricing range


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Who Are Thorne Research?

Thorne Research has been in the game for over thirty years and continues to provide customers with high quality products with pure ingredients. They have a mass following including celebrity ambassadors.

Thorne Research provides a range of dietary supplements that are aimed to boost your overall wellness, sleep quality, immune function and reduce stress

Their sport supplements are NSF certified meaning that their products have been tested and are free of banned substances.

As well as providing good quality health products Thorne also provides a range of health tests. The tests use either saliva, urine or a blood sample.

Health tests are done in the comfort of your home, shipped back to the lab and then the results are loaded and analyzed on the Thorne app, simple right?

So lets look at some of their categories and bestsellers.


  • Advanced Nutrients
  • Basic Nutrients 2/day
  • Basic Prenatal
  • Multivitamin Elite AM and PM formula
  • Men’s Multi 50+
  • Women’s Multi 50+

Stress Solutions

  • Stress B-Complex
  • Rhodiola
  • 5-HTP
  • L-Tyrosine
  • PharmaGABA-100

Sleep Solutions

  • Magnesium Bisglycinate Powder
  • 5-HTP
  • Niacinamide
  • PharmaGABA-100
  • Melaton-5

Immune Solutions

  • Zinc Picolinate
  • Vitamin C with Flavanoids
  • Quercetin Phytosome
  • L-Lysine
  • Vitamin D Liquid

NSF Certified for Sport

  • FloraSport 20B
  • Glutathione-SR
  • L-Glutamine
  • Enteromend
  • Iron Bisglycinate

Health Tests

  • Biological Age
  • Fertility
  • Gut Health
  • Weight Management
  • Menopause
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Thyroid
  • Vitamin D

Feeling overwhelmed with all the choices and weird names? Thorne has you covered. If you don’t know which one would be best for you then you can complete the various quizzes on the Thorne website and they’ll guide you as to which product will be best for you.

The health tests can also help guide you and help you uncover what nutrients your body may need more of to thrive.

This brand is not cheap so to help you save money you can order a subscription and get up to a further 20% discount or buy a bundle which can also save you money.

Ordering and Shipping

Orders can be made online or alternatively Thorne products can be purchased from healthcare practitioners affiliated with Thorne. The list of healthcare practitioners can be found on their website.

For online orders, Thorne accepts

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

If you are ordering within the US shipping except for Alaska and Hawaii receive free shipping. International orders as well as orders from Alaska and Hawaii pay for shipping however you can receive free shipping if a threshold is reached. This will differ for country/state.

US customers can expect to receive their order within 2-10 business days, US healthcare practitioners can receive their order within 1-2 business days and international orders can expect their orders to be received within 4-6 weeks.

Customer Reviews

Reviews regarding the overall brand and not specific products are hard to come by however from the reviews on the brands as a total, the one major downfall to this brand is the price.

“Pricey but very good. I bought magnesium citramate and d3.” Says Paradora

“They are great but they also are overpriced. That being said, I love their multivitamin. Spaced out doses to increase absorption (up to 6 a day, 3 gives just about 100% RDA on the lable, though) Right forms of vitamins+minerals. Options to leave out copper and iron.. One bottle is 2 months supply if you take 3/day. If you eat well you can even go to 2/day.” Says Vividarius

“Their D3 + K2 is the only one I can find that has a good dosage of pure MK-4 for the K source, so I appreciate that. A lot of their other stuff seems overpriced though” Says Birds_of_war


Thorne Research Vs Bulk Supplements

Bulk Supplements provides some similar products to Thorne however they offer more specific ingredient supplements and their supplements are in a powder form.

Thorne gives the upper edge by providing quizzes, health tests and NSP certified sports supplements however price wise when comparing 5-HTP, a product that both of them stock, Thorne is more expensive.

Thorne Research Vs Life Extension

Life extension like Thorne offer dietary supplements as well as lab tests, they also offer lifestyle, skin and personal care items.

Pricewise they are cheaper with some of their products having a higher concentration of the active ingredient and in general being better value for money.

Thorne Research Vs Nordic Naturals

Nordic Naturals offers a range of dietary supplements however they are more generalized than Thorne Research and when comparing their vitamin B complex, Thorne came out on top with regards to price and value for money.

People also ask:

Are Thorne products made in China?

Thorne products are manufactured within the US however ingredients are sourced internationally including China.

Are Thorne products vegan friendly?

The following Thorne products are vegan certified:

  • Amino complex-berry, lemon
  • B-Complex #12
  • Melaton-3
  • VeganPro Complex- vanilla, chocolate
  • Bacillus Coagulans

Does Thorne have any other certifications?

Yes, Thorne is GMP certified, third party tested and was the first US supplements company to receive an A rating from Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration which is regarded as the world’s toughest regulatory agency.

Is Thorne and Thorne Research the same?

Yes, in 2018 Thorne underwent a rebranding however it is the same company.

Are they Legit?

Thorne offers products of a good quality, with pure ingredients and with sport products NSF certified so in my opinion they are definitely legit!

They offer a range of products as well as health tests and try to guide the customer by their quizzes and buyers guide.

The only downside to this brand is the price, it is more expensive to other brands. If you are looking for a budget friendly product, this may not be for you however if you are looking for high quality products then this could be a brand for you to try.

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Michelle Hawksworth

Michelle Hawksworth | Writer

Michelle Hawksworth is a South African Registered Dietitian and yoga teacher with a passion for running, wellness, and supplements. She blends traditional nutrition and physical activity principles with a holistic approach to health, and provides evidence-based information to her clients. Michelle is dedicated to empowering individuals to take control of their health and make sustainable changes. She is an inspiration to others through her work and dedication to health and wellness.

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