Dr. Rupert Holmes-Smith working in the lab

Our story began a number of years ago when Dr. Rupert Holmes-Smith, as a typical baby boomer with ongoing muscular/skeletal pain, looked for ways to manage these problems. He didn't want to rely on NSAIDs, the usual pain relievers you find at the store, as using them long-term can cause some nasty side effects including indigestion, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, and even kidney and liver problems. So, he began exploring alternatives like CBD (cannabidiol) and other cannabinoids to help with the discomfort. Dr. Holmes-Smith began experimenting with formulations for both topical and sublingual use.

Fast forward a few years and the formulations evolved to where he was no longer incorporating cannabinoids and focused entirely on terpenes, especially BCP (beta caryophyllene). BCP is a terpene naturally present in a wide variety of plants including black pepper, cloves, oregano, and hemp. BCP has proven to be effective in treating a wide range of ailments including chronic pain, inflamation, anxiety, depression, immune issues, gut problems, and wound healing, and is now the primary ingredient in Dr. Holmes-Smith’s products. 

Dr. Holmes-Smith also began sharing his formulations with friends, their friends, doctors, their patients, their patients' friends, and so on, receiving lots of valuable feedback and gratitude.

RHS Formula was eventually created in 2023, born out of Dr. Holmes-Smith's desire to help more people and share with the world what he's learned about the many and wide-ranging health benefits of BCP and terpenes.


Our Mission

RHS Formula is focused on creating natural and healthy alternatives for managing pain, anxiety, and other disorders.

  • We develop and deliver high quality health products that are derived entirely from natural sources.
  • We ensure that the active ingredients are present in predictable quantities and that every dose taken is the same as the previous dose. 
  • We provide products in delivery formats that are the most effective for bioavailability and getting the product to where it can be of greatest benefit.
  • Product quality and consistency are front and center in everything we do.