About Us

Welcome to The Original Alternative, CBD Brothers rebranded.

Run by the same CBD Brothers team, managed by Ben, we are the oldest provider of cannabis extracts in the country. The company started life in Ben’s garage, with the blending and mixing cannabis extracts to make lotions and potions for neighbours with life changing conditions, from there it grew and moved to an off grid facility in Suffolk that was custom built to mix, blend and test the many products we now have on offer.

We are the first supplement company in the UK to be given a license to grow full spectrum cannabis, on the beautiful Isle of Guernsey.

We are the first company in the UK to introduce THC rich preparations into the food chain (through our shop in Guernsey) as high street supplements we are pushing the boundaries and changing the cannabis landscape for the better across the world.

From these humble beginnings we have grown into a market leading company, helping make historic changes to cannabis legislation throughout the world. This is why we are proud to count leading health care professionals, scientists and governments as colleagues, offering support, advice and quality extracts all over the world.

Our products are full cannabis extracts and herbal supplements, many from our own crops, grown and harvested in Guernsey and Suffolk and chosen from hand picked companies that follow the same strict guidelines and ethos as us.

Part of our growth included introducing our own herbal supplement range including lotions, tinctures and teas. We have teamed up with herbal remedy companies to bring you traditional western remedies using the highest quality ingredients.

We have forged friendships with organisations like the National Institute of Herbal Medicine to ensure that all standards, in all aspects of our products are the highest possible available whilst increasing our understanding, bringing herbal medicine into the modern world.


From plant to product

The Original Alternative is a small, dedicated and altruistic company who began our venture through the love of helping people. Our motto has and always will be ‘Health over Wealth’ and we continue to attribute our success to our passion, love and belief in the benefits of cannabis.

Starting out operating as a small mail order service from a cold single car garage, we have grown from strength to strength and with the continued support of our ever expanding customer base, we are now officially the longest trading CBD company in the UK.

We only source ethically grown- full spectrum CBD extracts, at the lowest price available, in order to provide our customers with the best value for money possible.

While continuing to expand the scale of our operation, our priorities remain the same as they were on the day of our inception. Our morals, ethics and passion for providing the highest quality extracts to benefit as many people as possible have and always will motivate our progression.

Our whole team are either family or long-term friends and all share the same passion and foresight, we believe this team ethic & company unity is one of the key contributing factors to or success.

We have and always will extend a genuine, warm and heartfelt welcome to anyone coming to visit our humble headquarters, shaking hands on the way in and hugging on the way out, it’s just how we roll.



All of our Cannabis and Hemp is grown ethically, using growing processes without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilisers, on small artisan farms across Europe. Our original Indica cultivars (White, Red and Black Editions) are all grown indoors, using grow lights in a controlled environment, for maximum cannabinoid content and yield. Our remaining 3 cultivars used to produce the Green, Blue and Purple Editions respectively,  are all grown outdoors under the sun. The Green and Blue Editions are Cannabis Sativa and the Purple Edition a Hybrid. The plants are hand picked at their optimal growth time and individually hung at natural temperatures until sufficiently dried for the extraction process.



All of our oils are extracted using CO2, under low heat and low pressure conditions. Our CBD rich Oil contains the full spectrum of Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids as well as essential fatty acids- Omega 3,6 and 9 available from the plant.

During production we combine with strictly organic ingredients to complement our whole plant extracts and manufacture in our purpose built laboratory, using tried and tested techniques.



At The Original Alternative,  we have every batch of each product tested by two independent companies. They use state of the art High pressured liquid chromatography (HPLC) machines. This is to ensure that we supply you with the highest quality extracts. We feel this is the best way to guarantee you quality and continuity of our products.

We are also able to assist face to face, in our high street shops we have registered Medical Herbalists onsite that are able to provide consultations and custom medicines that are hand made to match your needs. The shops also house therapists that offer a wide range of treatments to help support body and mind.

With Love,

Ben, Tina and the whole TOA team.


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Our Cannabis and Hemp is all grown without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers on small
artisan farms across Europe.