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 head quarters, 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 compliment 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 teasted by two independent companies. They use state of the art High pressured liquid cromotography (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.
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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.