If you’re like me, I had no idea we all had an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) inside our bodies. About 4 ½ years ago I learned of this critically important system, so I began to research it more. I quickly learned that the ECS system was essential to achieving balance – or homeostasis.
I immediately thought about our oldest daughter, Julia. She was born with a rare syndrome called Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Julia struggled with everyday things – her body was rarely in balance. At the time, she was 13 years old and was taking 5 pharmaceutical drugs daily. Ugh!
My wife and I studied the ECS system and attended special needs conferences for about 2 years before trying a full, spectrum phyto-cannabinoid rich hemp oil with Julia. Her body reacted positively – her life and our lives were forever changed. She’s been taking hemp oil two to three times a day ever since. And now, she’s only taking 1 pharmaceutical drug.
But the introduction of the oil to Julia’s daily routine was not without worry. See, I have a very strong background in developing high-end nutritional and personal care products with industry leading, global brands. I know what Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are and what product quality and consistency requires.
Each month Julia’s oil showed up “different.” The taste would change dramatically. Sometimes the oil had floating particles inside. And every other month the bottle would show up with a masking tape label. Growing frustrated, I dug deeper into the hemp oil industry.
I immediately found that the industry was incredibly fragmented and product supply was inconsistent at best. Also, I found that many oil extractors use very harsh chemicals to process their oils, and few test for heavy metals and residue pesticides. That was not acceptable to me.
This caused us to launch Vitalibis – to raise the bar on all levels of quality and safety.
Vitalibis brings world-class supply chain operators into an immature industry. We utilize responsibly sourced hemp from Colorado, USA. We test all of our oil for heavy metals, pesticides, etc. using respected third-party laboratories. We use GMP certified manufacturers. And we will never cut corners on quality or safety – never.
In addition to selling great products, we wanted to build a brand that matters – one that positively impacts people, profits and the planet. This inspired our social mission which is related to AIR / LAND / WATER / PEOPLE.
We are creating something very special and we launched as a public company for additional transparency. These are exciting times and we’d be honored to have you on Team Vitalibis – as a Customer, Ambassador, Advocate and/or Investor.
Take care and be well.