A Letter From Our CEO and Co-Founder
If you’re like me, I had no idea we all had an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) inside our bodies. About 5 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 12 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 phytocannabinoid 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’ve partnered with the best leaders in quantum neurology and holistic health to create products you'll love. We have strict guidelines, work with only credible manufacturing partners and all of our products are validated through independent, third party lab testing. Our robust screening process eliminates over 1,400 ingredients before we even start formulating. We utilize a patent-pending extraction process which uses precise bursts of heat versus harmful solvents or CO2, and cold processing techniques to retain more of our ingredient benefits. And we rigorously test each batch for potency and safety. 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 and the planet. This inspired our social mission: BETTER PEOPLE, BETTER PLANET™.
We are creating something very special and we’d be honored to have you be part of the Vitalibis team – as a Customer, Ambassador, Advocate and/or Investor.
Take care and be well.