The Original Alternative (aka CBD Brothers) is a UK hemp brand with facilities in Suffolk and Guernsey. They produce a broad range of unique CBD products, including oils, water-soluble liquids, capsules, herbal remedies, pastes, lotions and edibles. Each one has been carefully crafted to showcase the characteristics of the best legal hemp strains grown in Europe.
They use several hemp varieties, including Sativa, Indica, and Indica dominant hybrid. At for the Ageless we have selected pastes, oils and water soluble extracts from their Indica and Indica dominant hybrid editions. We are often asked about Indica CBD oils so when we tried the Original Alternative collection and found it to be highly effective, we knew that it would fit perfectly at for the Ageless.
CBD Brothers make their products from hemp grown in Holland and on farms local to their Guernsey facility. It is harvested and then treated to extract the cannabinoid-rich paste that is used in all their products. Samples from every batch of the final product is comprehensively tested by a third-party lab. This is to verify safety standards and confirm that the extract is full-spectrum and contains the advertised level of cannabinoids. The results of the analysis are available for every product from The Original Alternative under the ingredients tab on the product page.
The Original Alternative started as a small business in founder Ben’s tiny garage. They began by producing small volumes of hemp extracts and herbal remedies for their family, friends and neighbours. It wasn’t long before news spread about their products and demand increased.
Now, they have locations in Suffolk and Guernsey, including purpose-built manufacturing facilities and two shopfronts. Despite their success, their passion, commitment to health, and belief in hemp continues to be at the heart of the company. Their determination to bring real change to the health of the UK has driven them to extend their product range while maintaining their attention to detail and high standards.
The Original Alternative are the first company to achieve a license to grow full-spectrum cannabis on Guernsey. It is grown on local farms with no pesticides or artificial fertilisers by farmers who share their approach to the production of hemp products. They are also able to interact with many of their customers face to face in their shops and have employed medical herbalists to ensure that the best advice is always available to those who need it.
When you select a product from CBD Brothers, you will notice that every product is arranged into editions. These editions allow you to choose what type of hemp you want in your oils or pastes. The Silver, White, Red and Black Editions contain different concentrations of Hemp Indica extract, the Green, Blue and Aqua Purple Editions are made from Hemp Sativa plants and Purple provides a 70%/30% Indica/Sativa hybrid.
To ensure all their oils meet their strict safety and quality standards, The Original Alternative use state of the art procedures and rigorous quality controls. CO2 extraction under low heat and low-pressure conditions is used to produce extracts with a vibrant mix of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and essential fatty acids.
When the final products are ready for testing the analysis is administered by two independent companies. Both use state of the art, high pressured liquid chromatography (HPLC) machines to detect the contents of each sample to verify that it matches the label and is safe to consume.
Every Original Alternative CBD product you can find at for the Ageless is a natural, non-intoxicating substance. The hemp extract in each item contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids and a host of other beneficial plant nutrients.
At for the Ageless, we select only the best products that meet our strict selection criteria. Products from The Original Alternative meet these rigorous standards and we only offer the freshest batches of CBD available in the UK.