Charlotte's Web oversees production from seed to sale, beginning with superior raw materials. Our hemp is grown and harvested intentionally to utilize all flowering portions of the plant for our products. We extract only the highest quality material, not scraps of stem parts left over from other industries.
Healthy soils grow healthy plants. The soils we grow in are always tested and cleared for heavy metals and other contaminants before planting.
From there, all of our growing practices are natural and sustainable - as beneficial to the earth and environment as they are for our plants and products. While Charlotte's Web is in the process of achieving official USDA Organic Certification, we already practice organic and sustainable cultivation techniques to enhance the overall health of the soil and our crop, which includes:
- No harmful pesticides - instead, we encourage and support natural predators of common hemp pests, which eliminate pesticide use on the farm
- Using cover crops and no-till farming methods
- Never, ever spraying anything toxic, harmful, or chemically regulated by the EPA
Consistency: from plant to plant, and bottle to bottle
We can only offer consistent products if we have consistent plant genetics. That's why we use the same true to type hemp varieties, ensuring every bottle a customer buys is going to give them the same benefit, time after time. How? CW's proprietary hemp genetics are expertly bred by the Stanley Brothers to optimize growth, health, and phytochemical profiles using scientifically determined inputs. Our team of agronomists and chemists personally monitor our plants in the field throughout the growing season to ensure our final product is of the highest quality possible.
Once we've grown and harvested this bounty, we don't mess with it. You won't find any weird additives or preservatives you can't pronounce in our bottles. All CW Hemp products are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, with no BPA in our containers (or products!).
Procedures and Verifications
Our FDA-registered facility follows the FDA's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) protocols. This quality system outlines best practices and procedures companies should use to produce dietary supplements.
What does GMP mean?
Receiving certification for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)means that our manufacturing process has achieved all requirements needed to produce a high quality, reproducible, safe product. We have stringent standards and testing protocols in place that monitor our product from start to finish.
First, harvested hemp material is tested for biological contaminants. Next, the hemp is extracted, then tested again. Finally, our finished product is tested for phytochemical content, pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and microbial contamination.
We also went the extra step and voluntarily applied for 3rd party GMP certification to underscore our commitment - and received a 98.9% audit score! Now that's excellence!
A lesser known, but equally important quality standard we follow is American Herbal Products Association's (AHPA) contaminant guidelines and specifications for Good Quality. All CW products are compliant with California's Prop 65 regulations, and anything not covered in the above guidelines is compliant with EPA standards.