Higher Standards from the Beginning
Paul Benhaim learned in 1991 that hemp seed is a superior source of essential fatty acids. He has been working with hemp ever since. Since his first product, the ‘9bar’ snack bar (still one of the world’s best-selling hemp products), Paul has developed numerous businesses, and supported government policies and global strategies to grow and develop the industrial hemp industry.
His obsession is to create the best organic hemp products for the mass market. Paul works with seed breeders and suppliers, growers, harvesters, cleaners, primary processors, manufacturers, laboratories and quality control personnel (in-house, contracted and third party) to source the highest-quality hemp from around the world for use in Elixinol products.
After learning about hemp seeds in 1991, Paul Benhaim immediately began tracking down the best hemp in the world.
He has worked in England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Korea, Thailand, India, China, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and more!
Paul has travelled the world for the last two decades, making close friends and colleagues in his chosen speciality — the highest-quality hemp on the planet!
Grown, Not Sourced
Elixinol has hemp farms in both the US and Europe; hemp extracts from Elixinol US are grown in Colorado, while Elixinol Europe’s hemp comes from farmers in Europe. We work from seed to sale with farmers and producers in each location to ensure we formulate the very best products for you.
Before we ship from our manufacturing facility all of our products undergo rigorous testing. Then we use advanced HPLC (HPLC-DAD) equipment, in leading labs, to confirm the results. Besides testing for potency, we also test for microbiological contamination, heavy metals, pesticides, and the unique terpene profile.
To establish the best labs for testing our products, we initially submit multiple samples of the same product, as well as “dummy” samples, to assure stability of the lab’s analysis methods and their ability to identify abnormalities in our products. This also allows us to be sure that they report any abnormalities to us immediately. Good communication and attention to detail is critical to the Elixinol process.
We employ these quality-control measures in every batch of Elixinol product we manufacture. There is never a question of what an individual is receiving when they make a purchase.
We use only hemp-based product testing laboratories that mirror pharmaceutical-industry processes and controls. Through these processes, they’ve solved the common problem of inconsistent test results. Our testing team comes from the pharmaceutical industry, understands the complexity of operating in a cGMP/GLP environment, and has operated in this environment for decades.
Complete Transparency & Traceability
Elixinol gives customers and partners greater peace of mind by providing batch and lot numbers for each product. We identify each batch of a product that we manufacture (GMP). This is essential in insuring consistent quality. We provide full transparency to our customers about what they are buying at any given point in time.
It also assures that should an issue arise, we can rapidly perform a recall on that specific batch and know exactly who may be in possession of a product derived from that batch. Lastly, it allows us to communicate clearly with our manufacturing partners so that we can identify any issues that may arise on the manufacturing side of our business.
We have a certificates of analysis for all of our products.
Innovative Product Formulation
We work closely with a team of medical professionals to conduct intensive research and development on or formulations. Elixinol is proud to lead the industry when it comes to safety, product innovation and value for money. We are experts with decades of experience working with truly natural products. We know how to extract, process and formulate the ingredients we carefully select, without resorting to synthetic chemicals. We maintain a strict policy of no GMO products whatsoever.
Our own in-house formulator develops and oversees the innovative methods we employ to make our products safe and enjoyable to use (CBD is known to influence the production of anandamide – the bliss molecule). We also continue to invest in our manufacturing facilities to expand the range of products we can make, without ever compromising on values.
These same values are applied when choosing ingredients for flavoring our edible products or developing non-toxic skin products. Our Cinnamint tincture, for example, uses a variety of cinnamon that is extracted using the same solvent-free Super Critical Fluid Extraction techniques used to extract our hemp plants. The result is record levels of cinnamaldehyde, a compound that offers more than just great natural flavor.