What is Bio Suisse and The Importance Of Buying Organically Farmed CBD Hemp Products
Here at RUDERALEX®, we strive to offer our customers the best organic CBD products in the UK. We’re proud to say that our products come from Bio Suisse-certified raw materials, which means that our CBD is extracted from organic, Switzerland-grown hemp.
In the UK CBD market, there are relatively few organic CBD brands, let alone brands that derive their CBD from Bio Suisse-certified farms. RUDERALEX® CBD products stand out among the crowd because we only use Bio Suisse-certified hemp, and because of our own rigorous standards.
Interested in finding out about the importance of a Bio Suisse certification? Here’s what it means — and why it’s essential to use top-quality, organic CBD.
What is Bio Suisse?
Bio Suisse is an organisation that overlooks organic farming practices in Switzerland. With over 7100 members and encompassing over 1000 processing and trade companies, Bio Suisse is also one of the most reputable organic agricultural organisations in the world.
The organisation also determines which products get the “Bio Suisse” farming certification. In order to get this certification, a product has to meet Bio Suisse’s high standards.
Why is the Bio Suisse certification important?
Bio Suisse only certifies farms and producers who use fully organic practices. To meet this standard, 90 percent of the raw materials in the item must come from Switzerland, from a farm that adheres to Bio Suisse’s strict standards for organic cultivation.
According to their website, the Bio Suisse certification stands for:
- Natural diversity on the organic farm
- Ethologically sound livestock management and feeding
- No use of chemically synthesized pesticides or fertilizers
- No use of genetic engineering
- No use of unnecessary additives such as flavourings and colourings
- Non-aggressive processing of foodstuffs
- Inspection of organic production and processing
In other words, Bio Suisse stands for premium, sustainable farming practices. This means you’re getting top-quality products that were produced in an environmentally friendly way.
Bio Suisse often enlists the help of independent inspection services during the farming, processing, and marketing stages. This ensures that the products and practices meet their rigorous standards.
Organic farming, CBD, and hemp
Is organic farming really important when it comes to CBD?
CBD is extracted from hemp or cannabis plants. If these plants are not cultivated in an organic way, traces of pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful substances can be found in the final product. In other words, non-organic hemp could mean you’re ingesting toxins via your CBD products.
In order to avoid this, purchase CBD products that were extracted from organic hemp or cannabis. Look for products that were made using certified organic raw materials.
Organic farming standards, like those of Bio Suisse, also contribute to the health of the general environment. Using environmentally friendly practices, the farmers, manufacturers, and brands reduce their carbon footprint and contribute towards the health of the earth.
The producers of our hemp, for example, employ sustainable policies to reduce waste. They do this by hand-picking hemp at its prime. The stems and leaves that are discarded from the hemp plant are later used as fertiliser.
When you purchase organic products, you can rest assured that you’re making a positive decision — both for yourself and for the environment!
RUDERALEX® CBD oils and Bio Suisse
RUDERALEX® CBD oils have been made using Bio Suisse-certified hemp. This hemp is grown and produced according to Bio Suisse regulations and in accordance with Swiss law and food regulations.
We believe that organic farming practices are best for the production of CBD, as this produces the best possible products.
When you purchase our CBD products, you’ll receive products that are:
- Made from organic hemp
- Extracted from Swiss-grown hemp
- Pesticide-free and herbicide-free
- Free of genetically engineered materials
- Free of unnecessary additives, such as flavourings and colourings
- Manufactured in an environmentally friendly way
In other words, you’re getting the very best CBD products.
We also use broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD in our products. This means that you’ll get the benefit of the full plant in your product, not just CBD. This is important because of something called the entourage effect, which is the idea that cannabinoids like CBD are more potent when other cannabinoids are present.
People use CBD for a range of different reasons, including physical and mental difficulties. More research and clinical trials are needed before we can make any claims about the health benefits of CBD — but for now, the available research is promising.
RUDERALEX® CBD oils: Our standards
Although Bio Suisse’s standards are already rigorous, we like to take it a step further to ensure that we offer our customers the very best CBD in the UK.
At present, the CBD industry in the UK is not regulated. This means that many companies can mislabel their CBD products, thus misleading their customers.
While there’s very little research on CBD mislabelling in the UK, it’s common in the US. In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to 15 different companies for mislabelling CBD products. A 2017 study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania looked at 84 different products from 31 companies. The study found that 70 percent of CBD products were labelled incorrectly. Remember, just because we don’t have any statistics on CBD mislabelling in the UK doesn’t mean it’s not happening here.
The only way to ensure you’re getting correctly labelled, high-quality CBD is to choose products that are third-party tested.
For your peace of mind, we double-test all of our products. We test each batch in-house to ensure that our products are labelled correctly and toxin-free. We also ensure that our products are third-party tested by an independent lab.
Always do your research to ensure that your CBD products are of the highest quality. To cut out some of your work, choose products that are certified by Bio Suisse, or made 100% with Bio Suisse cultivated ingredient, or another organic farming organisation. After all, when it comes to what you put into your body, you deserve the very best!
If you’d like to try our premium CBD products for yourself, you can find our full organic CBD oil range here.
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FDA warns 15 companies for illegally selling various products containing cannabidiol as agency details safety concerns. 2019. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-15-companies-illegally-selling-various-products-containing-cannabidiol-agency-details
Please note that this article was written by a 3rd-party author who is a specialist on the topic of CBD, hemp and cannabis. Any information or recommendations contained within this article, are independent to the opinion of RUDERALEX CBD and our employees. We make no claims for any of our products, please read our disclaimer for additional information.