If you’re interested in the health benefits of CBD, you’ve no doubt read about the importance of consuming high-quality CBD from a reputable producer. In the UK, there’s a growing awareness of the health and wellness benefits of CBD consumption and, as consumers become savvier, so the demand for high-quality products has increased. And that’s what makes Palmetto Harmony stand out from the competition. The brand was started by a mother who wanted to help her child and grew from there into a huge enterprise and a brand that is recognised around the world.
Discover more about the history of Palmetto, how it has shaped the ethos and values of the company, their top-selling products and the availability of the range in the UK.
How did Palmetto Harmony get its start?
Palmetto Harmony was established after founder Janel Ralph had run out of options for her daughter Harmony. Harmony was born in 2009 with a rare genetic condition called “smooth brain” which results in many daily seizures that can’t be treated by modern medicine. Traditional pharmaceutical intervention had proven ineffective and available hemp-derived products, while showing promise, were impure and low quality.
In 2015 from her home in Palmetto State, South Carolina Janel founded Palmetto Synergistic Research and started her line of Palmetto Harmony products. At the time South Carolina had no formal hemp cultivation regulation, so she began sourcing hemp flowers (no stalks or stems) from federally compliant sources in Kentucky. From there she began producing a high-strength full-spectrum cannabidiol oil. Because of Janel’s previous struggle to find safe, tested products for her daughter, the company was to become one of the main drivers for requiring third-party lab testing by ISO certified labs. This continues today as Palmetto Harmony leads the way in ensuring safe, high-quality production with one of the most rigorous testing protocols in the industry.
In 2017 hemp cultivation was legalised in South Carolina largely due to Janel’s tireless efforts and this meant that Harmony’s father and siblings could also come on board. Palmetto Synergistic Research was now able to control the end-to-end production process from seed to sale in South Carolina. With their commitment to quality and consistency using only the best American-grown hemp flowers, Palmetto Harmony is one of the most trusted CBD brands worldwide.
Did the Palmetto Harmony products work for Harmony?
With daily doses of Palmetto Harmony CBD, Harmony has experienced a 90% reduction in the rate of seizures (and has reduced her pharmaceutical intake by 80%). This has had a profoundly positive effect on her quality of life, as well as her health.
How are the Palmetto CBD products produced?
The company strives to be an industry-leading provider of all-natural health and wellness products produced according to the most rigorous organic practices. All Palmetto Harmony products are produced from certified organically grown hemp in the US. They are non-GMO, and no pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilisers are used. Any products produced by the company are independently tested, and third-party ISO lab test results are available on the website or by request. The products are produced using certified Good Manufacturing Practices and are compliant with FDA regulations.
What products do they offer?
Hemp Oils (CBD)
Palmetto Harmony CBD is available in 30ml, 100ml and 1-litre bottles, and contains pharmaceutical-grade MCT and oil extracted from the hemp plant. The full-spectrum extract offers a broad terpene profile as well as a number of other important compounds that occur naturally within the Cannabis Sativa L Plant.
The company has recently expanded their range of oils, introducing Palmetto Harmony Orange Hemp Oil which offers the same full-spectrum CBD concentration with organic orange essential oil added for taste (it’s also available in 30ml and 100ml).
Palmetto Harmony produces capsules and suppositories. Their capsules are available in 30 count and 60 count, offering an excellent addition to your everyday health and wellness regimen. They’re high in antioxidants, omega 3, omega 6, and 9 fatty acids.
Also in the capsule range, is the innovative Spectrum Suppositories which offer quick absorption and assist with inflammation. The delivery method offers the highest bioavailability, and each full-spectrum suppository contains 10mg of cannabinoids and well as a number of terpenes.
There are six products in the Palmetto Harmony skincare range including the 4C’s anti-wrinkle cream, their mango hydrating lotion, the lavender night cream and soap bars (hemp and double mint, hemp and grapefruit and hemp and sunflower citrus.) The anti-wrinkle cream, night cream and hydrating lotion all contain 300mg of CBD per bottle. The soap bars contain only the best quality cleansing ingredients to protect and restore balance for radiant skin.
Pet Paws (available in 15ml and 30ml bottles) are specifically designed for dogs and cats. The oil contains 20mg of organic hemp extract per ml and supports healthy inflammatory responses.
The topical range includes Cannacense, Holy Cannacense, transdermal patches and Psorian cream.
The Cannacense organic shea butter cream combines organic East African shea butter and full-spectrum hemp oil (and the Holy Cannacense also contains Frankincense). It’s fragrance-free and can be used as needed, applied directly onto the skin.
The Psorian cream also combines shea butter and hemp oil, and a proprietary mix of all-natural herbs is added.
Palmetto Harmony’s range of full-spectrum time-released transdermal patches last up to 12 hours. Developed in conjunction with Manna, offer a slow, continual release of CBD without any harmful chemicals.
In addition to selling pre-filled vape pens and cartridges, Palmetto sells vape oil in 15ml and 30ml and, according to their website, the vape oil is best for calming the mind and soothing inflammation. The premium 100% Vegetable Glycerine whole plant vape juice uses only the premium parts of the plant and a superior extraction process.
Is Palmetto Harmony legal in the UK?
We had a quick look at the lab reports for Palmetto’s products, and unfortunately, the THC concentration exceeds the allowed legal limit, so Palmetto Harmony’s CBD oils can’t be sold in the UK. According to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. 2.(1)(c), products that are derived from industrial hemp (such as CBD oil) can be exempt and can, therefore, be sold legally in the UK. But here’s the catch: the limit for these products is 1mg of THC (and CBN) per container, regardless of the size of the container. So, with a bit of digging, you can see that Palmetto Harmony CBD oil contains 0.07% THC, or around 0.95mg/ml. The 30ml bottle of Palmetto Harmony, therefore, has 28.5mg of THC which far exceeds the UK’s legal limit.
We’ve got good news for you – a few of Palmetto Harmony’s products are available in the UK from selected online sellers. For now, the options are limited to the full-spectrum CBD oil, but hopefully, there will be other ranges added in the near future. (available here: https://ukcbdoil.org.uk/product/palmetto-harmony-hemp-oil/)
Having learnt more about the range of CBD products, it’s clear that there are a number of compelling reasons to choose Palmetto Harmony CBD over other options as it is:
- Certified organic full-spectrum CBD
- Subject to rigorous testing standards
- A family-run business
Unfortunately, it seems that, for the time being at least, users in the UK will not be able to get their hands on Palmetto Harmony due to the high levels of THC in their CBD oils.