50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2020

GrowthCell Global Corp. Enhancing the intake of nutrients for people and pets with growth factors that stimulate dormant cells and rejuvenate the body


Cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD, can help with everything from stress and sleep disorders, to joint pain and behavioural issues, among many other health conditions. There is a growing evidence to suggest that cannabinoids are beneficial for a range of clinical conditions, including pain, inflammation, epilepsy, sleep disorders, anorexia, schizophrenia, and it also helps as a drug delivery system, as CBD can cross the blood-brain barrier. The transformation of cannabinoids from herbal preparations into highly regulated prescription drugs is, therefore, progressing rapidly. Cannabinoids and endocannabinoids are a hot topic in chemical and biomedical research as they are promising therapeutic targets. Furthermore, research into cannabinoid delivery systems is growing. Many companies have shown interest in working in this field, especially the local/transdermal administration.

GrowthCell Global Corp is one such firm with its product, GrowthCell™. It infuses nutraceuticals with a patented Amino Acid Complex that increases the bioavailability of CBD and increases cellular communication. GrowthCell’s complex is a cutting-edge growth factor and amino acid delivery system. These break-through formulas contain naturally occurring growth factors and peptides responsible for reprogramming adult stem cells and amino acids in the body. CBD is a key ingredient in the supplements produced by GrowthCell Global, and the company’s work in the sector has increased the health of those who take it. GrowthCell+CBD is not just for people as the company’s line of supplements can also be given to pets.

In conversation with Vernon Parkhurst, Co-founder and Visionary & Managing Consultant of GrowthCell Global Corp

Q. What prompted the inception of GrowthCell Global? What is the history behind the name of the company?

I was looking into the booming CBD market and found the ingredient that is now known as GrowthCell™’s Amino Acid Complex. I quickly realized that this was better than CBD, and when combined with cannabinoids, I discovered it was on a level of its own for bioavailability.

The name GrowthCell came from the idea that our Amino Acid Complex works at a cellular level.

Q. What has the journey been like for the company since its inception? Looking back, what would you have done differently?

As a startup, the journey has been a rollercoaster. To compete in this crowded cannabinoid space, a company needs to have a differentiator, and this Amino Acid Complex is that. Looking back, commissioning studies on patient outcomes early on would have moved GrowthCell™ along faster.

Q. What is the process followed by GrowthCell Global when offering its services? What measures does the company take in ensuring complete client satisfaction?

We have two services that we offer; we license our Amino Acid Complex to companies that want to use our ingredient as an uptake additive. Our Amino Acid Complex comes with a Certificate of Analysis. We also offer a white label service using one of GrowthCell’s formulations, with or without cannabinoids, and all are powered by our Amino Acid Complex. All of our finished cannabinoid products are third party tested to validate that they have the cannabinoid content displayed on the label.

Q. How have you helped steer the company ahead? Briefly highlight your experience and vision.

I am constantly following the latest technology and industry trends. Everyday there is something new to research in the natural supplement industry and cannabinoid space and I try to steer the company based on the best researched innovations.

My entrepreneurial brain is constantly looking for new opportunities within this business. I have run several different companies in the past, however, have not enjoyed any of them as much as I do GrowthCell™. I love that the natural supplement/cannabinoid industry is helping with ailments that so many people and pets struggle with every day.

My vision for GrowthCell Global is to partner with industry leaders and increase the bioavailability of their products globally. I want our products to reach as many people and pets as possible, as I know that our products can help better lives.

Q. What makes GrowthCell Global’s technology stand out from the crowd?

A great company offers something that you can’t get anywhere else. They are industry leaders and keep up with the latest innovations. GrowthCell Global offers an ingredient that is not only unique in its extraction process but also increases the bioavailability of all-natural supplements and cannabinoids. GrowthCell’s Amino Acid Complex contains bioactive levels of endocannabinoids AEA (Anandamide) and 2-AG (2-Arachidonoylglycerol)! This discovery has helped to finalize our complex’s position as one of the leading cannabinoid technologies.

We also launched another division, GrowthCell DNA, with our innovative DNA ECS Test Kits. It allows consumers and physicians to use the personalized health report to show which cannabinoids and terpene profile is best for you and how much your body needs based on your unique genetics. It analyzes over 450 biomarkers to give you a Personalized Cannabis Health Report, including consumption warnings and preventative measures based on your genetic predispositions.

Q. What makes GrowthCell Global an award-winning company? How does the company promote a more natural way of living?

GrowthCell™’s Amino Acid Complex was developed by a doctor who did 30 years of research to develop the science behind this patented extraction process. We took our product to the 2019 World CBD Awards in Barcelona and won the CBD Innovation Award. There were 13 categories and 40 CBD companies vying for an award and that was a great achievement for our company.

The doctor that developed this technology and Amino Acid Complex was looking for a natural supplement to improve cellular communication in the body’s vital functions to care for the nervous system. We are proud to say that all of our human and pet formulas are natural, food-grade, and include our GrowthCell™ Amino Acid Complex.

Q. What is the future roadmap for the company? What other avenues does the company envision to explore and enter into in the near future?

We recently listed our pet product (PetCell) and people product (GrowthCell) on Amazon, which allows our flagship products to be purchased by consumers and build brand recognition easily. We plan to grow our market and team up with industry leaders using our cannabinoid technology in their formulations.

We will also be launching an anti-aging skincare line (SkinCell Care) soon. This line will include other active ingredients and our amino acid complex, making it an anti-aging powerhouse with nutritional and antioxidant properties that repair and prolong cell vitality and collagen production.

We will also offer personalized formulations for consumers that have their DNA analyzed and will be based on their specific needs of cannabinoids and the terpene profile in the future.

Q. Are there any possible side-effects of your ingredient/technology?

The ingredient has been in the US market since 1993, and there have been no known side-effects noted by consumers that have taken it or companies that used the ingredient/technology in combination with their own formulas.

“We offer an ingredient that is unique in its extraction process and increases the bioavailability of all-natural supplements and cannabinoids.”