ALPINOLS REVIEW 2022
Alpinols is a Swiss-based CBD brand that boasts more than 25 years in the CBD space and constant research to innovate premium quality CBD products. It uses Suisse-certified organic hemp to manufacture its CBD products. Its product catalog is narrow and only features pet items, topicals, and tinctures & drops, leaving out other mainstay CBD products such as gummies, capsules, vapes, and isolates. It uses the clean CO2 extraction method to strip CBD from the hemp surfaces, and the final products are available in broad- and full-spectrum formulations, both of which guarantee full entourage effects without and with the psychoactive THC, respectively. Although its website allows a smooth shopping experience, it is not professionally designed, lacks important information, keeps switching languages without the user’s control, and the respective product pages do not offer enough details about the products they represent. Do Alpinols’ products deserve your pence? This is our full 2022 review for the brand, and it answers this important question.
About the Company
Alpinols is a Swiss-based CBD brand that deals in a modest range of CBD products, including tinctures and drops, pet items, and topical items. The brand boasts a partnership with the famous Swiss Organic Partners AG, whose team comprises experts from various fields, including medicine, biology, cosmetics, food science, and agriculture, among many others. As such, the key figures in Alpinols CBD brand are Wolf Storf, the CEO of Alpinopharma, and Matteo Delbrueck, the CEO of Swiss Partners AG. The two share two but related missions, all pointing out to helping improve people’s wellness and foster healthy lifestyles by promoting the production of high-quality premium CBD products. The brand’s chief product and operations officers are Roland Mateo and Michael Ponnath, respectively, who also share the brand’s mission.
The following specs are true for Alpinols;
- CO2 extraction method
- No military veteran discounts or regular coupons
- Suisse-sourced hemp
- Extracts in full- and broad-spectrum formulations
- Total CBD concentrations range from 150 to 6000 mg
- Price mg/CBD is €0.04 – €0.24
- The price Range is €17 – €219.9
- The brand ships CBD products to several countries in Europe and Australia
- Free delivery
- Unprofessionally designed website
Hemp quality is a critical factor in the CBD space since it determines the final quality of the CBD products, which then determines if a brand holds on to or loses its clients. As such, successful CBD brands partner with farms that deal in high-quality premium hemp to uphold the quality of the final products. Alpinols is one such brand, and it uses organic Suisse-certified hemp to manufacture its CBD products. The hemp in these farms is organic and farmed organically, eliminating the possibility of filtering chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides into the final products.
The shopping experience at Alpinols CBD is intuitive and easy. This is because the website is simple and easily navigable, making product selection easy. One shops by clicking the Shop button, which then collapses into oils & drops, pet items, CBD effect line, cosmetics & CBD, and offers. One only has to select the products he desires, add them to the cart, and check out to fill in billing and physical location details, after which the orders are processed. Free shipping is available for all orders via the website.
The website is not quite transparent since a lot of information is missing, the product pages do not offer sufficient information about the respective products, including CBD strength for some select items. Moreover, many products lack a certificate of analysis (CoA), making it hard to tell the potency variance and their purity for standard contaminants. Nonetheless, some CoA were available and matched the information on the product labels.
As mentioned above, a lot of information is missing on Alpinols’ official website, including CBD strength for select products. Moreover, some products do not pose matching potencies for what’s indicated on the labels and what the product labels offer, without mentioning products that lacked CoA. However, the labels and product page potencies matched the products whose CoA we could find. Still, the CoA revealed that some items posed higher positive variances than the 10% acceptable limits, and some were not tested for standard contaminants. Nonetheless, all the products passed THC tests and had less than the 0.3% threshold.
Alpinols is a legal, authorized grower and processor of Swiss hemp, and it sources hemp from Switzerland. It grows Suisse-certified organic hemp in farms that practice organic and sustainable farming methods, ensuring the highest safety standards. The organic practices ensure no chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides get into the final products. The brand prides itself in being a farm-to-sales company and controls all processes from hemp seed propagation to the sales of CBD products. Such a vertically integrated system ensures full control of all that gets into the final products and also gives the company a competitive advantage, enabling it to price its items reasonably.
Once the hemp matures, it is harvested and put on the oven to dry as part of preparing it for processing. Once this is done, it moves to the next stage, which is the extraction of CBD oil from the hemp surfaces using the CO2 extraction. The method is deemed safe and efficient in the CBD arena since it removes the needed cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes efficiently but leaves behind solvents without attaching them to the extracts. The resulting extracts are in full-spectrum and broad-spectrum formulations. They are further formulated with MCT oil to increase bioavailability and absorbability once in the system.
The next stage is independent 3rd party testing, where the brand consults independent labs to examine the products for THC/CBD potency and purity for standard contaminants, including solvents, pesticides, microbials, mycotoxins, and residues. Alpinols adheres to these regulations and runs the two tests to ensure the products are potent and pure.
Range of Products
The following products can be purchased from Alpinols’ website;
i. Alpinols CBD Oils
The brand offers CBD oils that come in three different formulations; water-soluble, full-spectrum, and THC-free CBD formulations. These oils feature additional ingredients apart from CBD, including essential, hemp seed, and MCT oils. The latter constitutes about 40% of the oils and help make the CBD product more absorbed and increases cannabinoid bioavailability once the oils hit the system. The oils are available in multiple potencies, ranging from 40 mg/ml to 200 mg/ml. As such, they take in novices and veterans who are used to different CBD potencies. Moreover, the total CBD concentrations for the products differ and range from 1000 to 6000 mg.
ii. Alpinols CBD Pet Tinctures
Alpinols has a line of products dealing in CBD pet tinctures. According to the website, the tinctures have multiple uses, including revealing nervousness, pain, anxiety, stress, and joint inflammation. The site also adds that the tinctures can be given to pets to relax, especially after travel. According to the brand, the oil can be taken topically where you apply it on the pet’s skin, foot, mouth, throat, etc. The oils come in various potencies and total CBD concentrations, and the pet owner chooses what’s fit for his animal. For instance, you can choose the 250, 300, or 600 mg CBD pet oils with 25, 30, and 60 mg/ml potencies, respectively. Moreover, there are salmon and non-salmon formulated oils for all the options, and each is also available in 3% or 6% total CBD concentrations.
iii. Alpinols Skincare Products
The brand has a topical product line that offers skincare products, which, according to the website, have a range of functions, including anti-aging effects, boosting skin texture, and moisturizing the skin. Moreover, the site indicates that the products are formulated with oils that helps calm and soothe the body. However, the site does not indicate the potency of any of the skincare products on the brand’s CBD catalog. You can choose the 200 or 150 mg options with 1 or 3 mg/ml potencies, respectively.
iv. Alpinols Discounts, Coupons, and Discounts
Unfortunately, one of the biggest kinks of Alpinols CBD brand is that it does not have regular discounts and coupons. As such, you need to constantly check the website to know what offers and bundled deals are available to save on a few bucks. Moreover, it does not have military veteran discounts through which these esteemed fellows could feel appreciated for the good job they do. This is yet another kink since most CBD brands have military vet discounts, although the percentages differ across the board.
What We Like About the Company
The following are pros of Alpinols CBD brands;
- The company uses Suisse certified organic hemp to manufacture its CBD products
- The organic practices applied by the brand ensures no chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides find their way into the products
- Alpinols diligently conducts 3rd party tests to test their products for contaminant purity and CBD/THC potency tests
- The team of biologists, agriculturalists, medical doctors, and food scientists that partner with Alpinols conduct research and uphold high standards
- The brand boasts more than 25 years in the CBD space, during which it has actively researched to improve its CBD products
- The brand uses the clean CO2 extraction method to strip CBD oil from the hemp surfaces, ensuring no solvents are left in the final products
What We Do Not Like About the Company
We found the following cons about Alpinols CBD brand;
- Although the brand’s official website mentions the key figures in the company and shows their photos, much is not said about their biographies
- The brand offers a narrow product inventory, featuring tinctures, pet items, and topicals while leaving out mainstay products like gummies
- The customer care department takes time to respond to queries
- The website lacks a lot of information
- The product pages are not descriptive enough, sometimes missing out on strength usage information
- The website is not professionally-designed, although it guarantees a smooth shopping experience
- There is no FAQ section to address common questions people might have
Alpinols is a Swiss CBD brand located in Switzerland. It boasts 25 years of experience in the CBD arena, during which its supposedly strong and expert team has researched hemp to innovate more premium quality CBD products. Despite the many years of experience, the brand has a narrow product catalog comprising oils, topicals, and pet items, all in broad- and full-spectrum formulations, but no isolates. Moreover, the brand does not have regular discounts, and the website is not professionally designed. Nonetheless, we appreciate that it uses Suisse-certified organic hemp to manufacture its CBD products.