Frequently asked questions
About our CBD products

We have collected the most important questions about our CBD products and their application for you. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact our customer support. 

CBD Oils

What is the shelf life of CBD oil?
In principle, every CBD oil should have a best-before date. It is usually the case that CBD oils have a shelf life of about six months after opening. Unopened, it can be even longer. It is important that the CBD oil is stored away from light and refrigerated.
Can you buy CBD legally?
Our CBD oils are registered as oral oral care products in the EU and can be purchased legally.
CBD in pregnancy?
Women should not use CBD products during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This is because it is not known how phytocannabinoids such as CBD affect the unborn child. Likewise, it is not known exactly whether a newborn child absorbs CBD with its mother's milk. Since CBD is metabolised and broken down in the liver, people who regularly take medication should also exercise caution, as interactions may occur. Likewise, people suffering from liver disease or liver damage should not use CBD oils.
Do CBD oils have side effects?
Unsere Produkte verfügen über Sicherheitsberichte und sind in der EU als kosmetische Mittel registriert. Each batch of our CBD oils is additionally tested in the laboratory. The use as a cosmetic product is therefore safe.

In general, CBD drops are considered to be well tolerated. Mild side effects occur only in rare cases. This is also described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its Critical Review Report zu Cannabidiol (CBD).
Can CBD oils cause interactions?
CBD, like many medicines, is metabolised via certain liver enzymes. This means that taking CBD products and medicines at the same time is not advised.

For these reasons, CBD oils should not be combined with the following medicines:

• Anticoagulants like warfarin
• Antiepileptic drugs (clobazam)
• Acid inhibitors like omeprazole
• Neuroleptics like risperidone
• Antibiotics like rifampicin
• Benzodiazepines and sleeping pills
• Painkillers like Diclofenac
• Cystotica

If taking medication regularly, it is strongly recommended to consult with a health care professional before using CBD products.

Is CBD oil without THC?
Various products are offered under the term CBD oil: A product in which CBD isolate is dissolved in a carrier oil is THC-free. In comparison, a full-spectrum CBD oil always has small traces of THC. Broad-spectrum oils, on the other hand, are THC-free. This is because the THC is "filtered out" by a special process.
Which CBD oil variety is the best?
Everyone reacts differently to CBD and has different preferences. While one person has good experiences with a full-spectrum extract, another may prefer THC-free products. There is also no general recommendation for the CBD concentration. For example, one person may experience positive effects after only a few drops of an oil with a low CBD content, while another may need several drops of a product with a higher content. It is therefore important to use oils that are of high quality and to start with low dosages.
Can CBD influence a THC test?
No, CBD cannot influence a THC test, as it is simply not "looked for". In a drug test (saliva test, THC rapid test, blood or urine test), only the THC-COOH value is decisive. This is a degradation product of THC and is stored by the body in the fat cells due to its fat-soluble properties.
What kind of CBD products are there?
CBD oil is one of the most widely used CBD products. However, not all CBD oil is the same. The choice is complicated by various factors, such as the origin of the hemp plant, the extraction process used or the carrier oil. It is recommended to go for a full-spectrum extract in organic quality. Other CBD products are available in the form of creams, ointments and gels. Capsules containing either CBD oil or CBD isolate are also available.
What are the benefits of CBD products?
Cannabinoids from the hemp plant such as cannabidiol (CBD) are said to have therapeutic potential. CBD is said to have calming, anxiety-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties in particular. Accordingly, CBD products are also used for these complaints. In addition, CBD can positively influence the sensation of pain and promote general well-being. When selecting CBD products, it is important to pay attention to high quality.
Is CBD dangerous?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid from the leaves of the hemp plant. The plant can produce over 100 different cannabinoids, including the well-known tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, CBD does not have an intoxicating effect. Provided that CBD products are used correctly, only mild side effects such as dry mouth, low blood pressure or fatigue rarely occur. The WHO also confirms that CBD products are well tolerated.
What effect can cannabidiol (CBD) have?
In recent years, research into cannabinoids from the hemp plant has come a long way. Thus, numerous studies have provided important evidence and positive results on the effect of cannabidiol (CBD). Thus, medical CBD shows therapeutic benefits for various diseases and symptoms

This multifaceted effect is due to the fact that CBD (like all cannabinoids from the hemp plant) binds to the cannabinoid receptors of the (body's own) endocannabinoid system. This is a kind of regulatory system that is involved in numerous biological processes in the body, such as:

  • Pain sensation
  • Inflammatory processes
  • Appetite control
  • Sleep-wake rhythm
  • Mood/emotions

How does medical CBD differ from over-the-counter CBD oils?
Freely available CBD products such as CBD oils are not used in scientific studies. This is because the quality can vary considerably depending on the origin of the hemp plants, the extraction process used and other production factors. Therefore, studies use CBD as a pure substance in pharmaceutical quality or synthetic CBD, from which a possible effect can then be derived.

Another difference is that studies use high doses of CBD, which CBD oil cannot provide. For this reason, the study results cannot be transferred to CBD products.

However, this does not mean that CBD oils cannot have any effect. Quite the opposite: High-quality CBD oil can have a calming, anxiety-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect, among other things. In addition, CBD can influence the sensation of pain and thus promote well-being.

CBD Cosmetic

What does CBD do in cosmetics?
CBD is an ingredient from hemp that is used in cosmetics for its anti-inflammatory effects. With a combination of CBD, hemp oil and other natural ingredients in high quality, the skin care products can also moisturise and provide the skin with valuable antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Is CBD cream dangerous?
The application of CBD cosmetics on the skin is generally not dangerous or hazardous to health. The general rule for all cosmetic products is that if the skin is very inflamed or has unusual redness, a dermatologist should first be consulted to clarify the cause. Many users of organic cosmetics containing CBD report that their skin has improved, their complexion looks fresher and the products are very suitable for skin care.
Can CBD be absorbed through the skin?
Yes, the skin can absorb CBD through the skin. Studies have shown the receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the skin to which CBD binds. However, the CBD does not enter the bloodstream, but only unfolds its effects at the site where the CBD cosmetic was applied.
For which skin type are the CBD products suitable?
ALPINOLS skin care products are 100 percent natural. ALPINOLS has deliberately avoided chemical additives here. Due to the high-quality natural substances, both the CBD cream and the CBD serum are suitable for every skin type. Especially people with problem skin can benefit from CBD cosmetics. In addition, the products are an optimal supplement to the therapy of skin diseases, e.g. acne, psoriasis.
Is CBD dangerous during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
So far, no study results are available on the effects of CBD use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. For ethical reasons, it is not justifiable to conduct studies here.

For this reason, the general recommendation is that pregnant and breastfeeding women should refrain from using CBD cosmetic products.

CBD for Animals

Which CBD oil is best for cats?
When buying CBD oils, always look for organic quality. CBD oil for cats must also be terpene-free and THC-free.
How quickly does CBD oil work in animals?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this. Observe your pet's behaviour after taking the oil and for the first few days.
How does CBD oil work in animals?
Humans and animals have an endocannabinoid system that responds to CBD. This system regulates many processes in the body - from the immune system to sleep.
Side effects of CBD oil for cats?
Previous studies have shown that cats have a fast metabolism and dogs a somewhat slower one. Therefore, the effect of CBD wears off faster in cats than in humans or dogs.

CBD oil should not be used in pregnant animals. It is suspected that CBD may affect placental function.
In general, side effects are rare and with the correct dosage there is no concern for your cat.

Signs of excessive dosage in cats:

• Nausea
• Loss of appetite
• Mouth dryness
• Diarrhoea
• Vomiting
• Fatigue

Of course, CBD oil for cats should always be discussed with your vet, especially if your pet is on regular medication.
Side effects of CBD oil for dogs?
There are too few studies to make a clear statement on the dosage and side effects of CBD oil in dogs. In general, CBD is considered to be well tolerated by dogs.

Possible side effects and thus signs of too high a dosage of CBD oil for dogs are:

• Nausea
• Diarrhoea
• Vomiting - straining the gastrointestinal tract
• Fatigue

It usually helps to lower the dosage in the dog.

Nevertheless, the use and dosage should be discussed with a veterinarian. CBD should also not be administered to pregnant dogs. The use of CBD in combination with medication should also be discussed with a veterinarian.