Cibdol has operations based in the Netherlands and laboratories in Switzerland, they comply with strict European manufacturing standards.
The company uses hemp coming from organic sources in Europe and uses the CO2 extraction method to draw CBD oil from the hemp plant. The process of extraction is then followed by additional steps to enrich the CBD oil with terpenes to make it a potent full spectrum oil.
The company uses cutting edge technologies such as lysosomal preparations that are 4 times more effective than ordinary products according to their website. Additionally, they offer a variety of CBD products with a range of carrier oils.
Their prices are competitive with most of their products priced less than $0.079 per mg of CBD. Also, the customer support is robust and you get a response almost instantaneously from the web chat feature. Finally, the website is quite detailed and most features are quite self explanatory.
However, the company is not truly transparent about the source of their hemp as their customer support only mentioned that they source their hemp from European farmers but did not provide the details. The biggest downside is the discrepancy between the amount of CBD mentioned on their product labels and that documented in the COA (Certificate of Analysis). The variance in the CBD concentrations can be as high as 40%. Also, the COA does not provide sufficient information for the consumer to decide if the products are free of residual chemicals, fungi, and microbes.
Founded in 2016, Cibdol’s business operations are based in the Netherlands but the actual laboratory is based in Switzerland. The company displays ‘Swiss Purity’ as a badge and boasts about precision and transparency of their processes, as mentioned on their website. The vision of the company is to produce CBD products that ‘actually improve human health’ and are ‘safe’ to use.
Starting from natural European hemp processed through product manufacturing in the cutting edge Swiss labs, Cibdol is committed to providing the highest quality CBD products. With multiple certifications backing their third party tested products, Cibdol is certainly an authentic European provider of CBD products.
Cibdol products are FSSC22000 certified. This is a certificate that accredits the facility as maintaining the highest standards of food safety and quality in a product. Also, Cibdol products are audited for safety and quality on an annual basis.
Most but not all of their products and practices are halal certified and vegan. Their softgels, however, contain animal based gelatin and this is mentioned in the product description.
The products’ strengths and contents are mentioned on the product labels. The strength of active ingredients and levels of heavy metals is mentioned with each batch’s third party analysis. Each product contains less than 0.01% THC by volume. Although the website states products are free of solvents, residues, and microbes, this is not mentioned in the analysis reports.
For a few of the COAs analyzed, the concentration of active ingredients was ‘Higher’ than what was mentioned on the product labels. For example, for the 230 mg CBD oil, the actual CBD content, as per the COA, is almost 340 mg. This variance between the quantity mentioned on the product label and the COA report in this particular case is 47.8%, way above the acceptable 10% limit.
The company is relatively new but has created a stir in the European market. Cibdol has a huge market base and ships its products to most of the European countries. What also stands about this company is that the website offers information in most of the European languages.
Cibdol has partnered with Brightlabs, which is an independent analytics lab for food and supplement quality and safety. Brightlabs and Cibdol not only check their products for safety but they go as far as testing the soil in which the hemp grows. This is to ensure that each batch of hemp grows in a natural and controlled environment. Also, each batch of products contains a third party testing certificate ensuring the product has the right amount of active ingredients and is free of heavy metals.
Cibdol uses the CO2 extraction method to gather CBD oil from the hemp plant. What stands out for this company is the extra steps taken while manufacturing to ensure product quality, purity, and enrichment. The initial CO2 extraction is followed by CBDA decarboxylation that increases the strength of CBD. It is followed by additional purification, details of which are not known and terpene enrichment steps. These steps give a highly pure form of golden CBD oil.
The website does not tell a lot about the source of hemp. When we asked the customer support, they informed us that they source their hemp from local farmers in Europe. They also told us that their products are naturally cultivated and free of chemicals and pesticides. When asked for more details about their suppliers, the customer support told us they couldn’t disclose this piece of information.
Cibdol’s website does not reveal a lot of detail concerning how they manufacture their products. Instead, they have an illustration that lays out the main processes involved.
When asked their customer support more about the particular details of their manufacturing process, they essentially redirected us to the same page on their website.
Regardless, Cibdol seems to employ additional processes to decarboxylate CBDA and enrich their CBD oil to obtain a full spectrum CBD product. The individual batches are then run through internal and third party testing to ensure quality.
Cibdol offers a quality line of full spectrum CBD products. These include a variety of CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD creams, a range of CBD beauty topicals, CBG oil, and CBN oil.
Here is an in depth analysis of these products.
Cibdol offers a range of full spectrum CBD oils in five different carrier oils: black cumin seed oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, liposomes, and MCT oil. These products range from 230 mg (1.15 mg/drop) to 3800 mg (19 mg/drop) of CBD and the recommended dose is 3 to 4 drops up to 3 times a day according to the label. These carrier oils impart additional benefits to the CBD oil, as explained below.
|Product Name||Carrier Oil||Size (mL)||Potency||Price*||Price CBD Per mg||Additional Benefits|
|CBD Hemp Seed Oil 2.5% (230mg)||Hemp seed oil||10 mL||1.15mg per drop||$ 19.59||$ 0.085||Hemp seed oil improves the absorption of CBD and contains several polyunsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and stearidonic acid.|
|CBD Hemp Seed Oil 5% (460mg)||10 mL||2.3 mg per drop||$ 36.58||$ 0.0795|
|CBD Hemp Seed Oil 10% (920mg)||10 mL||4.6 mg per drop||$ 69.25||$ 0.075|
|CBD Hemp Seed Oil 15% (1380mg)||10 mL||6.9 mg per drop||$ 101.93||$ 0.0738|
|CBD Hemp Seed Oil 20% (1840mg)||10 mL||9.2 mg per drop||$ 130.58||$ 0.0709|
|CBD Oil 2.5% (230mg)||Olive oil||10 mL||1.15mg per drop||$ 19.59||$ 0.085||Olive oil is the standard carrier oil. It imparts a neutral taste and contains polyunsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid.|
|CBD Oil 5% (460mg)||10 mL||2.3 mg per drop||$ 36.58||$ 0.0795|
|CBD Oil 10% (920mg)||10 mL||4.6 mg per drop||$ 69.25||$ 0.075|
|CBD Oil 15% (1380mg)||10 mL||6.9 mg per drop||$ 101.93||$ 0.0738|
|CBD Oil 20% (1840mg)||10 mL||9.2 mg per drop||$ 130.58||$ 0.0709|
|Liposomal CBD Oil 2.5% (250mg)||Liposomes||10 ml||1.15mg per drop||$ 58.80||0.235||Liposomes (fatty acids structured in layers) act as carriers for CBD oil in this preparation. Cibdol claims this product is 4 times more effective than the normal products. They also claim that the liposomal preparation gives superior absorption and response rates.|
|Liposomal CBD Oil 4% (400mg)||10 ml||2 mg per drop||$ 82.32||0.205|
|CBD Black Cumin Seed Oil 5% (460mg)||Black cumin seed oil||10 ml||2.3 mg per drop||$ 36.58||$ 0.0795||Black cumin seed oil has a combination of fatty acids, terpenes, and other active ingredients. Black cumin seed oil is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory carrier oil.|
|CBD Black Cumin Seed Oil 10% (920mg)||10 ml||4.6 mg per drop||$ 69.25||$ 0.075|
|CBD Oil 30% (2850mg)||MCT||10 ml||14.25 mg per drop||$ 190.80||$ 0.0669||This is a concentrated blend of CBD and MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides). MCT oils improve metabolism, promote weight loss, and are beneficial for several body processes.|
|CBD Oil 40% (3800mg)||10 ml||19 mg per drop||$ 243.07||$ 0.0639|
*Pound to USD conversion as of 12/10/20
Cibdol offers 4 different varieties of softgels with CBD concentration ranging between 4 and 20% and one 4% preparation enhanced with vitamin D. These softgels are non-GMO. However, they are non-vegan.
|Product Name||Number of capsules||Potency||Price*||Price CBD Per mg|
|CBD Softgels 4% (384mg)||60||6.4 mg/ softgel||$ 36.58||$ 0.095|
|CBD Softgels 10% (960mg)||60||16 mg/ softgel||$ 71.87||$ 0.075|
|CBD Softgels 20% (1920mg)||60||32 mg/ softgel||$ 125.45||$ 0.065|
|CBD Softgels 4% with Vitamin D3||60||6.4 mg/ softgel plus vitamin D (25μg)||$ 40.50||$ 0.105|
*Pound to USD conversion as of 12/10/20
Cibdol has 3 clinically tested topical preparations for skin conditions including psoriasis, acne, and eczema. These creams are class 1 medical devices, which means they are generally safe to use.
|Product||CBD concentration||Price *|
|Soridol (Psoriasis cream)||100 mg||$ 47.04|
|Aczedol (Acne cream)||100 mg||$ 47.04|
|Zemadol (Eczema cream)||100 mg||$ 47.04|
|CBD Hand Cream||200 mg||$ 11.75|
*Pound to USD conversion as of 12/10/20
The company offers a variety of additional cosmetic skincare topical products as well that aim at improving signs of aging, preventing photo damage, and improving overall skin health.
|Product||CBD concentration||Intended Use||Price *|
|CBD Anti-Aging Cream||100 mg||This CBD preparation is infused with Vitamin A, vitamin C, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and CBD. This unique blend of ingredients masks the visible signs of aging.||$ 30.05|
|CBD Day Cream SPF 15||100 mg||This expert blend of vitamin C, vitamin E, shea butter, calendula oil, SPF 15 sun blocker, and CBD provides the skin with protection against UV rays and nourishes the skin at the same time. The cream is to be used on sun exposed areas.||$ 23.51|
|CBD Night Cream||100 mg||This CBD cream is a blend of skincare ingredients like shea butter, pentavitin, vitamin A, and argan oil. These ingredients give your skin a supple and youthful appearance. Designed to be used around the face (except eyes) neck, and upper chest area in the evening.||$ 22.20|
|CBD Foot Cream||190 mg||Provides relief from pain after a long day at work and makes the foot skin supple at the same time. It contains ingredients like camphor, calendula, CBD, and aloe vera.||$ 18.28|
|CBD Face Serum||60 mg||Aimed at improving skin radiance and glow, this face serum is a blend of golden grade CBD, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, and aloe vera.||$ 30.05|
|CBD Eye Gel Roller||26 mg||This is specifically designed to be used around the eyes to make them youthful and to reverse the signs of aging. In addition to CBD, this preparation contains a blend of shea butter and hyaluronic acid.||$ 15.67|
|CBD Lip Balm||Not mentioned||Contains a blend of CBD and mango shea butter to improve lip hydration.||$ 7.17|
*Pound to USD conversion as of 12/10/20
Both CBG and CBN are cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. When used in combination with CBD, they exert an entourage effect. In other words, these cannabinoids tremendously increase the efficacy of CBD. Also, these cannabinoids offer additional health benefits of their own such as pain relief, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory actions.
|Product Name||Size (mL)||Price*|
|2.5% CBG & 2.5% CBD Oil||10 mL||$ 41.64|
|5% CBG & 2.5% CBD Oil||10 mL||$ 59.52|
|2.5% CBN & 2.5% CBD Oil||10 mL||$ 52.26|
|5% CBN & 2.5% CBD Oil||10 mL||$ 65.33|
*Pound to USD conversion as of 12/10/20
Cibdol also offers 99% pure CBD and CBN crystals both containing 500 mg of the active ingredients. Both cost $ 48.34.
Cibdol offers savings when you buy in bulk or bundles.
For example, you get a 10% discount when you buy 3 bottles of 2.5% CBD oil. You pay $ 52.89 while the original price is $ 58.77.
Similarly, you save 30% when you buy a beauty bundle containing CBD anti-aging cream, face serum, eye gel roller, and lip balm. The original price is $ 82.94 but you pay $ 58.05 when you buy this combination.
You can check the CBD deals on their website for details concerning savings on more bundles and multipacks.
The buying experience is quite straightforward. Cibdol’s website is quite interactive and you can translate all the website information into over a dozen European languages.
Also, they offer free shipping across Europe when your order is over €25. For orders under €25, they charge a fee of €4.95. The delivery can be standard, DHL on demand service, or you can collect your parcel from their designated ‘click and collect points’.
For the UK, the standard delivery takes 2 to 5 days to arrive. We got our package delivered through their DHL on demand service. The products arrived within 5 working days. The customer support was available via chat and always remained responsive.
The products were packed in a secure and discreet box and individual products were wrapped in bubble wraps for additional protection. Only the CBD night cream had its COA included with it.
As mentioned, their CBD oil comes in a variety of carrier oils. We chose to order Black Cumin Seed oil with 5% CBD. It comes in a 10 ml glass bottle with a dropper. Each bottle contains 460 mg of CBD and each drop contains 2.3 mg of CBD. The recommended intake is 3 to 4 drops 3 times a day.
For the 460 mg (5%) black cumin seed full spectrum CBD oil, the COA showed a concentration of 498 mg (5.42%). The accuracy variance is 8.2%.
The full spectrum CBD with black cumin oil is for sublingual administration. Here is how to use the oil, as recommended on the website.
The oil is thick, yellow, and quite viscous. The recommended usage, CBD concentration, and CBD concentration per drop are mentioned on the product label. The oil did not come with a COA. However, the batch number is mentioned on the product label and you can get the COA for each batch from the official website.
The oil had a neutral taste and did not leave any bitter aftertaste.
This is one of the CBD beauty range products. The cream is meant to moisturize the skin and improve its health. The company recommends using it at bedtime on the face, neck, and upper chest region. It is not for use around the eyes.
The cream contains 100 mg of CBD. It has a pleasant smell, is not oily, and does not stick to the skin. I used it before bedtime and it got absorbed quite well.
The night cream contains 100 mg CBD per 50 ml cream (0.2% w/w). The COA showed the concentration was 51.25 mg (0.205%). The accuracy variance was 2.5%.
Eyes are particularly sensitive and most of the skincare creams don’t go quite well with the eyes. Cibdol realized that and came up with this eye gel roller. As the name suggests, the gel comes with a roller that you can easily roll under your eyes.
The roller stick is easy to use and is carefully designed to move within the contours of the eyes. Like CBD night cream, the eye gel has a pleasant smell, is not oily, and gets absorbed quite well. It contains 26 mg of CBD.
The eye roller gel contains 26 mg CBD per 13 ml gel (0.2% w/w). The COA showed the concentration was 27.9 mg (0.214%). The accuracy variance was 7.3%.
For this product, the company recommends taking 1 softgel 3 times a day. Each softgel supplies 6.4 mg CBD.
Note that Cibdol CBD softgels are non-vegan and non-halal as they contain gelatin from animal sources.
The CBD concentration on the COA is 399 mg and the accuracy variance is 3.9%, way below the 10% acceptable variance. The heavy metal analysis report is not available on their website.