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Best CBD Company Reviews: Top CBD Oil Brands & Manufacturers [2021]
Types of CBD Products
Shipping

United States

Origin of Hemp

Colorado, Kentucky, and Oklahoma

Established

2015

3rd Party Lab Results?

Yes

Customer Service
Key Hightlights
  • Offers a veteran discount program

  • Multiple flavor options for most products

  • Innovative CBD pet spray

Koi CBD Review

Koi CBD is a company we recommend because it uses non-GMO organic hemp, CO2 extraction, single vessel processing, and third-party testing.

Also, the company shows the initiative to become more innovative, which is a big plus. From the standpoint of safety, Koi CBD maintains full disclosure and provides dosing recommendations, CBD potency, ingredient lists and includes warning labels. 

We also really enjoy the complete range of product varieties, the several size and potency options, and the distinct flavors. Lastly, our favorite part about Koi CBD is the generosity and respect it pays to U.S. veterans by offering a 25% lifetime discount. 

Mission / Charity 4/5

Koi CBD’s mission is to make CBD products with “quality you can feel, taste, and trace”. This mission statement lacks some originality and doesn’t quite differentiate itself from the rest of the pack.

However, Koi CBD really shines in the charity portion of this rating. It offers a 25% lifelong discount to U.S. veterans and donates some of the proceeds from its CBD pet spray and treats to I Pitty The Bull Foundation.

Hemp Source 4/5

Koi CBD sources its hemp from Colorado, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. The hemp isn’t certified as organic, but the company is in the process of getting it certified. For now, the company states the hemp is grown organically, and third-party lab tests confirm products are free of pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and other contaminants. 

Koi CBD runs a full panel of third-party laboratory tests. The tests look for pesticides, residual solvents, cannabinoid content, terpene levels, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and microbials. 

Product Range 5/5

Koi CBD sells a wide range of products, with a variety of flavor options and concentrations. It offers everything from CBD topicals, gummies, oils, to vape juices and products specifically formulated for pets.

Innovation 4/5

Koi CBD offers a few products that show strong innovation — such as its CBD pet spray and CBD gummies. Also, after CBD gets extracted from the hemp plants, the original terpenes are added back to the final products, to increase efficacy.  

We can’t award a perfect score for innovation because the company incorrectly markets its Koi Naturals, and many other products, as full-spectrum. When a CBD oil or e-liquid contains 0% THC, so it’s not possible to meet this definition. Instead, many of them meet the definition of broad-spectrum. 

Safety 3/5

Koi CBD’s blog features articles that explain how to use its products and the benefits of CBD in general. In addition, each product description on the website includes a list of ingredients, suggested dosing information, storage advice, and a warning notice.

One of the drawbacks regarding safety is the choice of ingredients in its Koi CBD Vape Juices. It uses vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), and artificial flavorings. Better and safer alternatives exist. Ingredient choices for certain products and a few lab test discrepancies resulted in a low safety score for Koi CBD.  

Customer Service 4/5

The return and refund policy is technically part of Koi CBD’s website, but it’s listed under a hidden page. Consequently, you can only access the page by going to a search engine and typing in ‘Koi CBD Return Policy’. 

On the positive side, the customer service representatives respond quickly and provide thorough answers. The company also offers a 30-day return policy for all products. 

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Koi Naturals Company Review

Article By
Editorial Staff , last updated on November 10, 2020

About the Company: Koi CBD

Koi CBD introduced its first two CBD products to the market during 2015. Since then, it’s added dozens more to its collection. Koi CBD has many favorable reviews by customers for its innovative offerings, extensive flavor options, and efficacy.

Koi’s mission is to “create a standard of quality for CBD products.” Part of that mission is achieved through full traceability from the start of the CBD extraction to the end product. As such, all Koi products undergo third-party laboratory testing to give customers this insight. 

Additionally, All Koi CBD products contain CBD, zero THC, and are manufactured in an ISO Certified Lab.

When it comes to innovation, a few of Koi CBD’s offerings stand out, including its CBD Spray for Pets, and its CBD Soft Gummies. We’ll breakdown these products and the rest of its lineup below.

Finally, Koi CBD offers a 25% lifetime discount to U.S. veterans and donates to I Pitty The Bull Foundation.

Where Does Koi CBD Source Its Hemp?

According to Koi CBD’s customer service team and videos on its YouTube channel, the company sources all of its hemp from Colorado, Kentucky, and Oklahoma.

From its third-party test results, we know that its hemp is free of pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, and other harmful contaminants. This is a huge plus.

Products Offered By Koi CBD

Koi CBD has products that fall into one of five categories: tinctures, gummies, vape juice, topicals, and pet treats. 

Number Product Total CBD Potency Cost per mg CBD Link

1

Koi Naturals CBD Tincture

250 – 3000 mg

8.3 – 66 mg/mL

$0.08 – $0.16

2

Koi CBD Vape Juice

100 – 1000 mg

3.33 – 33.3 mg/mL

$0.10 – $0.30

3

Koi CBD Lotion

150 – 500 mg

1.6 – 10 mg/mL

$0.13 – $0.20

4

Koi CBD Tropical Fruit Soft Gummies

60 – 200 mg

10 mg/gummy

$0.15 – $0.17

5

Koi Naturals CBD Spray For Pets

500 mg

8.3 mg/mL

$0.11 mg/mL

6

Koi CBD Soft Chews

50 mg

2 mg/chew

$0.60

Let’s cover each one in more detail below.

1. CBD Tinctures & Oils

A) Koi Naturals

$39.99 – $219.99
Koi CBD

Koi Naturals CBD Tincture 30 – 60 mL

3.67 / 5

Total CBD: 250 – 3000 mg
Potency : 8.3 – 66 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.08 – $0.16

Koi Naturals are broad-spectrum CBD tinctures that can be taken sublingually. They come in six distinct flavors, two bottle sizes, and six different CBD strengths. Koi’s website classifies these tinctures as full-spectrum, yet they have 0% THC — so it’s more appropriate to call them broad-spectrum.

Flavor Options
  • Natural (Unflavored)
  • Lemon-lime
  • Spearmint
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Strawberry

Tinctures are one of Koi’s most popular products because they’re made with real ingredients like coconut oil and natural flavor extracts. Also, cannabinoids like CBD, CBC, CBN, CBG, and hemp plant terpenes, contribute to the entourage effect.

Key Ingredients
  • Koi PRIZM™ proprietary CBD oil blend
  • Coconut oil
  • Natural flavor extracts

2. CBD Vape Juice

A) Koi CBD Vape Juice

Koi CBD Vape Juices are CBD isolates that can be used in a vaporizer, mixed with other vape e-liquids, or consumed sublingually. They come in seven different flavors and at four different CBD strengths. As isolates, these vape juices only contain CBD — no THC, other cannabinoids, or terpenes.

The company also sells rechargeable vaporizers and refillable cartridges to use with its CBD vape oils.

The Vape Juices are available in seven great flavors, including unique combinations that are hard to find elsewhere:

Flavor options
  • Blue Koi (blue raspberry dragon fruit)
  • Red Koi (strawberry milkshake)
  • Gold Koi (vanilla caramel custard)
  • White Koi (flavorless)
  • Jade Koi (watermelon green apple sour)
  • Pink Koi (pink lemonade)
  • Tropical Popsicle
Key Ingredients
  • CBD isolate
  • Vegetable glycerin (VG) and Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Natural and artificial flavorings

3. CBD Topicals 

A) Koi CBD Lotion

This is a general-purpose hand and body lotion infused with CBD hemp extract. With 200 mg of CBD per 125 mL bottle, the potency of this lotion is very low — 1.6 mg/mL. Therefore, it shouldn’t be relied upon as a therapeutic application. However, it still works great as a general-purpose lotion.

Koi CBD lotion is available in three different scents:
  • Citrus burst
  • Lavender
  • Pink Grapefruit
Key Ingredients
  • Organic aloe
  • Organic coconut oil
  • Organic jojoba seed oil
  • Hemp extract

B) Koi Healing Balm

Koi CBD Healing Balm is a topical option with 500 mg of CBD per its 50 mL container, resulting in 10 mg of CBD per mL. The higher CBD content in the balm may provide more relief when compared to the lotion.

Key Ingredients
  • CBD Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Yellow Beeswax
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Eucalyptus Leaf Oil
  • Rosemary Leaf Oil

4. CBD Gummies

Koi CBD Tropical Fruit Soft Gummies

$9.99 – $29.99
Koi CBD

Koi CBD Tropical Fruit Soft Gummies 6 – 20 Pack

3.67 / 5

Total CBD: 60 – 200 mg
Potency : 10 mg/gummy
Cost per mg CBD: $0.15 – $0.17

The soft chew CBD gummies from Koi come in two quantities — 6 per bag, and 20 per bag.

Koi CBD uses an innovative manufacturing technique to make its gummies. It mixes and rolls CBD extract into the gummies three times, as opposed to spraying on CBD extract as other companies do.

This technique helps to distribute CBD evenly throughout the entire gummy.

Koi CBD tropical gummies come in a regular or sour option and each bag contains three flavors:

  • Lime
  • Tangerine
  • Acai pomegranate

5. CBD for Pets

A) Koi Naturals CBD Spray for Pets

$59.99
Koi CBD

Koi Naturals CBD Spray For Pets Koi Naturals CBD Spray for Pets

4.67 / 5

Total CBD: 500 mg
Potency: 8.3 mg/mL
Cost per mg CBD: $0.11 mg/mL
Extract Type: Broad-spectrum
THC Content: 0.0%

Koi’s CBD Pet Spray is an innovative CBD product. It’s made to be portable, easy to use, and potent. Similar to Koi CBD’s other products, it uses broad-spectrum organic hemp extract in its pet spray.  Also, this pet spray is free of THC and contaminants like heavy metals and pesticides.

To use the spray, you can either spray it on your pet’s food or directly into their mouth. Koi CBD provides a recommended number of sprays based on the size of your pet.

Dosing guidance from Koi CBD
  • Less than 15 lbs: 1 to 2 sprays per day
  • 15 to 39 lbs: 2 to 3 sprays per day
  • 40 to 75 lbs: 3 to 4 sprays per day
  • Greater than 75 lbs: 4+ sprays per day

B) Koi CBD Soft Chews

These CBD-infused pet treats are veterinarian formulated, THC free, and pesticide-free. The package has 25 pet chews at 2 mg of CBD per chew. Koi CBD includes a dosing chart on its website underneath the product description.

Dosing recommendations from Koi CBD:
  • Less than 25 lbs: 1 to 2 treats per day
  • 25 to 75 lbs: 2 to 3 treats per day
  • Greater than 75 lbs: 3 to 4 treats per day

What Does Koi CBD Do Well?

1. Diverse Product Selection

Koi CBD offers customers several types of CBD products to choose from. Both the vape juices and CBD tinctures come in many different flavors and concentrations. Plus, the flavors are distinct and taste great.

Then there are the CBD sour and regular gummies, the topical lotion and balm, both in standard and travel sizes. Finally, Koi CBD has a pet spray, and bacon-flavored pet chews.

2. Uses Local, Organic Hemp

The company sources organic hemp from farms in the United States. Koi CBD is in the process of obtaining organic certification, but currently, it follows organic farming practices.

Based on its third-party lab testing results we can say its products are free of pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, and other foreign materials and contaminants.  

However, given the high cost and lengthy process involved in hemp certification, we still give Koi CBD credit for sourcing high-quality hemp from local U.S farms.

3. Offer Innovative & Unique Products

Koi CBD has two products that meet the definition of innovation  — the Koi Naturals CBD Spray for Pets and the Koi CBD Tropical Fruit Gummies.

The pet spray sets itself apart in the CBD for pets niche because its potency is higher than many other pet products currently on the market. Also, its application is unique and easy to use.

Secondly, the CBD soft chew gummies are made by mixing and rolling Koi’s CBD blend into the gummies three times. By using the mix and roll method, Koi CBD attempts to give a more even and consistent application of CBD in every gummy.  

Where Could Koi CBD Improve?

1. No Full or Broad-Spectrum Vape Juices

One of the major downsides about Koi CBD’s vape juices is that none of them are full-spectrum or broad-spectrum. Since all of Koi’s vape juices and e-liquids are made with CBD isolate, consumers miss out on the coveted entourage effect.

2. Need to Update Test Results

Some of the third-party test results on Koi CBD’s website are outdated. The website shows a few lab reports from 2018, the time period before the company started performing a full panel of tests on all its products.

Additionally, not all lab reports are available on the company’s site. Although the company can send results when asked, it’s a more efficient business practice to have them posted publicly.

Safety & Third-Party Testing

The safety and usage information for Koi CBD products is clearly listed on the company’s website under the product page in careful detail.

Yet, when it comes to third-party testing, uniformity was lacking. Reports for certain items were missing, while others were severely outdated. Then there are reports in excellent standing, showing information that matched what Koi CBD claimed on its site.

From our review, the terpene lab reports contained some of the most glaring discrepancies. One of Koi CBD’s biggest selling points is having ‘nearly’ full-spectrum products.

What makes them ‘nearly’ full-spectrum is the high levels of terpene and cannabinoid content. If lab reports show low or zero terpene content, the quality and efficacy of the product suffers. Plus, consumers get less than what’s advertised.

Fortunately, all other test results looked great. Reports showed the absence of pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, microbials, and more. Also, the cannabinoid content matched the potency levels on the product labels. 

This is what a full panel of CBD tests include:

  • Cannabinoid profile
  • Terpenes profile
  • Residual solvents analysis
  • Pesticides analysis
  • Microbial impurities analysis
  • Heavy metals analysis
  • Mycotoxins analysis

Koi CBD’s Shipping & Return Policy

Koi CBD doesn’t ship internationally, but it ships to all 50 states in the U.S. Also, it has a distributor based in Canada that carries some Koi CBD products.

Free shipping is available for U.S. orders greater than $35. Most shipments qualify because the majority of Koi CBD’s products are at least $30 or more. The average delivery time is 3 to 5 business days from the date the order is placed.

If you’re unsatisfied, you can return your order within 30 days from the purchase date to receive a refund. Customers are responsible for shipping costs.

Final Verdict: A Diverse Range of Products Made With High-Quality Hemp

Koi CBD is a reputable and well-reviewed brand with good quality CBD products. The company checks off most items on the essential CBD product list and even has some forward-thinking options. It also puts a strong emphasis on flavor, potency, and size variety for its tinctures, gummies, and e-liquids.

Everything is made from organically grown hemp and are manufactured in an ISO certified lab, undergo CO2 extraction, and are third-party tested before being sold.

Koi is dedicated to creating 100% THC free products, which makes them available to a wide group of people.

Overall, we love Koi CBD as a whole — it provides high-quality CBD products at a reasonable price. We definitely recommend buying its gummies or pet products for items that are a cut above the competition.

Koi CBD

4 / 5