Koi CBD is a company that operates both sides of the Atlantic, with its headquarters in the south of the United Kingdom and its operating offices in southern California. The beautiful hemp used in their CBD products is sourced organically from farms in southern Colorado. This is an excellent location for growing hemp, thanks to the fresh waters of the Rio Grande river and the elevated land which provides maximum exposure to sunlight.
The hemp material cultivated for Koi CBD is processed at a cGMP certified extraction facility which meets pharmaceutical standards. They use the gold standard supercritical CO2 extraction methods, which rids the extract of any heavy metals and toxic chemicals which may have been picked up by the plant during growth. This happens because the hemp plant is a bio-accumulator – while it has a cleansing effect on the soil, all the nasties end up in the plant, hence why high-quality extraction is necessary!
As soon as Koi CBD have the extract, they get to work infusing it in the various products which make up their impressive range. In addition to the typical CBD tincture oils, Koi also makes delicious gummy bears and other edibles, tasty e-liquids and also products that are suitable for pets. Before products go on sale, they are subjected to testing by third-party laboratories, who certify the concentrations of CBD and other cannabinoids, as well as the purity and safety of the edible, oil or e-juice.
Knowing the manufacturing process, from plant to bottle, is one reason why Koi CBD has proven to be one of the most reputable companies in the CBD industry. They offer total transparency, showing potential consumers exactly what is in their products and how they are made.
Exploring the Koi CBD range
But It’s not just the excellent ethics of Koi CBD that has made them such a successful brand in the world of non-psychoactive cannabis. They also have a superb range of products which rival any being sold on the market for both taste and effectiveness. Their e-liquids deserve a special mention.
The popularity of vaporizing is soaring, as an increasingly health-conscious world decides to put down the cigarettes and joints and give their lungs a break. You may wonder why people choose to vape at all when there are other options that don’t involve inhaling. But it’s the rapid onset of effects from CBD e-liquids which are better suited to treating acute conditions, such as migraines and anxiety attacks than any other products.
CBD vape juice from Koi CBD
Koi have a fantastic selection of CBD vape juices that seem to provide much more effective pain relief than other product types. The Fuji Apple flavor delivers an eclectic hit of nectarine, strawberry and, of course, apple, with the 500mg and 1,000mg strengths delivering strong and soothing hits. There’s no need to spend on an expensive vaporizer to get the most out of Koi CBD’s vape juices – just about all devices are equipped to handle a mixture of propylene glycerol and vegetable glycerin, the carrier oils used in their e-liquids. We’ll get onto this later, but e-juices can also be used like oral tinctures.
The beauty of Koi CBD e-liquids is that they contain no THC whatsoever. A lot of CBD brands still contain traces of THC, albeit below the legal limit of 0.3 percent THC. While these products are perfectly fine to use and won’t make you “stoned,” those who may face a random drug test will appreciate the peace of mind of having no THC in their system at all.
As we said, all Koi CBD vape juice products can be used as if they were a standard CBD tincture oil. These are taken under the tongue – hold for a couple of minutes while the CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream. This is very useful for when your vaporizer is out of battery or you simply just don’t feel like vaping.
There’s a lab-test report for every Koi CBD product, which is even more impressive than just having a single report for the entire company. Koi have their third-party testing done by SC Labs, a well-respected analytic laboratory that operates on the West Coast of the United States.
Koi CBD’s full-spectrum products offer additional therapeutic value – as well as the CBD, other non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) also feature. Research has shown that when cannabinoids are combined, they produce stronger effects than when the CBD is administered as an isolated treatment.
Furthermore, Koi CBD takes care of U.S. military veterans, with a 25% discount available on all products. Considering the quality of their oils and vape juices, this really is a fantastic deal.
Downsides of Koi CBD
It’s hard to think of any downsides for Koi CBD, but for the sake of balance, let’s look at a couple of things that could be done better. There is little guidance on how to use the vape juices, and it is not as simple as filling the tank to the brim and then vaping, as one would assume to be the case.
The mixture of propylene glycerol and vegetable glycerin makes Koi CBD’s e-liquids somewhat thicker than other e-juices – they are made this way so that they can be easily taken under the tongue, like an oil. Therefore, it may work better to mix the Koi CBD e-liquid with another e-liquid that’s made with just propylene glycerol. The result will be an e-juice that’s not quite as viscous, although the potency may be slightly weaker.
However, many vaporizers are able to easily handle the thicker e-liquid without trouble – therefore, just experiment until you find the most effective way to use Koi products.
Our experience with Koi CBD
We used the 1,000mg Koi CBD vape juice to deal with anxiety, and had fantastic success with it. Because anxiety is a condition where symptoms come on suddenly, the speedy effects of vaporizing Koi CBD was preferable to applying it under the tongue – however, the latter method worked extremely well when the anxiety was not overbearing, but a constant issue. With the 1,000mg vape juice, just a couple of draws using a portable vaporizer was enough to clear away my anxiety in a couple of minutes.
Koi CBD’s sublingual oils are also brilliant if you don’t want to vape – but for those who do want to vape and consume sublingually, it makes more sense financially to just purchase a vape juice since these can be used for both.
Other Koi CBD products
As we mentioned further up, Koi CBD also makes edibles, CBD products for pets and even a lavender-based CBD moisturizer. Here’s a more detailed look at the full range, although please bear in mind that these products may not always be in stock.
Also, featured is a rough guide to the prices of Koi CBD’s products – please remember that these are only correct at the time of writing and may change slightly.
Koi Naturals Oral CBD Oils – These CBD oils are designed purely for taking under the tongue and are not intended for vaporizing – so don’t put them in your device! Koi Naturals oils are available in Natural, Orange, Spearmint and Lemon Lime and come in two sizes, 30mg and 60mg. First-timers should start with the 250mg, while more experienced users may prefer the 500mg and 1,000mg potencies.
Cost: Prices between $39.99 and $249.99, depending on potency of the CBD (250mg, 500mg or 1,000mg) and the size of the bottle (30ml or 60ml)
Koi Naturals CBD Vape Cartridge – This vape cartridge from Koi CBD contains 250mg of CBD and boasts a natural hemp flavor. This cartridge works with a 380mAh battery.
Cost: $49.99 without battery, $64.99 for cartridge and battery
Koi Stik/Koi CBD Pods – The Koi Stik is a great value – available from Koi CBD, and it works with Koi CBD pods which can be purchased separately. To use, buy an e-juice from Koi, fill up the pod, insert it into the Koi Stik and start vaping!
Cost: Koi Stik costs $16.99, sold with 1 empty pod and 1 empty 30ml e-liquid bottle used for refilling vape juices. For additional $8.99, get 2 empty Koi Pods. Koi CBD vape juice must be purchased separately
Envii Fitt CBD Vaporizer – The Envii Fitt is another CBD vaporizer sold by Koi, but it has slightly more power than the Koi Stik. This vaporizer is sold with a 3.2ml refillable cartridge.
Cost: Complete kit costs $49.99 and comes with vaporizer, micro USB charger and one 50mg Koi Blue Fitt pod). 2-pack of Fitt Pods available in any of the six Koi vape juice flavors of your choosing for $21.99
Koi CBD Vape Juice – These e-liquids are what we have come to know and love from Koi CBD. The vape juice can be used for vaping and sublingual consumption but give the bottle a shake before using. Available in four potencies – 100mg, 250mg, 500mg and 1,000mg – Koi CBD’s vape juices are all sold in bottles of 30ml.
Choose from six flavors: Red Strawberry Milkshake, Gold Vanilla Caramel Custard, Jade Watermelon Green Apple Sour, Blue Raspberry Dragon Fruit, Pink Lemonade and White, Koi’s flavorless option.
Koi also does a 5-count Koi Variety Pack, where you can pick and choose from five flavors and various potencies to satisfy your requirements.
Cost: Prices between $29.99 and $99.99, depending on potency of the CBD (100mg, 250mg, 500mg or 1,000mg). All Koi CBD vape juices are sold in 30ml bottles
Koi CBD Soft Chews for Pets – Koi’s soft pet treats are veterinarian-formulated and are made with 100% non-genetically modified ingredients. The CBD content in these products is much lower than for humans at 2.5mg per treat, as pets simply don’t need so much to balance their endocannabinoid system. The treats are available in either chicken or bacon flavors, so your dog is sure to love them! Dogs under 25lbs should be given 1 or 2 treats per day, dogs between 25 and 75lbs are good for 2 or 3 treats, and dogs in excess of 70lbs are recommended to take 3 or 4 treats daily.
Cost: Bag of 20 for $29.99
Koi Naturals CBD Spray for Pets – The spray from Koi is like a CBD oil tincture, but only much easier to administer. Instead of having to get your dog to sit still so you can drip the oil into their mouth, simply spray it onto the food to ensure they get the benefit. The spray is veterinarian-formulated and once again 100% non-GMO. This oil is sold in a 60ml spray bottle and consists of 500mg of a broad-spectrum hemp-CBD extract.
Dogs under 15lbs should be given 1 or 2 sprays daily, medium-sized dogs between 15 to 40lbs should take 2 to 3 sprays per day, dogs between 40 and 75lbs are good for 3 to 4 sprays per day and extra-large dogs in excess of 75lbs should have 4 sprays or more on their food.
Cost: 60ml bottle containing 500mg CBD for $59.99
Koi CBD Tropical Gummies – Koi’s tropical gummies are made differently to most CBD gummies, making them more effective and consistent to dose with. Instead of just being sprayed with a CBD liquid extract, Koi’s gummies are mixed directly with the extract to ensure that each gummy has the same amount of CBD. The gummies are sold in packs of 20, with each gummy containing 5mg of CBD. Choose from natural or sour flavors.
Cost: Pack of 20 gummies, each containing 5mg of CBD for $29.99
Lavender Koi CBD Moisturizer – This moisturizer or lotion is sold in a 4.25oz bottle and contains 200mg of CBD. This lotion is soothing and relaxing, and can help to relieve aches and pains, as well as muscle stiffness and mild arthritic symptoms. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can also help to ease eczema, acne and other skin conditions. The product also consists of organic aloe and coconut extracts, enhancing the therapeutic value of the moisturizer. This lotion can be used all over the body and face, including on sensitive skin.
Cost: 4.25oz bottle containing 200mg of CBD extract for $44.99
I would wholeheartedly recommend Koi CBD’s products as some of the best in the entire CBD industry. The vape juice is a particular highlight, since it can be used for vaping and as a sublingual oil. For people who are currently buying both products, this two-in-one option could significantly reduce their expenditure on CBD products.
Koi’s CBD spray for pets is an innovative twist on a CBD oil tincture, and a clever idea of easily administering CBD, since it can be a real challenge to get them to take the oil otherwise. Moreover, the moisturizer is so much more than a CBD product, with other beneficial extracts to protect and improve the quality of your skin. The CBD also has antibacterial and antifungal properties which may be useful for treating infections.