Looking for wellness solutions that don’t come out of a pharmacy? I recently had the opportunity to speak with content director Daniel Heuer about Koi CBD. Koi offers a variety of options for consumers who have both high expectations and high standards, and are looking for wellness solutions that are natural, safe, and non-addictive.
Who Are the Minds Behind Koi CBD?
When asked who’s behind the genius of the Koi CBD brand and what they have to offer, Heuer answered, “The company was founded in 2015 by Brad Ridenour (CEO), Malinda Ridenour (CFO), Brent Brunner, (CMO), and Jason Decker, (COO). We offer a range of hemp-derived CBD products such as tinctures, gummies, vape juices, softgels, balms, lotions, pet products, skincare, and more.”
What Benefit Does CBD Therapy Offer?
Breaking down the benefits of CBD use for those with little experience, Heuer explained, “CBD, a compound found in the hemp plant, has a long history of being used to improve the quality of life of those who choose to take it. Many of our customers share that they use our products to help them relax and get relief from general stress. Others use our products to help them get a good night’s sleep. Many report using Koi CBD to find relief from various aches and pains, especially our roll-on gel product. There are lots of other reasons people choose to incorporate CBD into their wellness routines, and the range of products we offer allows our customers to find a solution that works best for their unique goals.”
Koi CBD Products Are of Exceptional Quality
Heuer continued, “Koi CBD began in 2015 with a mission to provide quality CBD wellness solutions to consumers. Focusing on using high quality ingredients made in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing standards. We source only hemp that was grown and extracted in the USA, and do rigorous testing both in-house and with ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. All of our products have full traceability from seed to shelf, so that we can ensure our customers always get products that meet their expectations in terms of purity and potency.”
“Beyond the quality, some of our most popular products like tinctures and vape juices receive amazing customer feedback on the taste in addition to the effectiveness. Another reason customers choose Koi is our amazing customer service team, who is always happy to answer questions about products and assist people in finding the best Koi CBD solution for their needs.”
Harvard Doctor Explains CBD and Extols the Benefits
Per Harvard M.D. contributor Dr. Peter Grinspoon, “CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a ‘high.’ According to a report from the World Health Organization, ‘In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.’
“CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether.”
Per Dr. Grinspoon, CBD is also an excellent way for many to lessen the symptoms of insomnia, chronic pain, and anxiety, among other conditions.
Koi offers their own CBD 101 resource for those looking to become better educated on the benefits and use of CBD products.
Does CBD Contain THC?
Pure CBD products do not include significant amounts of THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis. Koi CBD products are both of high quality and pure. Heuer explained, “All of our hemp extract products do not contain any detectable level of delta-9 THC (less than 0.001%). Our hemp flower products may contain up to 0.3% of delta-9 THC. As for restrictions, while hemp-derived products are allowed at a national level, some states have specific rules. For example, Washington state does not allow CBD vape products to be purchased. Other states have age restrictions, such as needing to be at least 18 or 21.”
Heuer added that customers should check the laws in their state; “Consumers should check their local regulations to understand what CBD options are available to them. We also do not recommend anyone that is subject to drug testing use our products, as there are a range of drug test methods, of which some can not differentiate between CBD and THC.”
What Products Can You Purchase From Koi?
Looking to get a better understanding of the kinds of products consumers can purchase through Koi, I asked Heuer to explain what they offer. The products offered by Koi provide a solution for every type of consumer looking for a wide variety of wellness solutions. As Heuer explained, “We have an extensive line up of CBD products available to customers, and are constantly innovating and exploring new ways to bring CBD into people’s lives. We are best known for our CBD tinctures and vape juices, where our flavor selection provides something to please anyone’s palette, and a range of CBD strengths to suit various needs.”
Heuer continued, “We also offer CBD gummies, just having launched our latest versions of Anytime and Nighttime, made with broad spectrum hemp extract along with melatonin in the Nighttime version to support occasional sleeplessness. Other consumable CBD options include our hemp shots and softgels, allowing a quick, convenient, and precise way to take CBD. For topicals, we offer a balm in two strengths that melts on contact and is made with over a dozen essential oils, CBD infused lotions, bath bombs, and a pain relieving roll-on gel which quickly grew to be one of our most demanded products.”
Koi Now Offers Skincare and Pet Products
Koi has one of the greatest product varieties of any CBD company, and in 2020 they expanded their offerings into new categories, as Heuer explained excitedly, “This year we also launched a complete skincare line with a cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer, with some of the most potent CBD amounts available at 500 mg in each bottle.”
“One of the most innovative products we offer is our CBD inhalers, which dispense 5 mg of quick-absorbing broad spectrum CBD in each inhalation. One of our newest categories of CBD products is smokable hemp flower. Available in convenient 1 gram pre-rolls or in nitrogen-sealed tins containing 4 grams of hemp flower buds, these provide a full spectrum experience and are available in various strains. For the furry friends we have two pet options, a broad spectrum spray or dog soft chews, both ideal for helping to calm pets and improve their quality of life.”
More Than a Body Wellness Company, Koi Contributes to the Wellness of Their Community
Koi doesn’t just offer wellness solutions, they support the communities they belong to. With a team possessing hearts of gold, the Koi team looked to make 2020 a little less horrible by using their business for good. “This year, due to the pandemic, we even started manufacturing hand sanitizer (without CBD) to help our community and customers when it was hard to find on store shelves. During the height of the sanitizer shortage, we donated to local groups in need. Our customers were able to support this effort also, as for every ounce they purchased we donated an ounce. Since then, every consumer order from our website has received a free 2 oz bottle of Koi hand sanitizer, which they greatly appreciate. To further support community health, we offer a number of Koi face masks, which customers say are some of the most stylish and comfortable masks they have ever used.”
They Want to Hear From Customers About Their Journey
The people at Koi don’t just care about making a profit, unlike many wellness companies looking to capitalize on the needs of consumers. At Koi, everyone cares about their customers, and they encourage communication about experiences with their products. Heuer shared, “Beyond the quality of our products, our team is a key part of many customers’ CBD journeys. We love hearing from customers about their experience with our products, and helping them find which Koi CBD solutions are right for them. Whether you are talking with our knowledgeable support team online or over the phone, or buying Koi products from one of the thousands of retailers nationwide that assort the brand, customers can always be confident that they are getting the best quality CBD products and information.”
How Can You Explore Koi Products And Become a Customer?
Customers looking to connect with the company online can do so as well; “Customers can also follow us on social media (@koicbdlife – IG & Twitter, @KoiCBD – Facebook) and sign up for our newsletter at koicbd.com, which are great ways to stay up-to-date on new products and promotions we are offering. We also have a Rewards program for those shopping on our website, earning points which can be redeemed for discounts, and a subscribe and save system which allows customers to get their favorite Koi CBD products at a regular interval automatically, making it easy to never run out and giving them 10% off each order. If you are a Veteran we offer a 25% discount program, as a way to say thank you for their service.”
Koi’s Company Mission
The Koi company website sums up their mission. More than just a place to buy product, the Koi team considers themselves ambassadors and educators; “At Koi, our mission is simple: to create the standard of quality for CBD users everywhere. We source hemp extract through a strict vendor validation process. All products are infused with hemp grown and extracted in the USA, which enables us to provide the most consistent and finest CBD oil on the market.
While there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding CBD, there’s no mystery to our approach: the belief in the ongoing pursuit of ‘better.’ Better practices, better prices, better education, better days, and better lives. Each batch of our CBD has full traceability from start to finish. We’re a remedy for misunderstanding and misinformation. We’re proponents of quality, safety, and consistency. We’re ambassadors of responsible farming, extraction, and distribution.”
Visit koicbd.com to explore the wide variety of products Koi has to offer and learn more about this innovative and responsible company.
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