March 24, 2022


Koi’s Dr. Jen Answers Your CBD Questions

Resident expert and Koi CBD Senior Director of Science & Compliance Dr. Jen is here to answer all your questions about CBD. Read on to get informative replies to common CBD FAQs as well as specific questions about Koi CBD productss

When it comes to CBD, there's a lot to know. Here at Koi, we've built our brand on educating the public and making sure all of our customers are able to make informed buying decisions.

In order to continue that tradition, we've opened up the lines of communication to our Koi Family to ask us anything. Sitting in as resident expert is Dr. Jen, Senior Director of Science and Compliance for Koi CBD.

Watch our "Ask Me Anything" video below to get all your CBD FAQs answered, or scroll down to read through the questions in text form.

If you don't see your question, feel free to contact Koi CBD and our Customer Support Team will be happy to help you. Who knows, we may even feature your question in an upcoming edition of "Ask Me Anything"!

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Questions and Answers:

Is CBD legal in my area?

While hemp is legal in all 50 states, regulations for hemp derived CBD can differ by state or county and are updated often.

Why are some CBD oils clear and some are a greenish tint?

The color can be affected by a range of compounds, with the greenish tones likely resulting from chlorophyll or other phytochemicals.

How much CBD should I take?

We suggest starting with 10 mg to 20 mg of CBD, and increasing as needed to achieve your desired experience.

Which types of CBD are fastest acting?

Inhalation is the fastest route of administration, with ingesting the second quickest path, and topicals generally being the slowest. Learn more about how long it takes CBD to start working.

Do you test your CBD products?

Yes, all of our products are third party tested by Cannasafe. You can find all Koi CBD test results here on our website.

Can I get high off Koi CBD?

Our CBD hemp extract products do not contain detectable levels of THC, which is the active compound that produces an intoxicated feeling. Some users can experience some noticeable uplifting or strong relaxing effects from some new cannabinoids, like delta-8 products, hemp delta-9 products, delta-10 products, HHC products, and THC-O products.

What is the best way to consume CBD?

It depends on your needs in terms of speed and length of the desired effect, and where you intend to consume it as some products are more suitable for on-the-go use.

What is Koi's best selling flavor?

Our CBD Tincture customers really love the Strawberry and Orange flavors. Our CBD Vape customers buy the Blue Raspberry a ton, but also prefer the Flavorless to mix with their own e-juice.

What is your most popular lotion scent?

Our Lavender is the most popular scent of our CBD Lotion, with Citrus Burst coming in second place.

How many milligrams are in each serving of the Koi Naturals CBD Tinctures?

For a single mL serving (one dropper-full):
  • 250 mg = 8.6 mg/mL
  • 500 mg = 16.7 mg/mL
  • 1000 mg = 33.3 mg/mL
  • 1500 mg = 25 mg/mL
  • 2000 mg = 67.7 mg/mL
  • 3000 mg = 50 mg/mL

Is Koi CBD available in cannabis dispensaries?

Depending on your state, local dispensaries may not be permitted to carry hemp derived CBD products.

Does CBD really help you relax, or is it just hype?

Check out what thousands of Koi customers have to say at

Do you make any products that contain other cannabinoids?

When it comes to CBD, our broad spectrum and full spectrum products can contain cannabinoids other than CBD, such as CBG, that naturally occur in the hemp plant. UPDATE: We do now offer new cannabinoids, such as THCV, CBG and CBC, delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, delta-10 THC, HHC, and THC-O.

Is CBD legal to buy or own as a minor?

While hemp is legal in all 50 states, regulations for hemp derived CBD can differ by state or county, including age restrictions.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

It depends on the testing method. While our hemp extract products have non-detectable amounts of THC, it is not recommended to use them if you are subject to drug testing. Learn more through our blog on drug tests and CBD.

Are KOI CBD products gluten free?

Yes, our products don't use any ingredients that contain gluten.

Is there any difference between CBD from Hemp and CBD from Marijuana?

On a molecular level, CBD that is extracted from hemp and marijuana are identical.

Are Koi Skincare products cruelty free?

The Koi Skincare line is cruelty free and not tested on animals.

Which Koi CBD products are vegan?

Our CBD oils and CBD vape juices are vegan certified. Our CBD Balm does contain beeswax. Our Gummies and CBD Pet Chews have animal products in them.

How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?

This depends on a few factors such as body composition, metabolism, route of administration, and amount of CBD taken. Inhalation is the fastest method of absorption.

Are there any medications that can interact with KOI CBD products?

For legal reasons, we cannot give medical advice. Our best suggestion would be to speak with your physician about any potential interactions if you are on any medications prior to taking CBD.

Do you ship Koi CBD outside of the United States?

We do not ship internationally, however we do have partners in various countries that sell our products.

What is the difference between full spectrum and broad spectrum hemp extract?

Full spectrum generally does not alter the cannabinoid composition of the extract, while broad spectrum can remove specific compounds, usually the THC. Visit our blog to learn more about the differences between full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD.

Can children have CBD?

We recommend you speak with your child's physician before giving them CBD.

Are your Pet CBD Soft Chews also ok for cats? Or only for dogs?

Our Pet Soft Chews are veterinarian-formulated specifically for dogs.

Can dogs have human CBD oil?

We would recommend our products that are veterinarian-formulated specifically for pets, such as our CBD Pet Spray and CBD Pet Soft Chews for dogs.

What is the best way to consume Koi CBD Tinctures? With food or by itself, in the morning or night, etc.

For the quickest absorption you can take Koi CBD Tinctures sublingually, meaning hold it under the tongue for around 20 seconds. Many people also prefer to mix them with beverages or add to their favorite recipes.

How much CBD should I take for "daily balance"?

We suggest starting with 10 mg to 20 mg of CBD, and increasing as needed to achieve your desired experience.

Where is Koi CBD located?

We are located in sunny Southern California; Norwalk to be exact.

Where is Koi CBD grown?

We source our hemp from multiple partners across the USA that meet our standards for excellence.

Are you going to bring back the Tincture Variety Pack?

Unfortunately not. However, we have created several other ways to save on all Koi products, such as Subscribe & Save and our Koi Rewards program, where you earn points for discounts.

Veterans, active military members, medical professionals, law enforcement, and persons who are financially disadvantaged receive a 25% discount off all orders through our Koi Cares program.

Additionally, we regularly find ways to reduce prices on some of our most popular items.  
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