It seems like there are about a million different CBD companies making products today. The market is flooded with brands claiming they are superior to others for a plethora of reasons. Today, we look at one such brand and bring you a detailed Joy Organics CBD review!
As of now CBD is still a very unregulated industry, so it is important that you really inspect brands before buying from them. In our review of Joy Organics we dive into their product selection and the pros and cons.
First, we want to talk about the company itself and analyze their testing, quality, reputation and other brand factors!
About Joy Organics
Joy Organics was founded by Joy and Todd Smith with a clear initiative: to develop premium CBD products through innovation and excellence, with service to match.
Joy’s interest in CBD happened organically as she looked for natural solutions to help with sleep and other health issues. While experimenting with other CBD products, she noticed many didn’t provide positive results.
This led Joy and Todd to explore the option of creating their own CBD products. With Joy’s interest and Todd’s background in metabolic health, they knew they could disrupt a booming industry with a better approach and higher standards.
With CBD being largely unregulated the best way to look at a company’s reputation is to see if they’ve had any lawsuits or warning letters filed against them.
As of the date of this writing Joy has no known lawsuits filed against and has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
In addition, the FDA hasn’t had to send any warning letters to the company. This is something they will do if a brand is found to be making unfounded or unsupported health claims.
Quality and Testing
Not only does Joy Organics test their products in house, they have monthly third party lab test come in and verify the findings.
The testing looks for attributes like consistency and color, potencies, terpene content, checks for pesticides, metals, solvents and more.
Joy publishes all their testing on their Lab Reports page. The best part of this is each product is stamped with the lot number on the bottom of the bottle or container. When you receive your order you can cross reference your lot number with the associated reports and know EXACTLY what is in your CBD!
This is a step above and beyond what many CBD brands are currently doing and the main reason we trust Joy’s quality.
Hemp Growing Process
While Joy Organics does not actually grow their own hemp, they do work hand in hand with a group of farmers, all located in the United States, to grow their proprietary strains of hemp.
These farmers have been selected for their state of the art growing processes that not only ensure safe, regulated growing methods but ones that avoid herbicide use and practice water-saving and innovative farming processes.
Joy Organics is also a board member of the U.S. Hemp Rountable. This coalition is made up of many of the leading brands in CBD that are all committed to the production of safe hemp and CBD products.
Joy Organics Extraction Method
On the website, Joy states their manufacturing facility is compliant with the FDA’s guidelines for current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs). We couldn’t find a certification from the FDA for Joy, but that could just mean the FDA hasn’t gotten to Joy yet even though best practices are being followed.
For the actual extraction process, Joy Organics is using a supercritical CO2 extraction and purification process. This is currently the best extraction method being used, and it’s no surprise that this company is using it.
For Joy Organics softgels, dog treats and energy mix they take the manufacturing process one step further, using a nanoemulsion process. This process leaves the CBD, which is normally oil based and therefor doesn’t mix with water, into a water-soluble powder.
This process leads to a greater bioavailability and better absorption rate. This means you get the same benefits from a lower serving size!
While we have not worked with Joy Organics customer service team, we scoured the internet looking for anything negative being said and didn’t see much.
As a small, family run and managed business it is not surprising that the initial initiative of the company is still being closely followed, something you don’t see with larger CBD brands.
Joy does have a 30 day money-back guarantee, which several reviewers mention was a quick and easy process.
Joy Organics Product Offerings
Before we wrote this review, Joy Organics did reach out to us and ask us if we’d like to try some of their product. While we have purchased from them before, our reviews of the product are from the samples they sent us this time around.
That being said, Joy did not pay for this review or have any other influence over it!
Joy Organics CBD Oil
The first product we will talk about is the Joy Organics CBD Oil. We tried out two flavors, the Tranquil Mint and the Fresh Lime. We’ll come back to the flavors, but one of the things that stood out to us immediately was the USDA Organic Certified badge these oils carry.
We have tried a lot of product and NO other oil we’ve seen have this badge, it’s a stamp of approval and proof of the quality Joy Organics CBD Oil brings to the table!
When testing out this oil we decided to use if before bed, as we normally would. We stop using CBD oil one week and then used the Joy Organics 15mg Fresh Lime the next. The results were pretty impressive:
The graphs you are looking at are from a fitness tracker we use called Whoop. It uses multiple factors to gauge our recovery after sleeping to gauge how primed our body is to take on strain.
The week before taking CBD Oil we had a recovery score average of 55%, with, 66%, and no days in the red! (We took these photos a day after the writing of this article, thus the slight difference in %!)
Granted, there are other factors to go into this, but a jump of 11% and four days “in the green” can’t’ be completely coincidental!
Now, about the flavor. We really enjoyed the fresh lime. It tasted similar to a lime sparkling water drink and was mellow but covered up the bitter, woodsy taste CBD Oil normally would have.
We didn’t care for the tranquil mint; it was a little bit stronger and we don’t like mint anyway. Could just be us! We are guessing that someone who enjoys mint would really enjoy that flavor!
Joy Organics CBD Oils come in both THC Free (broad spectrum) and Full Spectrum (0.3% THC) varieties.
Joy Organics CBD Gummies are a tasty little treat for those who don’t care for the oils. Joy sticks with their practice of producing the cleanest, highest quality products with these gummies as well, they are both gluten free and vegan friendly.
These broad spectrum gummies are 10mg each and come in green apple and strawberry lemonade flavors.
The strawberry lemonade flavor we tried was great and could have easily passed for a candy treat.
The Organic CBD Salve from Joy Organics was probably our favorite product. As a Crossfitter I am sore more days than not, and especially my lower back needs some TLC from time to time.
One of the big complaints about CBD is that many people can’t “feel” it working. This is normal and just due to how it reacts with your endocannabinoid system. Not so with the CBD Salve.
A few minutes after rubbing this salve in we started stretching and by the time we were done we were already feeling much less tight. Yes, this has something to do with the stretching, but the salve definitely helped!
If you only get one product from Joy Organics, it should be their THC free softgels. As we talked about in the extraction method section, Joy uses a nanoemulsion technology to make these softgels water soluble, and thus more bioavailable.
If you are already taking other vitamins or supplements on a daily basis this is a great product for you since it will be easy to add into your routine.
CBD Energy Drink
Want the kick of a Rockstar without all the junk you’ll find in them? Joy Organics CBD energy drink is a perfect substitute.
Not only does this product give you a boost of energy, but several of the substances within are also known to help promote focus (including CBD). This product comes packed with natural ingredients rather than things cooked up in a lab.
As someone who really enjoys sweets, the flavor actually could have been stronger.
I mixed a packet with about 16oz of water, next time I’ll stick closer to 12oz.
Frankly, we don’t think you can go wrong with any of these products. If you don’t like taking CBD oil, go with the gummies or softgels. Sore muscles and joints get the salve, and the energy drink product is great for mornings or an afternoon pick me up.
Joy Organics CBD Products – Pros and Cons
Here is a brief summary of the pros and cons of Joy Organics!
We left price off this list intentionally. Joy Organics products are right in line with many of the top CBD brands out there. Many people think this is expensive but in an unregulated market this is the cost of quality growing, manufacturing, extraction, and the lab testing required.
- Family Run Business
- Quality – You can really tell the effort put in, from the packaging to the products, from the website to customer service. Everything is done right.
- USDA Certified Organic Full and Broad Spectrum CBD tinctures
- Both in house and third-party Lab testing done
- US Hemp Roundtable Board of Directors member
- Top Notch Manufacturing and Extraction Methods – This includes industry innovations like the nanoemulsion technology used to create the best softgels possible
- Full Spectrum and THC-Free Options
- Rewards Program
- Website – Fast, clean and easy to navigate. Not cluttered like many CBD sites are.
- Free Shipping
- Selection – Many of the “top” brands still have more offerings, although compared to many companies they have a great selection
- Limited Retail Locations – As of the time of this writing, most of Joy’s locations are in Colorado. This may not be an issue for you, especially with free shipping available
Joy Organics CBD Review Takeaways
We are extremely impressed with the experience we’ve had with Joy Organics. From their team reaching out to us, to the quick delivery of products, and especially the products themselves.
In an industry that is quickly being dominated by giants companies, it is nice to see a family operation not only keeping up, but leading the way with new technologies and products! Joy Organics is without a doubt one of the best CBD brands on the market today!