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Frequently Asked Questions

What does UbU mean?

Some call it “ooboo”, but we like to call it “you be you”. Because that’s what it’s about: being your best and being yourself. Born in Santa Monica, California, where wellness is a way of life, UbU believes that mindfulness in the choices we make every day leads to happy, healthy lives.

What is Baobab Superfruit?

The baobab is the most widespread tree species of the genus Adansonia, the baobabs, and is native to the African continent.

Baobab fruit has a truly remarkable range of health benefits. Researchers at the Oxford Brookes University in the UK demonstrated that consuming Baobab Fruit Powder helps regulate blood sugar – which is particularly good news for those with Type 2 Diabetes. Baobab is rich in soluble dietary fiber which slows down the rise in blood glucose, helping prevent sugar spikes. It is also high in polyphenols which have been shown to effect the release of sugars from carbohydrates into the blood stream, reducing their conversion into glucose.

The Baobab superfruit possesses more antioxidants than any other fruit, and its soluble fibers are prebiotics: non-digestible food components that beneficially affect our gut by selectively stimulating the growth and activity of beneficial microflora.

Baobab’s unique combination of vitamins and minerals make it a highly effective adaptogen. Adaptogens are natural substances that are able to decrease the level of stress, anxiety, fatigue and tiredness in the human body. They also increase the ability of the human body to react and adapt to stressors.

The production of baobab fruit pulp powder uses only the fruit; the
trees themselves are “wild-harvested” and undamaged. Our local suppliers in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe have for many years set the standard for best practice in baobab harvest and fruit powder production in Africa.

The majority of the very poorest people live in the very driest parts of
the Africa. Which, coincidentally, also happens to be the areas where baobab grows. That’s why this tree is so incredibly valuable to people living in these areas. Our suppliers work with over 3,000 rural harvesters (mainly women), each supporting an average family size of 5 people, who are directly benefiting from your purchase. Harvesters are paid upfront when
they bring their fruit to rural collection points, and as UbU grows, we hope to continue to widen the scope of impact.

What is Agave Inulin?

Agave inulin is a highly soluble dietary fiber (inulin-type fructan) that has been shown by scientific studies to provide numerous health benefits.

Extracted from all natural organic blue agave, it is considered a “super fiber”. It promotes digestive health by serving as a prebiotic that aids the good bacteria in our gut. Agave inulin also supports bone health by increasing the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium. As an inulin, it has a very low impact on blood sugar levels making it ideal for diabetics.

Where does the Energy in UbU Organic Natural Energy come from?

The energy in UbU Organic Natural Energy comes from the panax ginseng and vitamin B.

Ginseng has been shown to help fight fatigue and enhance physical activity by lowering oxidative damage and increasing energy production in cells. Some studies have also shown it may help improve brain functions like memory, behavior and mood.

B vitamins are often called the energy vitamins, but they are more like keys that unlock it. That’s because compounds in the B complex are needed for everything from the healthy maintenance of brain cells to the metabolism of carbohydrates, the brain’s source of fuel. Bs are also necessary for production of neurotransmitters, which regulate mood and conduct messages through the brain.

Can UbU Organic Hemp Tonic get me high?

No. Although the Hemp extract used in UbU Organic Hemp Tonic contains natural occurring cannabinoids, the amount of THC (the one that gets you high) is guaranteed to be below 0.3%.

If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or if you must undergo drug-testing, we recommend avoiding all hemp-based products.

When should I drink UbU?

Anytime you want to give your body and mind a refreshing “reset” while getting a healthy dose of adaptogens and nutrients:

  • After your daily workout
  • On your way to work
  • With lunch
  • For a midday boost
  • Before or after yoga
  • While stuck in traffic
  • For cocktails or mocktails
  • When you just need a moment for yourself
What does Full-Spectrum mean?

Full-Spectrum means that our extract comes from the entire plant, with all its natural cannabinoids and terpenes. Using full-spectrum extract allows UbU to deliver a true “entourage effect”, combining the different components and making them work together to provide maximum benefits.

Where Can I Buy UbU?

UbU is now available in select locations around Los Angeles.
Our list of retailers is growing every day, send us a message if you’d like your local store to carry UbU.