FAQ

Will UbU get me "High"?

NO! UbU is made from Hemp and is guaranteed to contain less than 0.3% THC, the ingredient in cannabis that gets you high. You could drink an entire case of UbU and still drive a car or operate heavy machinery.

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Why 25mg?

The bioavailability of CBD varies depending on the method of ingestion. We found that 25mg is the best amount when getting your daily dose of CBD through a beverage.

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Where does our Hemp CBD come from?

It all begins by using premium organically-grown Hemp from Colorado to produce a full-spectrum oil, using a proprietary process that retains more of the benefits versus what's available from solvent or CO2 extraction. The oil is then converted into a water-soluble powder, which contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes in the plant, including 25mg of CBD.

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What does Full Spectrum mean?

UbU uses Full Spectrum CBD (vs CBD isolate), meaning we use the full plant extract, which includes all the plants naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes, instead of simply isolating the CBD molecule. More and more evidence is showing that it's the combined action of all these different components, also called "the entourage effect", that provides the most benefits.

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Is UbU available outside California?

Yes! We can deliver anywhere in the US. We cannot ship outside the US as of yet.

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What's the difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Here it is in a nutshell: probiotics are the good bacteria that live in your gut. If you're a healthy adult, you probably have plenty of those already in your system.

Prebiotics are dietary fibres that feed your healthy bacteria. In other words, prebiotics are the "food" for probiotics, something you need every day to maintain digestive health. UbU gives you a healthy dose of prebiotics in every bottle. 

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What is Baobab?

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.

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What is Agave Insulin?

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.

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What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The ECS is a system comprising your body’s own cannabinoids, the receptors to which they bind, and the enzymes that metabolize them and break them down after their job is done. Yes, you read that right: Your body produces its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in cannabis. The job of the endocannabinoid system, as scientists currently understand it, is to help your body maintain homeostasis—that is, to maintain a consistent internal cellular environment regardless of changing conditions. It does this by releasing endocannabinoids in response to a wide range of stimuli, including pain, inflammation, hunger, and stress.

Bradley Alger, Ph.D., whose research has focused on endocannabinoids for the past two decades, refers to the ECS as “the bridge between body and mind.”  He notes that ECS receptors are found in the brain, immune cells, connective tissues, and nearly all organs—virtually throughout the entire body. The fact that the endocannabinoid system interacts with so many different systems in your body may hold the key to understanding why cannabis, and particularly CBD, seems to be helpful in so many different disorders.

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What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are plants with compounds that support the body in handling the damaging effects of stress. Herbs, like Panax ginseng, have been used throughout the world to heal and strengthen the body for millennia, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. There is a large and growing body of scientific research when it comes to the positive effects of adaptogen herbs, including their ability to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, support natural sleep/wake cycles, decrease mental fatigue and overall protect against oxidative stress in the body. When taken regularly, adaptogens may help promote optimal health.

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What are Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are mineral salts, or ions, that conduct electricity when dissolved in water. There are many different types of electrolytes in your body. You’re probably familiar with sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfate, and phosphates, which are all electrolytes. You lose them when you sweat, which is why you see them being marketed by athletes. Like motor oil in your car, electrolytes don’t make your engine run, but they keep things running smoothly. Too much or too little and your engine seizes up, causing you a whole host of health problems.

Electrolytes perform numerous crucial functions in your body. They maintain proper hydration levels in your cells, which is why you feel thirsty when you work out. As you sweat out electrolytes, your brain signals thirst to encourage you to replace them. They also:

  • Carry signals from your brain to your cells
  • Aid muscle contraction
  • Maintain body temperature
  • Release hormones from your endocrine glands
  • Balance and control the movement of water between your cells and their environment
  • Regulate normal functioning of many enzymes
  • Balance PH

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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 a stressful occasion
  • Before or after yoga
  • While stuck in traffic
  • For cocktails or mocktails
  • When you just need a moment for yourself

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Is UbU only available online?

UbU is also available at fine retail stores, restaurants and cafes across Southern California. If you'd like to see UbU tonics at your local retailer, feel free to let us know!