Frequently Asked Questions

Is CBD legal?

Yes. The recent Farm Bill, signed into law on December 20, 2018, removed hemp, including its extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives, from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Hemp is now considered an agricultural commodity, just like corn, lettuce and soy. 

What will I feel after drinking UbU?

You will not feel any "high" or euphoric effect. Although the effect of CBD varies from person to person, most people feel a sense of relaxation and wellbeing, without feeling intoxicated, about 20 minutes after consumption. Some describe it resembling a "runner's high" while others say it feels like you just had a massage. 

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.

When should I drink UbU?

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

/ After your morning workout 

/ On your daily commute 

/ 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

Why 25mg?

The bioavailability of CBD, meaning how much gets into your system after ingesting it, varies depending on body type and method of ingestion. We found that 25mg is the best amount when getting your dose of CBD through a beverage.

Where does UbU's hemp CBD come from?

It all begins by using premium, organically-grown Hemp from Colorado to produce a full-spectrum oil, using a proprietary heating process that retains more of the benefits than 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.

Is the CBD in UbU lab tested?

Our organic hemp CBD is tested by a third-party independent laboratory before and after production for potency, residual solvents (VOCs), mold & heavy metals. 

What does "Full-Spectrum" CBD mean?

Full Spectrum CBD (vs CBD isolate) means we use the full plant extract, which includes all the plant's 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.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, is a system comprising of 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.

Where do the 5 calories in UbU come from?

UbU contains no sugar, sweeteners or carbohydrates whatsoever. The 5 calories in UbU strictly come from gut-friendly prebiotics, delivering 8% of the recommended daily allowance of dietary fibre in every bottle.

What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are plant-based ingredients with compounds that support the body in handling the damaging effects of stress. They 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 adaptogens, 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. Adaptogens are known to help promote optimal health when taken regularly.

Prebiotics and Probiotics: what's the difference?

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 8% of the recommended daily allowance of dietary fibre in every bottle.

What is agave inulin?

Agave inulin is a tasteless and odorless 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.

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 used 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 enzymesBalance PH

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