FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What is Kanbala about?
Kanbala is a health, wellness and lifestyle company that embraces the movement to raise awareness about the importance of living a clean and healthy lifestyle. What we accept into our lives, both through our mind and body, has a direct impact on our overall wellness.
We strive to join Customers on their wellness journey, and help educate and empower them about great products, better living, and how they can become a positive example for others to follow.
Recent research has shown the tremendous benefits of the products we promote and the energy giving, rejuvenating feelings that can come about from their use. Both young and old benefit alike.
Our partner’s hemp products are organically grown and come directly from farm to door so that you are ensured of the highest quality product to help you on your journey to optimal health!
1. What is the benefit of NuBellamora?
Numbellamora is one of the finest skin exfoliant and collagen products on the market today. It removes a layer of dead skin within 1 minute, preparing the skin to accept more of the nourishment provided by the collagen or other skin care products.
2. Can people get “high” from using these products?
3. Is hemp extract oil legal?
Yes – Hemp extract oil obtained from hemp is legal, because the FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products, so their importation and consumption is not restricted. However, it is not legal to grow hemp in most U.S. states. For this reason, many companies producing CANNABIDIOL oil or other cannabidiol-rich supplements, source their hemp from countries where it is legal to grow it – one of the more common ones is Canada. Industrial hemp can be legally grown in most countries and CANNABIDIOL oil can be purchased in most of those countries.
4. How is cannabidiol oil obtained?
Cannabidiol oil is generally obtained from hemp through either alcohol or CO2 extraction processes. Our partners use hemp, and they opt for alcohol extraction because it is the most effective method, producing oil that yields the full spectrum of cannabinoids in the Cannabis sativa plant. Their extracts contain a multitude of cannabinoids with positive effects, as well as terpenes, minerals, fatty acids, and vitamins. All these substances make these products nourishing and we recommend them for dietary and skin-care uses.
5. Can cannabidiol oil cure any condition?
Our partners produce cannabidiol oil that is sold as a dietary and or personal-use supplement, so we’re not making any medical claims. However, we do encourage you to research this topic yourself, as there are trustworthy websites where you’ll find studies on the effects and benefits of cannabidiol for various conditions. We may refer to such studies here, but only to inform you about them. Their cannabidiol products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease although it is quite possible those suffering from any one or more of a variety of ailments could see benefit from taking cannabidiol.
6. Is your partner’s cannabidiol oil synthetic or natural?
Our partners extract cannabidiol oil from industrial hemp, so their products are all natural and, are organically grown. Industrial hemp is naturally rich in cannabidiol, so they use this plant to make sure the final product contains a multitude of useful compounds and no psychoactive substances.
7. Does cannabidiol oil cause side effects?
Hemp is considered generally safe, so there shouldn’t be any significant side effects of cannabidiol, but we can’t rule them out as it really depends on how your body tolerates and adapts to these dietary supplements. We recommend that you consult your physician before using any dietary supplement, including our cannabidiol oil.
8. Why should I use cannabidiol oil from your products instead of relying on cannabinoids from marijuana?
Technically, cannabinoids from marijuana and cannabinoids from hemp are the same, meaning that they have the same properties. However, you should opt for hemp cannabidiol oil if you intend to use it as a food supplement. Hemp cannabidiol does not make you “high”.
9. How much cannabidiol oil should I take?
This really depends on which product you are using, how you use it and how your body adapts to it. We recommend starting with 1-5 drops per serving, once or twice per day and determine if this dosage works for you. If it’s the first time you’re using a hemp-oil supplements, we encourage you to discuss use with your healthcare practitioner if you have specific questions.
10. What is a “Tincture” of cannabidiol hemp oil?
A tincture is a liquid made from a plant “extract.” A tincture typically contains a solvent agent such as food-grade alcohol to keep the plant extract in a usable liquid suspension. Pure hemp oil (100%) is extremely viscous, sticky, and difficult to dispense or use, hence the use of alcohol to keep everything in suspension.
11. Where does your partners hemp come from?
Our partner’s hemp is produced from specially hybridized organic hemp that our partners grow in Colorado and has some of the highest levels of Cannabidiol in the U.S. The concentrated hemp oil extract that they produce from their own carefully selected plants provides the best balance of cannabinoids and highest purity cannabidiol.
12. What is the best way to produce cannabidiol-rich cannabis oil?
To extract cannabidiol-rich cannabis oil, one must start with cannabidiol-rich plant material. There many ways to extract oil from the cannabis plant, each has its pros and cons. Some methods are safer and more effective than others. Cannabis oils made with neurotoxic solvents like butane and hexane may leave unsafe residues that interfere with immune function and impede healing. Thus, the two main methods of extraction are ethanol (food-grade alcohol) and CO2.
13. Can I get cannabidiol from juicing raw cannabis?
By juicing or otherwise ingesting raw, unheated cannabis, one consumes cannabinoids in their acid form. A cannabidiol-rich strain contains cannabidiol-acid (cannabidiol A), which, when heated, becomes cannabidiol. Unheated cannabidiol A has medicinal attributes, but there has been comparatively little scientific research into cannabinoid acids.
14. Is a cannabidiol-dominant cannabis strain best?
First, we cannot tell you that cannabidiol has curing properties. A cannabidiol-dominant extract or strain might be optimal for treating anxiety and seizure disorders, but patients with pain syndromes and neurodegenerative disorders may benefit from other formulations.
15. Will I flunk a drug test if I medicate with cannabidiol-rich cannabis?
You may fail a drug test even if you experience no mood-altering affects from your cannabidiol-rich product.
16. How is cannabidiol metabolized when consumed orally?
Is it converted to another compound. Cannabidiol is metabolized into an analogous compound, 7-hydroxy-cannabidiol, by the liver. Some 6-OH-CANNABIDIOL may also be formed. But scientists know relatively little about the activity (or lack thereof) of these compounds.
17. I reside outside the United States. How can I obtain cannabidiol-rich remedies?
If you live in one of the 22 countries that have approved GW’s Sativex you may qualify for a prescription. Cannabidiol-derived from industrial hemp grown in Europe is legal and available in the European Union. The Dutch Health Ministry distributes a cannabidiol-rich cannabis strain to patients enrolled in the Netherland’s official medical marijuana program. The official Israeli medical marijuana program also grows and dispenses cannabidiol-rich strains. Those who live outside the U.S. can also visit—or coordinate with a friend or relative in—Colorado or Washington, and other states where cannabis is legal and available for personal use for those 21 years or older. How one elects to travel with or transport their medication, which is prohibited by federal law, is their own responsibility. High quality cannabidiol-rich products are also available in California. To be in receipt of any California cannabis product one must be in possession of a valid medical cannabis recommendation letter from a California physician. Some patients and/or caregivers come to California and establish a temporary California residence to obtain a California ID. With this ID, they can see a California medical cannabis expert, get a letter of recommendation, and then obtain cannabidiol-rich medicine. Many patients and their families have relocated to cannabis-friendly states to access cannabidiol-rich medicine on a consistent basis.
18. I am from a state where medical marijuana is not yet legal. How can I obtain cannabidiol-rich remedies?
You may be in luck. An advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, April 19, 2018 recommended approval of the first pharmaceutical grade cannabidiol medicine to treat severe epilepsy. Also, to access cannabidiol-rich products, most can now be shipped to 50 states. Please consult the legality of these products in your state.
19. Why are scientists trying to do more research on cannabidiol when there are so many journal articles reporting its benefits?
Although cannabidiol has been studied since its molecular structure was elucidated in the mid-1960s and there have been numerous cannabidiol lab studies (using mice as test subjects), only a few clinical studies (using people as test subjects in a controlled setting) have been conducted. While these studies strongly suggest that cannabidiol will benefit people, more real-life investigation is called for.
20. I have heard that cannabidiol is the dominant cannabinoid in hemp plants. Can I just smoke or ingest hemp or ditch-weed to get the healing effects of cannabidiol?
It is true that hemp fiber or seed strains will be relatively high in cannabidiol, but the overall cannabinoid content of industrial hemp will probably be low. Industrial Hemp is genetically bred to produce fiber for various products or seed for omega oil and nutritional supplements. Industrial hemp is generally not bred for resin production. Without selective breeding for cannabidiol content, cannabidiol yields from hemp are likely to be low. Therefore, our partners specifically breed their hemp plants to enhance the cannabidiol content.
21. Can a grower increase cannabidiol content by manipulating environmental factors?
Contrary to some rumors, a plant cannot be made cannabidiol-rich if it lacks the right genetic make-up. The ratio of cannabidiol, and other cannabinoids is genetically determined, according to a study by biochemist Etienne de Meijer, Inheritance of the Cannabinoid Phenotype. A grower can, however, influence overall cannabinoid content by manipulating environmental factors—temperature, light, water acidity, and nutrients—that affect plant health.
22. Does cannabidiol interact with other medications?
Yes. Cannabidiol inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group; this is why physician’s advise patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, cannabidiol can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking cannabidiol.
23. If cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, does that mean it is legal?
Cannabidiol and all other plant cannabinoids are Schedule I drugs in the US (per code 7372). So, technically, cannabidiol is forbidden in any form (as an isolate or plant-based derivative) by the Federal Government, however many U.S. States now support its use and sale. Furthermore, the FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be legal food-based products. You will need to consult with legal counsel in your own state to determine the legality of hemp plant cannabinoids for you.
24. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%?
What’s in our partners hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids? These Colorado hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol, CBC, CBG, CBN, etc. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our agricultural hemp extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phytochemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 and 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavonoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.
25. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-cannabidiol hemp extract?
No! Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our partner’s full spectrum hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our partner’s hemp extract is a full-plant extraction with many components not typically found in the seeds. Hemp-seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it does not have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids, and other components that our extracts contain.
26. Is your partner’s Hemp Extract Oil like Rick Simpson Hemp Oil (RSHO)?
No. Our partner’s is from hemp and RSHO is usually from marijuana, a different form of cannabis (i.e., cannabis indica), than industrial hemp – cannabis sativa L. Or partner’s industrial hemp extracts are more standardized and will usually have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like cannabidiol than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. Usually the cannabis variety used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with a much inferior cannabidiol content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is today.
27. Where do you source your partner’s hemp and cannabidiol from?
As stated, our partners are using 100% Colorado-grown hemp in their dietary supplement manufacturing and have been doing so since 2014. Their product is from farm to door. They do not import or solicit raw hemp products from other U.S. states or other countries.
28. What type of extraction method do you employ?
Since their inception, our partners use ethanol (food grade alcohol) to extract their hemp, the most prevalent method for hemp extracts historically. It is a clean and cold extraction method that allows for optimal retention of terpenes and other sensitive compounds to deliver a full-spectrum product.
29. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your partner’s products?
Our partners have industry leading quality control systems, and have third party laboratories analyze all hemp extracts and final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.
30. What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuro-modulatory lipids and their receptors. There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, which include CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 receptors are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “Ananda,” which translates to “peace”). For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s.