Last week, alternative wellness brand, Hello Kanna® debuted its signature lineup of lifestyle products at the Champs tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Signified by its name, the primary active ingredient in Hello Kanna products is kanna (Sceletium tortuosum), a succulent-type plant from South Africa, which has been used by the area’s natives for centuries for its naturally mood-lifting properties.
With a focus on offering a diverse, yet focused product lineup, Hello Kanna offers a variety of different products–each with a unique blend of botanicals and nootropics in addition to the primary active ingredient, kanna.
- Hello Calm®: A calming blend that contains kanna (Sceletium tortuosum), Vitamin D, Ashwagandha (KSM-66), Rhodiola Rosea, Black Pepper Extract, L-Theanine, and more.
- Hello Focus®: A focus-enhancing blend that contains kanna (Sceletium tortuosum), Vitamin B, Lions Mane, Ginkgo Balboa, Alpha-GPC, and more.
- Hello Happy® A mood-lifting blend that contains kanna (Sceletium tortuosum), Vitamin D, Guarana, Gaba, Alpha GPC, Lemon Balm, and more.
A Brief Explanation: What is Kanna?
Kanna is a succulent-type plant that can be found growing natively in parts of South Africa. The plant itself is a shrub-like plant that has flat, moisture-filled leaves that creep over the desert ground as the plant grows. Seasonally the plant blossoms with yellow or pink flowers.
Scientifically, kanna is known as sceletium tortuosum, but the plant is known by locals and people of different parts of the world by different names, such as canna, kauwgoed, and channa.
How Does Kanna Work?
Similar to kratom and other botanical supplements, kanna contains several known alkaloids that act on the brain to potentially improve the circulation of serotonin while inhibiting brain signals that are believed to cause anxiety.
To date, scientists estimate that there are approximately 30 or so alkaloids within the Sceletium plant genus that contribute to that plant’s effects.
For further information on the function of the alkaloids in kanna, here’s a great in-depth research article to explore: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27939420/
Some of the primary alkaloids found within kanna include Mesembrine, Mesembrenone, and Mesembrinol, among others.
Research on the Benefits of Kanna
Due to its diverse abundance of alkaloids, kanna has been the focus of numerous studies as a potential source of relief for a variety of ailments including:
While more research is needed to conclusively determine the effectiveness of kanna for these ailments, the findings thus far are quite compelling, and the feedback from people that have actually used kanna is very exciting.
Why Choose Hello Kanna Products
“At Hello Kanna, we wholly believe in the value of kanna as botanical medicine. To improve the effectiveness of our products and complement the benefits of kanna, we formulate proprietary kanna extract blends with added nootropics and vitamins.” – Gavin Woodward, Co-Founder of Hello Kanna.
Hello Kanna offers a range of symptom-based products that contain standardized formulas with higher mesembrine alkaloid levels. According to the team at Hello Kanna, this leads to a more reliable experience and heightened results.
In addition, all Hello Kanna products are 100% all-natural, third-party lab-tested, and are available at industry-leading prices.
To learn more about Hello Kanna® and explore the full Hello Kanna® product lineup, please visit HelloKanna.com.