What Is Kava?
Kava is the common name of the tropical shrub Piper methysticum, which grows in the Pacific Islands. When ingested the kavalactones in kava roots provide natural stress-relief, reduce anxiety, and promote a state of mental well-being and physical relaxation.
Kava is ideal for anyone who wants:
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Kava has a 3,000-year-old reputation as a safe and effective method for achieving a state of mental wellbeing, focus, and relaxation. Kava contains multiple types of “kavalactones” and “kavapyrones” that affect your brain (acting as a natural antidepressant and mood booster) and your central nervous system (relaxing your body and muscles). However kava does not negatively affect your mental clarity or your motor skills, so you should still be in control and able to function normally.
While everyone is different and results may vary, kava typically promotes a sense of stress-free relaxation, particularly among those who suffer from symptoms of anxiety. Kava is not harshly intoxicating like alcohol nor stimulating like coffee; instead, it can create a mild sense of euphoria, well-being, and mental stillness. When drinking kava expect to feel calm, at peace, and ready to socialize.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Should I Drink?
It varies from person to person. While some kava drinkers recommend large doses in order to really feel the effects, we recommend that first-timers start with a sip or two every few minutes in order to gauge your own respose. Research has shown that an effective dose of kava can be as low as 50mg of kavalactones, so we suggest starting there and working up if you need to. Kava also has a reverse tolerance effect, so the more frequently you drink it the less you will need to feel the effects!
Why is my mouth numb?
Remember the kavalactones we mentioned before? That mixture of stress-fighting compounds acts directly on your central nervous system, which results in a variety of sedative and numbing effects. The first few sips of kava can cause your lips and tongue to tingle... don't worry! This is normal and it will fade after a few minutes. As you keep drinking you may eventually start to feel your muscles relax too.
Is Kava Safe For Me?
Kava is safe for most people in moderation. The recommended daily dose is about 300 mg of kavalactones, and consuming more could potentially cause stomach upset or drowsiness. It is also best to skip out on kava if you are taking pharmaceutical antidepressants, suffering from a pre-existing heart, lung, or liver condition, or frequently drinking large quantities of alcohol. Pregnant women may also use discretion, although there are no known reports of complications with kava and pregnancy.
Not Intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. Not for use with alcoholic beverages or by those with a history of liver problems. Excessive use may cause drowsiness or impair your ability to operate heavy machinery. Consult your doctor before use if you are taking prescription medication, including antidepressants.