Da Kine's Kava

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.