Product Information: Kava Kava Root.
40% Piper Mehtysticum
History of Kava Kava:
Kava (or Kava kava) is a plant found in the islands of the Paficic Ocean. It’s name means “intoxicating pepper” mostly due to its calming properties. Islanders have used this plant for hundreds of years in social gatherings and traditional medicine.
Okay, so what is it?
Kava is a member of the nightshade family (related to eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes) and is a tropical evergreen shrub with heart-shaped leaves and woody stems.
The roots are dried completely and then crushed into a powder. Traditionally, this powder is then mixed with water to drink. Kava can also be put into capsules for more exact measurements.
What are some of the benefits?
Kava contains substances called “kavalactones”. These can make you feel calm, relaxed, and happy. The plant is thought to relieve pain, prevent seizures, and relax muscles. It has also been shown to aid in benefiting people with: anxiety, stress, trouble sleeping, and even PMS (premenstrual syndrome).
How much do I take and for how long?
That’s where this is a little fuzzier. There is no official recommendation on kava intake. The American Botanical Council advises 60-120mg of kavalactones twice a day as a safe, effective rage for most individuals. It is not advised to take kava for longer than 3 months (consecutively) unless otherwise prescribed and/or taken under medical supervision.
Minimal, but like with any new supplement, talk to your doctor first. If you are taking medications, use caution and be aware of any potential reactions. Kava has NOT been proven to be addictive. Researchers have noted no side effects related to withdrawal or dependency.
Why should I take kava vs. prescription medication?
Medication provided by your doctor may be beneficial but many of these drugs have high rates of dependency and abuse. The side effects are pretty scary too! Ambien, a popular sleeping medication, has been known to cause blackout periods, sleep-walking, and sleep-eating. Anti-anxiety medications, like Xanax and Klonopin, are known to affect long term memory and can be highly addictive. Kava is a safer, short term option compared to your typical medications relieving the same symptoms.
I’m ready to try it!
Kava root is available in 2 sizes. Both have a content of 40% kavalactones or 40mg per 100mg powder.
Use a standardized conversion of 100mg x .40 = 40mg kavalactones per 100mg powder. In total our bags contain 2,800mg of kavalactones!
Our shots contain the full daily max of 600mg total powder or 240mg kavalactones.
DISCLAIMER: These Statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.