Kava

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Kava Dosage Guide: How Much to Take

Kava is a relaxing, calming beverage that is created by processing the roots of the kava plant. Typically this is done by drying and grinding kava root into a powder. This powder is then soaked in water and made into a tea, which is drunk for a pleasant, chill, calming effect. Kava is in some ways similar to Xanax, and some compare it to Kratom.

But what dosage is the right amount for kava? Kava dosage is a somewhat complicated topic, given its effects and all of the different ways of consuming kava and measuring it. I’ll go into it in detail in this article.

I’ll also consider many of the other factors that contribute to the impacts and effects of kava.

Kava Dosage – Medicinal Recommendation

The classic recommended dosage of kavalactones is no more than 250 mg per day. This is what a user would likely receive from two or three tablespoons of good medium-grind kava, prepared the traditional way.

This is a reasonable target, and would likely result in a sensation similar in grade to a single Vicodin tablet.

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How Many Calories in Kava?

Many are switching away from alcohol as a mood-enhancing beverage. This is often due to the mega calories in beer, wine, and sweet cocktails. For those who don’t want those excess carbs, but still want a mind-expanding, mood-altering beverage, is there any option other than slamming straight whiskey or gin? Yes!

Kava tea is a fantastic alternative to these alcoholic drinks. So how many calories in Kava? How many Carbs in Kava? There are almost no calories in kava and no carbs in kava.

Kava is quite a low-carb and low-calorie drink, assuming it is consumed without adjuncts. However, when you start to mix in fruit juices and the like, things can change quickly! 

Let’s dig into the details below.

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Where to Buy Kava Locally and Online

Kava is a relaxing beverage and entheogen that originated in the South Pacific and has spread throughout the world. It is the root of a tree that grows across Oceana in places like Fiji, Vanuatu, Hawaii, and Samoa. If you want to buy kava, just hop on a plane to Vanuatu and go to the local Nakamal.

Wait, that costs thousands of dollars in airfare alone?! Fortunately, Kava is readily available online, and also locally. But the kava near me, is that that stuff any good? Where can I buy kava that’s decent?

In this article, I’ll look at several sources of Kava, both in local shops and online. I’ll also discuss the formats commonly available in different stores, and which types are worth getting.

Yogi Kava Tea Review: Will This Tea Chill You Out?

Yogi Kava Tea Stress Relief is the most well-known Kava in the world. It is found in grocery stores all across the United States, and internationally. Yogi’s prepackaged tea [Amazon Link] is likely the first encounter most people will have with the concept of Kava, and the idea that Kava can relieve stress and promote relaxation.

In some ways, it is an excellent introduction to the world of kava, but the effects produced by Yogi Kava Tea are essentially nonexistent. At least, they pale in comparison to what is experienced by those who use actual Kava Root, or Instant Kava.

In this article, I will do a Yogi Kava Tea Review, look closely at it, and explain whether or not it is worth purchasing.

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Kava Toss and Wash. Is it a good idea?

Kava is an extremely pleasant mild sedative and relaxer that has been enjoyed throughout Polynesia for millennia. It spread through Oceana, and has become popular throughout the world. Kava kava is an excellent replacement for more harmful substances like alcohol and Xanax.

Many who come to Kava are attracted to its wonderful relaxation properties, coupled with the fact that it’s non-addictive and helps with sleep. Unfortunately, the traditional process of making kava is somewhat involved and requires effort to kneading the kava root.

Lots of kava users wonder whether you can just consume the raw root, using the “Toss and Wash” method that many Kratom-enthusiasts use. Is Kava Toss and Wash a good idea? Let’s go over the details.

Anxiety

Natural Vitamins for Anxiety. Calm Anxiety Naturally

Natural Vitamins for Anxiety

We live on an amazing planet, surrounded by astonishing beauty and wonderful people. It’s easy to forget that, though. Stress and anxiety can creep in, and the wonder and beauty are gone. Sadly, it’s a fact of life for many of us, but there are ways to ease such negative emotions.

There is a solid scientific reason why humans are so volatile with their emotions. Our emotional state is mostly driven by the chemicals secreted from our glands, known as hormones. In turn, our hormones influence the neurotransmitters in our brain. Such mechanisms influence our moods. When the hormones are produced in excess, it can be detrimental to our health. It’s at these times we can do with a little help from nature to balance our feelings back on the right track once again.

In this article, I’ll look at a few natural vitamins for anxiety, and consider some natural remedies for anxiety and stress. These may be alternatives or supplements to the typically-prescribed remedies.

Before we look at vitamins and supplements, let’s start with some simple calming exercises.

Natural Vitamins for Anxiety

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Kava For Sleep. Is Kava the Answer to Insomnia?

Those of us who struggle to get to sleep face an enduring, persistent foe: insomnia. Insomnia can be crippling, emotionally and physically, and can lead to despair, sickness, and misery. Those of us who have to deal with insomnia are often willing to try just about anything to get a good night’s sleep, even getting prescription drugs like Ambien that can cause a whole host of troubling side-effects.

There are, of course, other methods of combatting insomnia. One solution many have discussed lately is the use of Kava to promote relaxation and sleep. Is kava for sleep a viable option to fight insomnia?

In this article, I’ll take a look at the potential of kava in defeating insomnia, and what concerns users may have in using kava as a sleep aid.

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What is Kava? The Mystery of Piper Methysticum

Imbibed for centuries in the islands scattered across the south pacific, the roots of the piper methysticum (kava) plant were in many ways formative in the cultures of Oceana. Kava, the drink made from the prepared roots of the kava plant, provides potent relaxation and a sense of calm, happiness, and peace. It has been used ceremonially among a variety of cultures across the South Pacific and is integral to many societies, and has now spread around the world.

So what is kava, anyway? And why would someone want to drink it?

Kava has waxed and waned in popularity throughout the rest of the world, though it has enjoyed quite a resurgence over the last few years. And its future looks bright. In this article, I will dig deep into the roots to uncover the history, significance, and power of this wonderful substance.

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Kava Vs Xanax: Which One is Better at Reducing Anxiety and Stress?

Many people who enjoy kava find its effects quite similar to the prescription anti-anxiety medication Xanax, also known as Alprazolam. Kava has become pretty well known as an alternative to Xanax, and the New York Times recently went so far as to call Kava “Nature’s Xanax“.

While the effects of Kava are not unlike those of Xanax, there are several important distinctions between Kava and Xanax. In this article, I’ll take a close look at Kava vs Xanax, and compare and contrast these two stress-relieving, anxiolytic substances.

kava vs xanax

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Kava Vs Alcohol: Find the Perfect Drink For Your Mind and Body!

In many ways, Kava and Alcohol are similar substances. Both are drinks that produce a euphoric sensation, enhance sociability, and encourage relaxation. But there are many differences between Kava and Alcohol, as well. In this article, I’ll look at kava vs alcohol, and compare and contrast these two substances.

Kava vs Alcohol

Kava Vs Alcohol

I’ll put kava head to head with alcohol on a variety of qualities, and in conclusion, will pick the winner of each category. Among the categories I’ll consider are taste, buzz qualities, social impacts, health effects, health risks, hangovers, and abuse potential.

Weight Loss

Kava Weight Loss! Will Kava Help Shed Pounds?

There have been some reports that Kava beverages may aid in weight loss. While there is a small amount of evidence that the compounds in kava kava beverages may have some mild effects on metabolism and encourage calorie burning, that’s not where the majority of the benefits of kava come from when it comes to weight loss.

Instead, Kava could be an outstanding choice for weight loss due to the lifestyle changes associated with its use. In this article, I’ll go over the basics of kava weight loss information, the potential benefits of using kava for weight loss, and how kava consumption can aid in the weight loss process.

Kava Weight Loss

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Kava Liver Damage: Myth or Realty?

Kava, a traditional beverage made by soaking the roots of the piper methysticum plant (Kava plant) in water has been enjoyed for millennia throughout the south pacific islands without known health issues. However, there have been several reports of liver failure associated with Kava use, including a few deaths. So what’s the deal with the kava liver damage myth? Is Kava actually dangerous, or is it safe to drink?

In this article, I’ll do my best to provide an answer.

Kava Liver Damage Myth

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Kava vs Kratom. What’s the Difference?

Kava and Kratom are both entheogens primarily consumed in the form of a powder mixed with water. Both produce generally relaxing effects in those that consume them. Here, however, is where the similarities end.

Kava, from the Piper Methysticum plant, is a non-addictive substance that has been used for thousands of years throughout the South Pacific, while Kratom (from the Mitragyna speciosa plant) is an opioid-derived drug that is considered addictive, and does not have thousands of years of use to back it up.

In this article, I’ll compare Kava vs Kratom, and touch on the most important aspects of each to consider.

Kava vs Kratom

Anxiety

Best Kava For Anxiety: The Remedy for Stress

Many of us have significant issues with anxiety on a day to day basis, with a wide spectrum of impact on quality of life. There are many treatments available for anxiety, with several prescription drugs and supplements that can have anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety effects. However, many of the prescription drugs have nasty side effects, addiction potential, and several downsides. And many of the supplements don’t do a very good job of treating anxiety. So what about kava, the millennia-old entheogen from the Pacific Islands? Does Kava treat anxiety, and if so, what is the best kava for anxiety?

The answer is yes, Kava can be an outstanding anxiolytic, and has far fewer downsides than most prescription drugs. Especially when used responsibly! However, there are many bad kavas on the market, irresponsibly produced by unscrupulous vendors, likely made using poor-quality kava with little oversight. These should be avoided whenever possible.

This article looks at the best Kavas for anxiety treatment and will look at several excellent choices from top reputable vendors.

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Kava Tablets: Which Ones Are Good?

Kava is an entheogen derived from the roots of the Piper Methistycum plant, or Kava plant. It has been used for thousands of years across the Pacific Islands in places like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, etc. It grows best in these climates, and virtually all Kava on the market is from the Pacific Islands. Typically Kava is consumed as tea, prepared by extracting the Kavalactones from dried root. The flavor is not tasty, and the preparation can be a pain. However, there are several other ways of imbibing Kava, including tinctures, extracts, and Kava tablets. This article looks specifically at a few different options for Kava tablets, considers which ones are good and which ones aren’t — there’s a lot of junk in this category!).

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Bula Kava House Nangol Kava Review

Bula Kava House has long been one of the best Kava sources on the web, as well as for those who are lucky enough to live in the Portland, OR area. They have been selling a variety of Kavas through their website for a while, and I have frequently purchased their wares. They have just recently started selling their Nangol Kava on Amazon, and as their Kava is available through Amazon Prime, gone are any shipping issues that were sometimes present when ordering directly from BKH. This article is a Nangol Kava Review and looks at the quality, potency, and experience of this Kava.

Quick Summary: the Nangol is really quite nice, though unfortunately, it’s not the most cost-effective Kava out there!

Bula Kava House Nangol Kava Review
Bula Kava House Nangol Kava Review

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Best Kava on Amazon

Kava is a South Pacific beverage that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its pleasant, relaxing effects. It is now available locally in many stores. But with a few exceptions, most of the Kava available in local stores is of poor quality, with no sourcing information, few details on strains, chemotypes, etc. As online sales have become more and more popular, it’s quite easy to get high-quality Kava in a variety of forms online. And when we all think of online shopping, the first word that comes to mind is Amazon. Yes, there are several outstanding Kavas available on Amazon!

In this article, I will look at the Best Kava on Amazon, highlight some of the outstanding options easily available, and also point out a few of the reasons I would shy away from some of the more questionable Kavas on Amazon as well.

I have broken down the article to a quick TL;DR identification of the best Kavas on Amazon, depending on the format. From there, I discuss the various formats of Kava and the pros and cons of each. Then I look into each format and point to high-quality Kavas on Amazon. Lastly, I discuss a few tips for avoiding some of the lower quality Kavas out there.

Ground Dua Na Bilo Kava, the Best Kava on Amazon
Ground Dua Na Bilo Kava, the Best Kava on Amazon