For those who get pretty deeply into Kava, or for those who simply like to geek out a bit, learning about Kava Chemotypes can be a fun, useful, and enlightening exercise. Learning about the chemotypes can also help you get a sense for what the effects of a given kava will be prior to imbibing it, assuming you have the chemotype chart for that strain. This can be very useful when choosing your next batch of Kava (check out our Dua Na Bilo review)!
Kava is broken into six common chemotypes, and the ratio and volume of different chemotypes present in a Kava will correspond to the effects of that Kava. In this article, I explore how these chemotypes function, and the impacts they have on the effects of Kava.