Kava

How Long Do Kava Effects Last?

Kava, the psychoactive tea derived from the kava plant piper methysticum, which has traditionally been used throughout the South Pacific for it calming effects on the body, has grown in popularity in the West over the past few years and has many raving fans.

Whether you love or hate the taste is another thing (for ideas on how to make this tea more palatable, see our article How To Make Kava Taste Better). But once you’ve consumed this herbal wonder, you may be feeling the numb mouth and pleasant vibes.

You’ll be wondering how long do kava effects last? It depends on how much you’ve had, and on the quality of the kava, but typically the effects will fade in 2-3 hours and you’ll get pretty sleepy.

How To Make Kava Taste Better

Many people have cottoned on to the benefits of drinking kava, the herbal remedy that provides a boost to your health. It has a tradition that dates back thousands of years throughout Oceana, and it makes you feel great.

Just one problem: in its traditional form, kava tastes like muddy dishwater sprinkled with pepper. Only worse!

Is there any way that you can make it taste better? In this article, we’ll share with you how to make kava taste better to make it more enjoyable while you benefit from its amazing effects.

Kava vs Valerian: Which Is Better?

If you have a problem sleeping at night, then you know full well how difficult it is to try to get any rest. Not only does this work against you trying to keep your energy high during the day, but if insomnia becomes a chronic issue, then it can also affect your overall health — and not in a good way.

You may want to consider the healthier alternatives available to sleeping pills. Kava and Valarian Root are common natural sleep aids. What’s the difference between them, and which works better?

Luckily, there are natural herbal alternatives that can help to lower the stress associated with insomnia, which can also help you to sleep like a baby at night.

In this article, we’re going to go over Kava vs Valerian Root to help you get the sleep you need!

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How Much Kava To Get Krunk? How Much To Chill? Kava Dosage Guide

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 your goals, the effects of kava and all of the different ways of consuming kava and measuring it.

How Much Kava to Get Krunk? That depends on a variety of factors, including tolerance level, kava chemotype, stomach contents, and more.

In this article we’ll look at how much kava is needed to get krunk (to get a good buzz on). We’ll also look at the standard medical recommendations and suggestions from various companies.


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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 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.

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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 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

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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
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Dua Na Bilo Kava Review Fijian Waka Powder

Dua Na Bilo’s Fijian Waka grade Kava is one of the more interesting Kavas available on Amazon. It is really a high-quality choice, and rather unique. Dua Na Bilo is made up of only Lawena roots, or the lateral roots, and has been tested to be purely noble. This article is a careful look into this Kava, a Dua Na Bilo Kava Review, and an explanation of what makes this Kava special.

Dua Na Bilo’s Fijian Kava comes from Savusavu, Fiji, and is a variety known as Yalu.

“Dua Na Bilo” is Fijian for “Pass Me a Shell”, and after enjoying some of this Kava, I encourage you all to share it with each other, as this is Good. Stuff!

Dua Na Bilo Kava Review
Dua Na Bilo Kava Review
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How to Make Kava: The Definitive Guide

For thousands of years, Kava has been consumed across the south pacific. Typically, this consumption would have been of fresh Kava that had been harvested very recently. With the invasion of modernity and the commercialization of Kava across the world, Kava has been dried and ground up for international consumption. The methods of preparation have changed as well, and depending on the type of kava chosen and the preparation equipment used, there are several different paths you can take to get the most potent kava you can.

This article outlines several different preparation methods and explains how to make kava in a variety of ways.

Hangover

What’s Up with the Kava Hangover?

Some who have enjoyed the pleasant vibes of Kava root a little too much have awakened the next day to find that physical and mental effects are still present. These lethargic, foggy effects are commonly known as the “kava hangover”. A kava hangover feels totally different than an alcohol hangover and is usually much less negative. But it can make you feel slow and low.

This article explores the causes, symptoms, impacts, and details of the kava hangover. And of course, we discuss how to get rid of the hangover!

Kava Hangover Source: Flickr
Kava Hangover Source: Flickr