Kava: 7 Things You Should Know Before Trying It

Kava: 7 Things You Should Know Before Trying It

December 26, 2015

Kava is quite an elusive plant and has received some questionable interest as of the past couple years. Here are 7 quick facts about the root which you may find interesting and more importantly-helpful on your journey to a safe and genuine kava experience!

  1. Kava products are made primarily of the dehydrated roots of the Piper Methysticum pepper plant.
  2. The drink has been consumed safely in Polynesian cultures for thousands of years by drying the plan roots, and massaging them in cold water with a small cloth sack.
  3. There are 18 distinctly different active ingredient in the plant called "Kavalactones" which induce the euphoric and anti-anxiety effects of a kava experience
  4. The highest quality kava is known as "noble" kava. These are the premiere strains and are highly regulated.
  5. Kava tastes terrible and is meant to be chugged. No sipping here!
  6. Although kava has a long history of safety, it is not recommended to be mixed with alcohol or prescription drugs that affect the central nervous system.
  7. Kava is a reverse tolerance substance. This means the more often you drink it the stronger it becomes to you and the less you will need. Talk about a cheap date!



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