frequently asked questions

What is kava?


Kava is a ceremonial drink from the South Pacific Islands.
It is known for its natural anxiety releasing and euphoria inducing effects.

Is kava safe?


Kava is recognized as a safer alternative to alcohol as long as it if
consumed in the traditional form.

Pills, concentrates, tintctures, and micronized kava are
non-traditional forms and should not be consumed.

Read more about this topic here.


How will kava make me feel?


Depending on which kava you are drinking, it will make you
feel either artistic and creative, or heavy and deeply relaxed.


How long DO the effects last?

Kava has different effects that last varying amounts of time.

The initial sedative and muscle melting effect will usually last between 1-2 hours.
The euphoria and headiness can last a little longer and the lingering
anti-anxiety effects has been observed to last over 24 hours.

I am new to kava,
how long will it take before I feel the effects?

Welcome to the world of kava!

It will take 10-15 minutes to start feeling the effects but do keep in mind you
may have to double your dose to get over the reverse tolerance wall.

What time of the day should I take it?

It depends on the varietal.

For heady/creative kava’s you can take them at almost anytime during the day,
as long as you don’t overdo it. With medium sedative and heavier kavas,
like our connoisseur, we recommend to take them in the evening.

Is it safe to use everyday of the year?

We don’t recommend to do anything every day of the year.
But we haven’t seen any adverse effects from our dehydrated juices.

Is kava addictive?

No kava has not been shown to be addictive.

Can you mix kava and alcohoL?

We generally don’t recommend it since both are processed through the liver.

Is drinkroot suitable for children?

We don’t recommend children under the age of 18 to consume kava.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use kava?

We don’t recommend this group to use kava mostly because there is no clinical data on it.

Are there different types of kava
(tudei/ noble)?

There are MANY different types of kava, but the biggest
grouping is if they are either Noble or Tudei.

Noble kava’s are grow between 4 - 6+ years and have lower levels of sedation
than Tudeis. Tudei’s are quick growing kava’s with very powerful sedative effects
that usually last multiple days and can give “kava hangovers”.

What are kavalactones?

These are the actives in kava that give kava its power.

general questions

How does ‘reverse tolerance’ work?
And why is it relevant to know?

The reverse tolerance is an odd phenomenon in the kava world where the more
often you drink kava, the less you will need to take to get the same effects.

It’s still unclear the reasoning behind this but keep this in mind as you
begin your kava journey. If you are experiencing a reverse tolerance,
pay attention and benchmark.

As time goes on your body will begin to adapt and you
will need less to get the same effects.

Is the ‘reverse tolerance’ a one time experience?

Again the research is unclear.

Usually we don’t see people needing to get over another reverse
tolerance unless they’ve abstained from kava for over a year.

Is kava safe to mix with alcohol?

We do not recommend to mix kava with alcohol.

Especially if you take any extract version in pill, concentrate,
tincture, or micronized form. Do NOT mix these with alcohol.

How often can I have kava?

It’s up to you.

What is the difference between Connoisseur, Raw Epicure, Kahuna, etc.?

Every kava blend and varietal has different effects
thanks to their unique active ingredients.

Our Connoisseur blend is a great balanced kava with
medium headiness and medium muscle loosening effects.

Our Raw Epicure, Kahuna, and Wakea blends are more
“Heady” with little to no muscle relaxation/sedation,
but very high amounts of anxiety releasing effects.

how many servings are in A tin?

One serving is about 2 grams or one levels teaspoon.
So a 50g jar will have 25 servings in it.

What is the shelf life of an opened jar?

As long as store the jar in a cool dark place it will last up to a year or to its expiration date.

Various things may shorten the shelf life such as relative humidity in your home, oxidation from opening and closing the jar, sunlight exposure. Also keep in mind the product doesn’t necessarily go bad, it just loses potency over time.

Where is drinkroot kava made?

Unlike most brands on the market, our kava actually comes from
the islands they are grown on. We then process the drink into a
potent instant dehydrated form right here in the states.

Is drinkroot FDA approved?

drinkroot is a dietary supplement.

The FDA does not approve food, beverage, or dietary supplements.
However, we are working with officials to set the standard for
quality control in order to help this industry.

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