Traditional uses of Kava Kava, typically found in the western Pacific, date back as far as 3000 years, and included uses to aid health, as well as for social and ceremonial functions. It was valued then, as it is today, for its sedative properties and is popularly used for anxiety, as a muscle relaxant, and for a remedy for insomnia. It has been studied extensively for its use as an anxiolytic (reduces anxiety), and it has been found, in some cases, to significantly reduce anxiety symptoms, and was found effective in decreasing anxiety associated with menopause. One study found that Kava extracts compare favorably to prescriptions such as benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants often used to treat anxiety disorders, but without the side effects often seen with these drugs. Studies have also found that it can help ease anxiety without negatively impacting cognitive ability, as many anxiety drugs do. Kava Kava is very relaxing and is often accompanied by feelings of sleepiness, contentment, or happiness. It can aid the relaxation of muscles and for some, can be an excellent aid for insomnia.
- May Relieve Anxiety
- Sleep Aid
- Supports Relaxed Muscles
- Supports Cognitive Function
How long until I notice the benefits of Kava? Some feel a calming effect from Kava Kava almost immediately. For others, it can take a few days for it to make a noticeable difference. Use caution when purchasing your Kava Kava, and only buy from reputable suppliers to be sure the product you are buying is pure and does not contain stem, stem peelings, leaves or any other part of the plant, as those are said to contain alkaloids toxic to the liver.
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily with or without meals. For restful sleep, take 30-60 minutes before bedtime.
- Dosage: 1 capsule (400 mg)
- Bottle Size: 60, 250, 500, and 1000 capsules
Ingredients: Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) root powder (400 mg)
US FDA advises that a potential risk of rare, but severe, liver injury may be associated with kava-containing dietary supplements. Ask a healthcare professional before use if you have or have had liver problems, frequently use alcoholic beverages, or are taking any medication. Stop use and see a doctor if you develop symptoms that may signal liver problems, including jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) and brown urine. Other nonspecific symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, light-colored stools, unexplained tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. Not for use by persons under 18 years of age, or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not for use with alcoholic beverages. Excessive use, or use with products that cause drowsiness, may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or heavy equipment.