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Back pain

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Ja9, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Ja9

    Ja9 New Member

    It was recommended that I try a tincture for back pain. Has anyone had successful muscle relaxation from a tincture? Any product recommendations?
    I've never tried Kava and I became overwhelmed trying to shop online.
  2. Zaphod

    Zaphod Kava Enthusiast

    In general I wouldn't recommend a tincture, and for muscle relaxation doubly so. First, tinctures are okay but they are usually an alcohol extraction which is generally frowned upon. I have used them, and even made my own with some success but I wouldn't recommend it. Second, every extract that I have tried was a much more "heady" experience than a "heavy" body relaxing experience. What you really want is a good strong heavy kava for something like back pain. Don't be afraid of making kava with medium grind the traditional way or with an aluball. It is really quite simple. Microgrind can be a good option as well for trying out kava. If you are really bent on trying an extract Bula Kava House has a nice C02 extract that is pretty strong - but again more heady in my experience.
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  3. Krunʞy

    Krunʞy . Admin

    To piggy back off Zaphod and offer an easy recommendation, you can get a kava called Kava Supreme on Amazon, it's easy enough and a good one for nighttime and/or possibly your back pain.
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  4. stalebird

    stalebird Member

    Funny, on Amazon, they call Kava Supreme their heady version. I didn’t read that on Amazon that until I drank a few shells from my Avuball and felt closer to my couch that I care to admit :) definitely a “heavy” but then again I’m a newbie and have only tried 3 types.
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  5. Ja9

    Ja9 New Member

    Thank you for responding. The idea of the tincture is to keep it on hand for use while away from home, during the work day. It's to replace Rx pain patches that are no longer covered by my insurance. I have chronic pain from a spinal birth defect. I have pills but was hoping to find something that is less sedating, as I drive etc.
  6. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    Pain relieving kavas will be sedative also. I was going to chip in with some suggestions but I'm not sure kava will do what you are looking for I'm afraid. Definitely for night time use to help with sleep it would be perfect. If you do try a few types then try Papua New Guinea Isa. You can get it from a few different vendors such as root of Happiness or kava depot. It's a non noble kava meaning you're getting more of the heavy kavalactones which will do what you need. I wouldn't recommend it for regular, ongoing use but cycled it would be fine.