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Best Kava capsules/quick and easy dosing recommendations?

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by Russell Caruso, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. I’ve looked into Kava candies which really interested me, but they have Chamomile and that makes my allergies flare up like crazy. The Kava extract from KWK looks good, but it has L-Theanine which oddly enough energizes me more than calms me. I’m not sure how it’d pair with Kava, but regardless I’m mostly interested in something just pure kava. Something like a capsule I can dose 2-3 times a day with no troubles and preparation worries. I’ve heard Gaia capsules might be pretty good? I’m probably looking for about 100mg (or less for better dosing) Kavalactones per dose. Nothing too crazy, just something to take the edge off of social situations/stressful days when I’m away from home. Thanks for any input :)
  2. Camaytoc

    Camaytoc Kava Enthusiast

    Maybe check the Bula Kava House extract on Amazon. Look at the review in the bkh section ;)
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  3. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    If you're not looking to get ripped, the Gaia herbs phytocaps are probably the top of the line when it comes to pills. Expensive, but they do work.
  4. I purchased some of the BKH Extract, I read through the old threads about it and how long it took for BKH to perfect. I also read about how good it was and how much everyone loved it, so just for the sake of loving Kava I picked some up. It most likely won’t be for the purpose I stated in my post, but it could be, i’ll have to see! I’ll check in on this thread tomorrow to see if anyone else pitches in with some recommendations. The Gaia capsules seem promising, most of their products are all very, very high quality I’ve noticed. Though, that can be hit or miss with Kava.. But regardless, I’ve heard good things about theirs. Thanks for the replies, excited to try the BKH extract!
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  5. Kavashua

    Kavashua Mmmm Kava

    I use them when I can, they are expensive but produce a very unique and pleasant experience. It takes at somewhere between 6-10 capsules to feel it but it is bliss
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  6. recentreturn

    recentreturn Kava Enthusiast

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  7. I was looking into these, Root of Happiness seems like a really good site but i've never tried any of their products. For the time being i'm gonna give the BKH extract a shot and if I want something a little more easy-going i'll try out the Gaia capsules. Thanks for the replies!
  8. Krunʞy

    Krunʞy Kava Enthusiast Admin

    @Russell Caruso If you are willing to invest in the capsules which's relatively expensive on a regular basis, why not try an instant kava? All you need is a teaspoon, mixed in water or juice and you can drink it just as easily as anything you mix instantly in water and drink, Metamucil comes to mind as a comparison and it also reminds me that I'm getting older if it's the first analogy that comes to mind. :facepalm:
  9. I suppose that hasn't really crossed my mind. Though, I heard instant can cause more digestive upset than regular medium grind, and i'm already susceptible to stomach upset with certain medium grind Kavas... Unless it's micronized that causes more stomach upset? Is there a difference between micronized and instant?
    I never really looked into either, to be truthful. I've had several medium grinds but never really thought to lay a finger on an instant. Is there any downsides to them?
  10. recentreturn

    recentreturn Kava Enthusiast

    I think its the other way around. Micronized causes more stomach issues than instant. Yes, there is a difference. Micronized is finely ground root (hopefully minus the makas), instant is traditionally prepared kava (usually made from fresh root) that is dehydrated.
    Downside = expensive.
  11. Ahhh okay, yeah I could see how Micronized is the one that would cause stomach issues. So instant doesn't sound so bad. Maybe I should look into some, I just think even with instant Kava it'd be hard to dose away from home.. Or at the least, a little awkward. I prefer drinking out of shells, so.. I suppose if I had to I could just put some in a water bottle and shake it up? lol. Speaking of shaking, I do own an Aluball which is great for on the go but.. It's a lot easier to use an extract or a small capsule ya know?
    Vacations would probably be good for instant or when i'm lazy haha
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  12. Pauluk

    Pauluk Kava Enthusiast

    Gourmet hawaiin kava does a great nene instant. Which is trad prep dehydrated. I have both instsnt and micro and u can tell
    The difference.
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  13. Zaphod

    Zaphod Kava Enthusiast

    You could buy instant or micronized and then cap it yourself (by hand or by machine). Probably still a lot cheaper than the gaia capsules.
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