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Daily Kava consumption?

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by VictoriousSpoon, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Hello,

    I am a new user to kava. I have read about people consuming kava daily; does one not develop a tolerance to the effects of kava by this, or does gaba receptor downregulation have a shallow limit, and one can continue to enjoy kava on a daily basis?

    If not, i realize everyone is different, but what is the typical maximum frequency one can consume kava without tolerance issues?

    Thanks all.

    The Victorious Spoon.
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  2. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    After 3 years of daily kava drinking, no, you do not develop a "drug tolerance" whereby you need larger amounts to achieve same effect. Sometimes you cannot repeat desired effects no matter how much you consume so it is a waste of time, e.g. to chase that euphoria dragon you find with a new batch of heady kava, so you don't waste your time trying to do what cannot be done.

    I did, however, after about 8 months develop a tolerance for the flavour and now I love the taste of kava.

    and finally, to answer your question, I drink 2 - 4L of kava every day and have done so for three years now. One of the best lifestyle choices I ever made, for sure.
  3. fait

    fait Position 5 Hard Support

    Part of me envies you and part of me doesn't. I find less than a liter of grog on most days to be very filling. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with food intake, but I go crazy when I don't eat (much) dinner.
  4. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    You'll find the opposite to be true, the more you drink the less you need. It builds up in your system so all you are doing daily is topping yourself up.
  5. Only 2-4 liters? Why drink plain water, when there's kava :smuggrin:
  6. KAVATOM

    KAVATOM Member

    and finally, to answer your question, I drink 2 - 4L of kava every day and have done so for three years now. One of the best lifestyle choices I ever made, for sure.[/QUOTE]

    I'd need a kava daddy to support this lifestyle.
    Sorry, I don't know how to quote properly!
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  7. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    I'd need a kava daddy to support this lifestyle.
    Sorry, I don't know how to quote properly![/QUOTE]
    I developed some prep techniques to increase my yield. I go through a pound in 9 days. Still cheaper than what I was spending on beer back then.
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  8. Ok Gents,

    So in my limited prior experience using 32 oz of Kalm with Kava's instant kava, I did not experience this reverse tolerance; it was conventional tolerance, and I used the product 2-3x per week. Initially, the recommended 1 TBSP dosing worked well, however by the time I neared the last dose, I needed two or more TBSP to achieve the same effect. (great product in my novice opinion btw; taste was excellent, very clean buzz, just expensive). I am thinking though however, that my dosing was probably too infrequent to experience this reverse tolerance, assuming my physiology would make it possible for me.

    More recently, I've been experimenting with Fiji Fresh kava. First batch, I used the traditional cold water method, barely noticeable effects. Second batch, used the microwave method, a bit better.

    THIRD batch- I used the boil method, and after reading kavalactones are lipophillic, added soy lethicin (emulsifier) and blended the concoction with an immersion blender; it's hitting me hard as I speak, quite satisfied with this product now. The lecithin seems to enhance absorption quite a bit sans greasy food.

    Heating methods seem to be much more effective for extracting all the kavalactones, however the caveat is that since kava root has a very high starch content, it thickens the mixture a bit. I don't really mind this, and not breathing through my nose makes consumption easy. I'm already starting to acquire a taste for kava.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2020
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  9. Are you a swede? I have heard of Scandinavian liquor prices due to taxing, from Swedes/Norwegians I have known in the past. My ex's father spent some time in jail for liquor smuggling, meanwhile her mother is a member of Swedish parliament. Interesting family for sure haha.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2020
  10. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    Try adding some cow's milk to your mix, say 20% of your liquid, i use 2% fat milk. I have found that it helps my body absorb the kava better.
  11. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    Canadian (glug glug glug glug)
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  12. what part of Canada?
  13. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    I have lived in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Inuvik. I currently live in rural Michigan but spend a lot of time in Montreal. I also find myself in Sarnia a lot.
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  14. Nice. I’ve got family that lives in Newfoundland. Been there a couple of centuries.
  15. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    Shellie McKrunkface is from the rock
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  16. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    Gibraltar?
  17. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    Newfoundland, understand? Nwefoundland, understand. (A handy pronunciation guide)
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  18. I haven't touched kava since Wednesday, but in the preceeding week I had 2-6 tablespoons daily. At one point a week ago, i had so much I became nauseus/sleepy, I think it was the second night. I was hoping reverse tolerance would have kicked in by now... but tonight I found, I required 4 heaping tablespoons of medium grind to feel a strong effect- this is more than I needed previously.