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Vendor News Exciting Announcement! - Bottled Fresh Green Kava

Discussion in 'Kalm With Kava' started by Kalm with Kava, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Hitch

    Hitch New Member

    Thanks for your reply, Henry! Seems like there must have been a lot of fresh kava that went into it if you’re getting 1,000mg of kavalactones per bottle (over 10g of kava assuming a 5-10% kavalactone percentage in the kava, which is the KL% of kava I see these days online).

    Do you know why other kava beverage/product companies have only a fraction of the kavalactones in their kava products? Furthermore, studies I’ve seen utilizing kava for relaxation/anti-anxiety purposes seem to give their test subjects 120mg kavalactone dosages, and sometimes twice a day for 240mg of kavalactones daily per person. Perhaps this is the medical dosage for mild anti-anxiety relief and it happens to be ~1/5th of the amount for recreational kava inebriation? I haven’t seen any studies where test subjects were given more than 350mg of kavalactones a day.
  2. Henry

    Henry . Moderator The Kava Society of New Zealand

    Yes, we use quite a lot of fresh kava per bottle. We try to keep it at least as strong as the kava drunk in Vanuatu.

    All these studies on small amounts demonstrate the lowest effective dose for therapeutic purposes, not any kind of limit or even optimal dose
  3. kastom_lif

    kastom_lif Kava Enthusiast

    Sometimes I wonder if pharmaceutical doses are tailored on the small side to avoid negative reactions from the bad stuff that used to end up in western kava “medicine.”

    If the kava is noble and clean, you can tank like six shells before the eyes get funny and at least ten before you go wobbly. No nausea ever.

    Experienced kava drinkers can get similar relaxation and analgesia by drinking tudei, but IMHO doing so is treading a knife edge between hearing the kava and getting uncomfortably messed up.