Micronized 11 year Waka is the shit. I've tried numerous kavas and some did little, some too much (Nambawan, wicked hangover) and finally 11 year Waka. Having struggled with chronic pain the past 15 years and pretty much having come to the conclusion that I will be dependent on pain medication for some time yet to come, the problem with pain meds for me is that they cause my anxiety levels to rocket and I have been in a vicious cycle of pain, treat the pain, anxiety gets worse, anxiety makes pain worse and so on. Having also been through several years of withdrawals from Valium, (wanted to stop and my VA doctor told me to just stop taking them, yeah, didn't work out too well doc!), I'm very leary of trying benzos again for the relief I so desperately need because of the hell they caused on my life 1st time around. I cannot express how disenchanted I've been when reading here of how well kava works for others, then not for me, that I'd pretty much given up! All things being equal, desperate times calls for desperate measures and last week I found myself losing my grip on reality because of the intense cranial muscle tension I've been living with on and off 15 years so I took Bula Kava House up on their email marketing. If tomorrow when I wake up and I feel good, I will know for sure I've finally found the answer to my problems, and now know that the kava connoisseurs on these pages are not full of it! Lol. One question though, how much do batch's of kava retain their method of action year after year and can I count on this strain from now on, or should I stock up? Thanks for reading through my post, if anyone made it this far. Bula!