I've held off for months on writing this. In the interest of helping others and genuine curiosity I'm going to explain.. I was very new and trying different brands. My wife and I were exposed to kavadotcom first (I know, I know). We both loved it and thankfully I found this forum right away. My next order was from bula and had a great experience. I got frickin rip crunked on melo. Lol. But I did get a hangover feeling that lasted a couple days. In a pinch for time I ordered some KWK off Amazon, that's where things went negative. I got pouni ono and vula . Can't remember which I tried first, (it was the pouni ono),but I had very weird buzz I did not like(dizzy), then the next day my face was swelled and itchy. So like two weeks later I tried the other one, with my wife and dad. My wife hated it, said it made her feel awful and poisoned. She said it made her sick to her stomach and could not swallow it. The next day my face was huge, like it felt like my skin was gonna split. Took about a week for it all to purge out my body. I had tiny seed zits in every single pour of my upper body(thousands). This was all after several weeks of enjoying others(bula) kava. Am I allergic to kava after 5 weeks of using it, or was that kwk bunk? Drank, about every other day for 5-6 weeks. Usually 2-3 shells per session over 3-4 hours. Strainer bag prep. 1 T per shell. Btw, I've never had any reaction of any kind like that ever in my life.