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The Post Soy Lecithin Era

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by Kojo Douglas, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Kojo Douglas

    Kojo Douglas Kava Enthusiast

    It died with a whimper, not a bang.

    It’s amazing how it went from being “essential” to just not even being discussed or considered.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  2. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    I was one of the the lecithin followers at the beginning because it was suggested by Nakamal At Home, but after many slightly thicker batches of kava I found it didn't do enough to warrant the addition. It would probably boost a kava session if consumed afterwards, but that's where a few bites of pepperoni pizza comes in :)
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  3. Dr.Krunk

    Dr.Krunk Certified Quack

    I’d agree, I sure there is some enhanced effect but to what degree I’m not sure. Kava sessions can be kinda finicky sometimes anyways where your normal prep can produce a weaker or overwhelming grog than normal. Too many variables as is. As Kapm stated it just isn’t worth the addition when you factor in the change of flavor. It’s a bit difficult to get the stuff fully disolved as well.

    Everyone has what works best for them but traditional prep with water works best for me. Though I do need to find a better Kava maker, mine gripes and complains every time I ask her! :hilarious:
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  4. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    LOL. Every night, and I mean every single one, I ask my wife if it's time for her to make my kava. I try to explain that I'm just trying to follow Kastom, but she's just not hearing it. So far I've been successful exactly zero times.
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  5. readyman

    readyman Member

    with me its opposite most mornings my wife asks me to make her kava in fact she just did now she takes one strong shell of part nakalahome Stone and solomons mixed and she is go to go all morning ITS ALL GOOD
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  6. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    I always just figure there's nothing wrong with grog. Grog is definitely good enough for me. I like grog. I don't get the point of supergrog. I'm sure it has one, I just don't get it.
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  7. Intrepidus_dux

    Intrepidus_dux Kava Enthusiast

    Not to mention the cost of soy lecithin. Meh. I can better use my money towards more kava or cordyceps or some other supplement that has a definite effect.

    I used to throw some soy milk in my grog but that's gross. I have a friend who would insist on coconut oil or cream which resulted in globs floating in the grog. Talked him out of that practice.
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  8. fait

    fait Position 5 Hard Support

    I tried it during my first year drinking KavaDotCom stuff and I didn't really see any use in using it. I even bought a big can of it since I thought I'd drink a lot of kava, but it was a phase and I even threw that big can of soy lecithin not long ago. By then it had all caked together, so I had to use a chopstick to get at it so I could pour it in the trash. I don't even use whole milk in my grog anymore although I may chase with milk still if the mood strikes me.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
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  9. Skywalker

    Skywalker Kava Enthusiast

    When someone talks about adding soy lecithin they probably add it to their “kava kava”.
  10. Kojo Douglas

    Kojo Douglas Kava Enthusiast

  11. Zaphod

    Zaphod Kava Enthusiast

    I must have missed it entirely. By the time I started drinking everyone just shrugged their shoulders and said nah, not needed. Never even tried it...
  12. Kavashua

    Kavashua Mmmm Kava

    I have some at the house for other uses but never seen a need for it. Using medium grind doesn’t need any additional steps (especially if you drink it at your desk like me) so I never messed with it
  13. avahZ

    avahZ YAHWEH Shalom

    Heh that’s just not right LOL
  14. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    I think kava has an inbuilt version of it already but the fact that lecithin encapsulated vitamins are way more bioavailable it's odd that it doesn't do more for the experience in general.
  15. recentreturn

    recentreturn Kava Enthusiast

    I tried it once or twice in high school back in the late 90's, but thought it ruined the taste and wasn't worth the extra work. So I went back to just making it with water around a punchbowl with my friends.
  16. verticity

    verticity I'm interested in things

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  17. Palmetto

    Palmetto Thank God!

    Judging by the structure, polysorbate 80 would emulsify kavalactones better than lecithin. But if you add too much emulsifier, it increases your hances of getting the runs.