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There really *IS* a next-day "glow"?

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by TrevC, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. TrevC

    TrevC Member

    Yesterday's Kava session consisted of KWK Loa Waka to start out, and I finished with N@H WOW.
    I started questioning why I feel so NICE this morning, because I usually don't. I'm generally an anxious person and besides that not the most productive or creative-feeling in the morning. Yet I feel pretty phenomenal, and have taken nothing else this morning apart from my normal Mucuna Pruriens + Green Tea extract for dopamine assistance. I've taken this for over a year, so it's a constant variable at this point. The difference was, I drank more shells yesterday than ever, and it was my first time to try N@H WOW.

    It clicked that maybe the next-day overflow is real, and I had to do a post about it to sorta confirm. :)
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  2. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    The "Shield Effect". Very much a real thing. Some people call it "Hangover" but it's never been negative for me. I enjoy that mellow afterglow kava seems to provide into the next day. Love it!
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  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Kava Enthusiast

    Oh, it is real. However, it can be finicky if you drink a lot the night before. If you are into "heavier" kavas the after glow can turn into sluggish apathy the next day even though you slept great. It feels kind of like you could just go back to sleep for another 8 hours. For me caffeine is only partly effective at kick-starting me back to the living.
  4. Mo'iety

    Mo'iety Member

    Yep, I don't like that "sluggish apathy" feeling even if I have no need to be productive or out-and-about. One of the reasons I prefer headier kavas and to not overdo it in an evening.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
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  5. Intrepidus_dux

    Intrepidus_dux Kava Enthusiast

    Totally agree. I gotta watch my consumption during the week.
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  6. Pecorino

    Pecorino Member

    I'm experiencing it as well. It feels kind of like being ultra well-rested. Sluggishness also happens, in my case even after heady kavas if I did too much.
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  7. Go Krunk Yourself

    Go Krunk Yourself Kava Enthusiast

    I dont always find it a "glow" more then an awareness but yes I will feel it to SOME degree up until 24 hours later tbh.
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  8. bogmonkey

    bogmonkey Member

    I only drink kava on the weekends...so I tend to really notice the glow effect on Monday mornings. I work a very mentally-intense job and love that feeling of gentle alertness and calm that carries through Monday and even into Tuesday sometimes. My consumption is probably a lot less that most folks...maybe 2-3 tablespoons on Sat and Sun in the ol' Aluball. It's for real!
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