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Upper limit for kavalactones in mg per day

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by GoWest86, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. GoWest86

    GoWest86 New Member

    Hi, being in Australia, my options for kava are extremely limited. The only product approved by the TGA that I've found to be effective is RelaxMax Kava. It's noble Vanuatu instant kava in sachets that each contain 125mg kavalactones. The box says not to consume more than 2 sachets per day but I find I only get decent effects from taking 2 sachets at a time (250mg KLs). The effects last for about 4 - 6 hours only, so sometimes I want to have more but it bothers me that they say to not consume more than 2 per day. I think they're just trying to cover their butts to keep the government happy but my question is, does anyone know what a safe daily upper limit for KLs would be in milligrams?
    Cheers
  2. sɥɐʞɐs

    sɥɐʞɐs ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Review Maestro

    Traditional kava in Vanuatu is said to range from around 200mg-500mg per shell...people regularly consume several shells per night and therefor ingest 1,000-3,000mg of kavalactones. With the traditional beverage you get more than just kavalactones though, there is glutathione which can help protect the liver. Can't say the same for RelaxMax Kava Sachets...but you can almost certainly take more than they suggest on the box.
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  3. Henry

    Henry Kava Enthusiast Moderator The Kava Society of New Zealand

    In some publication, the actual amount of kavalactones in a shell of fresh kava was estimated to be in the range of 1000-1500 mg!

    When TK analysed the kl content of a shell of Fijian-style kava (i.e. mixed quickly with a large amount of water), it contained around 130-160mg from what I remember.
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  4. the_wilderness

    the_wilderness Kava Enthusiast

    Yeah, I wouldn't worry about it. I tried 4 sachets and still couldn't get an effect, it's not strong stuff (I'm in Aus too). I'd be more worried about consuming the additives, personally.