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CatLover

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I'm fairly new to kava, and I notice that kava has strong diuretic effects for me, even stronger than a cup of coffee. If I drink more than 1 or 2 cups, I get massively dehydrated and get a headache. If I drink it before bed, I end up waking up to go pee a couple times at night, interrupting my sleep. I've been limiting myself to one or two cups to avoid the dehydration headache, but there are times when I would like to drink more than that. I've been trying to drink plenty of water with it, but this makes my stomach feel really full, since I already had drank the kava. Using kava capsules at night instead of drinking kava seems to help with not having to get up to go pee a much, but I don't get the same effects from the capsules, and I often feel dehydrated the next morning. Does anyone else have this problem, and is there anything I can do about it?
 

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@_byron has it right. You have to drink lots of water when you're consuming kava, there's really no way around it. I drink 5tbs of kava 3x wash in a total of about a liter-ish daily after my ADHD meds wear off (which also cause dehydration because they're stims) and as long as I drink water, Gatorade, etc i never get a headache or anything.
 

AlexisReal

Kava Enthusiast
I'm fairly new to kava, and I notice that kava has strong diuretic effects for me, even stronger than a cup of coffee. If I drink more than 1 or 2 cups, I get massively dehydrated and get a headache. If I drink it before bed, I end up waking up to go pee a couple times at night, interrupting my sleep. I've been limiting myself to one or two cups to avoid the dehydration headache, but there are times when I would like to drink more than that. I've been trying to drink plenty of water with it, but this makes my stomach feel really full, since I already had drank the kava. Using kava capsules at night instead of drinking kava seems to help with not having to get up to go pee a much, but I don't get the same effects from the capsules, and I often feel dehydrated the next morning. Does anyone else have this problem, and is there anything I can do about it?
Make sure you ingest a sufficient amount of natural- i.e. unrefined, not man-made, salt every day.

Man made refined salt is pure body poison, and is the sole reason most people mistakenly think salt is actually bad.

Only the man made salt has negative effects on health.
And we need a lot more than the media etc dictates. At least 8 grams per day, but it must be unrefined to be of any use to the body, and not harmful, especially fir hydration.


Most imporrant thing our bodies need to survive? Water!

Water=useless without salt.
So salt AND water are equally vital for life, health and survival.

Our bodies are natural.
Salt is natural. It has a unique structure, and array of trace minerals.

Man made salt is stripped 100% of minerals and nutrients, effectively destroyed, restructured and fitted into a new package.

It is imposdible to adequately hydrate without natural unrefined salt, let alone everything else about it.

I strongly recommend Redmond Real Salt.

Pink Himalayan also except Himalayan salt varies in quality, depending on mining methods and location.

It is probably the case that you are permanently, chronically dehydrated, possibly for years.

If you could make a few adaptations and hydrate your body more sufficiently, and learn to keep it that way, you may be able to tolerate more kava without the dehydration symptoms and headache.
 

CatLover

Newbie
I strongly recommend Redmond Real Salt.

Pink Himalayan also except Himalayan salt varies in quality, depending on mining methods and location.
Wow, I never knew salt was so important. How do I take the salt? Just swallow it (in capsules or something), or do I just use it as a condiment?
 

AlexisReal

Kava Enthusiast
Wow, I never knew salt was so important. How do I take the salt? Just swallow it (in capsules or something), or do I just use it as a condiment?
Yes, they specific type of salt you intake is vital, not just in terms of it's sheer ability to facilitate proper hydration, but also that bad salt is why salt is linked to health conditions.

We need a lot of good, natural salt.

Me for example- my typical home cooks Diet includes no source of man-made salt at all most of the time so I simply add my own Redmond real salt to my meals basically everyday.

I weigh 10 grams of salt each day. Some days I have have a fair bit more but have not suffered any of the negative side effects which one would associate or expect with excessive salt consumption and this is actually backed up by historical evidence and facts about salt level consumption.

But again I must emphasise that the specific type of salt is what matters most of all.

So the foods I eat basically are virtually salt free so I just add this 10 g of salt to my one or two meals per day in whatever way it actually tastes way more delicious and enhances the flavour of the food far more than the cheapy table salt stuff trust me

I would also like to suggest you might look into the practice of drinking what they call "Sole".

This is a 26% maximum saturated natural salt and liquid solution you take a small amount of each morning which has a very powerful metabolic boosting and detoxification effect as well as facilitating much better hydration.

The sole is typically made with rocks of good quality Himalayan salt but can be made with any natural and untefineded salt however finally ground. Rocks are recommended where possible.
 
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AlexisReal

Kava Enthusiast
Wow, I never knew salt was so important. How do I take the salt? Just swallow it (in capsules or something), or do I just use it as a condiment?
Also, I promise you a fact- refined salt is highly acidifying to the body.

Natural, (untreated), unrefined salt is highly alkalising.

Disease states and hyper levels of acidity in the body are directly connected and vice versa when it comes to healing and staying well so in that sense simply the type of salt you consume can make a significant difference to your general constitutions strength at remaining Equilibrium and health and well-being.
 

kavaaa

Krunkalicious
I've found that pre-hydrating well throughout the day before I drink kava helps keep me from getting too dehydrated afterward.
What makes you so certain that your headache is from dehydration?
What kind of kava are you using?
 

Intrepidus_dux

Kava Lover
It sounds like you're dehydrated all the time if kava pushes you over the edge so easily. Use the Who oral re hydration solution or salts as recommended above. Lots more water through the day. Start with three glasses first thing in the morning.
 
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