The Groggy Kaptain (40g)
Just installed an addon that emails and starts a conversation automatically when a user first signs up. I will be putting that to good use here soon
That can be said again... and again... and again.Good idea, since we get so many questions that are already answered.
Thanks for responding. I will, more than likely, try to call you soon, but I have been crazy-busy as of late as well. Think I might just get all this noise over sooner rather than later, and move the family to the land of kava.@Andrew Procyk Our "Koniak" is NOT the cultivar called Koniak that Dr. Lebot speaks of. We use the term as the pidgin word locals use for all kava in PNG. I may have to change the name if people here and elsewhere assume or try to claim that it is a certain cultivar that it is not. Interesting about the levels of FKB being hepatoxic. So should we say that 11mg/kg. is the limit? Do you think that acetaminophen should be taken off the shelves? I like the idea of establishing an acceptable ratio of kavalactones to flavokawain. Gives us all something specific without basing it on the name of the cultivar. Many kava producing nations not named Vanuatu are not as diligent at specifying and keeping track of the names of all the growing cultivars, so a test with a specific threshold would be helpful and necessary really. If you'd like to talk further about this, please send me an email, I've got some busy days ahead and I may not be too active on the forum. Good luck with your radio appearance.
I think you hit the nail square on the head. (You're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't.) I think every vendor that regularly participates on here deserves some recognition, because in addition to lots of promotion, they all open themselves up to getting lots of $#!+.I think that sadly, due to Judd's (much appreciated) participation on the board, as well as the popularity of Koniak (which is far more than KBR's ISA, PK's ISA, N@H's CJ, etc.) is the reason for this.
This is an absolute concern of mine as well. However, Lebot himself seems to dismiss the amount of Flavokavain B in modern western Kava extracts as being insignificant:My personal concern is that we have idiot supplement companies running around and grinding up/dissolving everything they can get their hands on. I'd rather we all get together and draw the line ourselves rather than letting the FDA/EU/whomever do it for us.
BKH and PK are pretty much there already with the responsible labelling. It's very clear that BKH Koniak* and PK Isa are not for recommended for beginners or daily drinking when you try to buy them. I think I've seen Adil from PK kind of "slate" his own Isa at times - it sounds like he doesn't really like it himself and is quite open about that.BTW, I am not advocating for Tudei and Medicinal kavas to be sold under the guise that they are daily drinkers. I would advocate for proper transparent testing, labeling, and an advisory as to what Tudei is and how it differs from daily drinking kava, IF a vendor wants to sell it for variety's sake and a customer wants to try it for variety's sake.