The Kava Blog
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We will use this space to post stories and articles about kava culture, science and various kava experiences. Feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions for new posts.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not meant to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. What we present here is the literature we are familiar with and our own experiences related to the consumption of kava as a traditional beverage. If you do suffer from an illness, take any medications, require treatment or health advice, or have any other health concerns, you should consult your qualified health professional whether you can safely use kava.
By The Kava Society, Feb 18 2017 01:38AM
People often ask us how much kava powder they should be using per session. This is a really difficult question to answer. While the commonly published "maximum recommended daily dose of kavalactones" is 250mg, this is much less than the amount traditionally consumed. Why is there such a discrepency between the Western recommendations and the practices of kava's traditional consumers? In this post we will try to explain the rationale behind different kinds of recommendations and share our own perspective on the question of kava dosage.
By The Kava Society, Jan 23 2015 02:47AM
For many kava users, the plant's powerful relaxing properties make it a highly effective and safe cure for insomnia or other sleep disorders. According to our fellow kava drinkers, unlike in the case of many of the manufactured drugs, kava is capable of bringing a truly restful and deep sleep without potential for addiction or high risk of harmful side effects. Kava can help you to sleep well by addressing the key factors causing problems with sleep: stress and anxiety (for one example of a scientific study looking at kava's effectiveness in relieving stress and insomnia click here). While the plant won't make your real-life problems go away, it may bring a relief from excessive stress and various forms of anxiety. As noted by our friends, it can relax your muscles and give your mind much-needed calmness, tranquility. Read our Kava Library friends' article on Kava and Sleep to learn more about kava's effects on sleep.
As always, remember that we are not medical professionals and the above statements simply reflect our own experiences and the literature we are familiar with. If you do suffer from any illness, take medications or require treatment or have any concerns, consult your GP whether you can safely use kava.
(Source: Wikimedia Commons; Author: Aweisenfels)