Kava Root

$25.59

Kava Root is a high-quality supplement, ethically harvested from the Islands of Vanuatu. The traditional calming herb is often used in times of stress and anxiety. It provides great support when travelling, feeling overwhelmed or over-worked.

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Description

Kava Root is a member of the Pepper family (Piperacea), native to the archipelago of Vanuatu and its name literally translates to “intoxicating pepper”. Its compound, known as kavapyrones, act similarly to alcohol, helping the mind and body feel more calm, relaxed and happy. It provides numerous health benefits and is often used as a mild sedative and in the treatment of mild depression and anxiety.

Kava root is often used for medicinal, political, religious, social and cultural purposes in the Pacific region.  In traditional medicine it is used for its calming effects on the central nervous system. Kava is also part of spiritual ceremonies and rituals where it is consumed and the bundled roots are offered as sevusevu or a gift.

The people of the Pacific Islands brew a beverage made of crushed and dried Kava roots mixed with water.

A systematic review done by Cochrane, a British non-profit, concluded that Kava Kava can help in the treatment of short-term anxiety. This calming yet powerful plant is often consumed for its sedating, anaesthetic and euphoriant effects. Caution is advised when taking the supplement as it can interfere with medication, alcohol consumption and liver problems.

 

Caution

US FDA advises that a potential risk of rare, but severe hepatoxicity (liver injury) may be associated with kava-containing supplements. Avoid use if you drink alcohol or have liver problems. Please consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition or take medication. Not suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Suggested use

Adults take 1 capsule 3 times daily between meals. Maximum time of use 1 month.

Please consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition or take medication. Not suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients

    • Kava (Piper methysticum) root extract

 

Other ingredients

    • Vegetable glycerin
    • Sunflower lecithin
    • Water
    • Vegan capsule (Hypromellose)

 

Concentration

Each 1-capsule serving delivers 75 mg kavalactones.

Brand

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