Mmmmm... I love Kava
- 03-02-2007, 05:04 PM
Mmmmm... I love Kava
Just thought I'd throw that out there. Just like a good beer buzz without the hangover... anyone else tried it? I'm not talking about the sh1tty extracts you can buy at hippie stores... I'm talking about the actual ground root. Go ask your Poly friends if you dont know what it is.
- 03-03-2007, 04:56 AM
Its not bad, I enjoy it with beer when I'm in Fiji.
- 03-03-2007, 09:26 AM
One of my favorites!!! I use a Coco/banana Kava paste, a teaspoon a day keeps the blues away. It will also ease the pain of a harsh THC buzz!... a special occasion calls for a little pineapple juice combo
03-03-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm not quite understanding a few things here?
WTF would you want to ease a THC buzz? Isn't that the whole idea.
Also can someone shoot a link to pick up the type of kava described?
03-03-2007, 02:16 PM
no prob bro..
Fresh Kava Kavalactone Root Powder from Hawaii
It seriously tastes like dirt (the potent stuff) without the graininess... but if you can down it, its a really nice way to relax... they also have a bunch of flavored kava too if you wanna go the mild route But you'd propably get the best effects from just the strait, plain kava root powder.
03-03-2007, 06:02 PM
And I'm happy to report that the American Botanical Council debunked the claims that Kava is harmful to the liver. It has some minor potential to do so but one must go Kava-crazy for years to achieve any harm.
03-03-2007, 07:04 PM
03-04-2007, 01:12 AM
That's very likely though I hadn't heard that part. That makes buying from reputable suppliers all the more important.
LOTS of plants have have toxic portions.
03-04-2007, 01:35 AM
Apparently the problem lays with Kava lactones which make up only 3-10% of the root but can be found in concentrations of 30-80% in other parts of the plant. Extracts using the whole plant contained high concentrations of kava lactones and people who either had a pre-existing weakness or who hit the anti-lottery got ill or died.
Dragull, K., Yoshida W.Y., Piperidine Alkaloids From Piper methystine, Phytochemistry, 63(2) 2003: 193-198
 Nerarkar, P.V., Dragull, K., In Vitro Toxicity of Kava Alkaloid, Piper methystine, in HepG2 cells as compared to Kavalactones, Toxicol Sci, 21, 2004
03-04-2007, 01:50 AM
It may be anecdotal, but if I take a strong extract of Kava for more than a few days..my tonsils get really inflamed. I've always used it sparingly because of that...but the buzz sounds interesting.
03-04-2007, 08:56 AM
Kona Kava is the best I have had... love the paste!!!
The root is fine. When the popularity of Kava increased a number of cheap supplement companies surfaced with discount Kava extracts, unfortunately they were cheaper because they used the whole plant not the root.
The leaves and stem do contain liver toxic material and should be avoided!
03-04-2007, 12:21 PM
Pot that is too strong?
Alright...thank you for your response. So with the paste (where can I get it/ how do I make it) are the effects similar to an alcohol buzz or more like thc?
03-04-2007, 12:28 PM
I buy mine from a local Fijian market. LOVE IT!!!!
03-04-2007, 04:27 PM
03-04-2007, 05:32 PM
i heard the paste was good but never tried it.how do u take it? just pop a pea sized amount or do mix it with something? if im driving when i head out with friends i wont even touch a beer so this sounds like a good alt for to least loosen up a bit more when i drive
03-04-2007, 06:24 PM
03-04-2007, 07:02 PM
A good dose of Kava can equal a couple beers as far as disorientation or lack of coordination. I've done two heaping tablespoons of powder, followed by a beer...
It says not to do that for a reason.
03-04-2007, 08:08 PM
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03-05-2007, 11:52 AM
I was thinking about it lately to alleviate some of my chron. pain and the resulting depressions, either one or both of it.
As I remeber correctly the hype was like, some with severe liver-damage and very old people died from kava, so the bad rep. but ther eshouldn´t be any problems I think, when used cautiously and informed(>as with all of the well known drugs).
03-05-2007, 12:19 PM
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03-05-2007, 01:59 PM
I am knocked out even if i take a little bit of Kava. I have such a messed up reaction to it. Its like GHB for me lol
03-05-2007, 08:34 PM
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03-05-2007, 09:20 PM
Nice, thanks for the help swoody. Have u tried those gelcaps they show on there?
03-05-2007, 09:36 PM
03-06-2007, 12:21 AM
im going to try the paste.i read up on it.i dont feel like going through extracting.
03-06-2007, 12:51 PM
03-06-2007, 12:58 PM
03-06-2007, 03:00 PM
I ended up getting the straight Kona Kava Mahakea Root powder and the kava concentrate, as a lot of people said the same thing you did about the caps being no good. I also read that I apparently have to do some sort of process to extract from the root powder, shoulda read more before I ordered it. ugh
03-06-2007, 03:07 PM
yea im going with the root now..they sell a bag to strain it..from what i read u take 2 tablespoons bleed it with 16oz of water..strain it and drink
03-06-2007, 04:18 PM
For anyone that has used Kava: how would you compare the effects to a nice dose of phenibut?
03-06-2007, 05:20 PM
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03-10-2007, 06:30 PM
I got my kava in the mail today. Just took a serving of the banana coconut extract stuff. Will report back later. Tastes pretty good actually, the tongue tingling thing is kinda cool.
03-11-2007, 05:28 PM
Ok, so last night i did ~2 and 1/2 servings of the concentrated extract. Would def consider it comparable to a mild alcohol buzz, without any sort of hangover. I would say I also felt less disoriented than alcohol would make me feel. I would def recommend this to anyone looking for such a product. I am gonna try toying around with the dosages some more later on this week and let everyone know how it goes, probably gonna mix it with MRM relax all too.
03-11-2007, 10:55 PM
Anybody else ever have palpatations off of Kava Kava? Never had any other sides from it, but last time i took it i got an irregular heartbeat.
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