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There are varieties of Kava that are more relaxing than others. Some actually hype me up and keep me awake. My adenoids usually get inflamed after using it so I do think the claims of mild toxicity are valid...or I have an allergy.
Reishi mushroom is actually pretty relaxing stuff as well but can give me insomnia in a dose dependent manner..ie higher doses seem to knock me out, but then I wake up a few hours later fully wired.
and are my go-to stack for anti-axiety and fully alert and functional mode. If the stress is terrible, I will add in a quality lemon balm tincture (Herb Pharma).
Holy Basil is another good anxyolitic with cortisol and blood sugar controlling properties. At high doses, stacked with Relora it is also pretty good for burning fat.
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I have a herbal blend of Melissa,Mint,Chamomille,Valeri an.
I also have GABA but I haven`t tried it yet.
Was looking into suntheanine,phenibut and kava.
subscribing to this thread as it is relative to my interests.
i have some 5-htp......how should i dose it, guys?
Gonna order some l theanine before finals hit so I can nip this test anxiety in the butt.
picked up some L-Theanine, Relora, and Kava to experiment with....
do these products take effect immediately? or do they build over time?
what dosage, and combination of these should I start with? any advice?
I can only speak for kava and L-theanine, but they work immediately.
l-theanine- allow 45min-1 hr on an empty stomach
kava kava- after about 30 min, I feel a wave of calmness and this will last 3-4 hours. I take this VERY sparingly and only when I have a very high stress event coming up. Too much and it makes you drowsy and slow minded similar to a lot of valium.
100mg of l-theanine
I take 150mg of kava w/ 75mg of kavalactones
Don't drink on kava. It is already harsh on your liver and the drinking will compound this and make you really tired.
a little update
once before bed last night.....then again around 7:30 this morning.
as far as calmness and the ability to perform stressful tasks, i had a great day. i hope it continues to have this effect. we'll see....