How many of you have tried Kava Kava? What did it do? I'm trying to decide whether or not if I should buy some. I've read up on it and supposedly it gets rid of anxiety and relaxes you.
I liked it but It got banned in CA so I can't get it anymore. Well at least not from anywhere around here.
You can get Kava in any CA supplement shopOriginally Posted by aflexaholic
try1-fast has just lowered his prices big-time. relaxes me after a rough night of work and i have been using it for a couple months now. it seems to help me sleep better and i am glad that it is cheaper now,
I thought with Phenibut, tolerance goes up crazy after the first dose. If not, I guess I'd want to give it a try.
tolerance does go up after 4-5 days so lets say you needed 2g initially then after a week or so you may need 4g for good effect. for me, tolerance leveled off at that point and i did not need to keep inc. dosages. w/ the price dec. and the anti-anxiety effects w/o the sedation (like benzos), phenibut works for me
kava is good to pop a few if you are stressed. i think it definately chills you out and gives you a more happy feeling.. with this being said you have to have the mind frame to let it work for you. i don't think it will correct major stress, depression, anger issues,etc. This is from personal experience. I am generally a happy and upbeat person and in the past i'd pop a few before a particularly stressful day of work and it's done the trick. some people also take it to chill out before bed. It can be toxic to the liver at high doses I read somewhere. So i'd never take it frequently.
yea it can be toxic to your liver, i work at vitamin world and it used to be in alot of metapausal stuff, but they reciently took it out because i guess some women were gettin crazy with it
I'm new here, but I'll chime in.
I use kava regularly. It is legal in CA, though they are required to put a warning label on it, because of some liver damage suffered by users in Germany, and its subsequent bannination there.
The fact is, there have been no reports that I can find of liver damage from kava in the US; that the people who had issues in Germany were taking an extract of the bark and leaves (traditionally avoided in polynesia), not whole root; and the German extract is extremely high potency.
Polynesians have been using it for over 2000 years with the most serious issue being a scaly condition of the skin with chronic heavy usage that disappears with cessation of supplementation. Basically a non-problem.
I use www.kavaking.com for my Kava needs. Whole Foods carries it too. I just found out about a fijian market by my house that carries it for cheap, so I'll be checking that too.
For me, it is like having a couple beers without the negative effects. It relaxes me, and I get a great buzz off of it; if I use enough, about two *heaping* tablespoons, it can knock me for a serious loop, like "whoa, i can't walk straight, heh, heh!" it is a totally positive experience with zero drawbacks. I love it.
If you google it, you can find plenty about it...
Here is a decent link for general info:
i just bought some from iamshaman, but this stuff tastes like dirt. does anyone know how to make it taste like im not drinking pure hell.
btw, my friends and i tried phenibut for the first time 2 nights ago, then we had about 12 beers. i recommend not using 4 g for your first ever dose. we started with 2.5, but didnt feel anything, so we did another 3/4 tsp, that stuff knocks you on the ground. i really felt it the next day, i could barely walk like 15 hours after i took it
A jamba like fruit shake masks it the best, I've found. I just use water, and enjoy my numb tongue.
I bought some Kava and Kanna (supposedly acts as a SSRI) gel caps from the iamshaman site and will be testing those out. I also got some Psychotropin, which has Phenibut. If I like it, I will just buy the bulk Phenibut powder and see if there is a big difference because its cheaper.
Kava Lactones are barely soluable in water,if at all, the key to using it is to soak in cold water or juice, to mask the taste, and squeeze the shiite out of the root repeatedly through a cloth to extract these actives.
Iamshaman sells the kava from http://www.konakavafarm.com check their site for recipes/use instructions.
Thumbs down for Kava.
Tried a couple different brands - all produced a similar effect: none.
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Extract or whole powdered root?Originally Posted by CEDeoudes59
There is no way the whole powdered root at a high enough dose wouldn't affect you.
The WPR is more effective than extracts.
just 2 different extracts I believe
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Well, try the www.kavaking.com . Extract doesn't do much for me either.
I can't find the link, but it takes double the kavalactones as extract to have the same effect as the powder. Plus, it takes about half the time to take effect.
I tried the 84% kavalactone gels from konakava and didn't feel much at all at one or two caps, when i took 3 i went partially blind for a few hours and felt really disoriented, on the bottle is says "As the elders use to say, "if you drink too much kava root, you must walk backwards, so the ground does not come up to greet you"" im sure the stuff is good, guess some people are just immune to the good effects of it. Guess i'll try the regular powdered root next.
I got a 2 tbs sample of Kava powder from iamshaman for free with a recent order. I heard dumping it into hot coacoa is a good way to take it. Also, I've read that caffeine with kava synergises very well. Perhaps I'll try it and report my results here.