What Is a Pea-Sized Kava Paste Serving?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Ask Makaira | 0 comments

55-kavalactone-paste-300x400-201x300Something we get asked an awful lot here is what the heck is a “pea-sized” serving that we suggest for our Kava paste?  We understand that it’s an unconventional measuring system, and although we thought it was simple, customers seem to be having some trouble with the measure.  So, we’re here to help!

How about something conventional when measuring out your Kavalactone doses?  We’ve weighed and re-reweighed product, we’ve looked at it from every angle, and it turns out that 2 pea-sized amounts of Kavalactone Paste equal almost exactly 1/8 of a teaspoon!

Now, that couldn’t be simpler.  Instead of having to roll up your Kavalactone paste and measure it against your Green Giant frozen peas to see if the size is a match, now you can simply scoop out 1/8th of a teaspoon, just like a mini ice cream scooper, and get yourself the perfect, safe dose of Kava Kava for your enjoyment.

Now, another question is what’s the daily recommended dosage for Kavalactones?  The general FDA guidelines suggest no more than 290mg of Kavalactones per day.  1 pea-sized amount equals about 145mg of Kavalactones in our 55% Kavalactone Paste.  That’s about 1/16th of a teaspoon, but who has a 1/16th teaspoon measure?  Not me!

That means if you use the 1/8th teaspoon measure as your guide, that you will be getting your entire daily recommended dose of Kavalactone in a single serving.  Yes, you will get 145mg x 2, which equals your daily dose of 290mg of Kavalactones.

I would like to remind you that in Oceania, a single serving of Kava typically sits around 1000mg of Kavalactone.  But, that’s in a culture steeped in Kava, and a culture that may have been genetically conditioned to safely ingest larger amounts of Kava.  As always, every person is different, every body is different, so the best plan to is to see what works for you.  Listen to what your body is telling you.  If you get nauseated from eating Kava, then you need to lower your dose.  If you feel fine after 1/8th of a teaspoon, then you might be agreeable to Kavalactone Paste.

Just work with this product responsibly, and don’t over-do it, as with anything in life.


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