Kava Anxiety Relief

Posted by on Jun 30, 2010 in The Mind of Makaira | 6 comments

Kava Anxiety ReliefKava Anxiety Relief – A Natural Anxiety Aid!

Today, I wanted to share with you some basic information regarding how and why Kava anxiety relief is a wise choice for those concerned about taking prescription medication. I recently stumbled across a review of the various studies that have been done regarding kava, its toxicity, and its effects on anxiety. I thought this kind of information would be helpful to those people who are wondering if kava might help them with anxiety. Of course, we are not doctors and we can’t prescribe kava for anyone. But, by considering the medical studies that have been done surrounding this sacred plant, perhaps you will be able to make a more informed decision as a consumer.

The review, which was written by Suzie Epstein and published by the American Botanical Council, begins by describing traditional ritual use of kava and the reported effects. Some have been attributed to it since earliest recorded history. These include increasing relaxation and sociability and relieving anxiety and fatigue. The paper then describes the primary effects of kava. First, it’s stimulation and then sedation of the central nervous system. Patients have reported that small doses produce a sense of well-being, and large doses produce relaxation, lethargy, and eventual deep sleep.  How will Kava affect you and help with your anxiety?

Several studies have also indicated that kava affects the limbic system in the brain, the area that processes emotions, similar to many sedative drugs used for anxiety today but without the risks of addiction or tolerance. Kava does not affect GABA or benzodiazepine-binding sites in the brain, so it does not have the same chemical effects as commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications.

The review suggests that kava is best consumed as tincture or as capsules, which is probably for the sake of controlling the amount of kavalactones consumed. Personally, I find that the effects of taking kava in tincture or capsule form is not quite as warming and calming as preparing a kava beverage from the root matter, but from a medical perspective, of course, it is important to have consistent amounts of alkaloids for testing purposes. And, in the end, if people are able to benefit from the healing power of this amazing plant, it doesn’t really matter too much how they get there. Kava kava and anxiety disorders are certainly not contraindicated, and I feel like kava is an excellent remedy for overly anxious personalities!

The review ends by saying that the safety of kava has been indicated by several toxicology studies. At therapeutic doses, kava has not been shown to cause toxicity when properly prepared and consumed. Prolonged use of very high doses (400 mg or more kavalactones daily) produced some side effects in studies. But these effects have also been seen in cultures in which kava has been used to excess, and go away when use stops.

From our own personal data, we know that Kava is prescribed to kids over in Europe since it is considered to be such a safe and effective means of helping fight anxiety.  Kava comes in various forms as well. This makes it even easier to find what we feel is the best natural anxiety fighter for your personal needs.  Whether it’s a powdered drink, capsules, or a tincture that you can carry with you and place under your tongue whenever you feel the need, Kava is becoming increasingly popular.

There is no known overdose for Kava, so those with a little OCD tendencies might take comfort in that when looking for Kava anxiety relief.  And, part of the joy of natural herbal products that are effective anxiety fighters? You can experiment with them to find the right dose for you.  Every body is different, so there’s never a “one size fits all” amount of Kava to take for any one person.  Take the time to see how effective Kava can be for you, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.  In fact, I’m so confident that you’ll be so pleased with your purchase of Kava anxiety relief, that we offer our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  (If you make your purchase from us, of course!) This means that if you’re unhappy for any reason, we’ll refund it, no questions asked.  Even if you don’t like the taste, if it didn’t seem effective for you; we’ll take it back.

But, as with many natural remedies, give it time to get into your system.  Allow yourself to become familiar with the effects of Kava.  Take the time to allow it to help fight your anxiety or your stress over the course of a couple of weeks.  We all want instant fixes.  Powerful prescription medications may have detrimental effects on our bodies.  But, think of the long term, and take charge of your healing regimen by choosing a natural alternative.

Hopefully, this information will be a good basic review of the ways in which kava anxiety relief has been found to have positive effects. This is true both traditionally and scientifically. I’m always happy to see more and more studies come out that support what we in Hawaii have known for generations. Kava is a powerful calming and healing plant that is perfectly safe in moderation. Now that you have this information, you should be able to be a more informed consumer in the future!

Feel free to let me know if you are looking for any specific information on Kava anxiety relief in the comments section.  If you are looking into Kava for stress relief, we feel it’s equally as effective.

Aloha no,

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  1. Aloha Maria!

    Thank you for your comment! I’m glad you’ve decided to give kava a try for anxiety! The 30% kavalactone capsules are nice, but they aren’t our most strongest product. For more strength, I would recommend either trying our traditional Mahakea ground kava root, which you can prepare as a cold tea infusion, or our 80% kavalactone paste. The kavalactone paste is our strongest product, and it’s very easy to take and work with! 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Aloha no,

  2. Hello. First, thank you for producing products helpful to so many people and I truly appreciate your taking the time to answer questions and build such an informative site. I have a question related to the use of kava kava and alleviating anxiety. I have been taking the 30% kavalactone capsules and do feel some affects but I was wondering what the most potent form of kava kava is? I have reviewed the products you have and there are so many options!

    Thank you much,

  3. Dear Daniel,

    Great idea! As a matter of fact, we are working on this at present! We hope to release a finished product soon!

    Aloha no,

  4. Hi 🙂

    I just have a suggestion for you guys at konakavafarm. It would be cool if your made a video, on how you make the kava products. That will be great! then everyone can see that it is made after best principals.

    Thanks for a great product!


  5. Val,

    Hope your Kava arrived safely and that you’re enjoying your order! Be sure to let us know if there’s any trouble, and we’ll see what we can do. Thanks for the book recommend; I’ll put it on my reading list.

    Aloha no, Makaira

  6. Hello Makaira
    I ordered some of your products and can’t wait to get it 🙂
    Furthermore, Patrick Holford wrote a book : Natural Highs. In the book and on his website he has only good things to say about Kava! I have used Kava a long time ago and loved it. It has been banned in my country so I hope my order comes through… lol. Got to take a chance sometimes.
    Warm regards!

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