Top 5 FAQs- Kava

Top 5 FAQs- Kava

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1. What is Kava?

Kava is made from the Piper methysticum plant, known as Kava, or Kava Kava, found in the South Pacific. The name comes from the Polynesian word awa, which means bitter. Kava is a tall, upright bush with large leaves. The active ingredient, Kavalactones, are found in the rhizome in the underground root and stem. Kava essentially acts as a central nervous system depressant, impacting the receptors of the neurotransmitter, stimulating dopamine in the brain.

2. What are the benefits of Kava?

Kava contains 6 major kavapyrones, also known as kavalactones, which may have psychoactive properties. These act on the nervous system and might potentially produce a mild anti-anxiety effect. Kava may cause feelings of calm, relaxation. The plant has been known to elevate mood, wellbeing, and contentment, producing a feeling of relaxation, and may help with anxiety, insomnia, and more.


Korthals' Collection No. 505 Kava Seltzer

3. How much Kava should I take?

How much kava you take is largely dependent on an individual’s needs and personal preferences. We recommend starting with the recommended serving size, and increasing or decreasing as needed. Extracts and beverages are fast acting and usually take effect within 15-20 minutes. The effects generally peak after 2 hours.

4. Is Kava legal?

Yes. Kava is legal at the federal level, and is also legal in all 50 states. Although there are no current age restrictions from the federal government on kava products, our company policy states you must be 18 years or older to purchase these products.

5. How do I find the right product?

Kava is available in several forms including tonics, and beverages. Choosing the right product ultimately comes down to personal tastes, lifestyle and wellness goals. Korthals’ Collection, available at CBD Kratom, offers both Kava, and Kava and Kratom blended products to fit your needs.


Korthals' COllection No. 505 Kava Seltzer

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