- KavaHerbal SupplementAnxietyMoodSleep
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Top Kava Products* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: Kava is the name of a beverage produced from the dried roots of the Piper methysticum shrub. It is said to have mild psychoactive effects, similar to the effects of alcoho consumption. It has been banned in some countries, including Switzerland, Germany and Canada. READ MORE...USED FOR: Stress, Anxiety, Relaxation, Sleep, Restlessness, ADHD, Depression, CFS, Pain, Aphrodisiac and more.MECHANISM: Kavalactones may increase GABAergic activity. Shown to produce anxiolytic effects comparable to low-dose benzodiazepines.DOSAGE: 100 - 300 mg per day; Taken in 1 - 3 doses daily.SIDE EFFECTS: Rated Possibly Safe due to possible risk of hepatoxicity and liver dysfunction. Some research data shows low frequency of side effects at typical dosages, including one four-week study in which 3,029 patients were given 800 mg of 30% kavalactone extract daily. Adverse effects were only reported in 2.3% of subjects and they included mild headache, castrointestinal discomfort and allergic rashes.INTERACTIONS: Alprazolam (Xanax); CNS Depressants; Cytochrome P450 1A2, 2C19, 2C9, 2D6, 2E1, 3A4 Substrates; Hepatoxic Drugs; Levodopa (L-Dopa); P-Glycoprotein Substrates. May interact with supplements that exhibit hepatoxic or sedative effects.RELATED SUPPLEMENTS: 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, SAMe, Taurine, GABA, Melatonin, Inositol, Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwagandha, Valerian Root, St. John's WortTop Kava Supplements
- Reduces feeling of anxiety & stress
- Improves feeling of wellbeing
- Shown to improve sleep & insomnia
A really bad article that has cherry picked all of the herbs negatives. The human body can build a tolerance to Almost every drug or even food such as caffeine and even alcohol, why did the TGA and FDA approve it? Simply because when compared to all other anti anxiety or pain relieving medications Kava comes out on top with the most effect with the least amount of physical and psychological side effects.
The few cases of liver damage occurred in isolated incidents in Australia when Kava was excessively consumed by 3-4 people who already had cirrhosis of the liver due to drug and alcohol abuse. These subjects were known long term drug addicts and alcoholics. Nothing is 100% safe, so whenever you consume something you need to asses the real risk to benefits. This is why Kava was sppprovef. You cannot go around and ban everything, if you took this approach there would be little medicine left or food to eat for the daily consumer.