- 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
I don’t understand you recommending phenibut or picamilon over kava – I found that both of these designer compounds had unpleasant side effects. I have never experienced any detrimental effects from kava extracts in twenty years (including a massive dose of extract one sleepless night).The only problem seems to be tolerance. The World Health Organisation is the best resource if you’re concerned about supposed “hepatoxic effects”.