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TRU KAVA Review: Elevate Your Mind & Chill With KAVAPLEX


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Natures Xanax?

Every culture around the world has favorite ingredients to instantly shift their mental state.

To relax, unwind, socialize, and enjoy a hit of euphoria.

In the USA and Europe, that was alcohol. But most other regions had better, safer, and equally fun alternatives.

In the South Pacific islands, for the last 3,000 years, that coveted ingredient was kava.

An elixir commonly used for:

  • Energy
  • Mental clarity
  • Relaxation
  • Confidence
  • Social connection
  • Overcoming fears
  • Negotiations

Today, as people ditch the bottle, it’s rapidly spreading throughout the world. Without the loss of motor coordination or next-day regrets of a booze-fueled night.

And no, these aren’t your typical supplement shop capsules.

In fact, experts call real kava “the next CBD”.

So in this post, we’ll cover the science of how kava improves human health and performance. Then, I’ll tell you how to avoid junk and review the line of TRU KAVA/KAVAPLEX products to help you decide if it’s right for your lifestyle and goals.

What is Kava?

kava definition

Kava is a powerful stress relieving, nootropic drink from islands in the South Pacific. It is made from a plant known as Piper methysticum and has been one of their most prized substances for over 3,000 years. Kava is a re-emerging safe and natural alternative to drugs and alcohol.

The first time I had kava, I wrote it off as nothing more than chamomile tea. I thought it’s not for me, I like to actually feel my substances.

One evening I reluctantly joined friends at a kava bar. Which is exactly what it sounds like. A bar that serves traditional kava instead of alcohol. Then I realized my mistake. Most kava on the market is absolute junk (and even sometimes toxic). True premium kava changed that.

You’ve never tried kava

What I, and most people, mistakenly label kava is actually a supplement called “kava kava”. These manufacturers cut corners and use the wrong strains and the wrong parts of the plant. Then they use solvents to extract certain active ingredients. What results is powder or capsules virtually devoid of all beneficial effects. And sometimes, with added liver toxicity.

Unfortunately, this is 99% of the market.

Real kava is made exclusively using the roots of Piper methysticum. Rather than using toxic solvents, quality products use water extraction. This takes considerably longer and is more expensive.

That’s why my single shell of kava cost me around $17 in the local New York City bar.

Luckily, innovative companies offer similar products at a fraction of the cost. Products that you can enjoy on the go, or from the comfort of your home.

How it’s made

For most of history, kava has been made by grinding roots into powder, and essentially making a cold-water tea. This cold water soak releases the constituents into the water, which we then consume.

The main downside is the time and labor costs of traditional kava preparation. Plus, it has a very pungent (acquired) taste.

Today, most companies use solvents and heat to extract kava. This, however, degrades some of the active ingredients and loses much of the therapeutic value and feel-good effects.

Still, some companies continue to do things the right way and produce superior products.

How Kava Works

Real kava contains all kinds of valuable bioactive constituents. The primary family of mind-altering active ingredients within kava are called kavalactones. These ingredients naturally improve levels of key pleasure chemicals throughout the brain (dopamine, serotonin, and GABA). As well as making their receptors work better.

Unlike most man-made drugs and mood-altering compounds, kava is non-depleting. Each dose does not interfere with the mind’s intricate neurochemical system. So you will not exacerbate neuroimbalances or create toxicity from frequent use. Because of this, frequent kava users do not develop tolerance or experience withdrawal symptoms if quitting.

The effects profile of each product can differ dramatically based on various factors. Strain, cultivation, and processing determine the exact breakdown of kavalactones and other constituents and thus effects. Most connoisseurs and researchers differentiate products based on kavalactone composition.

The main kavalactones within kava include:

Dr. Vincent Lebot created a numerical “chemotyping” system to identify and classify kava strains by their concentration of each of these six. For example, kava with a chemotype of 213465 has the highest concentration of Dihydrokavain, followed by Desmethoxyyangonin, then Yangonin, etc.

The other class of beneficial bioactive compounds within kava are called chalcones, and they’re believed to exert the majority of the non-psychoactive benefits. Like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-cancer effects.

Compounds within kava exhibit a wide variety of neurology-modulating mechanisms:

  • Selective & reversible inhibition of MAO-B
  • Positive allosteric modulator of GABAA
  • COX-I inhibition
  • COX-II inhibition
  • CB1 receptor agonism
  • Norepinephrine reuptake inhibition
  • Sodium channel blockage

What’s key to note about these mechanisms is that kava acts very gently on the brain and doesn’t “force” changes.

Basically, kava works by impacting the production and breakdown of key neurochemicals, resulting in its characteristic effects.

Kava’s reverse tolerance effect

Unlike most recreational and even medicinal drugs, kava does not build tolerance. In fact, it’s one of very few that actually has the opposite effect.

The more frequently you use kava, the stronger the effects and the lower dose you need to experience them.

GABA activity within the brain is quite sensitive. Dysfunctional GABA receptors are a major problem in substance abuse and a wide spectrum of other disorders. Researchers believe kava’s reverse tolerance works because kava increases GABA receptor density, restoring the brain’s entire GABAergic system.

This is one of the many reasons I’m a huge fan of Kava. Like full-spectrum hemp, you get better results from using less and less.

Benefits

kava health benefits

Kava has a wide range of use cases and therapeutic health and performance benefits.

This botanical is versatile. Different kava products can enhance energy while others can improve sleep.

Islanders often call kava the “sober psychedelic”.

That’s what makes it so special.

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Now we’ll cover some of the top health benefits of kava backed by science and millennia of real-world experience.

Anti-anxiety

Sometimes called “natures Xanax”, kava’s antistress and anti-anxiety properties have become legendary. It’s one of the main avenues that’s put kava on the map.

Not only is it quite effective, but ample research has shown it’s incredibly safe compared to benzodiazepines and other standard-of-care drugs.

Kava exerts rapid calming effects but without addictive properties. I know many people that use kava to settle their nerves before stressful situations and to stop panic attacks immediately.

Sleep

Where most social drugs like alcohol disrupt sleep, kava dramatically improves it. Kava does this through multiple mechanisms.

First, it increases levels of the body’s chief relaxation and unwinding neurotransmitter called GABA. It also blocks the body’s sodium and potassium ion channels which reduces the excitation of the mind.

Kava is also a powerful antagonist of the stress hormones adrenaline, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Since these are the chief wakefulness hormones, this benefit cannot be overstated.

I hope to see more research on this area, but I see about a 15% increase in my deep sleep scores after a kava-fueled night. This post outlines some of the top ways I biohack my sleep.

Stress reduction

Stress is widely considered the root of all diseases. A more mild form of anxiety, stress is innate to the human experience. In the right dose, it’s profoundly beneficial. Whether we recognize it or not, most of us live the majority of our lives in a sympathetic dominant overly stressed state. Excess stress leads to inflammation and degeneration. Kava can help.

Kava can protect against all forms of it — from physical to mental to emotional to chemical to electromagnetic. It blunts the impact of stress on our nervous system and helps us maintain our personal resilience.

The GABA-dominant brain state is also deeply neuroprotective and helps us maintain clarity in the face of nerves. All without major impairment or loss of coordination. For this reason alone, I always keep a bottle in my backpack and it’s helped on several occasions.

Social

Social events are fundamentally intertwined with copious alcohol (ethanol) consumption. It loosens us up by inhibiting the self-judging regions of our brain like the prefrontal cortex. As a result, we freely speak our minds without the typical social constraints.

Kava does something similar but better. By working on GABA and other relaxation pathways, it makes us comfortable opening up but without the side effects we regret the next morning. Kava has another advantage. It accentuates our empathy skills so that we have an easier time connecting with others.

So you get the same feel-good social lubrication without the embarrassing stupor, without the neurotoxicity, and with an easier ability to build relationships/friendships.

Cognition & mental clarity

There are generally two types of nootropics (click here to visit our beginner’s guide to nootropics). Ones that improve cognition via stimulation and increased awareness. Others increase cognition via mental clarity and facilitating the “flow state”. Kava falls into the latter group, improving memory, information processing, and attention.

It certainly does not feel like Modafinil, Adderall, or other classic stimulants. But it does combine well with other ingredients and coffee to take the “edge” off of them. This is another area where the research is emerging, but so far it looks promising.

One study concluded,

“Thus, unlike conventional benzodiazepine-type anxiolytics, which tend to impair cognitive performance and to increase the occurrence of negative affective states, Kava is a potent anxiolytic agent, which, additionally, can facilitate cognitive functioning and can increase positive affectivity related to exhilaration.”

It certainly does not impair you like recreational drugs. I personally like to use 0.5-1 dose on days I’m focusing on strategy, relationship building (podcasting), and creative tasks. Note that it dramatically strengthens the effects of other compounds due to the MAOI mechanisms. More great nootropic kava stacks are listed later in this post.

Memory & focus

Memory is multifactorial, influenced by countless things.

One of the large factors is the amount of damage (oxidative stress) occurring at any given time. The more oxidative stress, the worse your memory.

Kavalactones activate the cellular defense pathway called NRF2 and boost antioxidant levels which prevent oxidative-stress-induced brain (and memory) damage.

A recent 2022 paper found that kava slightly improves focus.

It also eases recall by quieting certain inhibitory parts of the brain like the amygdala and amplifying others like the hippocampi.

Mood

Mood is another of the benefits afforded to kava users. I too, notice this effect albeit less pronounced than with other botanicals like kratom.

Several small clinical trials have investigated kava’s impact on mood.

Kavalactone extracts alone reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with generalized anxiety disorder. This study would be been more meaningful should they have used full-spectrum (and more powerful) kava rather than extracts.

Other research shows that kava works as well as traditional “mood stabilizers”.

Research on healthy volunteers appears promising too,

“Kava is a potent anxiolytic agent, which, additionally, can facilitate cognitive functioning and can increase positive affectivity related to exhilaration.”

The link between kava and mood is positive and well-established.

Fat burning & weight loss

Kava may improve weight loss and fat burning via several mechanisms. First, there’s the indirect mechanism of appetite suppression.

The less ravenous your hunger, the easier your adherence to healthy eating patterns.

Next, some researchers speculate that kava indirectly increases thermogenesis. Meaning that it could increase body temperature and therefore you’d burn more calories throughout the day.

Most relevant, kava activates the cellular recycling switch called AMPK. With this “mode” activated, the body degrades old damaged tissues and stored body fats and converts them into energy. Usually, this only happens while fasting or under severe caloric restriction. This makes kava a fasting mimetic compound.

Because of this, folks following the ketogenic diet sometimes use kava to accelerate the adaptation of burning body fat for fuel.

Inflammatory modulation

Some of the non-psychoactive compounds in kava possess anti-inflammatory properties.

In cell studies, flavokawains A and B, kavain, and other kavalactones show improved inflammatory markers. Specifically, TNF-alpha and NF-KB.

Anecdotally, many users remark that they reduced their NSAIDs and anti-inflammatory drug use after using kava regularly. This makes sense because these non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Tylenol, aspirin, and ibuprofen belong to a group of medicine called cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors. Kava is a natural COX-I and COX-II inhibitor. Also reducing levels of an inflammatory (and pain-inducing) family of chemicals called prostaglandins.

It’s not something I personally notice, but I’d love to run a 3-month trial and see if it impacts my blood lab biomarkers of inflammation.

Pain management

Pain is often related to inflammation, and kava can help both.

Kava is a mild anesthetic and it helps block pain both orally and even topically.

Anyone that’s drunk high-quality kava will attest to the short-lived mouth-numbing sensation it causes. Clearly, it works great for any mouth pain, toothaches, etc.

Kava also has a very slight general anesthetic effect. When I’ve had wounds, kava took the edge off the pain (although a botanical called kratom is a far more powerful pain blocker).

Kava also seems to be an effective adjunct to treat the swelling, inflammation, and pain of arthritis.

Addiction treatment

Addictions afflict a large portion of the human population, and can absolutely devastate quality of life. Kava is often used to help people treat addictions.

Since it gives a nice, euphoric, mellow feeling, kava is a viable replacement for drugs and alcohol.

Studies have determined kava helps reduce the intense cravings that perpetuate addictions. It does so by gently binding to many of the same receptors and eliciting pleasant neurochemical effects. But without building tolerance, dependency, or undesirable side effects.

That’s why it’s becoming a popular adjunct in holistic addiction treatment protocols.

Anti-cancer

Several different families of constituents within kava slow the growth of cancer cells, and in some studies, even shrink cell size.

Flavokawain is the primary bioactive investigated for its anti-cancer effects. Researchers are still theorizing exactly how it works, but a few proposed mechanisms include:

  • Starving tumor cells of nutrients (inhibiting blood vessel formation and reducing glucose)
  • Forcing cell death

Of course, kava does not cure cancer. Nonetheless, it’s interesting to see in-vitro studies investigating particular constituents within kava. I’d imagine that a host of others possess even more potent anti-cancer benefits too.

PTSD & trauma processing

Trauma afflicts us all. It’s an inevitability of living. Of course, there are those with a trauma disorder diagnosis (PTSD). But we also have micro-traumas that shape our “personality”.

Our baseline mood, how “snappy” we are, our tolerance or the length of our “fuse”, or even something as simple as how we uniquely respond to everyday situations.

These days, folks either do the “inner work”, or resort to powerful plant medicines to help process traumas. To change how we related to these past experiences. Kava works like a sober psychedelic that’s gentle enough to take regularly, yet emotionally expansive enough to facilitate healing.

Easily activated brain regions can quiet down. It both builds introspective and empathetic abilities and allows users to safely venture down these previously intolerable pathways. Over time, rewiring positive neural pathways and helping them overcome unresolved traumas.

I imagine therapists and coaches of the future will use kava as a serum to help their clients get better results in less time.

The Safety of Kava

Kava is an ancient yet powerful tool, safe for most and widely available. It does have a few side effects and was (wrongly) smeared by claims of liver toxicity. Although, kava can alter certain metabolic pathways, so it might not combine optimally with all medications. Especially those with contraindications to MAOIs.

First, the elephant in the room.

Does kava can liver damage (hepatotoxicity)?

Nearly two decades ago, researchers in Germany and Switzerland carried out a flawed study on kava (that was later overturned anyway). But it was too late, kava had frightened the public.

This liver toxicity only occurred in individuals that had consumed bad kava products. These dangerous products were either improperly produced (from stems instead of roots), produced from unsafe strains, or contaminated by toxic solvent extraction. Even then, most of these toxicities occurred when co-administered with other drugs already known to burden the liver.

Since then, the World Health Organization has exonerated kava and confirmed its safety. This is also apparent in the real world as the South Pacific islanders have no incidence of liver toxicity.

The two primarily reported side effects of kava consumption include:

  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Fatigue

Of course, you’ll want to check with your medical professional before adding or removing any dietary supplements—including kava.

How to Buy The Best, Strongest Kava

Go to the South Pacific Islands, and you’ll have no problem procuring awesome kava.

Outside of that, most commercial kava is weak, contaminated, and denatured by extraction agents like solvents.

Low-quality kava is worse than none at all.

To get the full therapeutic benefits of kava without the toxicity, you’ll want to know a few key things and check products for a few criteria.

Kava variety

Certain kava brands will make the distinction that they use “noble” kava.

Fewer still, use 100% noble kava.

There are essential two classes of kava: noble and all others.

Noble kavas are the only strains suitable for daily use and virtually side-effect-free. Noble kavas are the highest quality, and the only ones used daily by the islanders.

The other common kava class is called “tudei kava” which is sometimes used for acute medical purposes. It’s less studied and can make you feel lousy.

Regardless of how often you plan to use it, only buy pure noble kava products.

Choose a full-spectrum, 100% noble kava product.

Ideal strains

Like hemp, kava has a different strain for just about every goal and desired effect.

The primary noticeable difference between strains comes down to different ratios of the constituents.

Each strain has its own specialties. But some are more universally loved than others. Companies that really know kava will mention the strain and its specific effects. Some even match their products to specific strains (a kava focus product might contain a strain high in yangonin, for example).

Make sure the product mentions the characteristic effects of the chosen strain.

Clean & pure

Equally as important is what ISN’T inside your kava.

First, you’ll want to check if they add any other powerful active ingredients to the product. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, these ingredients may have interactions and alter the kava experience. Plus, you won’t know what to attribute your experience to. Only after you’ve tried kava would I try branching out.

But sometimes it’s the unintended ingredients to watch out for.

High-quality products go an extra step and put their products through rigorous third-party testing for safety, purity, and potency.

They check to make sure that the product was made exclusively from noble roots. And that it contains no contaminants. Things like mold, mycotoxins, heavy metals, bacteria, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other toxic chemicals.

That’s how you know your kava isn’t doing more harm than good.

To start, only buy third-party lab-tested (better yet, batch-tested) products that contain only kava and no other active ingredients.

Price

Doing all the right things adds significant cost.

The manufacturing expense difference between a low-quality product and the good stuff can be 5X.

Especially for companies doing R&D to find the best, reliable suppliers of optimized strains. And to make sure it combines nicely with the inactive ingredients, flavors, etc. Then to ensure it’s shelf-stable.

In one of my local, authentic NYC kava bars, drinks go for $9-$17. I found one drink inadequate to feel the effects I sought. So I began my own research. As it turns out, premium, ceremonial-grade kava alone shouldn’t cost more than $5 per serving.

Find a great deal on kava?

Make sure you don’t accidentally buy “kava kava” supplements. They’re worthless and possibly toxic.

There’s only one brand I’ve discovered that fits all my criteria and is still fairly affordable…

TRU KAVA KAVAPLEX Review

I had previously tried kava and had a “meh” experience. Felt like chamomile tea. Although I didn’t know it, that turned out to be kava kava.

Years later, I joined friends at a local kava bar. This time, however, I immediately felt something. Kava didn’t knock me off my feet but certainly piqued my curiosity.

I met the TRU KAVA folks at a biohacking conference and grilled them on their kava processing. They use the best strains and varieties and thoroughly test their products. TRU KAVA does proper extractions that result in products “virtually indistinguishable from traditional kava”.

Quality, full-spectrum, shelf-stable products.

Eventually, I decided to give their products a shot. I tried it all:

  • The two KAVAPLEX oils—one for relaxation and one for cognition
  • The carbonated drink
  • The shots

Each with different and unique effects.

I prefer the shots as they produce the strongest effects. However, I notice that the cold-pressed oil lasts a bit longer and has a better impact on my sleep quality. I usually take it about an hour before bed.

I’ll sometimes use the KAVAPLEX Mind cold-pressed oil in my morning coffee as a cognitive-enhancing nootropic. It has a different ratio of the bioactives from most kava products. More stimulation and mind lifting and less relaxation and unwinding. I’ve noticed that it significantly amplifies the effects of caffeine and the other active ingredients within coffee. Making them feel stronger and last a lot longer. All with a mild kava taste.

The sparkling drink tastes pretty decent for a botanical drink. With each formula iteration, they’re getting better at completely masking the earthy taste. This one is ideal for social situations as it resembles a beer, hard seltzer, or my other favorite, the brain-enhancing hard ketones (read my review). Plus, the sparkling kava drink is nice to sip on throughout the night. Although I do find the effects of the drink to be the weakest.

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TRU KAVA just released two new flavors of their shots: Lime Ginger, and Strawberry Lemon.

If I could only have one, I’d pick one of the oils because they’re extremely portable and long-lasting. I often travel with kava and don’t have space/weight for a dozen shots or a six-pack of cans. They have the most mind taste and work quickly. Plus, they’re the most economical.

TRU KAVA Pricing

As with other quality kava products, TRU KAVA isn’t cheap.

Pricing ranges from $1.82 to $5.00, depending on the form.

If you’re able, I suggest starting with one of their combo bundles so that you can find your favorite form and uses. Plus, the multi-product packs are discounted.

TRU KAVA does run occasional sales.

Then, should you want a continuous supply of your favorite type, you can save up to 20 percent by subscribing.

They’ve sweetened the deal. Outliyrs can use the TRU KAVA code URBAN to save 10%.

From my research, TRU KAVA makes the best and highest-quality products.

They’re priced in the middle of the pack.

But TRU KAVA might not be right for all goals and circumstances.

I’ve tested nearly a dozen different kava-based products, and here’s how they compare to a few of the most popular.

TRU KAVA vs Feel Free

Feel Free is the most popular euphoria-inducing elixir on the market. Like Feel Free, it’s kava-based. This one, however, also contains a full-spectrum botanical called kratom. Drastically amplifying the mood-boosting and energizing effects. I personally use this one on special occasions, but due to the kratom, I don’t recommend it for daily use or to ANYONE with a history of substance abuse. If you want to know more about it watch it here: Botanic Tonics Feel Free Drink Review.

Pure kava, on the other hand, is perfectly fine to use regularly. Feel Free is also considerably more expensive than TRU KAVA.

TRU KAVA vs TRO CALM

TROSCRIPTIONS popularized the use of methylene blue in their cognitive-enhancing nootropic formula. Their blue tongue side effect quickly became a social media sensation. Their newer product, called TRO CALM, includes a kava-based blend of several potent yet safe ingredients. Including n-nicotinoyl GABA, hemp extract, and of course, Piper methysticum (kava). The experience feels a bit more multi-faceted and stronger than pure kava but has many of the same characteristics. Depending on your chosen dose, it ranges from similarly priced to cheaper than TRU KAVA. At the same time, the kava inside TRO CALM isn’t as good as TRU KAVA.

Tips to Upgrade Kava’s Feel-Good Benefits

There are lots of ways to improve your kava experience. To biohack your kava.

The two primary include:

  • Kava stacks
  • Kava tips

Kava stacks are other supplements and ingredients you can combine with kava to potentiate certain effects, or to extend the duration.

Tips are little things you can do.

Best kava supplement stacks

Kava goes well with many other products. Below, I’ve listed some of the best supplements and ingredients to combine with kava for a better overall experience.

Kava Productivity Stack: Kava + Caffeine. The first and most common stack is combining kava with coffee (caffeine). Kava markedly increases the effects of caffeine. It strengthens and extends the stimulation. This is because it suppresses the primary enzyme (CYP1A2) responsible for breaking down caffeine. Although it can balance the negative side effects of caffeine, those with sensitivities should proceed with caution.

Kava Energy Stack: Kava + Paraxanthine. Paraxanthine is the metabolite of caffeine responsible for the feel-good and ergogenic performance-enhancing effects. Without the tolerance and unsavory side effects of caffeine. It doesn’t last as long as caffeine and doesn’t disrupt sleep. Just clean burning physical and mental energy. I prefer paraxanthine over caffeine. Unfortunately, it’s a bit harder to find right now.

Kava Anti-Panic Stack: Kava + Theanine. Theanine is a calming natural amino acid that amplifies alpha brainwaves and brings the body back into coherence. 200mg of L-Theanine with kava works wonders for relaxation without sedation.

Kava Anti-Pain Stack: Kava + Rephyll. The terpene beta-caryophyllene is a powerful (yet non-addictive) pain-relieving supplement. Rephyll is a patented version so you know you’re getting meaningful doses of the right bioactives.

Kava Chill Stack: Kava + Sage. Most often used in cooking, sage is a gentle mood booster that puts you into a positive headspace. It’s known to increase alertness, calmness, and contentedness and has other cognitive benefits too. Sage nicely boosts the relaxation effects of kava.

Kava Mood Stack: Kava + Cistanche. Known for its testosterone-boosting properties, cistanche tubulosa is a desert plant that also positively impacts energy, libido, mood, calmness, and positivity.

Kava Brain Stack: Kava + Sabroxy. Sabroxy is a preparation made from the bark of the Oroxylum indicum tree. It acts as a natural SSRI, and notably increases energy, neurogenesis, focus, and motivation. A low dose combined with kava powerfully amplifies the cognitive-enhancing effects. I like to combine both with coffee.

Best kava tips

There are a couple of things you can do to get a greater bang from your kava buck.

You’ll want to take kava the right way and at the right time.

Wait. Kava can reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is naturally the highest and beneficial in the mornings. I recommend waiting at least 2 hours after waking before using kava. That keeps cortisol optimized. Plus, coffee is most effective 60-90 minutes after rising. For the same reason, taking kava near bedtime can help blunt excess cortisol, which improves sleep quality.

Fast. Kava works best when taken on an empty stomach. Some folks report the strongest effects when fasting for at least 3 hours before using it.

Sublingual. I recommend holding your kava oil and/or kava shots under your tongue before swallowing. This improves absorption so that the most kava can enter your bloodstream and kick in quickly.

Test. Expect that kava will amplify the effects of other things you use. You might want to start with a lower dose to make sure that the combined effects don’t become too strong.

Full-Spectrum Cold-Pressed Kava For Health & Performance

With kava bars rapidly sprouting up around the world, this elixir very well might become the next CBD. I foresee coffee shops offering kava “boosters” with cognitively optimized strains.

What makes it so special?

Kava is a body and brain-protective substance.

It activates pathways to shield the body from damage, improve healthspan, reduce inflammation, balance neurochemicals, inoculate us against stress, and even facilitate fasting/intermittent fasting/fat-burning adaptation.

Kava satiates appetite, reduces cravings (food, drugs, other unhealthy stimuli), and is compatible with most diets and lifestyles.

But the feel-good effects really set kava apart…

The effects begin within seconds, with a characteristic mouth-numbing, followed by the spreading of a warm relaxation permeating throughout the body. Fear and worries gently lift as the senses become a little heightened. The mind clears.

Kava brings out your true personality while augmenting your introspective and empathetic abilities. Connecting with friends becomes easier. Even enemies. In fact…

Certain tribes would use kava to settle disputes between two parties.

And kava’s safe, fairly affordable, and non-habit forming.

Overall, kava is a great tool for all kinds of purposes. But it’s not all equal. From pills to powders, to shots, to oils, to drinks, I’ve tried all kinds of kava products. There’s a big quality difference.

I use and recommend TRU KAVA. Especially for most people new to kava. In terms of potency, purity, and price, I haven’t found anything better.

Use the Tru Kava code URBAN for 10% off

Do you use kava? Let me know your experience in the comments below and let’s make this a conversation!

Nick Urban

Nick Urban is the Founder of Outliyr, an expert Biohacker of 10+ years, Data Scientist, Certified CHEK Practitioner, Host of the Mind Body Peak Performance Podcast, and a High-Performance Coach. Click here to read how Nick went from struggling pre-diabetic, to collegiate rugby national champion. If you want to send Nick a quick message, then visit his Contact Page.

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