There’s no straight answer for what dosage of kava you should be taking. Your dosage has everything to do with the variant you’re taking, your body type and your weight. We recommend always reading the directions on the individual Kava packages you purchase. However, sometimes it’s hard to know if the “Supplement Information” applies to you. Here are common practices and dosages for kava.
Kava (Piper Methysticum) is a shrub plant that has been farmed throughout the South Pacific Islands for thousands of years. After three to four years of growth, the crown and lateral roots of the kava plant are harvested, dried, and pounded into a root powder. This powder is what is used to make the traditional kava beverage.
Most Kava recipes use one tablespoon of kava root powder to one cup of water. Kavalactones are the active compounds in kava that produce the infamous relaxing effects. Many people also add coconut milk or olive oil to help dissolve the kava powder.
While these dosages may be recommended, everyone is different and may experience kava differently. This is what makes Kava such a versatile healing herb. Some people take different dosages for a nighttime sleep aid, an anxiety aid or for pain relief. The best way to find the right dosage for you is to start with a small amount and gradually increase from there. Remember to listen to your body and be mindful of Kava’s effects. Many people may not feel the affects of kava the first few times they try it, but patience and understanding its effects can open up a world of herbal relaxing remedies.
Kava has amazing calming and healing powers that have worked wonders for countless individuals. We are passionate about bringing you the best and most accessible kava products. Check out our website and store to learn more about the healing properties of kava. Get kavafied!
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