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Origins of Kava: Finding Wellness in Nature

Though traditional medicinal plants like kava are causing a stir in the western world of medical science, it’s important to remember that people have been using these plants long before the advent of modern medicine.  Today, drinking kava provides a way for inhabitants of the Pacific Islands to connect to their ancient roots and feel gratitude for the nature around them. In this modern world, it’s easy to forget about nature’s role in our wellness. Kava is a good reminder that we need to get out in nature and take care of it, because it takes care of us, boosts our mood, and frees our minds–-as it has for millennia.   Kava in the Pacific In the Pacific Islands, kava has...

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Benefits of Kava After Exercise

While working out can be fun and energizing, the most important part of the routine is often the most neglected—recovery.   If you’ve ever worked out hard doing athletic activities such as sprints, weight-lifting, HIIT, Tabata, intense yoga, or rowing, you’ve probably experienced muscle soreness the next day. You may have even experienced delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), where you don’t feel sore until a day or two after your workout.  Working out at a high intensity places a large demand on your body. It increases your stress hormones (cortisol), creates microtears in your muscles that need to be repaired, and can even reduce your sleep quality.  Fortunately, taking kava after a hard workout can help your body recover, even if...

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Adaptogens : How Kava Provides Relief Without the Downsides

Amongst adults and students alike, stress levels in America have increased dramatically since early 2020. At least 87% of adults in this country say they have more sources of stress now than in previous years. Stress leads to brain fog, fatigue, lack of motivation, increased anxiety, and a variety of health problems. To combat the effects of occasional stress, many Americans rely on caffeine to give them the energy and clarity to get through the day. In the evening, they often drink alcohol to wind down and relax. While both of these substances can provide temporary mood-boosting effects, it comes with a counterproductive caveat—both alcohol and caffeine (as well as nicotine) increase your levels of stress hormones (cortisol).  Kava is different. Kava comes...

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Adaptogens

Different kinds of beverages have been used by drink enthusiasts, like adaptogen spiked coffee, Kombucha, and herbal tea. These beverages produce a feeling of wellness by regulating different hormones, body function, and stress levels. The latest drink which has joined this club is Kava. What is Kava? Why are people showing interest in buying Kava roots? How does Kava work to offer health benefits? All of these answers are discussed below; What is Kava? Kava is a non-addictive South Pacific plant used as an herbal supplement because of its properties. Kava plant beverages are produced from its roots via a cold water extraction process. The active ingredient present in Kava is kavalactone which is forced into the water by kneading...

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Take a Break from Alcohol - Drink Feel Free

Take a Break from Alcohol - Drink Feel Free Even if you don’t live on one of the scattered, tiny Pacific islands, you might have heard about the plant called Kava (Piper methysticum). Right now, it’s all the rage in the sober community that is steadily growing at a rapid pace. People are becoming highly interested in drinking kava and other ancient plants. In this one-speed, fast paced, social media hyped world we live in, people want a reason to go back to nature and hold on to ancient cultures. From millennials to baby boomers, people are searching for a natural way to have fun and relax that doesn’t involve taking drugs or drinking alcohol. If you can relate, feel...

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