Kava is a beverage that is made from the root of the Piper methysticum plant that breeds in the pacific islands. It is known for both its medicinal as well as intoxicating properties. Medically it is known to reduce stress and anxiety and boost sleep. It is also consumed as a popular social drink by the locals in the pacific isles.

When it comes to buying kava online, there are few things that you need to know. Take a look at the following to see what they are.

How Does Kava Work?

Kava affects the brain and parts of the main nervous system. This is why it is taken to remedy anxiety, stress and restlessness.

Choose the Right Variety

Primarily there are two types of kava as defined by the pacific islanders. Those are daily use kava and two-day kava. Daily use is the type that is considered to be safe for even everyday use. Two-day type is named as such because it produces side effects that last for two days – these include side effects such as nausea, lethargy, and a hangover. When it comes to consuming kava, experts suggest that you drink noble kava only. The daily use kava or noble kava is the type that is taken by pacific islanders regularly.

Know the Types

There are different types of kava depending on their chemical composition.  This chemotype differentiate kava types as dreamy, sedating or more euphoric or uplifting.  Different types of people consume kava for different reasons and therefore it is important to know the properties when you purchase them.  For example, the variety that you could use for day time use or evening use as a drink suitable for social gathering is different from the variety that is sedating and helps you sleep at night. One induces a more intoxicating effect such as alcohol while the other cures insomnia.

What are the Forms

When it comes to purchasing bulk kava root dried powder is available is three main forms.  The first type is traditional which is made from grinding the kava root into a powder. The powder is then strained before drinking. This is considered the most original form and is more affordable and popular than the other two forms.

The second form, instant kava, is made by dehydrating fresh kava drink. It is more expensive than the previous form but has great potency and is more convenient to use. The third form is micronized kava. This is a form that is between the traditional and the instant forms. They are made by grinding the traditional powder and can be used without straining. Good varieties of micronized kava are those free of any coarse fibres and are easier to drink.

When you are buying consider all these forms and varieties and the purpose you would use it for. It is also necessary to pay attention to the price. Although there is no direct relation between the price and the quality of the product, it is also important to look out for those that are unbelievably cheap. Once these factors are considered you can easily find a good product that would suit your needs.


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