Kava-Kava; Kava for short is scientifically known as Piper methysticum. Grown mainly in Vanuatu and Fiji, the root of the plant is considered to have various health benefits; ranging from sedative, to euphoric as well as anesthetic benefits. Some people also testify to the effectiveness of kava root powder in dealing with anxiety.
Getting full benefit of kava root extract begins from understanding what makes the best kava, how kava-kava works, different forms of kava available for consumption, where to buy the best root extract as well as trusted vendors.
This is exactly what I intend to analyze in details in this article, and I hope by the time you’re done reading, your questions about kava-kava would have been answered.
The most active ingredient found in kava root extract is known as kavalactone. The amount of effect you get from kava-kava is directly proportional to the percentage of kavalactone present in the product. This is why most people argue that kava that has been processed into various forms; supplements, capsule, gum, or tea are usually not as potent as the natural root powder.
While this argument may hold as the truth, there are several other factors that goes into the choice of kava being consumed. Take for instance, the time and effort that goes into getting the extract from natural roots coupled with the fact that they’re not easily accessible to someone living in this part of the world.