Kava is a plant found in the South Pacific Islands. The root is used to make a liquid infusion that is popular for its stress-relieving and mood-lifting effects. It is a safe, natural alternative to alcohol because it can bring about significant mood-boosting effects that enhance social interaction. Since there is no alcohol in our drinks there is no dehydration of the body. NO HANGOVERS! Kava's ability to enhance mood and sociability is believed to come from its effects on dopamine, which is the body's main pleasure chemical. .
Kavalactones are the active ingredient in Kava. Kavalactones give our drinks their stress-releasing and muscle-relaxing effects and they don't dehydrate the body (like alcohol does) -- so no hangover ever. Kava is subtle and it works in harmony with the body and mind. Indigenous people in the South Pacific have enjoyed this drink for 3,000 years because it promotes peace, togetherness, tranquility, and community. Kava is a drink to be shared.
While Kava is a powerful relaxant, at small medicinal doses it may actually enhance cognitive performance. In other words, despite its relaxing effects, it does not impair mental functioning at least when consumed responsibly. It has been found that when taken in moderation Kava does not impair driving ability. Kava has a reverse tolerance and is not physically addictive. So people new to Kava will need to consume more shells to feel the effects than those who have it regularly (so people who drink it often have to drink fewer shells for the same effect!)
We do recognize that any substance taken for recreational or medical purposes has a habit-forming potential. If you take any medications or suffer from any medical conditions, you should always consult a medical professional before consuming Kava.
It's much superior - but we are biased! Kava does not affect judgment or fine motor skills in the way that alcohol does. Kava users report enhanced mental clarity and increased positive emotions. Because it calms anxiety and reduces stress it can be enjoyed at any time. When taken in very large quantities, Kava can affect your coordination skills and make you very sleepy. But unlike Alcohol it will never make you aggressive or irresponsible.
We serve anyone 18 and up. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and people suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease should NOT drink Kava.
Please check with your Doctor.