Piper methysticum, better known as kava or kava kava, is a very interesting plant that is found growing throughout Oceania on islands such as Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Samoa and the Solomon islands. Kava even grows on Hawaii, but does not appear to be endemic to the islands, and was likely brought over by ancient explorers from Oceania. The occurrence of Kava on Hawaii is quite fascinating as it gives us clues to ancient migration patterns but also to the importance of Kava. Even more interesting is the fact that Kava meant for consumption (Noble Kava) cannot reproduce, which means that its propagation is solely due to humans taking cuttings of Kava plants and propagating them. This also means that without constant human interference for thousands of years, we wouldn’t be enjoying the benefits of Kava today! This again goes to show just how important Kava was throughout Oceania, because why else would you go through the trouble of keeping Noble Kava alive for so long? This also brings up some additional interesting questions, such as where did Noble Kava originate and was it entirely due to human activity? This is still a big unknown, which further adds mystery and intrigue to the world of Kava!
Noble Kava does not disappoint- useful for many purposes!
Been a longtime adherent to the exciting game of neuroscience hacking. Remember reading about kava kava when I was in high school, doing some research, concluding that I wouldn’t be able to manufacture an excuse valid enough to get past ordering the actual root and preparing it- so I decided to buy a supplement I saw perchance at a supermarket. Didn’t do much. Tried experimenting with the dosage and couldn’t get the promised effects. This is the first kava kava extract that I have imbibed and it hits the spot! Very ideal for me at this time as I am currently using nootropics to manage a careful detoxification from the excesses of my youth (phenibut). Kava kava upregulates GABA which will certainly ease stopping phenibut (tapering -150mg/2 days ) from 6 months of daily 5g -6g phenibut and f-phenibut irresponsible use. Agmatine has also been wonderful for stopping phenibut but I digress. Wondering what would happen if i take 2 of these- would it be too high of a dose? Sometimes symptoms are unbearable. Thanks ND will continue to be a grateful and informed customer!!