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!
This is the only one that doesn't make my skin revolt.
Every time I took other extracts I got bad dandruff, and when I took them too long I literally got eye styes, after which I never took those brands for kava again (tried multiple, all from reputable companies), this is the only one that doesn't make my skin revolt, while still working well. Seems like ND chose well when deciding to use the traditional method for extracting kava. I did notice just as much effects from half a tab as from a whole tab, and all they do is make me happier (has previously been quite sedating though).