Kava

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  1. BillsCarnage

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    Yup. I took a long weekend to see how it was.

    First the taste. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting, but I probably had mud pies as a kid that tasted better. I tried mixing it with other beverages, but found that a simple chaser was the easiest. I did get a bit of numb tongue that lasted a few minutes.

    The first night (Wednesday) I didn't notice anything to be honest; I had three 4oz drinks made the traditional way by kneading. Also did the blender and warm water methods too.

    I continued throughout the weekend trying the different Kava's and mixing them. I gotta say I never really felt anything, at least not as I was expecting based on what I read. There was no "ahhhhh" moment.

    But over the course of the weekend of drinking I did start noticing the muscle relaxation and somewhat calming affects. I'd fall asleep on the couch, get up and go to bed and sleep. I didn't feel rested per se, but I wasn't twisting and turning all night. I just slept through the night. At the same time, my wife snores like a grizzly bear and I don't remember waking up that much from her snoring. By Saturday night the tension knots in my shoulders were gone and I haven't had one since.

    So, I think I got some of the affects albeit very slow, but at the same time might have to plow through the reverse tolerance.

    I'm going to try a different brand and some micronized over the next few weeks. If the affects aren't more noticeable It'll be hard to justify continuing with the cost of this stuff.
     
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    DeAnna Just A Face in The Crowd

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    I used Kava for a while many years ago. Didn't really notice any difference. I find that magnesium supplements help with sleep, but maybe I'll try the nutmeg as well.
     
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    Melatonin helps me sleep.
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    I tried Kava for a bit about 5 years ago. It was slightly helpful for anxiety during stressful times, but not enough to make it worthwhile. Works better if combined with L-Theanine.

    Kratom is my go-to now if I'm really stressing out over something. I've heard it can be addictive though, so I only use it on rare occasions.
     
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    We take kava pills occasionally at our house for stress and anxiety. Highly recommend
     
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    I was in Fiji in the late 70's before the tourist boom hit. We were at a very remote island and the locals had a kava ceremony. Unfortunately for me women were not invited so I missed out on what must have been a very successful ceremony.

    All the men came back totally blitzed. No one was feeling any pain.
     

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