I’m a firm believer that we as humans should be eating and drinking with a positive intention or purpose. What I mean is that we should be consuming food and beverages as medicine to heal and maintain our health. On the flip-side we should not be putting lab made chemicals into our bodies. There are so many amazing plant-based superfoods available that it’s hard to keep up with, but we can try to stay educated nonetheless.
I’ve recently been drinking Kava by Kavafied. I tried Kava in pill form in the past, but didn’t see any effects. This time around I definitely noticed the effects. First, I noticed an instant numbness in my mouth (a sign that it’s legit kava). Later I found out that the numbing effect is part of the natural muscle relaxing properties of Kava. I also noticed a slight alter into a more at ease state of mind. Another thing I noticed was that it really flushed me out. It really had a cleansing effect on me. I’m not sure if it’s meant for this, but it could be a nice little secret trick for shedding a few quick pounds before a photoshoot, date or event in a very healthy and natural way, just saying.
More on Kava:
Kava is a traditional beverage from the South Pacific Islands. It’s prepared using the roots of the Kava plant (Piper Methysticum). Kava has been consumed for cultural, social, medicinal, and religious purposes across the Pacific for thousands of years.
Kava is non-addictive and has a reverse tolerance effect. The theory behind reverse tolerance is that the body has to be trained to respond to the effects of kava. I don’t think this was totally the case for me as I did feel some of the effects almost instantly, maybe I’m just sensitive. Once you drink kava on a regular basis, it’s known to give you a good, natural buzz, without impairing your mind. If you want to increase the likelihood of feeling the effects quicker try chugging it on an empty stomach. Personally, I didn’t mind the taste at all, I found it to be earthy and I like that.
Kava Benefits and Uses:
- Calming of Anxiety, Stress, Restlessness
- Migraines and Headaches
- Treat Insomnia
- Natural Detox – flush your system
- Hangover Remedy – flush your system
- Analgesic – painkiller, to relieve tension and pain in muscles, arthritis, menstrual, and to reduce overall chronic pain
- Treat Asthma
- Cure Urinary Tract Infections
- ADHD Symptoms
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cancer Prevention
- Boosts the Immune System
- Sexual Arousal
- Quit Smoking Aid
- Combat Premature Aging
- Reduces Social Inhibition
For me, anything that’s anti-inflammatory and can reduce stress is something worth incorporating into my life. As with anything I wouldn’t go overboard and I’d recommend staying hydrated with water.
Pictured above are products from Kavafied. Use discount code ‘stressfree’ for 10% off your order.
Kava Root – Kava Supreme (1/4 lb.) – $14.95