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NOW Kava Kava Extract (250mg)

120 caps
NOW Kava Kava Extract (250mg) 120 caps

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Retail Price: US$33.99

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Kava Kava Extract (250mg) Overview

Kava is a herb in the pepper family that has been used as a ceremonial herb by indigenous peoples in the south Pacific. Kava is a potent relaxant and mood-regulator and kava supplements are now used by people for help in coping with stress, poor mood, irritability and insomnia. But kava products are very inconsistent, so first and foremost you definitely want to go with a name brand like NOW. Secondly, you want a Kava kava extract not just powdered kava in a capsule or tablet. Kava extracts are prepared from raw kava kava herb in a process that raises and makes consistent ('standardizes') the level of the crucial active ingredients, kavalactones. NOW Kava kava extract has a minimum of 30% kavalactones, or about 75 mg per capsule. That is plenty to let you experience the full effects of kava. Kava is a great way to help take the edge off a stressful day or situation and can help promote relaxation in other circumstances too. Just be careful about using kava before driving or performing any dangerous tasks since it is a pretty powerful relaxant.

Kava Kava Extract (250mg) Description from NOW
Can’t sleep? Need to relax? Stressed out? And you haven’t tried Kava yet? Since its introduction, users have raved over this 100% organic sedative herb, and its ability to encourage a natural state of relaxation. It gets its power from high concentrations of kavalactones present in the plant’s thick roots. Kavalactones have been shown in many studies to promote a calming effect on the body’s limbic system – a region of the brain that regulates emotion. And while it’s always wise to consult a physician before use, Kava appears to be safe when taken as recommended. NOW Kava contains 100% root extract.

Supplement Facts
Service Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
IngredientAmount% Daily Value**
Kava Kava Extract250mg
Eleuthero100mg
 
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.

Ingredients:
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.

Manufacturer's Directions
As an herbal dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily as needed. Daily usage is not to exceed 4 weeks.

Manufacturer's Disclaimer
US FDA advises that a potential risk of rare, but severe, liver injury may be associated with kava-containing dietary supplements. Ask a healthcare professional before use if you have or have had liver problems, frequently use alcoholic beverages or are taking any medication. Stop use and see a doctor if you develop symptoms that may signal liver problems (e.g. unexplained fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, dark urine, pale stools, yellow eyes or skin). Not for use by persons under 18 years of age or by pregnant or breast-feeding women. Not for use with alcoholic beverages. Excessive use or use with proudcts that cause drowsiness may impair your ability to operate a vehicle or heavy equipment.


By: nclark76 on 1/30/2009

Where can I purchase this herb without going thru you?

Is this available in GNC stores nationwide or what? I'm sorry that I don't have a credit card to buy it from you but if you really believe in this can you please tell me if I can get it at a GNC (General Nut. Center). Call me Saturday morning if at all possible---@224/489-1687 or my home phone # 847/669-1975. May be we can work out something with my debit card so I can order this Kava Kava from your business. Thanks so much, Nicole J. Clark 11019 Janice DR Huntley, Il 60142

By: MarkTfromASH on 6/06/2008

Very effective relaxant. Works more consistently than some others I've tried.

I've found Kava extract to be a much more effective, and more predictable relaxant than other things I've tried like Valerian root and theanine. Those supplements work too, but seem to be variable and work better some times than others. I'm not sure why that is, but I know that this NOW Kava extract kicks in very quickly and works every time. I travel with it and use it any time I need to wind down. The effect is hard to describe, it's calming and mellowing like a glass of wine can be but really has no alcohol or drug-like property whatsoever, you're still in complete command if your faculties.


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