One of the questions we get a lot is whether or not Kava can be a long-term solution to anxiety relief. The TLDR answer is a resounding yes!
Many know that Kava is amazing for short term stress support and anxiety relief. Fewer seem to know that it can be a powerful weapon against long term anxiety issues. This is the exact reason we have developed a number of Kava products, each tailored to handle different time-frames when it comes to stress.
Let me explain:
QUICK RELIEF: For on the spot, quick relief, there are a few key Kava products. First, there’s Kava Tincture and Kavalactone Paste. Since both are taken orally, they absorb quickly into the body, and produce nearly immediate effects.
LONG TERM RELIEF: For longer term relief from both anxiety and stress, we have Kavalactone Capsules, as well as a variety of both Powdered Kava Drinks and Instant Kava Mixes. Any of these can be taken indefinitely. I have been taking Kava for nearly 20 years now, and have never suffered any ill effects from it.
I know, a sample set of 1 is meaningless, but if you take a look online at the peer reviewed articles regarding the long term safety and effectiveness of Kava, you might be surprised. It takes ignoring the propaganda that the drug companies put out there, especially in the early 2000’s when Kava was becoming “mainstream” in parts of Europe. Kava started to get prescribed instead of other anti-depressants and anxiety medications (like Prozac, Ativan, Trazodone, and many others).
But sift through that, read articles that the World Health Organization quote, and you will see Kava is safe and effective for all ages, young to old. In fact, Kava has reportedly been used safely for over 3,000 years. It was and still is considered to be safe enough to prescribe to kids. It’s still prescribed in Europe, and several European countries lifted the ban that was put in place when Big Pharma decided to flood the press with fake studies and false claims regarding the safety of Kava.
Luckily, the truth won out in the end, and Kava is available for both short term anxiety relief as well as long term anxiety care. (Not to mention the main reasons most enjoy Kava for the pleasurable, anti-shyness, defense lowering, euphoric effects it has to offer in any form it’s taken in.)
LONG TERM PATIENCE: Just like prescription medication though, when it comes to long term effectiveness, patience is required. Prescription meds don’t start working the moment they’re taken. It can take weeks to build up in a system, before it becomes fully effective. Kava works in a similar way. Despite the fact that virtually everyone who takes Kava experiences the near-term pleasant effects from it, the long term effects and lasting relief can also take a few weeks to build up in your system.
The good news though, is that Kava has pleasurable effects right after taking it. It’s not called the “anti-shyness” herb in Oceania for nothing! So, despite feeling anxious and impatient, Kava will not only help that in the short term, with proper dosage and self-care, it will also work for you in the long run.
In fact, we have a number of customers to take 2 forms of Kava to fight both their anxiety and their stress. (I didn’t realize there was a different between the two!) For short term relief, a tincture is taken when anxiety reaches levels that need some relief. Then, Kavalactone 30% Capsules (ours are 33%) are taken for long term care, as a gentle but effective means of reducing anxiety to manageable levels over time. For immediate relief, there’s tinctures and pastes.
It’s important to forget the one key, 3,000 year-old recipe for some all natural anxiety relief though. And that’s simple, Kava Powder!
It can be a little more effort, but the best long AND short term support for anxiety is making a drink from Kava powder. This not only gives you the pleasant, soothing, calming effects of Kava — if you enjoy a “shell” of Kava every day, up to 3 times per day (according to the FDA safety guidelines) — this will also help Kava slowly build up in your system over time as well.
So, you’re kind of killing 2 birds with one stone, by enjoying Kava the old fashioned, native way. If you don’t like the mess of making a drink from pure Kava powder, we do offer a variety of “no mess no fuss” options found in our Instant Kava mixes.
Instead of turning this article into a sales page – linking to all our products, I instead decided to focus on the article. You’re already here at www.Kava.com, so the shop is just a click away. You can choose if you want to look at products now, or just educate and empower yourself about the powerful anxiety relieving effects Kava has to offer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are simply referring to prescription medication in this article in public interest, as a way of helping to increase the understanding of how Kava works within a human body. We are in no way intending to compare Kava to prescription medication, nor are we saying the Kava is a replacement for either a doctor or prescription medication. The information contained within is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. The information provided is a combination of anecdotal evidence and evidence gathered from scientific, peer reviewed papers and studies directly related to Kava.