Kava Extract Powder
Basic information kava extract powder
- Product Name: Kava extract powder
- Origin Plant: Piper methyticum L
- Part Used: Root
- Specification: 10:1,30% Kavalactone
- MOQ: 1KG
- Appearance: Yellow fine powder
What is kava extract powder?
Kava is a tropical evergreen shrub with heart-shaped leaves and woody stems. Its scientific name is Piper methysticum.Pacific cultures traditionally use the kava drink during rituals and social gatherings. To make it, people first grind its roots into a paste.This grinding was traditionally performed by chewing the roots and spitting them out, but now it’s typically done by hand.The paste is then mixed with water, strained and consumed.
Its active ingredients are called kavalactones, which account for 3–20% of the dry weight of the root of the plant.
Studies suggest kavalactones may have the following effects on the body:
Protect neurons from damage
Reduce pain sensations
Reduce the risk of cancer, though the evidence is limited to mice
Most of the research to date has focused on kava’s potential to reduce anxiety
Benefits of kava extract powder
Kava Can Help Decrease Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders today. They are commonly treated with talk therapy, medications or both.
Many types of medications are available, but they may come with unwanted side effects and can be habit-forming.
This has increased the demand for presumably safe, natural remedies like kava.
The first long-term study investigating the effects of kava extract in people with anxiety was published in 1997.
Compared to a placebo, it significantly decreased the severity of participants’ perceived anxiety.
The researchers also noted no side effects related to withdrawal or dependency, whereas these effects are common with other drugs often used to treat anxiety.
Since this study, several other studies have demonstrated the benefits of kava on anxiety. A review of 11 of these studies concluded that kava extract is an effective treatment for anxiety.
What’s more, another review of a specific kava extract came to a similar conclusion, reporting that it could be used as an alternative to certain anxiety drugs and other antidepressants.
Recent research has continued to find evidence that kava is effective for anxiety.
Kava May Aid Sleep
A lack of sleep is linked to many medical issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer.
Realizing this, many people turn to sleep medications to help them sleep better. Like drugs used to treat anxiety, sleep medications may become habit-forming, resulting in physical dependence.
Kava is commonly used as an alternative to these sleep medications due to its calming effects.
In one study in 24 people, kava was found to reduce stress and insomnia, compared to a placebo.
However, both the researchers and participants knew whether they were receiving kava or a placebo. This may have caused a bias that affected the outcome.
Despite these flaws, a subsequent, higher-quality study found kava to be more effective than a placebo at improving sleep quality and reducing anxiety.
Interestingly, kava’s effects on insomnia may stem from its effects on anxiety.
Stress-induced insomnia is common in those with anxiety. Therefore, in cases of insomnia, kava may be treating anxiety, which may then help people sleep better.
It’s unknown how kava affects sleep in those without anxiety or stress-induced insomnia.
Additionally, it can make you drowsy but doesn’t seem to affect driving ability.
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Packing & Storage
Pack in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. Net Weight: 25kgs/paper-drum.
1kg-5kgs plastic bag inside with aluminum foil bag outside. Net Weight: 20kgs-25kgs/paper-drum.
Store in a well-closed container away from moisture and light.
2 years if sealed and store away from direct sun light.