Getting a “Buzz” Without the Booze

We all know the struggle of looking for alternatives to alcohol. Finding something safe and enjoyable that still offers the same social benefits as drinking can be challenging…luckily, we have kava!
Kava has been used ceremonially in its native land for centuries but only recently began to grow in popularity outside of the Pacific Islands. Nowadays, people worldwide are turning to kava as an alternative to alcohol because it offers many health and social benefits without many of the side effects of alcohol.

What Is Kava?

Before we jump into kava’s benefits, here is a quick take on this all-natural root.
Kava is a plant that is grown in the Pacific islands. Islanders have used it for centuries as a social beverage, ceremonial offering, and traditional medicine. The Kava Root is ground down and made into a natural, non-alcoholic beverage.

If you are new to kava, check out our post, “What Is Kava?” to get the full scoop!

 

The Benefits of Kava

One of the main reasons kava is becoming so popular is its long list of health benefits powered by its active compounds called kavalactones.
Kavalactones are known to work on both psychological and physiological levels to reduce anxiety and stress while also providing relaxation effects similar to alcohol without alcohol’s side effects. (learn more about the science behind kavalactones here).
Kava can help reduce stress levels by balancing hormones in your body that are related to stress. It has also been found to reduce anxiety while improving mood without causing drowsiness or grogginess, as some other relaxants can do. That said, when blended precisely, Kava can also help improve your sleep, which is exactly why we made Leilo Luna.

Kava has been used for centuries

Pacific Islanders have used kava for centuries as a ceremonial drink before meals or during special occasions like weddings. Traditionally, it is praised for bringing people closer together and reducing social tensions while promoting peace and harmony among those who share it.
Today, it’s gaining popularity among those looking for an alcohol alternative that doesn’t have any of the negative side effects associated with drinking too much booze, such as hangovers or impaired judgment. Additionally, since kava does not contain any psychotropic substances like THC or CBD, it does not produce extreme mind-altering effects when consumed.

How To Relax with Kava Safely

Kava has been used safely for centuries, but there are precautions you should take before consuming it regularly. It’s important to remember that not all kava is created equal – quality matters!

Look for high-quality sources where you know what goes into the product you’re buying; this will ensure you get the most out of your kava experience without any hidden ingredients or contaminants.
All of our Leilo Products are produced with the best quality kava available straight from the South Pacific, making Leilo the go-to choice for those looking to try kava but may be hesitant about sourcing it themselves.

If you're looking for a new way to relax that doesn't come with all the baggage of alcohol but still has similar social benefits (and more!), look no further than kava! With its long history dating back thousands of years, there is no doubt that kava is here to stay as people embrace its calming effects and health advantages over consuming alcohol. Whether you’re someone going through sobriety or trying to reduce their stress levels naturally, consider giving this ancient root a try!

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