The effects of kava
The islanders know kava to induce relaxation, reduce anxiety, and improve mood. It can also help you sleep, which is why we made Luna: kava-powered sleep. Kava is a popular supplement for people looking to enhance their sense of well-being and promote relaxation.
How Kava Works
The active ingredients in kava are called kavalactones. Kavalactones work by interacting with the brain to produce a calming effect. Kava also acts on the nervous system to produce a sense of relaxation. Kava is non-addictive and does not push you to an extreme as other substances, such as alcohol or THC; we like to describe Kava as “chill but not overkill.”
The kava root drink's calming effects come from a combination of the plant's active ingredients, kavalactones, which are the primary compound producing the effects kava is known for.
Kava is composed of 18 different kavalactones, with a majority of “experiences” coming from just six. Each variety has a different composition of these six kavalactones, which is why different varieties provide different relaxation effects. Some are more uplifting and great for daytime drinking. Other varieties are better for nighttime drinking and great as a sleep aid. At Leilo, we have done guess work for you, and all-products are expertly grown, harvested, and blended by islanders following their time-tested and cultural traditions to provide the ultimate kava experience.
Where does kava come from?
Kava is native to the south pacific and is traditionally sourced from Fiji, and the Vanuatu islands along with cultivation in Tonga, Hawaii, and other tropical regions. The Kava plant has an extensive history, as the indigenous peoples have used the root for various purposes. Kava root was often chewed or ground up and made into a paste, which was then mixed with water to create a beverage.