Kava for Anxiety Relief

By: Brett Well

For most of us, every time someone comes up with some new "super food" that will fix all kinds of problems, we're a little skeptical.  We should be!  A lot of these so-called "super foods," and their so-called "benefits" are either greatly exaggerated or entirely invented.  So I expect, when I tell you that you should buy kava for anxiety relief, that you'll approach it with the same amount of skepticism.

But what I'm talking about is not something like "buy kava, because my friend's ex-girlfriend's sister told me it was good for anxiety relief."  It's not even "buy kava, because when I do, I find it helps me with anxiety relief."  It's mostly like this:  "Buy it, because a scientific study has conclusively proven that it's beneficial for anxiety relief.

That's right.  What the islanders have known for a long time has been taken up, examined, deconstructed, and then reconstructed again by the scientific community.  Results, showing that kava is effective for stress relief, aren't even based on just one study.  They are based on twelve "double-blind, placebo-controlled" studies.  Scientists looked and physical evidence as well as actual verbal feedback from those who were part of the trial.  These tests and studies were conducted in various different locations in the world, and examined the potential anxiety relief benefits for men and women of all different races, and various different ages.

So what was the conclusion?  Does kava help with anxiety relief?  Well, the simple answer is, yes, it does.  Conclusively.  The scientific study showed that "based on a relatively small sample" that "kava extract is an effective symptomatic treatment for anxiety."  It also commented on negative effects of Kava:  "Few adverse events were reported in the reviewed trials, which were all mild, transient and infrequent."  In other words, Kava was found to be helpful for anxiety relief, and also safe for use.

I'm not asking you to trust me when I say you should buy it in order to help with your stress.  I'm asking you to trust a dozen scientific clinical trials which show that kava is more safe than chemical treatments, and that show that kava is definitely beneficial for anxiety relief.  Basically, the scientific community is the group saying to buy kava for anxiety relief.

When you buy kava, of course, you want to be sure that you're buying the best.  The study mentioned above tested all varieties of kava, so when you go to buy kava, it won't matter too much which exact brand you get.  But there are differences in the potency, quality, and cost of the different types of kava powder.  Making sure you get authentic kava direct from the polynesian islands, that is carefully prepared without the leaves or stems (which can be hazardous) is very important.  After all, if it makes you sick, it probably won't do much for anxiety relief!  So be careful, and read up on what sort of kava you are buying before you buy kava.

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If you would like to buy kava powder yourself for anxiety relief, or find more information on the benefits of kava and its preparation, then just visit us at Taste of Kava.com.

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