iHerb Customer Reviews
Eclectic Institute, Kava Kava, Whole Lateral Root, 100 Veggie Caps Personal Review
Posted by 5732778937907716040 on Jun 30, 2014
This Kava comes in gelatin capsules, so you can, either swallow it, dissolve it in your mouth, or open the capsules and empty them into a drink. This is 100 % lateral roots from Vanuatu, so the effect is more in the mind than the body, and a bit more stimulating than sedative. This is not a strong Kava, and the effect does not last much more than an hour or so. To me it is a light Kava, to take during the day to reduce stress, or with company socializing. It is hard to overdose, unless you take a huge amount, or are very susceptible to the effects of Kava. I often take 8 or so capsules and the effect is not very strong, especially if I take them over a 2 hour period or so. The company says that it is freeze dried, which sounds good. The price is average value. The capsules make it convenient to take Kava on the go. For a stronger and more authentic Kava experience, I recommend getting a quality Kava, and making it the old fashioned way. But for convenience these capsules are useful.
Posted by 5225937951304085660 on Apr 13, 2014
This natural remedy really helps with my insomnia!
Posted by Reviewer2436170 on Feb 03, 2009
Excellent source of Kava Kava
Posted by Reviewer2100773 on Mar 06, 2009
Seems good so far - no problems
Good quality product a bit harsh on the liver.
Posted by Reviewer2727227 on Jul 22, 2012
I believe that Eclectic Institute makes very good products. This one is no exception but Kava Kava extracts may pose a risk of hepatoxicity. Use of this products should be limited to acute or intermittent use: Reference: Constituents in kava extracts potentially involved in hepatotoxicity: a review. Olsen LR, Grillo MP, Skonberg C. Chem Res Toxicol. 2011 Jul 18;24(7):992-1002. Epub 2011 May 3. Review. PMID: 21506562 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations