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Best OTC sleeping supplement ever.
Posted by Reviewer1661344 on Jan 25, 2010
Non- addictive, no carry over grogginess, proven memory formation reinforcement, all so cheap and delivered in <48hrs... what could be better. I swear by this stuff!
Weak. Powder isn't fine enough.
Posted by Reviewer2110492 on Apr 16, 2010
I had very high hopes for this brand and product type. I saw that this was just ground up powder kava root, so I was hoping to get good results from it. There was a product called Kava King which had real micronized powder so that if you put them into capsules and took about 5 of them, the effects were amazingly relaxing. Unfortunately, I think Kava King went out of business, and nobody else is doing the same thing of making finely ground kava root. Yes, there are many who offer powder, but really, it's not ground up finely enough to give you good effects just by mixing the powder with water or swallowing them in pill form. In fact, with most of the kava root powder, the only way to get good effects is to use a strainer and squeeze the kavalactones out of the powder. I was hoping for the same effects as the Kava King brand with Eclectic because I assumed that if they're selling just root powder in capsule form, they must have ground up fine enough. But I saw that the powder isn't ground up finely enough so that compared to Kava King. So I took about 20 pills in one sitting with hardly any effects. The next time around, I took the same amount and strained it the traditional way, and finally, there was some noticeable kava effect. The point is that just grinding up kava root and taking it won't do much for you. The powder has to be EXTREMELY fine for it to have effect taking it pill form. I don't know about people who say they get extremely good effects taking just 2 capsules, but I can say that you'll get better effects just buying kava powder from reputable online vendors who specialize in kava root powder. As of today, I don't know of any vendor who actually sells micronized kava root powder. I only know a few vendors who call them micronized for marketing effect, but aren't actually. I also know those who actually sell dried kava juice prepared in the traditional way, and that is currently the only decent method of taking kava in pill form. Bottom line: This product is pretty weak in my experience. If it works for you, great, but you'd get much better deals preparing them in traditional ways, or buying them in traditional forms and then putting them in capsules yourself.
Posted by Reviewer3321510 on Mar 30, 2010
I have read that purchasing kava kava in capsule form is a waste of money -- that the tinure is superior. That's crap. I've tried both, and this is by far the best brand I've ever tried. If you're stressed out, or dealing with difficult people, this stuff will greatly improve your attitude. Have already reordered.
Posted by Reviewer1359597 on Nov 02, 2009
I'm not sure about all that talk of Kava Kava damaging your liver but this item works great. I suffer from anxiety and two of these work better than any prescription tranquilizer.
These things create converts
Posted by Reviewer1512127 on Oct 20, 2009
I was "sold" after one use (about 7 years ago) and so were many people I've given them to. I carry them in my purse. If anyone has a muscle spasm starting (or set in), I offer them six caps: two for now, two for an hour from now (if needed), and two for an hour after that (if needed). I've never needed more than four. It relaxes the spasm without any weird effects on the mind. I have friends stop by to ask for a few. It just works!!!
Great stuff for a fantastic price.
Posted by Reviewer1963359 on Aug 04, 2010
i've been taking kava kava off and on for over a year now. I usually purchase it at Whole Foods but lately the price keeps creeping up. The last time I went I was horrified! The kava kava capsules that I'd been taking (that were around $18 when I first started buying them a year or so ago) are now $28.99!!!! I immediately started looking for an alternative online. I'd tried some of the Eclectic Institute's products previously and had been happy with them so I was VERY excited to see they had a kava kava supplement AND it was very reasonably priced. I've since tried the kava kava and can also say that they work perfectly. I would recommend both the company and this specific product to anyone!
Posted by Reviewer2558428 on Oct 08, 2008
Helps you relax like no other legal substance.
So usefull !
Posted by Reviewer2199121 on Aug 31, 2010
This product takes away the stress. It has a real effect on anxiety.
Posted by Reviewer2322066 on Aug 25, 2011
Prefer whole lateral root KavaKava and was glad to see it here
the best I've tried
Posted by Reviewer2772212 on Jul 14, 2012
I've had 3 other brands and this is the most potent for me.Excellent for muscle tension and sleep.