Kava Honey (with PEA and ≥30% Kavalactone Extract)

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Kava Honey

The tropics on a teaspoon.

A smooth, expertly balanced, versatile treat to melt stress, cut through tension, and help you relax effortlessly.

Into a base of rich creamed clover honey, we blended our latest, liver-friendly Noble Vanuatu kava extract, carefully selected for its robust profile of active kavalactones. But we couldn’t stop there. 

Ever the perfectionists, our R&D team worked for 6 months to develop the ultimate in-house techniques to fully “unlock” the lipophilic (fat-soluble) kavalactones, provide the smoothest onset, optimal duration, and full potency the most seasoned purist would expect from a ceremonial hand-wrung root-water extraction.

After countless reworks, we reached our goal, and went beyond. With the addition of PEA, natural emulsifiers, and coconut MCT oil, we perfected potency and versatility. It has never been easier to instantly enjoy kava straight from the jar, or stir into foods and drinks. The ultimate addition to your evening tea or noontime coffee, our kava honey is the essence of peace of mind delivered by the spoonful.

Bask in the golden glow, and step into “Island time”.

Kava Honey Benefits and Uses

Kava root, also known as kava kava to indigenous tribes of the Pacific Islands, has historically been used in traditional ceremonies for its subtle psychotropic and euphoric properties. Whereas the root was most often chewed or brewed into a tea, we have delivered a brand new way to enjoy a long-loved tradition.

Kava root contains kavalactones, which are the source of the plant’s ability to improve the body’s innate stress response, improve mood, and create feelings of enhanced sociability. While the exact mechanisms of action are not entirely understood by researchers, our high-quality kava contains a wide variety of kavalactones, each with its own individual bioactivities ranging from weak MAOI and norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting properties to sodium and calcium channel modulation.

Liftmode Kava Honey is an excellent addition to smoothies, warm drinks like green tea or guayusa, but can also provide rapid uplifting relief from tension applied directly to the tongue. 

Kavalactones locked in, our tropical nectar is formulated to provide a smooth blend, with only a slight stir recommended before use. 

  • Ideal for a variety of temperatures to deliver kavalactones intact 
  • Delicate balance of glycerol and lecithin emulsification make it easier to serve, easier to measure, and enables quick and easy dispersal into even low temperature drinks
  • Comforting and ache-alleviating PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide) help our honey ease the body and mind.

Liver-Friendly: The ‘Noble’ Difference

LiftMode’s Kava Honey contains a carefully sourced Vanuatu-grown kava extract made through a supercritical CO2 extraction of the dried roots of plants from the ‘noble’ variety. These roots of these ‘noble’ strains are known to contain lower amounts of flavokavaiins A and B, known as “flavokawains”.

Rich and potent, but light on the liver.

Every batch of our extract is subjected to independent, third-party analysis by a US-based laboratory, to confirm a potent and robust profile of desirable, active kavalactones, and to confirm a content of less than 0.01% flavokawains.

The end result of this careful selection, processing and testing, is a ‘clean’ kava honey, lab verified to confirm the barest presence of any liver-stressing components that nearly all lesser Kava extracts leave in – yet our extract preserves and makes bioavailable all the full specturm of Kavalactone goodness borne by the source root!

Scientific Consensus

In the US, supplementing with Kava Kava is considered to be relatively safe when taken at the recommended serving size, for short periods of time. However, there are some considerations for liver safety with regards to long-term use – especially when taken at larger serving sizes.

For more discussion on flavokawaiins, potential adverse effects, and the body of research surrounding the effects of kava, please read our ‘Disclaimer & Other Info’ section on this page.

Kava Honey Sustainability

To put you even more at ease, LiftMode kava honey does not come with a plastic scoop, as it is formulated to be easily measured with a household teaspoon. It is also packaged using sustainable and reusable recycled glass jars. Clink!

Shipping Restrictions

Several countries do not permit the import of Kava products. We cannot ship Kava to the following countries: Any country located in the EU (except Poland), Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Iceland, United Kingdom.

Please ensure that your country does not have any import restrictions on Kava before attempting to import our products.

The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving up to 3 times per day with or without food. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response. Some natural separation may occur; please stir before each use.

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 1 tsp (5ml)
Servings per container:
Amount per serving: % DV

Noble Kava Root Extract
Piper methysticum
≥30% Kavalactones, <0.1% Flavokavains


Palmitoylethanolamide ≥98%


Clover Honey, Glycerol, MCT Oil (Organic Coconut Medium Chain Triglycerides), Sunflower Lecithin
LiftMode offers an 8oz unit of Kava Honey. Our Kava Honey is of the highest quality.

Kava Safety Research and Cautions

Due to confounding sources of information online, there are divergent views on the safety of Kava for the liver. There are two important factors to consider:

  1. There are several liver-damaging alkaloids present in the Kava plant, but in larger concentrations in the leaves and stems – parts of the plant that are not traditionally used. If an unscrupulous extract is made from the whole plant, liver-damaging alkaloids such as flavokavains A and B (flavokawains) may be present in the final product. Some studies exploring the effects of the plant on the liver have been based on the effects resulting from these types of extracts.

  2. There are also a variety of strains of Kava Kava. Some strains, such as the Tudei strain, contain higher amounts of flavokawains, and have a cumulative effect both in terms of their effects and their load on the liver. At the recommended serving size, this is still not typically an issue, but prolonged use may put a strain on the liver. Conversely, The so-called ‘noble’ strains of Kava kava chemotypes known as ‘Noble’ kava strains have a reduced concentration of alkaloids that put pressure on the liver and a proportionately greater concentration of alkaloids that are readily metabolized without straining the liver.

Nevertheless, we do not recommend using this product more than 3 days per week or in amounts exceeding 12 servings per week at the recommended serving size, it should not be consumed with any alcohol or sedatives, and users should avoid driving or using heavy machinery after consuming kava products.

Potential side effects are rare, but may include:

Allergic reaction, dizziness, drowsiness, pupil dilatation, fatigue, low mood, skin problems, upset stomach, headaches, liver damage, impaired motor coordination, and visual disturbances. There is not enough data to say whether Kava extract is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, and therefore should be avoided. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to consuming Kava extract.

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Scientifically Tailored Ingredients

Our CO2 supercritical extracted Kavalactone concentrate, derived from Vanuatu-grown kava is standardized to ≥30+% Kavalactones, and has been verified to be produced solely from high-quality food grade roots, and has been independently tested for noble profile based on kavalactone chemotype.

Special cultivars of the Kava plant have been propagated for ceremonial and social purposes across Polynesia over centuries dating back to prehistory, when the plant was first spread widely by the seafaring Lapita people to numerous far-flung islands of the Pacific Ocean. The root of the Kava plant continues to be used traditionally in Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia, and some parts of Micronesia – where the root of the plant is macerated to yield a milky water-based emulsion of its active ingredients (the kavalactones) and consumed as a ceremonial drink, imbuing its users with a combination of prosocial, sedative, analgesic, and energizing / euphoric inebriating properties.

In modern times, Kava is now also consumed internationally beyond its original Pacific Ocean cultural use, both in its traditional beverage form, and as a dietary supplement for its mood-uplifting yet relaxing and stress-easing properties.

There are six major kavalactones occurring in the roots of the Kava plant, along with many minor kavalactones. The primary kavalactones comprise Kavain, Methysticin, and their dihydro counterparts (DHK and DHM), and Yangonin and its desmethoxy counterpart (DMY).

A noble variety Kava plant typically takes 3-5 years to reach maturity, at which point the whole Kava plant is often harvested and the desirable root segments are selected for sun drying. Aerial parts or improperly dried roots have lower concentrations of kavalactones and may also contain hepatotoxic compounds – thus careful harvesting and drying of the plant and selection of only the desirable root parts is required to produce a safe, high-quality Kava extract.

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if intoxicated on Kava.

* Mood Booster
* Stress Reduction
* Pro-social Tonic
* Cognitive Support

Found naturally in foods such as egg yolks, PEA is an endogenous fatty-acid amide with demonstrated benefits in easing everyday aches and pains. It works by binding to peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors in the cell nucleus, where it exerts numerous physiological effects:

– Helps Reduce Everyday Aches and Pains
– Well Tolerated, Endocannabinoid-like Molecule
– May help to ease joint discomfort
– Neuroprotective

Honey is a complex and delicious natural substance primarily composed of sugars (glucose and fructose) along with trace amounts of enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Potential health benefits may be imparted by the presence of antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavonoids, which scavenge free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and cellular damage. Honey may also be helpful to healing, attributed to its low pH, hydrogen peroxide content, and the presence of other compounds like methylglyoxal, may inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and fungi. Honey has long been valued for perceived benefits in relieving cough and soothing sore throats.

LiftMode’s Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is derived from coconut oil and primarily consists of medium-chain fatty acids like caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10).

MCT oil is metabolized differently in the body compared to long-chain fatty acids due to its shorter chain length, allowing for rapid absorption and conversion into ketones by the liver, which serve as a quick and efficient energy source.

Some potential health benefits associated with MCT oil include improved cognitive function, increased energy expenditure, and potential weight management support. The mechanism behind these benefits involves the role of ketones in providing an alternative fuel source for the brain, which may enhance cognitive function. Additionally, MCT oil’s ability to increase energy expenditure and satiety might aid in weight management by potentially reducing food intake.

Sunflower lecithin is a phospholipid mixture extracted from sunflower seeds and consists mainly of phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylethanolamine, and phosphatidic acid. It’s utilized for its emulsifying properties – enabling dispersion of two or more immiscible substances, such as oil and water, into a stable and homogenous mixture.

Health benefits associated with sunflower lecithin are primarily attributed to phospholipids’ role in cellular structure, cell signaling, and lipid metabolism. Phosphatidylcholine, a major component of sunflower lecithin, is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter essential for brain function, potentially supporting cognitive health. Lecithin’s emulsifying properties facilitate the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients. Additionally, its ability to improve lipid metabolism by aiding in the breakdown and transportation of fats may contribute to cardiovascular health. Scientific studies suggest sunflower lecithin’s potential in reducing cholesterol levels, supporting liver function, and possibly improving cognitive performance. However, more comprehensive research is required to fully elucidate its mechanisms and efficacy in various health aspects.

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