Kava Extract Powder・30% Kavalactones・Low Flavokavain

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With one of the highest concentrations available, our kava extract powder has been vigorously HPLC-tested to confirm its 30% purity. This kava extract powder is beyond the potency that LiftMode has offered in the past, and is a close rival to other products in our kava family lineup. 

Kava root has historically been used as a ceremonial herb in the Pacific Islands, but has gained mainstream popularity for its calming, stress-reducing, and sociability-enhancing properties. Our kava extract powder is a liver-friendly form extracted from Noble Vanuatu Kava root.

As a stable, free flowing powder, LiftMode kava extract powder is a potent addition to calming or mood brightening stacks, and its deep, peppery taste can be avoided entirely with the use of an oblate disc. Alternatively, seasoned Kava purists may prefer to simply stir it into a traditional cold water suspension, a method of delivery most similar to the ceremonial serving of kava in the pacific islands. Source your own coconut shell cups, and relaxation is at your fingertips.

Kava Root Extract Benefits and Uses

Kava root extract is used for a variety of benefits. Many use kava for its strong relaxing effects, which may also enhance sleep quality and improve mood and sociability. The extract of kava root contains kavalactones, which are responsible for its mild MAOI and norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting properties. Though the mechanism of action is still somewhat unclear, these bioactivities continue to be studied. 

The potent calming properties of kava root are what make it the perfect choice for an evening routine or a laid-back social event.

Kava root is known by a number of alternative names, including:

  • Piper methysticum
  • Kava Pepper
  • Ava Pepper
  • Kava Kava
  • Intoxicating Pepper
  • Awa
  • tonga
  • yangona
  • sakau

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.

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.

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As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving up to 2 times per day as needed with or without food. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response.

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 500mg
Servings per container:
Amount per serving: % DV

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

500 mg
LiftMode offers a variety of unit sizes of HPLC-tested Kava Extract Powder 30% Kavalactones, including a a 10g unit and a 30g unit. Our Kava Extract Powder 30% Kavalactones 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

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