- Product Type:Raw Material/Extract
- Active Ingredients:Kavalactones 30%-70%
- Marketed Country:China
- Targeted Country:North American/Europe Countries
- Recommended Storage Condition:Keep in Cool and Dry Place
- Shelf Life Period:24 Months
- Health Function:Immunity Booster, Stress relief, Stress & Mood
- Supply ability:10 Metric Ton Months
- Lead Time:5 Days
- Nearest Port:Shanghai
- Accepted Delivery Terms:FOB, EXW, CFR, CIF, DDP, DDU, Espress delivery
- Accepted Payment Currency:USD
- Accepted Payment Type:Credit Card, L/C, Money Gram, Paypal, T/T, Western Union
What is kava?
Kava-or kava kava-is a root found on South Pacific islands. Islanders have used kava as medicine and in ceremonies for centuries.
Kava has a calming effect, producing brain wave changes similar to changes that occur with calming medicines such as diazepam (Valium, for example). Kava also can prevent convulsions and relax muscles. Although kava is not addictive, its effect may decrease with use.
Traditionally prepared as a tea, kava root is also available as a dietary supplement in powder and tincture (extract in alcohol) forms.
Top 6 Kava Root Benefits
root is most commonly used to calm anxiety, stress, restlessness
and treat insomnia. It’s also used for ADHD symptoms, epilepsy,
psychosis, depression, migraines and other headaches, chronic fatigue
syndrome, common cold and other respiratory tract infections,
tuberculosis, muscle pain, and cancer prevention. Urinary tract
infections (UTIs), pain and swelling of the uterus, venereal disease,
menstrual discomfort, and sexual arousal are other uses of kava root.
1. Helps Fight Cancer
Flavokawains are secondary metabolites found in kava root that may have anticancer properties. Studies compared the toxicity of kava and monitored the results of cellular adaptation in the human hepatocyte cell line. To test for subsequent resistance to oxidative stress, cells were pretreated, and some results showed significant cell death, giving reason to believe that kava root has potential as a chemopreventive or chemotherapeutic agent.
2. May Reduce Size of Tumors Found in the Prostate
A study published in Oncotarget was conducted demonstrating that elements within the kava plant may inhibit the growth of certain deficient cell lines. Further studies have demonstrated that dietary feeding of the autochthonous transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate (TRAMP) with kava inhibited the formation of lesions and prostate adenocarcinomas, reduced the tumor, and completely abolished distant organ metastasis. The findings suggests that agents found in kava may be a promising inhibitor for targeting degradation in prostate cancer prevention and treatment.
This makes kava root an excellent addition to improve prostate healthoverall and reduce the chances of prostate cancer in particular.
3. Boosts Immune System
Flavokawains extracts have been found to possess potential anti-inflammation properties. One study hoped to find agents that can enhance the functionality of the immune system without disturbing the homeostatic balance while determining the toxicity and immunomodulatory effects of flavokawain A and flavokawain B, agents found in kava root, on Balb/c mice. Based on the results, all mice were observed normal after the treatment period, and it seemed as though it did not cause any toxicity.
Thus, kava root may be an immune system booster for humans in a similar way it is for mice.
4. Helps Combat Breast Cancer
Kava kava has been reported to possess anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities. We are well aware that the state of the immune system and the inflammatory process that can develop both play vital roles in the progression of cancer.
A study was conducted in Malaysia with the intention of understanding how kava root can help regulate and enhance the immune system as well as impede the inflammatory process in breast cancer-challenged mice. Notably, there was a decrease in the weight and volume of the tumor following kava treatment. Inflammation in the kava-treated mice had reduced levels as well. Overall, these results show that kava root has the potential to not only enhance antitumor immunity, but also prevents the inflammatory process in a cancer-prone microenvironment.
5. Reduces Anxiety
Generalized anxiety disorder is a chronic and pervasive condition that generates high levels of psychological stress and is typically difficult to treat long term. Some studies claim that kava root is a nonaddictive and a non-hypnotic anxiolytic with the potential to treat anxiety.
More research has been reported by Cochrane assessing the evidence for or against the effectiveness of kava root extract for working as a natural remedy for anxiety. Twenty-two potentially relevant, double-blind, placebo-controlled RCTs were identified. Twelve trials met the inclusion criteria and were in favor of kava extract as an aid in reducing anxiety. Few adverse events were reported, and of those reported, they were all mild. This data notes that kava extract might be an effective symptomatic treatment for anxiety.
6. Promotes Better Sleep
Kava first became popular in the 1990s as an herbal remedy for people who can’t sleep and have anxiety. We know that sleep is a big problem for about 50 percent of the population at some point in their lifetimes. Plant-based remedies are becoming more and more desired to help treat sleep disorders and general insomnia, including kava root.
In a study conduct at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, six commonly used plant-based sleep therapeutics were investigated to include caffeine, chamomile, cherries, kava kava, L-tryptophan, marijuana and valerian root. Though no mind-blowing results were reported, kava and kava drinks have been known to provide sedative effects.
Although kava provides several health benefits, safety concerns exist. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not take kava. People suffering from depression should also avoid kava because it might make depression worse, according to MedlinePlus. Kava may cause liver damage; a study published in the "Canadian Medical Association Journal" in November 2003 reported 25 kava-related cases in Germany and Switzerland of serious toxic effects on the liver, including hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver failure, as well as a case in the United States requiring a liver transplant. Because of the potential risks, consult your doctor before beginning kava use.
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