What Is Kava Kava and What Are the Benefits

What Is Kava Kava and What Are the Benefits

If you’re familiar with Breathe, you know that we’re big proponents of improving your health and wellness wherever you can. Sometimes that can be from supplemental oxygen at an oxygen bar, other times that comes from using natural herbal remedies for wellbeing. Today, we’re exploring an herbal remedy that has been taking over the health and wellness community known as Kava Kava. We aim to tackle some of the common questions that we get like what is Kava Kava, what is it used for, are there really that many great benefits?

What Is Kava Kava

Kava (also known as Kava Kava or Piper Methysticum) is an herbal root that has been used to treat a wide range of issues— primarily those that require you to come down like stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Kava is a root that is commonly consumed in Polynesian cultures including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia, and across the Pacific Ocean. This root is a delicious herbal remedy that is often turned into a drink such as tea and now it is making its way across the globe because of its incredible properties.

The Benefits of Kava Kava

Kava Kava has numerous benefits, all of which are primarily associated with relieving stress and improving your ability to rest, relax, and to think clearly. Because of these traits, Kava Kava is often turned into a tea or a beverage that you can drink. When combined with other similar natural ingredients, Kava Kava’s benefits are amplified to help reduce anxiety and to be used as a sleep aid.

When reducing anxiety – as with most herbal remedies that have been consumed for centuries, kava is a relatively unregulated root. That being said, research has recently uncovered how an active ingredient in Kava Kava, known as Kavain, interacts with mood receptors in the brain. This ingredient is believed to be the main ingredient in helping Kava Kava act as a stress and anxiety reliever though more research needs to be conducted for anyone to say with certainty.

When used as a sleeping aid – in addition to being used as a mood booster and stress reliever, it also promotes deep sleep and full REM cycles. An ingredient in Kava known as kavalactones engages the brain’s limbic system and promotes quiet, calm sleep.

Breathe Tranquility Shot

Breathe Tranquility Shot uses this wonderful root to elevate your mood with a blend of natural herbs to help you relax. With the Breathe Tranquility Shot, you can begin to relax and reduce anxiety and provide a balanced feeling of euphoria without any of the jittery side effects that come with drinking “energy shots.” The Tranquility Shot is a blend of Kava root and other herbal ingredients that tastes as good as it will make you feel which makes it the perfect companion as we close out this incredibly stressful 2020. You can check out the Tranquility Shot for yourself.