Alcohol Alternative

Thinking of replacing the afternoon drink with something much more relaxing and way safer?
You've come to the right place. 

So many people a looking for a safe and effective alcohol substitute which will calm the nerves and allow you to relax around company. 

First of all we DO NOT recommend mixing kava and alcohol as it puts unnecessary strain on the liver. 

We DO recommend using kava to take the edge off, at the end of a long day.  Heres how I do it:


That shaker bottle gives me about 6-7 cups of kava. 

Keep in mind kava is not like alcohol where you will feel it after the first cup. It usually takes me about 2-3 cups before I feel the calming sensation. New users may need 6-7 cups but this will gradually decrease over time as your body becomes use to the feeling. 

First you will need a shaker bottle - the bigger the better saving you having to remix the kava again (700-800ml size is perfect). 

Second you will need the Shaker Pro Kava Bag this works as a reusable kava teabag and is an absolute gamechanger.

Lastly you will need some kava I would highly recommend the Royal Fiji Kava Platinum Lewena which is a smooth tasting kava that will give you the perfect calm while still allowing you to carry on with your evening routine.

So What is Kava?

Kava is a traditional beverage that has been consumed for centuries in the Pacific Islands, particularly in Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, and Tonga. It is made from the roots of the kava plant (Piper methysticum), which is a member of the pepper family.

Here are some key points about kava:

1. Preparation and Consumption: The kava drink is prepared by grinding the kava root into a fine powder, which is then mixed with water. The mixture is traditionally strained through a cloth to remove the coarse fibers. The resulting liquid is consumed in social gatherings or ceremonial occasions.

2. Effects: Kava is known for its relaxing and sedative properties. It contains a group of compounds called kavalactones, which are believed to be responsible for its effects on the central nervous system. The primary kavalactone is called kavain. When consumed in moderation, kava can induce a sense of calmness, reduce anxiety, and promote sociability.

3. Traditional and Cultural Significance: Kava has deep cultural and social significance in many Pacific Island communities. It is often consumed as part of religious rituals, social ceremonies, or informal gatherings. In these settings, kava plays a role in fostering community cohesion, facilitating discussions, and promoting relaxation.

4. Health Benefits: Kava has been used traditionally as a remedy for various ailments, including anxiety, stress, insomnia, and muscle tension. Some studies suggest that kava may have anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. However, it's important to note that the research on kava's therapeutic benefits is still ongoing, and there have been concerns about potential liver toxicity associated with heavy or prolonged use.

5. Availability and Regulations: As of Jan 2022 kava is finally commercially available in Australia. 

6. Safety Precautions: While moderate kava consumption is generally considered safe for most people. If you are considering using kava, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you are taking medications that may interact with kava.