Kava & Alcohol

Benefits of Kava Over Alcohol

Kava is a plant-based drink that has been used for centuries in the South Pacific for relaxation and socialization. Compared to alcohol, kava has several benefits. One of the main benefits of kava is that it can promote relaxation without impairing cognitive function[1]. Kava works by increasing the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which has a calming effect on the body[2]. In contrast, alcohol can impair cognitive function and lead to poor decision-making[3].

Another benefit of kava is that it has fewer side effects than alcohol. While alcohol can cause hangovers, dehydration, and liver damage, kava is generally well-tolerated and does not cause these side effects[4]. In fact, studies have shown that kava may have liver-protective effects[5].

Kava is Non-Addictive

Furthermore, kava is not addictive like alcohol and does not lead to dependence or withdrawal symptoms[6]. This makes kava a safer alternative to alcohol for those who are looking to relax and socialize without the negative consequences of alcohol use.

In summary, kava has several benefits over alcohol, including its ability to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation without impairing cognitive function, its fewer side effects, and its lack of addictive properties. If you're looking for a safer alternative to alcohol for relaxation and socialization, kava may be a good option to consider.


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618565/

  2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/kava-kava

  3. https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics

  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/

  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4410749/

  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4232777/

Kava the Alcohol Alternative

There is some evidence that suggests that kava may help reduce alcohol cravings. Kava has been shown to increase the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain, which can have a calming effect and may help reduce anxiety and stress[1]. Since alcohol cravings can be triggered by anxiety and stress, kava's calming effect may help reduce the urge to drink alcohol.

In a small study of heavy drinkers, participants who received kava supplements for one week reported a decrease in alcohol cravings and consumption compared to those who received a placebo[2]. However, more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of kava for reducing alcohol cravings.

It's important to note that kava should not be used as a substitute for alcohol addiction treatment, and anyone struggling with alcohol addiction should seek professional help. Additionally, kava can have side effects and may interact with certain medications, so it's important to speak with a healthcare provider before using kava.


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618565/

  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618565/#B25-nutrients-09-01295

Give Kava a Try Today

There are many different options for trying kava but the best place to start is with one of our sample packs that contain:

100g Fijian Kava Powder + Strainer bag.

The most economical option is to purchase 500g with a strainer bag which comes to a total of $87.95 including delivery.

Once you add the 500g option to cart a popup will display which offers a strainer bag at a discounted price of only $7.95 so be sure to add this to your order.  

Never Mix Kava With Alcohol

We strongly recommend not mixing kava with alcohol. Either drink one or the other. Kava is not like alcohol where you feel it after only a single glass. You will need 5-7 cups (100ml each) before you feel the effects of kava. 

This will eventually decrease over time and you will use less kava as your body becomes more use to it.