2. Select the Kava That's Best for You
To select the kava that’s right for your needs, choose between heady, heavy and balanced kavas. Heady kavas make you feel more energetic and euphoric and are ideal for drinking during the day. Heavy Kavas are more likely to relax your muscles and body and make you feel tired and perhaps eventually sleepy. Heavy kavas are better suited for drinking in the evening. Balanced kavas fall in-between these two and are good to drink anytime.
Each product page in the Kalm with Kava shop describes what that variety is best for. We’ve also made choosing what kava to buy real easy. Answer a few simple questions using our Kava Product Selection Tool to get recommendations of the variety of kava that will best meet your specific needs.
4. Find a Reputable Online Kava Vendor
When you are buying kava for the first time, we recommend you go to an online supplier with a strong, established reputation. Do your research into kava vendors before purchasing. Learn about how they source kava and read the customer testimonials and reviews of their products.
Look for a vendor whose focus is on the quality of their products and not simply the lowest price. Ultimately, the benefits you derive from drinking kava will be directly related to the quality of the kava you buy. This will vary by vendor. As with anything, you get what you pay for and quality comes at a price.
If you buy the lowest priced product you could run the risk of inadvertently purchasing and drinking a kava that includes Tudei kava. Unfortunately, Tudei varieties still make their way into a high percentage of kava sold in the U.S. Or you might end up buying a cheap kava that is old and has been sitting in warehouses for months or years degrading in strength. These products won’t bring you the positive benefits you’re looking for.
Visit a Kava Bar
Another way to buy and try kava for the first time is to find and visit your nearest kava bar. When you’ve tried and experienced kava in a fun, social environment, and got a taste for both kava and the kava culture, we’re sure you’ll want to shop online and buy some to drink at home.