Collection: TRU KAVA Kava Products

The traditional kava drink is the only form that has been highly prized in South Pacific islands for over 3000 years. But now, TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable, user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink.
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Kava, A Safe Alternative To Drugs And Alcohol

Kava has been shown to be an excellent anti-craving agent for those suffering from drug addiction and dependency. Kavalactones in kava bind to the same receptors in the brain as many of these substances, except kava modulates them in a way that doesn’t create tolerance and dependency. In fact, it is well known by long term kava users that kava can produce what is called a “reverse tolerance” effect and you use less kava sas time goes on but still noticing the same effects.


Kava is a plant based elixer (prepared of the roots of piper methysticum) that has been historically used by South Pacific islanders as a safe, natural alternative to drugs and alcohol, because it can bring about significant mood boosting, cognitive enhancing and anxiety relieving effects. Kava’s active compounds (known as kavalactones) naturally modulate key receptors in the brain, which gives them the ability to gently enhance the activity of the body’s main pleasure chemicals dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. This provides users with increased productivity and relaxation at the same time. It also allows users to loosen up and connect easier during social interaction. In the islands, kava is also known as a very gentle entheogen (psychedelic) that brings about creative and introspective thinking that makes users more empathetic over time. However, the main draw to Kava is that it provides these effects without any of the drunkenness that can impair fine motor skills and is completely non addictive. Connoisseurs describe the experience as a calm, enhanced state of natural sobriety. 

Kava Supports

  • A calm, positive mood
  • Enhanced sociability
  • Better memory and focus
  • Increased fat burning
  • Deeper restorative sleep
  • Healthy inflammatory response


At TRU KAVA, our goal is to set the industry standard for quality and safety by providing premier products made only from contaminant free, lab tested, premium (Noble) kava varieties that have been safely used daily by islanders for over 3,000 years. Absolutely no pesticides or industrial chemicals are used at any step of our process. Each batch of kava root is independent lab tested to ensure that it meets all of these strict quality and safety standards. Our products capture the effects of the traditional kava drink in a palatable, easy to use form for the modern world.
Our newest product TRU KAVA Tropical Flavored Shots are the  full spectrum, shelf stable kava and ready to drink. We use a proprietary extraction method that capturing the root’s full complex of kavalactones and other active constituents. We also have other kava products that are virtually indistinguishable from traditional kava in terms of their composition and effects and new products on the horizon. 


Kava is gaining mass popularity in the modern world as a safe natural antidepressant and powerful nootropic that can boost mood and cognitive function. It does this primarily by naturally boosting dopamine, which is the body’s main pleasure chemical that also plays a central role in mental focus, motivation, and memory recall. This makes it an excellent tool for studying, working and enhancing creativity. However, because of its additional relaxing effects that that come through activating both GABA and serotonin, kava brings about a happy, peaceful state of calm focus. This can be much different than the more jittery anxious focus that can come from using stimulants and many other nootropics. This calm focus is generally referred to as an Alpha state, which is known to be the optimal state of mind for accessing maximum creativity and one’s ability learn new information.


One of the most valuable and amazing aspects of kava is that it is able to provide amazing effects on the mind without being physiologically addictive at all. This has always been well known in the islands, but has also been shown consistently in published studies. Unlike other substances that affect the dopamine and serotonin pathways, kava is not habit forming and you will not build up a tolerance to the effects of kava, which would cause you to need to drink more each time. In fact, the exact opposite has been shown. Kava naturally props up dopamine levels without depleting or down regulating its function. This is due to kava’s natural chemical composition that makes it fully compatible with the human body.

TRU KAVA Tropical Flavored Kava Shots

The active ingredients in our shots significantly increase GABA activity in the brain, which is the body's main chemical for inducing relaxation. Kavalactones have also been shown to interact with many systems in the body that regulate mood, cognitive function, inflammation and metabolism.* TRU KAVA now brings those kavalactones to you in a shot drink ready to use anytime, anywhere! Enjoy life, every day, with a TRU KAVA Tropical Flavored Shot! Available now in 3 packs!

Kava Safety - Myths And Misconceptions

Anyone researching kava for the first time will most certainly find websites, blogs and articles that claim kava drinking is bad for the liver and your health. The origin of these claims is research that was done over 15 years ago in Switzerland and Germany that led to kava drinking being banned in those countries. And that ban was reversed in 2015 after a growing body of new research has invalidated these incomplete early research findings. This new research has shown that cases of liver toxicity attributed to kava actually occurred only in extremely rare instances when individuals consumed contaminated kava products (toxic above ground aerial parts of the plant), non-noble varieties or kava extracts that were denatured through solvent extraction. Also, most of these few cases of Liver toxicity occurred when these poor quality inedible kava parts were consumed in conjunction with other drugs and medications known to negatively affect liver function.

A recent World Health Organization risk assessment of kava products has stated that ”Kava has had at least a 1500-year history of safe use, with liver side effects never having arisen in the Ethnopharmacological data. Clinical trials of kava have not revealed hepatotoxicty as a problem. This has been confirmed by further studies evaluating the toxicology of the kava drink. Based on available scientific information it can be inferred that kava as a traditional beverage is safe for human consumption.” The indigenous peoples of most islands in the South Pacific have always seen traditional preparations of noble kava varieties as safe for daily consumption. In fact, the majority of people of Vanuatu, a South Pacific island, have been consuming them daily for over 3000 years.