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Cloudberry Kava Honey (with ≥30% Kavalactone Extract)

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Size: 1.5oz (42g)
SKU: SAMPLE-CL-KAVL-T15S

Our tastiest version of tropics on a teaspoon.

Our most enticing edition of the Kava Honey line is a deliciously aromatic, smooth, golden treat with the potential to melt stress, cut through tension, and help you to relax effortlessly into an uplifted, at ease state of mind. For this expression, we set out to make the honey as deliciously delectable as possible through the generous inclusion of mouthwatering Cloudberry essence – we found that the unique, evocative flavor melds perfectly as a uniquely juicy top note over the foundation of delicious honey infused with familiar aromatics of slightly earthy, peppery, numbing (yet above all smooth and mellow) kavalactones from noble Kava roots. Our current Cloudberry Kava Honey Chemotype is 423165 - a favorable chemotype characteristic of Vanuatu noble Kavas - offering a well-balanced heady and mood-uplifting, relaxing effect, that after a few extra servings, also brings forward the deeper stress melting, ache-easing and sleep enhancing effects of heavier Noble Kavas.

Description

 We are thrilled to be able to offer full Kava potency in a form flowing with fantastic flavor  – an intensely luscious creamed honey where a simple scoop and swizzle can turn iced tea or berry-infused seltzer into a tall glass of delightful Kava refreshment in a dash.

It has never been easier to instantly enjoy Kava straight from the jar, stir it into refreshments, blend into your smoothie, or drizzle it on ice cream, fruits and berries.  Our latest Kava honey is the essence of peace of mind delivered spoonful by Cloudberry-flavored spoonful.

Bask in the golden glow, and step into “Island time”.

Kava Extract Chemotype

Our current Cloudberry Kava Honey Chemotype is 423165 - a favorable chemotype characteristic of Vanuatu noble Kavas - offering a well-balanced heady and mood-uplifting, relaxing effect, that after a few extra servings, also brings forward the deeper stress melting, ache-easing and sleep enhancing effects of heavier Noble Kavas.

Kava Honey Benefits and Uses

Kava root, also known as Kava to indigenous tribes of the Pacific Islands, has historically been used in traditional ceremonies for its subtle psychotropic and euphoric properties. Whereas the root was most often chewed or brewed into tea, we have delivered a brand new way to enjoy a long-loved tradition.

Kava root contains kavalactones, which are the source of the plant’s ability to improve the body’s innate stress response, improve mood, and create feelings of enhanced sociability. While the exact mechanisms of action are not entirely understood by researchers, our high-quality Kava contains a wide variety of kavalactones, each with its own individual bioactivities ranging from weak MAOI and norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting properties to sodium and calcium channel modulation.

Liftmode Cloudberry Kava Honey is an excellent addition to smoothies, and drinks like tea, mate, or guayusa, but may also provide rapid uplifting relief from tension applied directly to the tongue.

Kavalactones locked in, our tropical nectar is formulated to provide a smooth blend, with only a slight stir recommended before use.

  • Ideal for a variety of temperatures to deliver kavalactones intact
  • Delicate balance of glycerol and MCT lecithin emulsification makes it easier to serve, easier to measure, and quicker and easier to stir into even low-temperature drinks
  • Comforting and potentially ache-alleviating PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide) helps our honey ease the mind and body.

Liver-Friendly: The ‘Noble’ Difference

LiftMode’s Kava Honey contains a carefully sourced Vanuatu-grown Kava extract made through a supercritical CO2 extraction of the dried roots of plants from the ‘noble’ variety. The roots of these ‘noble’ strains are known to contain lower amounts of flavokavains A and B, also known as “flavokawains”.

Rich and potent but light on the liver.

Every batch of the extract is subjected to independent, third-party analysis by a US-based laboratory, to confirm a potent and robust profile of desirable, active kavalactones, and to confirm a content of less than 0.01% flavokavains.

The end result of this careful selection, processing, and testing, is a ‘clean’ Kava honey, lab verified to confirm the barest presence of any potentially liver-stressing components that nearly all lesser Kava extracts leave in – yet our extract preserves and makes bioavailable all the full spectrum of Kavalactone goodness borne by the source root!

Scientific Consensus

In the US, supplementing with Kava Kava is considered to be relatively safe when taken at the recommended serving size, for short periods of time. However, there are some considerations for liver safety with regard to long-term use – especially when taken at larger serving sizes.

For more discussion on flavokavains, potential adverse effects, and the body of research surrounding the effects of Kava, please read our ‘Disclaimer & Other Info’ section on this page.

Kava Honey Sustainability

To put you even more at ease, LiftMode Kava honey does not come with a plastic scoop, as it is formulated to be easily measured with a household teaspoon. It is also packaged using sustainable and reusable recycled glass jars. Clink!

Shipping Restrictions

Several countries do not permit the import of Kava products. We cannot ship Kava to the following countries: Any country located in the EU (except Poland), Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Iceland, United Kingdom.

Please ensure that your country does not have any import restrictions on Kava before attempting to import our products.

Instructions & Ingredients

As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving up to 3 times per day with or without food. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response. Some natural separation may occur; please stir before each use.

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 1 tsp (5ml) Servings per container: 8
Amount per serving % DV
Pure Honey Mostly
Noble Kava Root Extract Piper methysticum ≥30% Kavalactones, <0.1% Flavokavains 400mg
Palmitoylethanolamide 400mg
Baicalein [Scutellaria baicalensis extract (root)] [std. to 98% Baicalein (248 mg)] 250mg
Honokiol 100 mg
L-Theanine 200 mg
Oleic acid amide(derived from vegetable sources) [std. to ≥25% Amides (Oleamide 50mg)] 200 mg
Sunflower Lecithin A Touch
‡ Daily Value not established.

Where To Buy

LiftMode offers a 1.5oz size of Cloudberry Kava Honey. Our Kava Honey is of the highest quality.

Disclaimer & Other Info

Do not consume, and instead consult a doctor before use if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding, taking prescription or OTC/nonprescription drugs, or have any medical conditions. Contains Sunflower Lecithin - do not consume in case of nut or seed allergy. Avoid consuming together with alcohol or other sedatives. Do not exceed 3 (three) teaspoons per day, and consult your doctor first if planning to consume multiple servings per day for more than a few days continuously. Use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery after using this product.

Kava Safety Research and Cautions

Due to confounding sources of information online, there are divergent views on the safety of Kava for the liver. There are two important factors to consider:

There are a few potentially liver-damaging phytochemicals present in the Kava plant, but their concentration is very strain-dependent, and larger concentrations of unwanted compounds are present in the above-ground leaves and stem – parts of the plant that are not traditionally used. If an unscrupulous extract is made from the whole plant, including above-ground portions, or with non-Noble Kava varietals such as "tudei" or wild Kava varieties, and especially if also using harsh solvents such as ethanol or acetone, then potentially liver-stressing alkaloids and kavalactone derivatives such as flavokavains A and B (flavokawains) may be pulled out of the plant in substantial amounts and end up in the final product. Some studies exploring the effects of Kava on the liver have been based on the effects of these types of extracts.

There are also a variety of strains of Kava Kava. Some strains, such as the Tudei strains, contain higher amounts of flavokavains as well as heavy, longer-lasting kavalactones such as dihydromethysticin, and hence can have a cumulative effect both in terms of their effects and their load on the liver. At the recommended serving size, this is still not typically dangerous. However, prolonged use of low quality Kava, or especially solvent based extracts of low quality Kava, especially in conjunction with other aggravating factors such as alcohol use, paracetamol/acetaminophen use, or mold-derived toxins that may be present in poorly dried or handled Kava root, may, in conjunction, put enough strain on the liver of sensitive individuals to cause rare cases of serious hepatotoxicity. Conversely, the cultivars with favorable Kava chemotypes known as ‘Noble’ Kava Strains have a reduced concentration of flavokavains that put pressure on the liver, and a proportionately greater concentration of desirable kavalactones that studies show pose little to no risk for healthy individuals at the recommended consumption quantities. When properly prepared, supercritical extracts made from only the underground roots of Noble Kava that has been properly grown, harvested and dried / prepared, are widely considered safe for use by healthy adults within usage guidelines.

We focus strongly on selecting only mature, noble Kava, as well as selecting Kava extracts designed to minimize flavokavain content to near or below minimal detectable levels and maximize desirable kavalactone content through the use of only high-quality noble Vanuatu Kava root. Although properly prepared and carefully extracted noble Kava - for example, the Kava products we offer - is safe for use by healthy adults, we advise moderation and do not recommend using this product more than three days per week or in amounts exceeding 12 servings per week at the recommended serving size. Furthermore, our Kava products should not be consumed with any alcohol, sedatives, or prescription or over-the-counter medications - and users should avoid driving or using heavy machinery after consuming Kava products.

Potential side effects are rare, but may include:

Allergic reaction, dizziness, drowsiness, pupil dilatation, fatigue, low mood, skin problems including scaly or itchy skin (typically after prolonged heavy daily use), upset stomach, headaches, liver damage, impaired motor coordination, and visual disturbances. There is not enough data to say whether Kava extract is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women and, therefore, should be avoided. Please consult your healthcare provider before consuming Kava extract.

The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Scientifically Tailored Ingredients


  • Noble Vanuatu Kava Root Extract (30% Kavalactones / <0.01% Flavokawains)
  • Palmitoylethanolamide
  • Honey
  • Coconut derived MCT oil
  • Sunflower Lecithin
  • Baicalein
  • Honokiol
  • L-Theanine
  • Oleamide
  • Stevia
  • Cloudberry Essence
Noble Vanuatu Kava Root Extract (30% Kavalactones / <0.01% Flavokawains)
Noble Vanuatu Kava Root Extract (30% Kavalactones / <0.01% Flavokawains)

Noble Vanuatu Kava Root Extract (30% Kavalactones / <0.01% Flavokawains)

Our CO2 supercritical extracted Kavalactone concentrate, derived from Vanuatu-grown kava is standardized to ≥30+% Kavalactones, and has been verified to be produced solely from high-quality food grade roots, and has been independently tested for noble profile based on kavalactone chemotype. Special cultivars of the Kava plant have been propagated for ceremonial and social purposes across Polynesia over centuries dating back to prehistory, when the plant was first spread widely by the seafaring Lapita people to numerous far-flung islands of the Pacific Ocean. The root of the Kava plant continues to be used traditionally in Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii, Vanuatu, Melanesia, and some parts of Micronesia - where the root of the plant is macerated to yield a milky water-based emulsion of its active ingredients (the kavalactones) and consumed as a ceremonial drink, imbuing its users with a combination of prosocial, sedative, analgesic, and energizing / euphoric inebriating properties. In modern times, Kava is now also consumed internationally beyond its original Pacific Ocean cultural use, both in its traditional beverage form, and as a dietary supplement for its mood-uplifting yet relaxing and stress-easing properties. There are six major kavalactones occurring in the roots of the Kava plant, along with many minor kavalactones. The primary kavalactones comprise Kavain, Methysticin, and their dihydro counterparts (DHK and DHM), and Yangonin and its desmethoxy counterpart (DMY). A noble variety Kava plant typically takes 3-5 years to reach maturity, at which point the whole Kava plant is often harvested and the desirable root segments are selected for sun drying. Aerial parts or improperly dried roots have lower concentrations of kavalactones and may also contain hepatotoxic compounds - thus careful harvesting and drying of the plant and selection of only the desirable root parts is required to produce a safe, high-quality Kava extract. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if intoxicated on Kava. * Mood Booster * Stress Reduction * Pro-social Tonic * Cognitive Support

Palmitoylethanolamide
Palmitoylethanolamide

Palmitoylethanolamide

Found naturally in foods such as egg yolks, PEA is an endogenous fatty-acid amide with demonstrated benefits in easing everyday aches and pains. It works by binding to peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors in the cell nucleus, where it exerts numerous physiological effects: - Helps Reduce Everyday Aches and Pains - Well Tolerated, Endocannabinoid-like Molecule - May help to ease joint discomfort - Neuroprotective

Honey
Honey

Honey

Honey is a complex and delicious natural substance primarily composed of sugars (glucose and fructose) along with trace amounts of enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Potential health benefits may be imparted by the presence of antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavonoids, which scavenge free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and cellular damage. Honey may also be helpful to healing, attributed to its low pH, hydrogen peroxide content, and the presence of other compounds like methylglyoxal, may inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and fungi. Honey has long been valued for perceived benefits in relieving cough and soothing sore throats.

Coconut derived MCT oil
Coconut derived MCT oil

Coconut derived MCT oil

LiftMode's Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is derived from coconut oil and primarily consists of medium-chain fatty acids like caprylic acid (C8) and capric acid (C10). MCT oil is metabolized differently in the body compared to long-chain fatty acids due to its shorter chain length, allowing for rapid absorption and conversion into ketones by the liver, which serve as a quick and efficient energy source. Some potential health benefits associated with MCT oil include improved cognitive function, increased energy expenditure, and potential weight management support. The mechanism behind these benefits involves the role of ketones in providing an alternative fuel source for the brain, which may enhance cognitive function. Additionally, MCT oil's ability to increase energy expenditure and satiety might aid in weight management by potentially reducing food intake.

Sunflower Lecithin
Sunflower Lecithin

Sunflower Lecithin

Sunflower lecithin is a phospholipid mixture extracted from sunflower seeds and consists mainly of phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylethanolamine, and phosphatidic acid. It's utilized for its emulsifying properties - enabling dispersion of two or more immiscible substances, such as oil and water, into a stable and homogenous mixture. Health benefits associated with sunflower lecithin are primarily attributed to phospholipids' role in cellular structure, cell signaling, and lipid metabolism. Phosphatidylcholine, a major component of sunflower lecithin, is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter essential for brain function, potentially supporting cognitive health. Lecithin's emulsifying properties facilitate the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients. Additionally, its ability to improve lipid metabolism by aiding in the breakdown and transportation of fats may contribute to cardiovascular health. Scientific studies suggest sunflower lecithin's potential in reducing cholesterol levels, supporting liver function, and possibly improving cognitive performance. However, more comprehensive research is required to fully elucidate its mechanisms and efficacy in various health aspects.

Baicalein
Baicalein

Baicalein

Baicalein is the primary active component from the Blue Skullcap plant (also known as Baikal Skullcap). • Calming and Stress-Reducing • Antioxidant and Immune Support • 5 - 10x Bioavailability Compared to Baicalin

Honokiol
Honokiol

Honokiol

Honokiol is a highly active polyphenol compound found in Magnolia officinalis (also known as Magnolia Bark) and is known to hold a wide variety of powerful benefits. Studies indicate that Honokiol can be used as a powerful antioxidant and can promote healthy cognition as well as a healthy sense of relaxation. - Improves Brain Health - Promotes Relaxation - Powerful Antioxidant

L-Theanine
L-Theanine

L-Theanine

L-Theanine is a naturally occurring nutrient found in tea, and is used as an ingredient in dietary supplement products. Studies suggest that L-Theanine may help reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition and boost mood. L-Theanine is unique in supporting a calm mood while at the same time enhancing a sense of clarity and focus. - Reduces Stress - Boosts Cognition - Calming

Oleamide
Oleamide

Oleamide

Oleamide is a naturally occurring derivative of oleic acid (found in olive oil) which has calming, mood lifting, and sleep and appetite promoting effects. - Calming & Stress Reducing - Uplifts Mood - Promotes Healthy Sleep

Stevia
Stevia

Stevia

Cloudberry Essence
Cloudberry Essence

Cloudberry Essence

Cloudberry Essence

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