Kava Review. Micronized Mahakea by Shakas on 05/09/2014
Amount of Kava Used : 5 Tablespoons
Preparation Type : "Toss & Wash" Or Unfiltered
Mixer or water?: Water
Amount: 2 Cups
Taste: 2 - Less mild / more astringent
Euphoric Rank: 4 - Strong Effects
Sedative Rank: 3 - Noticeably Sedating
Muscle Relaxing Rank: 2 - Very Weakly Muscle Relaxing
Anxiolytic (Anti-Anxiety) Rank: 4 - Moderate anxiolytic effect
Being one of my old favorites, just the taste and smell of it brought a smile to my face. Drinking it, kept the smile on my face all night. My 1st two TBSP were nice and gentle, a pleasant slow build on the mind and body. Still very capable to be up and about doing things at this point. 30-40 minutes in, I made another 2 TBSP and this really kicked it up to another level. I was completely chill, bobbin' my head to music, forgot about the major neck pain I've been dealing with, started getting 'loose eyes' and slight loss of coordination. I let this build and level out, took one more TBSP and ate a little bit. At this point I was dancing on the line of silly-krunkiness. It got me in the zone. Very peaceful and relaxed just laying in the dark listening to music and enjoying every minute of it.
The effects are nicely euphoric judging from the smirk that was plastered on my face. It has a fair amount of sedation at the higher end, but it's not pushy, heavy or groggy sedation. You can still get up and do stuff easily if you choose, it just encourages you not to. There's an urge to close your eyes, but not to sleep, just to drift. While it did loosen up my neck and relieve a good amount of pain and body tension, it wasn't a full body muscle-melt tingly body massage. I slept deeply and woke up in comfortable, cozy laziness.
There's something special about good Mahakea. It remains to be one of my absolute favorites. Thanks to @Gourmet Hawaiian Kava and @BULABUCK for hookin' it up!