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Your Complete Guide to Kratom Dosage

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 in Other Legal Ways to Get High, Popular Legal Highs

Your Complete Guide to Kratom Dosage

There are many other legal ways to get high besides consuming cannabis. For instance, kratom is a type of coffee plant that grows native to Thailand, among other places in Southeast Asia and can produce a similar high. If it is legal where you live, you’ll need to know the proper kratom dosage to take.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know.

What’s the Right Kratom Dosage?

First, we need to talk about what Kratom is.

Kratom or kratum, is an evergreen plant that grows in misty jungles of Southeast Asia. It has been used for centuries in places like Thailand, and amongst the tribal people in Papua New Guinea. If you want a legal way to get high, and you can find some good kratom, you won’t be the first psycho naught traveling this well-worn path.

Kratom is in the plant family Rubiaceae, which is a fancy word for coffee. Basically, a Rubiaceae is a plant whose leave and branches fork out like a bunch of capital “T”s stacked up on top of each other.

The part of the plant that is normally ingested is the green leaves. They are usually dried and can be crumbled into a fine powder whose color can vary from very dark to very light. You can purchase this kratom powder from reputable suppliers who produce a standardized product.

The right dosage is a very individual question.

What are the Effects of Kratom?

Kratom has been used extensively in Southeast Asia for many generations. The effects are very well-known and documented. However, it is known that different strains of the plant have more or less potent reactions.

It is very important that you monitor the dosage of kratom that you take. It has been linked to negative side effects by many reputable organizations. Effects similar to opioids have been reported, especially at very high doses.

In the United States, the FDA banned the import or manufacture of kratom for the use of supplements in 2014. In Canada, kratom is illegal to sell as something to be consumed by humans, but it is perfectly legal to sell kratom as a burning incense. It is banned in at least 16 countries and is legal in at least twice as many as that.

Kratom has been called both a sedative and a stimulant. It seems that at low doses, it acts as a stimulant, similar to a strong dose of coffee. At higher doses, kratom takes on sedative properties, and users report “sleepiness” and general sedation.

Kratom is unusual in having this double opposite effect. It is not known exactly why this happens, however, it is well documented. The sedative effects of kratom have been characterized as similar to an opiate, like heroin.

Kratom is safe in low doses and has been taken legally to get high by millions of people in every country in the world. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Kratom has been linked to at least 16 deaths in the United States since 2011.

What is Kratom Powder?

Kratom powder is the commercial product that is sold to people who want to legally get high. It is a fine material made from the ground up leaves of the plant. Kratom powder resembles dried green spices in appearance like oregano or ground parsley.

Kratom powder is sold legally to consumers in many countries, including the United States and Britain. It is very important that you check the local rules and regulations concerning kratom powder before you attempt to use it to get legally high.

Kratom powder is made by harvesting the leaves of the mature Mitragyna speciosa plant. The leaves are then dried out, either using industrial drying processes or even simply sun drying the leaves in air racks.

After the leaves are dried out, they are ground down into a fine dust which is then sold as “kratom powder”.

How to Take Kratom

Traditionally in Southeast Asia, people simply pick the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa plant and crew them. The saliva can be swallowed or spit, and this chewing material is ground down for roughly one hour and then discarded (or less often, swallowed). The effects of taking kratom this way are generally considered mild and benign.

Yes, you might get legally high by chewing on some raw kratom, but you probably won’t.

It will, however, induce nausea and vomiting at around 8 – 9 grams, and a lethal dose is much, much higher than that. In other words, you’re very likely to throw up before you die eating raw kratom.

Kratom can be consumed in other ways as well. It can be made into a tea for instance or burned as an incense for a limited effect. Kratom can be used in many of the ways traditional herbal medicines are used to achieve energy.

A much more potent and common way to ingest kratom is to consume kratom powder in it’s dried form. This powder can be placed into “gel-cap” and swallowed. Another way to consume kratom is to eat the powder as a supplement in a “protein shake”, or as an additive to a smoothie.

How High Do You Want to Be?

The best possible advice on determining the proper kratom dosage that works for you would be to start off small.

Consume less than half a gram, and don’t take any more that day until you understand the effects and how your body reacts to kratom. If desired, increase your dose by a half a gram the next day, but never take more than that, and never increase your dose by more than half a gram a day.

Another important factor to understand when you’re taking kratom is that you should seek qualified professional advice.

Wrapping Up

Remember, when you’re exploring the legal ways to get high using kratom powder, it’s important to take the correct kratom dosage, which is a small dose. While kratom has been around for a very long time and has been used safely by millions of people, it can be dangerous.

Be safe, and be smart, consume less than half a gram of kratom powder your first time, do not consume more than 8 grams a day.

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Legal Cannabis Recipe: How to Make Weed Tea

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 in Legal Cannabis, Popular Legal Highs

Legal Cannabis Recipe: How to Make Weed Tea

Medicinal and recreational weed is catching on hard in America these days. Pretty soon, the entire country will be covered in green.

If you’re living in a state that’s already legalized the herb, you may be thinking of new ways you can enjoy marijuana.

Well, why not try some weed tea? We see it as a pretty legit way to get the high you want, and it’s really simple and easy to make.

Read on to learn how to turn your next hot drink into a delightful cannabis experience.

How the Ancients Did It

You didn’t think cannabis tea was just now a thing, right?

This beautiful greenery has been around for millennia, pleasing the people in every way that it does for us today.

This is especially true of its use in India and China, where the drink was well known for its calming and spiritual effects, as well as medicinal capabilities.

They were very fond of mixing weed with their tea to create a warm, mildly psychoactive drink that they would even give to their kids to calm them down (talk about a lucky bunch of youngsters).

To this day, weed-induced tea is still the official drink of the Holi Festival of Colors each spring. Jamaicans have also had their fair share of the tea, making good use of it’s healing properties.

Seems like the only person missing is you. Time to get you caught up.

How to Make Weed Tea for Yourself

The great thing about marijuana tea is that after you learn the basics, there are a ton of different combinations you can make for good tea and a good high.

That being said, you have to learn these basics to get anything at all, or else you’ll end up with some really bad tea.

The two most popular ways to make cannabis tea is using stems and using flowers. Why not try them both and see which one works for you?

Using the Stems

Right now you’re probably saying, “Use the stems? You’ve gotta be joking.”

We’re totally not joking.

Stems are usually not your go-to when you think about getting high, but there’s a lot more to these stems than you think.

To keep things simple, the smaller the stem, the more cannabinoids, which means the more psychoactive effects you’ll feel from it.

All in all, cannabis tea made from stems is a lot milder than tea made from flowers, making it perfect for those who are sensitive to THC (or who just don’t want a weed-induced trip to the stars).

If you choose to make marijuana tea with this method, you can basically just whip it up the way you would any other basic cup of tea.

First, you’ll need to heat up a pot of water for your weed (a pot for your pot… get it?) while getting the other materials (like sugar and creamer) ready by placing them in your cup.

Make sure to crush up the stems finely or put them through a blender before adding them to the hot water. Stir the pot for 5 to 7 minutes so all the flavoring can get into the water.

After that, place a filter over the cup and pour the hot water into it. The filter should catch the stems, leaving only tasty weed water in the cup.

Grab a spoon, stir it up with a dash of honey (if you’re into that sort of stuff) and Voila! You now have a perfectly good cup of cannabis tea.

Using the Flowers

If you’re looking for the next level of high, then you should definitely go for the buds.

Using flowers is definitely more potent than using stems, but there’s a little problem that you need to take care off first.

Cannabis is naturally made up of a compound called THCA. As long as it’s in this form, you won’t be getting that ultimate psychoactive effect you’re craving.

That doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with a low-grade high. All you need to do is decarboxylate the weed.

Let’s take a walk through the details, shall we?

For those who don’t know, decarboxylation is when you take the non-intoxicating compound THCA and turn it into THC, which is much more potent and psychoactive.

This process is natural when you smoke or vape weed, so there’s no effort needed on behalf of the user.

Edibles are almost as easy: all you need to do is drop the cannabis in with some oil or butter before you heat it up, giving you the THC you crave.

When it comes to drinks, however, it’s a whole different story. You can’t smoke the weed down to THC (obviously) and water alone isn’t enough to break it down.

The best way to do this while keeping the integrity of the weed is to mix it with butter or some other type of oil-based ingredient to help break the cannabis down (about 1/2 teaspoon should be fine).

Because this can be a time-consuming process, the best way to do this is to have a premade batch of cannabis butter ready for when you need to whip of some tea in the future.

Since you’re most likely starting from scratch, take some ground up buds and mix them with the butter.

Take a tea bag, cut the top and empty out the contents, and place the weed butter in the bag. You just need something to hold and filter the butter, and tea bags are about the cheapest and best way to do it (coffee filters work too).

After the water gets to a decent temperature (don’t let it reach boiling point) place the bag into the water and let it simmer for about half an hour, then remove the bag and place the water into your cup.

Add some honey or sugar for extra flavor, and you’ve got yourself the best tea in town. Why not share with your friends?

All the Ways to Get Your Best High (Legally)

Weed tea is a pretty great way to get high, but trust us, there’s a lot more where that came from.

We know all the best ways for you to get high – legally, of course. There are a number of ways on how to get the most out of your legal cannabis, as well as fun facts on Kava, Kratom, and ways you can get high without the plant.

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How to Get Super High When You Have a High Weed Tolerance

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 in Legal Cannabis, Popular Legal Highs

How to Get Super High When You Have a High Weed Tolerance

What a bummer, you’re not getting high anymore! You’ve been smoking too much of that legal weed, and now you’ve built up a tolerance. You’re spending all your money but not getting enough bang for the buck.

Do you want to know how to get super high again? Here is your guide!

What Controls Tolerance?

Many drugs, legal or illegal, will teach your body how to get high. Marijuana has a special place in the world of legal intoxicants because of how potent its effect can be on the body.

Weed contains chemicals called cannabinoids, which interact with the cannabinoid receptors located in cells throughout the body.

Cannabinoid receptors occur in every cell and react with natural chemicals called endocannabinoids [cannabinoids that the body creates itself naturally]. They control cellular metabolism and can affect how hungry or tired you are.

The reason we smoke weed is because the marijuana plant produces these chemicals that are nearly identical to chemicals that our own bodies produce inside us.

This is very different from certain illegal drugs like cocaine. Cocaine doesn’t appear naturally in the body. It does, however, fit chemically in with certain neurotransmitters.

The effects of a high powered drug like cocaine can have serious negative consequences.

Never mind the legality of it [it’s a crime], but you will really damage your body with prolonged use of cocaine. Compare that to marijuana use, which doesn’t expose the body to harsh chemicals it can’t handle naturally.

When you take foreign cannabinoids into your body [by smoking or eating weed for instance], they mix with the natural endocannabinoids in your body and change how you feel. The three main effects are changes in appetite, sleep, and mood. You may get hungry, tired and happy.

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring substances. If you ingest a ton of them, your body will learn to adapt to it. You’ll begin to build a tolerance. That not how to get higher off of weed!

As you progress through your marijuana journey, you suddenly might suddenly be asking yourself how to get higher with weed! Simply smoking more might not be enough.

Take A Break

It’s not fun, but the best way to reduce your tolerance to marijuana is to take a break. How long your break lasts will determine how it affects you. Your body stores THC in fat cells all over your system.

Under normal circumstances, your body moves energy in and out of your healthy fat cells all the time. Your body is constantly using and replacing fat cells all over. Over time, you’ll flush the THC out of your system through natural metabolism.

You can speed up this process in several ways. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways. Getting regular exercise and sleep will help you reduce your weed tolerate capacity as well.

It can take up to 90 days for your body to metabolize all the THC that is sitting in your tissues.

Once the THC has been taken out of your system completely, you’ll be pretty much a newbie to smoking weed once again! Of course, you’ll know what to expect, so you won’t be a weed virgin. Sorry, it’s not going to be like the first time.

But you’ll still get blazed! Consider taking a few months off each year to renew your ability to get really high. Your body will appreciate it!

Move On Up

In most places where weed is legal, the local government has issued rules and regulations about testing the product. In places like Nevada and California, you can find out how strong the weed is before you buy it. Usually, shops list a percentage of total THC.

There are a bunch of cannabinoids, but THC is the most important one. THC is a basic measurement of how strong weed is. Lower THC means less strong weed. Higher THC means you get higher.

If you’re smoking weed and not getting as high as you’d like to, consider changing your strain to a more potent type.

A THC listing below 20% is considered “low grade” weed. 20% – 25% is high grade, and anything over 25% is considered super strong. Of course, the more potent the marijuana is, the more expensive it can be to buy it!

Edibles

One idea of how to get really high off of weed is to stop smoking it and eat it! With legal marijuana, you CANNOT overdose.

You can, however, consume so much weed and get so high that you leave reality for a while. If this is what you’re after (and who isn’t?), you should try edibles.

When you smoke, you can only ingest the one puff you’re working on at a time. When you eat, you can put as much marijuana in your system as your belly can fit!

Be careful though! Adjusting from smoking to eating weed can be tricky. Many people report falling asleep.

That’s what a marijuana overdose looks like: you get tired and want to go to bed and take a nap. If you eat a huge amount of edible pot, you might not get high, you might fall asleep and miss it!

Concentrates

The final method of getting super high is to try using marijuana concentrates. These products are derived from weed plants. They contain processed and chemically concentrated THC.

Some concentrates are almost pure THC. Up to 95% pure! This stuff will knock you on your butt, and there isn’t a smoker alive who can’t get high with concentrates.

There are many types, of various quality and purity. You’ll have to test it out. This is an area where legal marijuana shines, as you wouldn’t want to trust the chemically processed wares of illegal marijuana producers to get your concentrates.

How to Get Super High

Learning how to get super high the legal way is easier and healthier than ever in 2018! With so many options, you never have to be sober again! If your weed isn’t cutting it, upgrade to a better product and you’ll get super high.

Get all the information on all the legal ways to get high, check out our blog!

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CBD FAQ: Does CBD Get You High? Here’s What You Need to Know About This Substance

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 in Legal Cannabis, Popular Legal Highs

CBD FAQ: Does CBD Get You High? Here’s What You Need to Know About This Substance

If you’re reading this then you’ve probably already heard of CBD. Everybody is talking about it.

You may have heard of people taking it for medicine, or recreationally. Some people are even talking about the benefits it has for animals. Stores are popping up everywhere that specialize in selling CBD, smoke shops are jumping on the bandwagon and starting to carry it.

So what really is CBD? Where does it come from? Does CBD get you high? How is it different from marijuana?

This CBD 101 will answer all of your questions and more.

Does CBD Get You High?

It’s the million dollar question, will CBD make you high? The easy answer is no. CBD does have effects on the body, but they aren’t psychoactive effects.

CBD is 100% non-psychoactive. In other words, it doesn’t alter your state of mind in any way. There’s no fuzziness or mental slowness.

So what does it do? What does it feel like?

CBD reacts with special receptors in your brain, but unlike THC (which we’ll explain in the next section), it indirectly binds with those receptors promoting the body to release natural endocannabinoids. This is where you’ll get a wave of relaxation that you can feel through your whole body. It can relieve pain symptoms and even anxiety.

It may not feel like it’s working at first. Unlike marijuana, which is felt instantaneously, CBD talks a few minutes to take full effect. It tends to creep up on you. At first, you may be tempted to throw the bottle away because “it isn’t working” but trust me, an hour later and you’ll suddenly realize that all of your pain as totally melted away.

You may experience feelings of comfort, pain relief, relaxation, or calmness. Some even describe it as a feeling of “normalness”.

What Is CBD?

So what is CBD? We know that it doesn’t make you high, but what is it?

CBD, officially known as cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid. It’s found in the cannabis plant. You probably know that marijuana comes from the cannabis plant.

So what’s the difference?

Marijuana is a mixture of different types of cannabinoids, including Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The THC in marijuana is what gives people that high feeling. While it has mind-altering properties, it also increases the appetite. You may have heard people refer to this as “the munchies”. THC is what makes marijuana illegal.

There are more than 100 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The cannabinoids are found in the extract of the leaves and flowers. CBD in its purest form is a colorless, crystalline structure at room temperature. We mentioned that CBD binds with receptors in your brain. It binds to the metabolic pathways as THC, except for the last step. CBD performs catalysis, where THC performs THCA synthase. This is why you experience different effects.

There are multiple ways to ingest CBD, including orally (seriously, they make gummies and lip gloss) and by smoking or vaping.

Where Does It Come From?

It can come from either hemp or marijuana plants. The exact location and plant that it comes from depends on the legal status of the state you’re in. Some states have already legalized marijuana, some strictly for medical purposes, other states have legalized it for recreational use.

If medical marijuana is legal in your state, then the level of THC is what determines it’s legality. The limit is usually extremely low, I’m talking less than 1%. Since the THC requirements are so low, there only place that the CBD can be derived from is the hemp plant. There are some states that allow a higher THC concentration, Delaware for example, allows for 5% THC, which may allow it to be derived from the marijuana plant.

CBD oil that is derived from the marijuana plant is typically more potent and more effective. Some scientists think it’s because the cannabinoids are able to work the best when they’re combined with other cannabinoids (like THC). This is why marijuana-derived CBD is typically preferred over hemp-derived.

Cannabinoids can be extracted from the leaves or the flower buds, but the flower buds have a higher potency than the leaves. Remember, the source does matter. Unfortunately, if you live in a state where there are legal restrictions, there isn’t much you can do aside from fleeing the state or finding a different way to get high.

Is It Bad For You?

While we don’t know 100% of the full effects of CBD, the general consensus is that it’s not bad for your health. CBD doesn’t alter your body chemistry, it simply enhances it. As mentioned earlier, CBD encourages your body to produce and release more of its natural endocannabinoids.

Let’s go over that in a bit more detail. Your body is already equipped with what we call the endocannabinoid system. This is a natural biological system of neurons. Endocannabinoids are lipid-based, retrograde neurotransmitters.

The endocannabinoid system is responsible for controlling mood, pain sensation, fertility, memory, and appetite. CBD interacts with the system, stimulating the body. This is why when CBD is taken you feel symptoms that affect your pain, mood, or memory. It’s all natural.

There are tons of medical benefits for CBD. The FDA has approved it for certain types of epilepsy in children because it’s proven to help stop seizures. There have even been studies that show CBD helps dogs with seizure disorders.

It was mentioned that CBD helps with pain, and this is truly a big deal. There were over 30,000 deaths from opioid overdose in 2017. Opioids are a commonly prescribed pain reliever, but they come with a cost. It’s extremely easy to form a serious addiction. CBD has no known addictive side effects and works well to control pain.

The FDA is working to approve CBD for many more medical purposes.

Where Can I Get It?

For states where marijuana is legal, there are breeders that have crafted specialized CBD dominant weed strains. These strains aren’t trying to eliminate the THC, instead, they’re increasing the CBD to THC ratios, as they work best together. You might recognize some of the weed strains by their nicknames, Harlequin, Remedy, Cannatonic, or Katelyn Faith.

CBD is sold in shops all over the country. It’s also sold online. Kushy Finder can help you find local menus and discounts.

If you’re looking to enhance your CBD experience, try meditation for a natural high.

Next time someone asks you questions, especially “Does CBD get you high?” You’ll be ready to answer.

If we left any questions unanswered, feel free to contact us.

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CBD for Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals: What You Need to Know

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in Legal Cannabis, Popular Legal Highs

CBD for Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals: What You Need to Know

Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil for short, is rapidly rising in popularity as a home remedy to alleviate the effects of many different ailments for both humans and their pets,

But, what exactly is CBD oil?

CBD is a compound extracted from the hemp plant that has seen use in the treatment of pain, nausea, anxiety, and even cancer and arthritis in humans. These advantages can also be extended to your four-legged-friends!

Many concerns go through our minds when trying CBD oil for dogs and cats, such as will this supplement have the desired effect, will my dog or cat experience any discomfort, and, most importantly, is this product safe and tested?

Is CBD Oil Safe for Your Pets?

Unlike THC, another commonly extracted compound from the hemp plant known to be psychoactive in humans, CBD has no psychoactive effects. CBD oil is safe for use in supplementing the treatment of your pets.

What Does It Do?

While the effects of CBD oil is not reported by the FDA, there are many, well-documented first-hand accounts of pet-owners using CBD oil to great effect in junction with traditional medicines and treatments.

CBD oil, when used as a dietary supplement, is reported to help alleviate minor pains and anxiety in dogs and cats, such as those experienced from arthritis or separation anxiety.

CBD oil has also been used to supplement the treatment of cancer and to alleviate the negative effects often experienced from more conventional cancer treatments such as nausea or a diminished diet.

What to Look for in a CBD Oil Supplement

As CBD oil is not regulated by the FDA, it is very important to take great care in choosing the right CBD product for your cat or dog.

The most important questions to ask yourself while shopping for CBD supplements are: Is this product all natural? Does this product contain any THC? Has this product been tested and found to be safe for my pets?

CBD for Anxiety

If a dog suffers from anxiety such as separation anxiety, the outcome could include the dog barking, howling, urinating, defecating and even chewing, which can lead to the destruction of shoes and furniture.

CBD oil comes from the hemp plant and does not contain THC. Dogs should never be given THC as that is the psychoactive compound that can have disastrous effects on the dog’s health.

Both humans and canines have endocannabinoid receptors located throughout their bodies. The cannabinoids found in the CBD oil interact with these receptors providing relief to such ailments as pain, nausea, and anxiety.

Research shows that dogs have a higher number of cannabinoid receptors in their brain compared to humans. Therefore, dogs are more susceptible to the toxic effects as well as the beneficial effects.

Dosing Methods of CBD Oil

o Hemp Oil – This is the safest and most efficient method as it allows you to measure the content precisely. Hemp oil can be administered either over food or directly in the cloys mouth.

o Tinctures – Tinctures are the liquid extracts of the hemp plant. The liquid is hemp oil with added flavorings. Administering tinctures is the same as for hemp oil.

o Edibles – If you chose to get the edibles like biscuits or cookies, make sure they do not contain chocolate or the sweetener xylitol.

It is best to start off with the lowest dosage and then gradually increase it. The first dosage may take a few hours for the results to take effect. This website gives the correct CBD oil dosage.

Although veterinarians are not allowed to prescribe cannabis products, pet owners can purchase CBD hemp oil products. CBD for dogs with anxiety can be enlightened, easing their suffering and yours.

CBD for Dogs with Cancer

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), one of the leading causes of deaths in older dogs is cancer. When your dog is affected by cancer, you just want to make them comfortable so that they can live out their days without pain and discomfort.

CBD can be beneficial for dogs with cancer as it helps fight pain and can help relieve any anxiety your dog may be feeling. Taking a maintenance dose of CBD may increase the ability to fight off cancer-causing agents and help with the healing process.

Pain in Dogs

One of the main concerns for those with older dogs is the pain their dog might be in. General pain affects older dogs just like it affects elderly humans. Bones may become brittle and break more easily, and simple tasks, such as walking outside may cause them much distress.

CBD may help reduce the pain your dog is feeling and help them with their simple day-to-day activities.

Joints and Arthritis

Just like humans, when dogs age, their joints aren’t as healthy as they used to be and arthritis may develop. They may not be able to jump up on the couch as easily, if at all, or go downstairs.

Getting to their favorite place might just cause too much pain. CBD may drastically improve their quality of life by allowing them to do the simple tasks they did when they were a younger pup, such as go visit their humans upstairs or welcome them home with excitement.

Try CBD Oil

It is important to remember that while CBD oil can supplement your pets’ health when used regularly, it is not regulated by the FDA. This makes it of the utmost importance to research any product you intend to use on your pet to ensure their safety and health.

CBD oil for dogs is widely used by many pet owners and its safety and effects have become apparent to many, but it is important to choose the right product.

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The Kava Kava High: What Does It Feel Like?

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 in Other Legal Ways to Get High, Popular Legal Highs

The Kava Kava High: What Does It Feel Like?

40 million people in the US suffer anxiety disorder. That’s almost 20% of the population. For those with anxiety, depression is often part of the diagnosis, too.

With such a large group of us needing help, only a third will seek it out.

If a doctor is on the case, they will most often prescribe medication. More than one million Xanax prescriptions flood pharmacies every year.

Clinicians also recommend exercise. Or other natural means to reduce effects of mental illness.

But, most are on our their own to battle what can be debilitating anxiety, panic, and depression. It is not surprising many will use alcohol or another addicting drug to ease symptoms.

And, we all know this starts a vicious cycle of using, tolerance, and more using. Not to mention questionable behavior along the way. So, how does Kava play into this? Is a Kava Kava high a means to the end of anxiety and depression?

For some who take Kava, the answer is yes. Here’s what a Kava high is like and why so many rely on it for relief.

Kava Reduces Anxiety

There’s a good reason those who live with anxiety drink alcohol. It’s a depressant, it works, and it’s legal.

So, if tequila could work its magic without making us drooling zombies, that would be great, right? Those who use Kava for anxiety cite this as the reason it works so well.

For them, the “high” is relief from stress in everything from social situations to a stressful day at work. They can focus and function on the present without the pesky fear that dogs their every moment.

How does Kava do this? It’s the effect on the nervous system. Like taking a Xanax works for anxiety, Kava interrupts the chemical disconnect between the brain and body.

Our brain is often incorrect in sending fear-inducing messages during stressful situations. There’s often no logical reason for it.

Eliminating this incorrect messaging from the nervous system is the work Kava or sedatives.

Kava Helps With Sleep

For those who deal with stress and anxiety, sleep is often elusive. And, lack of sleep only fires up more anxiety as our bodies teeter on exhaustion.

It is important to note that daily exercise can ease some insomnia. But for those who often go without sleep, Kava helps. And, there are studies which back this up.

Since the early 1990’s, the benefits of Kava as a sleep-inducing herb in the US are self-reports. It’s properties relax muscles, allowing sleep to occur with ease.

In contrast to sleep medications, Kava does not “knock out” users. It promotes relaxation.

Because Kava is not addictive, users do not need to increase dosages to achieve results over time.

The Kava Ingredients and How They Work

The word “Kava” comes from a Polynesia word “Awa” which means bitter. Those who drink the tea made from this plant can attest to the description.

The Piper methysticum plant is native to South Pacific islands. It is a centuries-old ingredient for tea. Islanders drink the tea at day’s end as much as we enjoy our nightcaps.

The root of the plant seems to contain the highest concentration of kavalactones. These interact with the body’s central nervous system.

The prime ingredient induces a calming effect much like tranquilizers. Muscles relax and smooth, causing a mild euphoria. And, there is no loss of focus or mental alertness.

Kava Kava High For Detoxing

Those who take medication for anxiety like Xanax often know the addictive qualities. It isn’t long before dosages are not enough.

Stronger versions are necessary to achieve results. Before long, anxiety worsens and taking more is routine. The same is true for those who take any narcotic.

Vicodin remains the top prescription in the US, ensuring ample opportunity for some to depend on it.

Attempting to withdraw from any drug is painful. The physical addiction stops in days, but the psychological withdrawal can last weeks.

Kava is rivaling other sources for easing recovery. The stress our bodies and minds suffer through recovery induce strong physical reactions.

Migraines, insomnia, body aches, and severe anxiety are common. It’s difficult to feel “normal”.

A Kava Kava “high” in this case allows users to relax, sleep, and focus more on well-being rather than relapsing.

Is Kava Headed for a US Ban?

There are differing opinions across the globe on the dangers of Kava. And, it seems there is no definitive answer close at hand.

Several countries no longer allow its sale. With reports of liver damage and liver failure surfacing, the governments took action. Now, there are questions in the US about safety for users.

But, results of testing throughout the US yield no definitive answers.

Recommendations from the FDA include telling those with liver issues to abstain from Kava. Still, there seems to be no clear correlation between Kava and the disease.

Kava supporters point to various processing by sellers as a culprit. But, some experts state it is a matter of time before the US follows it’s neighbors bans.

The latest information remains neutral on dangers of Kava Kava in its purest form.

The Best High is a Peaceful Life

We can’t remove everything from our life that displeases us. This would be a pretty lonely existence.

What we can do is change how we deal with situations we find exhausting. And, knowing what is best for each of us is the real work of finding peace.

There is no magic pill or precise legal dosage for a Kava Kava high for everyone. It is vital to pursue individual results. Find some answers on our blog. And, let us know your thoughts and tips!

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