Subtle Relaxation
Kava Kava & Valerian
Citation:   Sigea. "Subtle Relaxation: An Experience with Kava Kava & Valerian (exp6050)". Feb 8, 2002.

1440 mg oral Kava (capsule)
  1440 mg oral Valerian (capsule)
I had a bottle of a product called Kava Max, which contained 55 mg Kavalactones and 55 mg Valerian root per pill. I had taken 6 one time, and had no effects at all. It didn't even make me sleepy, and the bottle indicated 1 pill would be enough. I did some research and found that when in high doses (> 1 gram) there is some mild narcotic activity.

I fasted for 6 hours and thought about how many I should take. I decided to take all the rest (26) as it seemed like a relatively safe drug. It has a really bitter, almost phlegmy taste. I managed to get down all 26 without vomiting.

I'm still not feeling anything. I'm beginning to wonder if I need the actual root for any effects.

Slight numbing in my face, I feel a little congested, but it may be because I'm getting over a cold. Sort of relaxed, it's about 9:30 now and I usually don't get tired until about 11.

Definately feeling something. Very bizzare, very subtle, seems like my thought patters are a bit off. Sort of like a marijuana afterglow. I have perfect coordination, and I can speak coherently. This may just be a placebo effect.

Next Day: I just woke up after a deep 10 hour sleep. I went to bed early, lying there for about 2 hours. I was stuck with a strange feeling like I was right about to fall asleep. Lying in bed was very comfortable, when I got up to get a glass of water, I felt like I wasn't really walking, like I was still in the same place. It was a vaguely disconnected feeling, but nowhere near intense. I also realized I was breathing slower than usual. When I finally feel asleep, I have very vivid, realistic dreams. Kava + Valerian was a very subtle combination, almost unnoticable. It wasn't worth paying for, but it's still an interesting experience.

Exp Year: 2001ExpID: 6050
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Feb 8, 2002Views: 24,628
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