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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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My spine isn't really happy.
The Internet isn't entertaining me.
I'm a little restless.
I just took some Kava Kava for my spine, but it will also make me mushy in the head for a bit.
I'm also hungry. I would like some What-A-Burger.

I have one nibble on the GPS. Guy wants free shipping. I said to use the "make me an offer" button and knock $15 off the price and it'll auto-accept.


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Kavalactones are CNS depressants. They function similar to muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety drugs. Kava Kava preparations are used tribally in lieu of alcohol due to the lack of hangover.

OTC, in the US, KavaKava is acquired as an alcohol tincture and extract of the Kava root.

Kava itself is a tall shrub in the pepper family that grows in the South Pacific islands.

Clinically, Kava has been found to affect the levels of specific neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and dopamine.

Kava is metabolized by the liver by cytochrome P450 enzymes. Extremely large doses have been rumored to be related to acute liver impairment; however, there has been no clinical reproduction of that. It has been surmised that preparations that use other than the root may be involved in toxicity.

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I'm always amazed at the medicinal properties of herbs. I have several herbal reference books at home & should really try to not be distracted so easily so as to make better use of them. But, alas, bright shiny objects always get me. ;)

And the internet is VERY shiny.

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