A few people have asked me as of late what the chemotypes are for the different kavas we sell. For those of you not familiar with chemotypes, a brief explanation: The active ingredients in kava are a series of lactones particular to the kava plant. We call these active ingredients kavalactones. There are 15 kavalactones overall, the six kavalactones that are most prevalent in all kava rootstocks were assigned numbers 1 through 6. A kava’s chemotype can therefore be listed in a series of numbers with the kavalactone in the highest content being the first in the series, followed by the number assigned to the kavalactone which is second most present, and so on. Confused yet?
Our kava chemotypes are as follows:
Melo Melo-Either 426135, or 426153. Not exactly sure to be honest, conflicting reports.
As you can see, our kava choices are fairly well rounded and we hope to add some more in the future. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions regarding kava and its active ingredients.