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102: Healing Anxiety, Inflammation and Mood with TRU KAVA

Jul 12, 2021 | Season 3

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Could this natural drug and alcohol alternative, also known as the “Sober Psychedelic”, transform the future of mental health? Cameron George, the founder of TRU KAVA, joins us this week to share the fascinating history behind Kava, how it's impacting our brains and mental health status and why he's on a mission to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form that has been highly prized in the south pacific islands for over 3000 years.

SHOW NOTES:

0:53 Welcome to the show!

2:36 Cameron George’s Bio

3:38 Welcome Cameron!

4:36 What is Kava?

7:08 Cameron’s health journey

14:40 Concerns with Benzodiazepines

16:13 *Kion – Save 15% with code BioBabes15

17:20 Looking for a plant-based alternative

20:36 An increase in social connection & introspection

22:50 GABA receptor upregulation

26:12 Why is Kava good for so many things?

31:10 Kava as “The Great Protector”

34:40 The GABA pathway

35:48 Ion-Channel blocking, COX-1 & COX-2 inhibitION

37:04 Nrf2 upregulation for anti-oxidation

37:28 Processing emotional traumas & stress

38:13 How the indigenous people use it

42:09 *LightPath LED – Save 5% with code BIOHACKERBABES

45:12 Lauren’s first experience with Kava

46:45 The different strains available

50:30 Newest product coming soon

53:07 Cultures that embrace psychedelics

55:32 His final piece of advice

58:20 Thanks for tuning in!

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Instagram: @TruKava

Facebook: Tru Kava

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