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.
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
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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
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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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