Can kava cause liver damage? And why we use magnesium in our tea.
Kava, an herbal supplement derived from a South Pacific plant, is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions. While kava has been used safely for centuries in traditional cultures, there is some concern that it can cause liver damage in some people.
Research has found that kava may be associated with liver toxicity in some individuals. A study of 69 people with liver problems found that 30% of them had taken kava as a supplement. However, it’s not clear if kava was the cause of the liver damage or if it was due to other factors, such as alcohol or drug use.
Additional research is needed to better understand the potential link between kava and liver damage. In the meantime, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks. If you’re considering taking kava, talk to your doctor first. They can help you weigh the risks and benefits and determine if it’s right for you.
This is one reason why we use magnesium in our kava teas. It can help offset the damage kava can put on your liver. Magnesium is an important mineral for liver health. It helps to regulate the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, it helps to maintain normal liver enzyme levels and it helps to reduce oxidative stress in the liver. Magnesium also helps to control inflammation and it can help to reduce the risk of liver cancer. Moreover, it can help to optimize the detoxification process in the liver. Foods that are high in magnesium include dark leafy greens, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. If you are utilizing dietary supplements or introducing new foods to your diet, always get medical counsel.