By Zane Yoshida

Kava Shots: Perfect For Teetotalers

Kava shots are at home in many places. They can be study aids, anti-anxiety supplements, a way to rejuvenate muscles after exercising, a way to relax before flying, or yoga supplements, to name a few.

Kava shots may also be the perfect solution for teetotalers, who like the social side of sharing a drink, but prefer to avoid pubs, bars, and clubs.


Kava is drunk by millions of people throughout the South Pacific on a daily basis. Increasingly it is also being used in the west, where it is finding ways to assimilate into our culture.

One of the potential challenges for kava is that alcohol has already cemented its place as the great ‘social drink’ in the west. But this neglects the large amounts of people who are teetotal for one reason or another.

Not everyone who drinks kava shots is teetotal, of course. But kava can fill a ‘gap’ for some people who abstain from alcohol. There are many reasons for doing so, including:

  • Health reasons
  • Religious reasons
  • Because they are on medication
  • To save money
  • To lose weight
  • To avoid hangovers
  • To avoid depression
  • To sleep better
  • To stay in control
  • To avoid alcohol-fueled problems
  • To avoid aggression
  • To avoid alcoholism
  • They don’t like the taste

…plus many others! You can probably think of a few more…

The different effects of kava

Kava is a social drink that avoids many of the problems associated with alcohol – especially in terms of health and negative behavior.

Also, there is no conflict with most religions. For instance, tea, coffee and alcohol are prohibited for Mormons, but there are no restrictions on kava!

With kava there is no hangover, you stay in control, it is easy on the liver (if you select the right noble kava), and it has quite the reverse effect to making you aggressive; it will generally relax you and make you rather passive.

If you’re a teetotaler you can seek one of the many kava bars that are springing up around the world – maybe there’s one in your local area?

Or, if you prefer to have a more portable version, try the Taki Mai shots mixed with natural fruit juices  – not only do they possess all those great kava relaxation benefits; they taste great too!