What is Kava?

Close-up view of kava plants growing in a lush field.

What is kava?

Kava, also known as Piper methysticum, is a plant treasured for its calming properties by the South Pacific islanders for generations. 

This remarkable herb contains kavalactones, compounds that exude sedative and anxiolytic effects.

Traditionally, it has been used in ceremonial settings to induce relaxation and reduce stress, creating a peaceful state of mind. 

What is a kava drink?

The beverage is made from the root of the kava plant, which is dried and ground into a powder, then mixed with water to create a murky, earthy-tasting brew. 

Melo have explored different extraction techniques to take away the strong earthy taste into a mouth watering carbonated version.

Where does kava originate from?

Kava is a traditional beverage that originates from the South Pacific, particularly the island nations of Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

The kava plant, also known as Piper methysticum, is a type of pepper plant that grows in the warm, tropical climates of the Pacific Islands.

The roots of the kava plant have been used for centuries by Pacific Island cultures for their medicinal and relaxing properties.

Kava is an important part of the cultural and social life in many Pacific Island nations and is enjoyed as a way to connect with others and to honor tradition. 

What does kava do? Or how will it make me feel?

Kava is known for its calming and relaxing effects. When consumed, it can produce a range of effects, including a feeling of relaxation, a sense of euphoria, and a numbing or tingling sensation in the mouth and throat.

Kava is also known to have sedative properties, and it is often consumed to promote sleep or to relieve anxiousness or stress.

Kava works by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine and GABA, which can lead to feelings of relaxation and happiness.

What are the side effects of kava?

At Melo, we believe in providing transparent information about our beloved kava. While kava is generally safe when used responsibly, it's essential to be aware of potential side effects. Here's what you should know:

Embrace Relaxation: Kava can bring a sense of gentle drowsiness and lethargy, especially at higher doses. For those seeking relaxation and tranquility, this can be a positive effect. However, we understand that some individuals may need to stay alert and focused, so it's important to find the right balance.

Listen to Your Body: Some people may experience mild nausea, stomach upset, or diarrhea when using kava, especially with higher doses or low-quality products. At Melo, we prioritize quality, but it's essential to listen to your body and adjust your kava consumption accordingly.

A Rare Occurrence: In rare cases, kava can cause skin reactions, like rashes or hives. This is more common in individuals allergic to kava or using low-quality products. We want every moment with Melo to be nothing short of blissful, so always choose the best for your well-being.

Stay Mindful: Kava can impair coordination and reaction time, making activities like operating heavy machinery or driving a car unsafe. At Melo, we encourage responsible consumption, ensuring you enjoy our kava in the right setting.

Remember, these side effects are generally mild and temporary. Should you experience any severe or persistent effects, prioritize your well-being, and seek medical attention. At Melo, we prioritize your safety and well-being above all else. Embrace the calming effects of kava, savor the moments, and nurture your soul with a mindful approach to relaxation.

How long does the effect of kava last?

Ah, the gentle dance of time with kava – a journey that varies from person to person. At Melo, we believe in savoring every moment, so let's explore the duration of kava's effects:

A Unique Symphony: Like a masterpiece composed just for you, the duration of kava's effects is influenced by various factors. The strength of the kava and the method of consumption create a symphony of sensations unique to each experience.

The Serene Unfolding: From the first sip to the last, the effects of kava gracefully unfold. Generally, the soothing embrace of kava can last anywhere between two to six hours. As you embark on this voyage of tranquility, the peak effects usually bloom within one to two hours after consumption.

As you immerse yourself in the delights of Melo's kava drink, let time stand still for a while. Embrace the moments of serenity and relaxation that kava bestows upon you, and savor the joy of a calm and peaceful escape. With Melo, each sip becomes a cherished memory of tranquility that you can carry with you throughout your day.

Can kava help with anxiousness and stress?

Yes, kava holds the key to relieving anxiousness and stress.

At Melo, we understand the challenges of a busy life and the importance of finding moments of calm amidst the chaos. Let's explore how kava can help:

Embracing the Calm: Kava works wonders by increasing the activity of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is like a gentle wave, calming the nervous system and reducing anxiousness. With kava's support, you can ease into a state of serenity and tranquility.

A Symphony of Balance: Beyond GABA, kava's effects extend to other neurotransmitters involved in anxiousness and stress regulation. By promoting the production of serotonin and dopamine, kava orchestrates a harmonious balance, uplifting your mood and emotions.

A Time-Honored Tradition: Throughout history, kava has been revered for its natural sedative and anti-anxiousness properties. Its secret lies in the kavalactones, the soothing compounds that embrace you in a cocoon of relaxation.

At Melo, we cherish the wisdom of nature and the precious moments of self-care. Allow kava to be your ally in the journey towards inner peace and well-being. With each sip of our delicious kava drink, you invite a world of tranquility into your life. Embrace the serene embrace of kava and rediscover the joy of a balanced, stress-free life with Melo.

Is kava safe for me to consume?

Absolutely! Melo ensures safety and quality with responsibly sourced kava plants and adheres to recommended dosages.

When consumed as directed, Melo is a safe and non-addictive alternative to alcohol.

If you encounter any negative effects or signs, discontinue the use of the product and seek advice from a healthcare professional before resuming consumption.

Is kava a drug?

Kava is not considered a drug in the traditional sense, but it is classified as a dietary supplement in many countries, including the United States.

Meaning that it is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a food rather than a drug.

However, it does contain active compounds called Kavalactones that interact with certain receptors in the brain, such as GABA-A receptors.

This leads to a calming and sedative effect, helping to reduce anxiousness, stress, and promoting relaxation.

It's important to use Kava responsibly and in consultation with a healthcare provider to minimize the risk of potential side effects or interactions with other medications.

Is kava legal?

Yes, kava is legal in the United States.

Is kava addictive?

Rest assured, Kava is not highly addictive.

While it does have some potential for dependence, its allure lies in the calming effects of its magical Kavalactones.

These compounds can induce mild feelings of euphoria and relaxation.

Some individuals may find themselves drawn to these positive sensations and feel inclined to use Kava regularly to experience them.

Is Kava a hallucinogen?

Contrary to popular belief, kava does not possess hallucinogenic properties. Instead, it works its magic through sedative and anxiolytic effects, paving the way for pure relaxation and reduced anxiousness.

The secret lies in the presence of kavalactones, the active compounds in kava, which gracefully interact with various neurotransmitter systems in the brain. One such system is the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system, responsible for regulating anxiousness and stress responses. As kavalactones enhance GABA activity, the result is a beautiful sense of calmness without any distortion of perception or hallucinations.

So, rest assured, Melo's kava is all about embracing the serenity and tranquility it brings to your life. It's the perfect companion to unwind and enjoy moments of pure bliss, leaving behind the noise of misconceptions and immersing yourself in the true wonders of kava.

Let the gentle embrace of Melo transport you to a world of relaxation and peace. Cheers to a soothing and authentic kava experience

Can you drink kava while pregnant/breastfeeding?

It is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women to consume kava.

While the effects of kava on pregnancy and breastfeeding are not well-studied, there are concerns that kava may have negative effects on fetal development and infant health.

Additionally, kava can pass into breast milk and may affect nursing infants. Therefore, it is best to err on the side of caution and avoid consuming kava during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

If you have any concerns or questions, it is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before consuming kava or any other dietary supplement.

Can you drive after drinking kava?

No, it's not recommended to drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after consuming kava, as it can have sedative effects and may impair your ability to perform tasks that require alertness and coordination.

While the effects of kava can vary depending on the individual and the amount consumed, it is generally recommended to wait several hours after consuming kava before driving or operating heavy machinery.

Our product is crafted using ingredients that comply with FDA regulations. So if you are considering driving we recommend contacting your local testing authority to verify the substances they test for.

About Melo

Melo sparkling kava cans in an ice-filled cooler, with a hand reaching for a can.

What is Melo and what makes it unique?

Melo is a delicious kava drink that blends natural flavors
of fruits from Vanuatu, providing a refreshing taste.

It stands out with all-natural ingredients, including vegan,
gluten-free, and sugar-free components, delivering guilt-free enjoyment with
zero calories per serving.

What sets Melo apart from other non-alcoholic drinks?

Melo stands out with its authentic kava roots, making it a
truly unique and natural non-alcoholic beverage.

Its refreshing taste and calming properties set it apart,
making it a perfect choice for a guilt-free and mindful drinking experience.

How old do you have to be to drink Melo?

The legal age for drinking kava varies by country and

In some countries, such as the United States, there is no
specific age limit for consuming kava, as it is not considered an alcoholic

However, it is important to note that kava can have sedative
effects and should not be consumed by children. 

Is Melo suitable for all dietary preferences?

Yes! Melo has all-natural ingredients, is vegan, is
gluten-free and sugar-free which make it suitable for a variety of dietary

It's a beverage that promotes wellness and inclusivity.

Can Melo help me create meaningful connections with others?

Absolutely! Embrace the social tradition of kava and create
your own Melo moments with loved ones.

Share Melo with family and friends, and cherish the
connections you build over moments of relaxation.

How does Melo contribute to sustainability?

Melo is proud to prioritize sustainability with responsibly
sourced kava plants and eco-friendly practices.

By choosing Melo, you're not only taking care of yourself
but also supporting a brand that cares for the environment.

Can I enjoy Melo while juggling my busy schedule?

Melo is proud to prioritize sustainability with responsibly
sourced kava plants and eco-friendly practices.

By choosing Melo, you're not only taking care of yourself
but also supporting a brand that cares for the environment.

Is there a cap on the number of Melo cans that I should consume?

We advise consuming at a pace that suits your own
preferences and habits, but please note that we do not recommend exceeding 3
cans per day as a precautionary measure.

How long until I experience the Melo sensation?

The Melo sensation affects everyone differently, but
typically, one can anticipate feeling a sensation within 5-20 minutes.

How will I feel after the sensation of the Melo experience has finished?

The morning after you will feel refreshed because moments of
self-care shouldn't have negative consequences.

Could Melo potentially interact with any drugs or medications?

Yes, Melo may potentially interact with drugs/medications
and other substances that affect the central nervous system.

Mixing Melo with alcohol may increase the sedative effects
of kava, leading to excessive drowsiness and impaired cognitive function.

Therefore, it is recommended to avoid consuming Melo and
alcohol together.

It is also important to consult with a healthcare provider
before taking kava if you are currently taking any prescription or
over-the-counter medications, as well as herbal supplements or other
substances, to avoid any potential adverse interactions.


Melo Sparkling Kava Banana Cream Flavor Can with Box Packaging

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Shipping Costs are free for subscribers and non-subscription
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What should I do if my Melo is damaged/broken?

In case you receive a damaged/broken product, please send us
an email at within 7 days of receiving your shipment and
attach a clear photo of the damaged item. 

We'll then review your claim and provide you with a refund
or replacement, whichever is appropriate.

Do you ship internationally?

Not at this stage, but hopefully very soon!