Lab Testing

 At TRU KAVA we are committed to providing the absolute safest, highest quality kava products available anywhere on the market. Our oils are made only from the roots of Certified noble kava varieties. All of our kava is grown and processed to the absolute highest standard on south pacific farms; with each strain being carefully selected and allowed to fully mature for at least 5 years before being harvested. Absolutely no pesticides or industrial chemicals are used at any step of our process. Each batch of kava root we receive is independent lab tested to ensure that it meets our strict quality and safety standards.        

In lab testing, we are looking for 3 main things:

100% Premium noble root material

This is done by examining the material’s chemical composition through several laboratory methods including HPLC (High Potency Liquid Chromatography), HPTLC (High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography), and Colorimetric testing. We look for a high over all Kavalactone content (10-12%), but more importantly we confirm that all of the Kavalactones and other active constituents are present in their natural ratios (full spectrum). We also test for chlorophyll content, which will tell us if there is any contamination with above ground aerial parts of the plant that are potentially toxic.

Bacteria, mold, and mycotoxins

We test for many biological contaminants including yeast, mold, ecoli, and salmonella.We also test for the mycotoxins Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin A down to the sub part per billion level in order make sure that they aren’t present. This is very important because like many tropical plants, kava can be easily contaminated with these mycotoxins. We are currently the only company in the kava industry that is going to the extra expense to test for them. 

Heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides

Although all of our kava is grown and processed naturally on chemical free farms, these farms are all located on South Pacific islands where the organic certification can’t be obtained. So we also test for pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals down to the sub part per billion level as proof that they are not present.

With our breakthrough proprietary extraction method we are able to extract using high pressure at very low temperatures, capturing the root’s full Kavalactone complex. This gives us a final product that is virtually indistinguishable from traditional kava in terms of its composition and effects. The end result is KAVAPLEX, our ready to use full spectrum Kava oil.* 

 

*This product nor any of these statements is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure disease and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Ask a healthcare professional before use if you have had liver problems, frequently use alcohol or are taking any medications. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. These therapies are not substitutes for standard medical care. Consult your physician before taking this or any other product.