3 Reasons That Kava Is Great for Studying

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Looking to pass that upcoming test or exam and studying for several hours in preparation? Well, the trick is to increase your focus and one of the easiest ways to do this is by drinking a glass of kava. Here are some of the main reasons that kava is great for long study sessions.

There are 3 reasons why kava is great for increasing your focus and helping you to study. First, kava causes people to relax and helps increase focus for several hours. Second, a glass of kava often provides mental clarity which helps with studying. Third, kava is a social drink that encourages teams to communicate and bounce ideas off each other.

The team here at Kava-Bula always holds kava drinking sessions when we are brainstorming some new ideas or concepts. Since our business is centered around kava we are often thinking up new ways to make the drink taste even better. We have discovered that kava is a great alternative to coffee when studying.

Let’s jump right in ya; here are the 3 reasons why kava is great for study sessions!

Kava Is Great for Studying Because It Causes People to Relax

One of the main reasons why kava is great for studying is because it helps people relax. This alone increases focus and allow people to study for several hours.

A 2015 clinical study published in the academic journal Trials demonstrated that Kava is a great natural way to lower anxiety and increase focus. During this trial, it was observed that kava significantly increased focus over the long term.

What does this mean for studying? Well, when you can focus for long periods of time you often can learn more than if you were not focused. This dramatically helps students and professionals looking to study a new skill or piece of information.

This also mimics studies we have done here on the islands. The team here at Kava-Bula will try to study without the use of kava and often we noticed that kava helped with our studying time dramatically.

The above image is from a fun study we conducted recently. We got the entire team and separated them into two sections. The first section was told to study the history of kava over the course of 1.5 weeks while drinking kava while the second group was told to do the same without kava. The second group tapped out after about 3 hours of total study time while the kava group pulled in a whopping 8 hours of study time!

As we can see kava is a great tool to increase focus and help with studying. Here at Kava-Bula, we recommend drinking about 3 oz of kava every hour you are studying to maximize focus.

Drinking Kava Helps With Mental Clarity

When it comes to studying one of the most important parts about it is keeping a certain degree of mental clarity so you can follow your study plan. Fortunately, one of the best things about kava is how it can dramatically increase your mental clarity and help you study.

Studying and kava are a perfect fit for each other. When you drink kava you will often find yourself able to think of abstract ideas easier. This is the root of studying and as such kava will help you tremendously with your study plan.

One of the team members here at Kava-Bula is finishing up his Ph.D. in computer science. He drinks kava every day before he studies and has noticed his grades significantly improve. I can confirm this because when I was finishing my master’s in History I was able to focus and write non-stop by drinking kava.

The trick to combining kava and study time however is to drink only a small amount of kava. Around 8 oz is more than enough for an entire kava session if you pace your kava drinking with your study session. Treat the kava like coffee and you will find that your studying is significantly more productive.

Kava Is Great for Group Study Sessions Because It Encourages Discussions

Studying is not always done by yourself. One of the best ways to study anything is with a group of people who can bounce ideas off each other to get a better grasp of what is going on.

Here is where kava shines and can help your study group significantly. Kava is a social drink that can help a group of people study a hard topic easily. At the University of Hawaii we know of several math study groups that use kava to encourage their members to talk and help other people study hard topics and concepts.

We are told that the kava drinks we provide help study groups tackle hard topics. This makes sense because when we study new kava topics and concepts we are normally in a group drinking kava when we come up with our best ideas.

As such kava helps people study by encouraging people to communicate with each other and help break down hard topics into easy-to-grasp concepts.


That’s about it when it comes to the concept of using kava as a study aid. Many people here on the islands use kava as a way to encourage people to think about hard topics and concepts in an easy way while dramatically increasing focus.

The team here at Kava-Bula has noticed a direct correlation between our in-house studies between kava and the quality of studying we have done.

Remember that kava is a traditional drink that is used to bring a local community together. That is why whenever we drink kava we always say ‘bula.’ This word translates to wishing your friends and local community happiness and prosperity. As such bula to you!


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