Kavinace is a recently-released nootropic supplement priced at around $80 for a one month supply. Here’s our Kavinace review.
What is Kavinace?
Kavinace is a new nootropic supplement that promises to reduce stress by providing GABA support to your brain.
The supplement was made by a company called NeuroScience. Key ingredients in Kavinace include vitamin B6 and a proprietary blend containing taurine and 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid HCI.
The manufacturer recommends taking 1 to 2 capsules of Kavinace once or twice per day to enjoy the following benefits:
The supplement is priced at around $40 to $80 per bottle, depending on your retailer.
How Does Kavinace Work?
Kavinace relies on a small number of ingredients to achieve its desired effects. The manufacturer only lists three active ingredients:
— 4-Amino-3-Phenylbutyric Acid HCI
— Vitamin B6
There’s just 2mg of vitamin B6 (100% of your recommended daily value), while the proprietary formula containing Taurine and 4-amino-phenylbutyric acid HCI mixed together consists of 950mg.
4-amino-3phenylbutyric acid HCI may sound like a complex chemical formula, but it’s actually a derivative of GABA known as Phenibut. Phenibut has been studied extensively over the years and is the only known form of GABA that can cross the blood-brain barrier.
The problem with many other GABA supplements is that they basically contain pure GABA (or pure chemicals that raise GABA levels). GABA cannot cross the blood-brain barrier naturally, which means these supplements are doing nothing for your brain – your body just excretes the chemicals through your urine and your GABA levels and not raised.
Phenibut, on the other hand, helps inhibit the excitatory neurotransmitter known as phenylethylamine while also increasing GABA levels by binding to GABA receptors.
Raising GABA levels promotes feelings of calmness and anti-anxiety.
At the same time, other ingredients in Kavinace like taurine help to boost your cognitive energy while helping your brain in other ways. Here’s what the manufacturer has to say about including taurine in Kavinace:
“The other Kavinace ingredient, Taurine, serves as an osmoregulator and neuromodulator while providing support for neuron protection from hypoxia, free radicals, excess ammonia, and excitotoxicity.”
One problem with Kavinace is that taurine and Phenibut are both hidden behind a proprietary formula. We don’t know if it’s mostly taurine, mostly Phenibut, or some equal combination of the two ingredients.
Kavinace publishes its full list of active ingredients online:
There are also other ingredients included in the supplement, including: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable capsules (vegetarian cellulose and water), and magnesium stearate.
Kavinace does not contain gluten, corn, soy, salt, sucrose, yeast, artificial flavors or artificial colors.
How to Buy Kavinace
Kavinace is available online from a handful of different retailers. The official Kavinace.com website sells the supplement for $44 for a one month (60 capsule) supply. Here’s how much you can expect to pay:
— 60 Capsules: $44
— 120 Capsules: $78
When you purchase from the official Kavinace.com website, you’re actually redirected to a site called VitaSouth.com, where you pay the prices listed above.
At this website, you can also choose the “replenishment” option at checkout. This automatically signs you up for the autoship program. You can choose to replenish your supply of Kavinace as frequently as you wish, ranging from every 30 days to every 180 days.
You can also buy Kavinace from certain other retailers online:
— iHerb.com sells the 120 capsule package of Kavinace for $78
— ProfessionalSupplementCenter.com sells the 60 capsule package of Kavinace for $44 and the 120 capsule package for $78
Most retailers have the same pricing, charging $44 for the smaller bottle of Kavinace and $78 for the larger bottle.
How to Use Kavinace
The manufacturer recommends taking 1 to 2 capsules of Kavinace once or twice per day. You should not exceed 6 capsules of Kavinace in one day.
You should also avoid taking Kavinace with any other GABA-acting agent (including alcohol). The manufacturer has the following to say about drinking while taking Kavinace:
“If someone has consumed a large amount of alcohol, we typically recommend avoiding the use of Kavinace. Likewise, if someone has had 1 or 2 drinks, the sedating effect will not be as pronounced and low-dose Kavinace is fine in those situations.”
Who Makes Kavinace?
Kavinace is made by a company named NeuroScience, Inc.
At the official Kavinace.com website, that company calls itself: “The leader neurotransmitter support product manufacturer.”
The company also claims to perform extensive testing to guarantee the quality of their products.
NeuroScience, Inc. can be found online at NeuroRelief.com. Other popular products sold by the company include AdreCor (a stress and energy supplement), NorLox (a joint health and mood supplement), and Calm (a calmness-promoting supplement that helps you maintain healthy cortisol levels).
The company is located at the following address:NeuroScience, Inc.
373 280th St.
Osceola, WI 54020
You can call NeuroScience at 888-342-7272 or by emailing [email protected]
Conclusion: Who Should Use Kavinace?
Kavinace is made by a reputable American supplement manufacturer that claims to be committed to science and testing. The same can’t be said for many other nootropic supplement manufacturers found online – so that’s a refreshing change.
One of the biggest advantages of Kavinace is that it uses the one form of GABA that can cross the blood-brain barrier. If you see a GABA supplement using anything but Phenibut, then that GABA supplement is virtually useless because GABA cannot cross the blood-brain barrier on its own. By acting as a precursor, Phenibut naturally increases GABA levels in your brain.
For all of these reasons, Kavinace appears to be a valuable nootropic supplement that can provide legitimate anti-anxiety, anti-stress benefits while promoting a healthy sleep.