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Medicinal Kava – What Is It And Why Should You Be Excited?

Anyone casually searching for ‘kava’ on the web, will find a host of alarming stories, coupled by the ones which talk about the health benefits. While sometimes it appears that rather powerful forces are out to damage the good name of kava, we feel that the best way to  combat this, is to ensure kava products are produced above suspicion and are of high quality.

This is the route which we’ve taken at South Pacific Elixirs. We are absolutely determined to play our part in giving kava the credit it deserves. Which is why we have focused on producing the best possible quality medicinal kava products, that meet the exacting international processing standards.


You may have read recently that we secured HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification for the Taki Mai factory in Levuka, Fiji.

We took another important step along this path recently, by partnering with Douglas Pharmaceuticals to produce pharmaceutical-grade kava for our kava powder and capsules: the latest additions to the Taki Mai range.

Douglas Pharmaceuticals is a well-established New Zealand-based company of almost 50 years. It is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical development and manufacturing companies in Oceania, with a presence in Fiji and the United States.


Since we started this blog we have been stressing the health benefits of kava, especially in terms of stress and anxiety relief. Now we can really say that it is medicine.

As the Fiji Times reported on June 18th:

“International buyers attending the Fiji Tourism Expo had the opportunity to peruse and sample medicinal kava yesterday…developed to pharmaceutical standards through Nadi-based Douglas Pharmaceuticals (Fiji) Ltd.”

Taki Mai founder Zane Yoshida says:

“Because we were working to pharmaceutical standards, we had to have approvals in place from governments we’re looking to export to, so work in progress for us was six to 12 months.

“We’ve been getting a lot of progress here in Fiji with the tourist market, but also we’re getting a lot of interest in the local market.

“At the moment, the finished products of our shots are produced offshore in the US, so we’re bringing all our products back to Fiji and partnering with Douglas Pharmaceuticals for all kava capsules and kava powder and now our kava shots as well.

“We now have three products for the Taki Mai brand and are also looking at launching a line extension to our shot in six to 12 months. We didn’t expect to expand this quickly but market response has been overwhelming.”

About Fiji Kava

Fiji Kava’s breakthrough key ingredient – Kavalactones – This is from the Piper Methysticum Plant naturally grown in the Pacific Islands. Through our Plant and food Research, Plus science and technology we have found specific varieties that are chemotyped to target Anxiety, & Stress.

We guarantee Fiji Kava is planted, produced, processed, and packaged by us 100% Farm to Shelf fresh from our Fiji Islands.


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