- 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid crosses the blood brain barrier and binds GABA-B receptors
- Taurine is a GABA-A agonist
GABA is associated with mood and anxiousness
Take 1-2 capsules one to two times daily. Do not exceed 6 capsules in one day.
Use caution when combined with medications that have sedative properties. Use under the supervision of a licensed healthcare practitioner. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
Kavinace is recommended to promote sleep, reduce anxiousness, and support healthy levels of GABA. It is also frequently recommended for patients with elevated levels of glutamate and PEA, and may be beneficial in some individuals with elevated epinephrine and norepinephrine.
2 Capsules contain:
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl & pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) 2 mg
- Proprietary Blend: 950 mg Taurine and 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid HCl
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Vegetable capsules (vegetable cellulose and water), and Magnesium stearate.
from Concord, NC asked:
January 22, 2017
I have been taking Travcor for a few years now to help me sleep. I read that Travcar and Kavinace work well together. How are they supposed to be used together? I ran out of Travcor and am using Kavinace to help me sleep and it works great! I am just not sure about using them together. I don't have issues during the day, I just have insomnia.
Travacor works on boosting serotonin levels. Serotonin converts into melatonin which as you know helps with sleep.Kavinace works on support the GABA receptors which can help in calming the brain, which in turns can promote healthy sleep. They do work well together by addressing both GABA and serotonin you can be assured of a better nights sleep. I usually recommend taking 2 Travacor one hour before bed. The Kavinace works best taken around 30 minutes before bed. You can take 1-3 at that time.
on January 26, 2017
from Chicago asked:
May 15, 2016
Hi! Is the kavinace 120 capsules and 60 capsules the same thing? Also, how long should it take for the kavinace to kick in? I'm taking it for anxiety- started on Thursday and today is Sunday. I started so far with one pill a day. Also, one last thing are u supposed to take it only at night or is it all right to take during the day? Please let me know thanks!
Kavinace 60 and Kavinace 120 are identical, it is just the amount contained within the bottle. You can take it during the day for anxiety, although on a day is a very low dose. I usually recommend taking 1 every six hours or 2 every six hours if one does not seem to be enough.Kavinace is usually pretty fast acting and you should be able to find some relief within 30 minutes.
on May 16, 2016
from Tampa, FL asked:
March 22, 2016
Dr. Dan: There is more and more information coming out about Phenibut's liklihood of causing dependency and tolerance.. The stated solution is that one has to cycle on and off it. However, with insomnia, this can be not only problematic but quite debilitating as well. Even the NeuroScience website says it is necessary to cycle off for 2 weeks after awhile but they offer no advice to those who are taking the kavinace for insomnia. I would very much like to get your thoughts on this issue?
Dependency will vary with each person’s physiology. I suppose there is a small potential for dependency but haven’t seen it ourselves so far. Many people who have been using Kavinace for years have not noticed any dependency. That is to say that if they go off for a few nights, they are able to sleep OK without it and do not develop cravings for their Kavinace. To be prudent, we advise cycling it on and off periodically, maybe taking a week off every two or three months. Many people with sleeping issues find that a combination of supplements works for them. Some ideas of supplements we have seen commonly used are: Metagenics Serenagen, Dee Cee Labs Formula 303, various valerian preparations like Karuna Sleep and LifeWave Silent Night Patches. Often a combination of two or three of these on the Kavinace off nights can tide you over. You will have to experiment with these products to see what works best for you.
on March 31, 2016
from Texas asked:
January 22, 2016
Why is it called Kavinace?
It is just a name that the manufacturer made up. There is no specific reasoning. I think they just have fun sitting in a room thinking up clever names!
on January 26, 2016
from Texas asked:
January 13, 2016
I have read in several articles about Kavinace that it is a good idea to stop taking it occasionally so that your body can "reset" . I have been taking Kavinace for about 2 years and it is literally the best thing that ever happened to me. I do stop for a few days every now and then, but should I be following a more routine way of doing it? Thanks for your time.
I haven't found that to be true. I have many clients who have taken over several years without issues and it just keeps on working. I think that applies more to people that are taking phenibut in higher doses.
on January 13, 2016
from Boulder, Colorado asked:
October 1, 2015
Have used kavinace and had great support from it. Have a friend who takes paxil currently and looking for sleep support. Understand paxil could be contributor to her insomnia issues, but wondering if any interactions/contraindications of taking paxil and kavinace. Thank you.
It should work fine together. We have several patients that are on Paxil and Kavinace and doing well. In fact the Kavinace is very calming for those that suffer from anxiety.
on October 2, 2015
from cincinnati, oh asked:
September 26, 2015
can i use 5-htp in conjunction with kavinace?
Yes, they work very well together.
on September 28, 2015