Chill Pills

Meditation in a bottle.

Designed to help you get through your day tension-free and unwind for great sleep without vino or sleeping pills. Think of it as a way to help you chill out and find your inner “om” when life gets busy, stressful and out of control.

Benefits:

  • Formulated with sustainably sourced Kava from Vanuatu. 
  • Our high quality Kava extract is standardised for kavalactone content – the active constituent that gives Kava its anti-anxiety properties.
  • Chill Pills can be taken up to three times a day, on hand whenever a jittery mood arises. If you find the worries of the day are hanging around a little more potently at bed time, Chill Pills taken in the evening can calm the body into a state of ease to aid in a restful sleep.

We've made a handy one-pager to cover off how anxiety & stress impact our sleep, and how Chill Pills can help. Click the button below to download.

Chill Pills training video

A 6 minute training video to learn about why we made it.

A deep dive on kava:

  • Not all kava is created equal: it's not the kava itself that does such amazing things, it's the active constituents of the plant - called kavalactones - that do the hard work.
  • Not all kava plants contain the same kavalactones, or the same levels of those kavalactones. Things like where the kava was grown, the soil quality and how it was extracted can all affect the quality and quantity of active kavalactones.
  • Our kava is high quality and comes from Vanuatu.  It contains 6 major types of kavalactones including kavainmethysticinyangonin; all which perform slightly different roles.
  • Yangonin is a really cool kavalactone: it's the one that binds with cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, and therefore acts in a similar way to CBD. This is one of the reasons why kava is so effective against anxiety. 
  • Kavain is well known for its anxiety supporting and calming abilities, and there is some suggestive research to say that it may achieve this through relationships with neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine (happy hormones) and norepinephrine (a stress hormone).
  • There is early suggestive research that kavain is so great because it may bind to GABA receptors, giving us that instant chill. 

Chill Pills FAQs

Are Chill Pills suitable for vegans?

  • Yes! Chill Pills are vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Do Chill Pills cause drowsiness?

  • Nope! They calm and focus the mind, rather than causing drowsiness. However, using Chill Pills with alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines or CNS Depressants may increase risk of drowsiness and imparied motor function (but we don’t recommend use of Chill Pills with these anyway).

Are Chill Pills safe to use long term?

  • Kava has been heavily studied around its link with liver damage, with numerous clinical trials showing that kava extracts have been used safely under medical supervision for up to 6 months with no signs of hepatotoxicity or liver damage. No research has been done beyond 6 months so this product is not suitable for regular, long term use.

Are Chill Pills contraindicated with any medications?

  • We don’t recommend using our Chill Pills alongside barbiturates, benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants. Using Chill Pills with alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines or CNS Depressants may increase risk of drowsiness and impaired motor function.

Are Chill Pills addictive?

  • No. Kava is not addictive and there are no withdrawal symptoms if you cease use of kava.

I’m pregnant or breastfeeding, can I use Chill Pills?

  • We’re afraid that kava, the hero ingredient in Chill Pills, is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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