Epik Kava

Epik kava powder is compromised of one hundred percent single cultivar kava.

Buy Epik kava powder today if you want some purely single cultivar kava from Vanuatu. 

Independent 3rd party lab testing is part of current good manufacturing practices compliance. We get our Epik kava Powder lab tested at Flora Research Laboratories and Kappa Labs. As part of our extensive testing program to ensure that our Epik kava is contaminant free, noble and a single cultivar we run microscopy, HTPLC and/or HPLC on each batch that is imported using the square root of n+1 sampling method. We make all of our lab tests available to the public. We lab test our kava root powder when it is imported adhering to FDA cGMP guidelines. 

Kava Chemotypes

  1. Desmethoxyyangonin
  2. Dihydrokavain 
  3. Yangonin 
  4. Kavain 
  5. Dihydromethysticin 
  6. Methysticin

A kava chemotype is typed based on the descending concentraion of these six kavalactones within it's roots.  This means that a cultivar such as a Vanuatu Melo Melo with a chemotype of 245361, contains primarily dihydrokavain, followed in descending order of concetration by kavain, dihydromethysticum, yangonin, methysticin, and desmethoxyyangonin.  To be classified as a noble kava, a strain must have a chemotype that begins with either 2-4 or 4-2, meaning its roots contain primarily either kavain or dihydrokavain.

Epik Kava Chemotypes vary depending on which type of cultivar you purchase and have some slight variations sometimes. 

Birkar Average Chemotype-     423561

Borogu Average Chemotype-   243516

Kelai Average Chemotype-       421365

Short Hand Melo Melo Average Chemotype- 243156

Palarasul Average Chemotype- 423156

What is most important about our Epik single cultivar kava is that the first 2 numbers are a 2 or a 4 or vice versa. This insures that the kava is a noble kava. 


Birkar kava HPLC lab test results from 2022.

Epik kava microscopy lab results prove that this kava powder is Piper methysticum.



Epik Borogu kava lab results from 2022.