is kava considered a food or a dietary supplement in the eyes of the fda? tyler blythe, ap j. i' m curious about the american kava association ( americankavaassociation. american kava association org), does anyone have any information on them? looks like they want to be like true kava ( truekava. com) but they don' t provide all the same information. educate consumers about kava and dispel myths about it. work hand- in- hand with trade organizations as well as regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal level to protect kava from unreasonable government regulations, as well as unscrupulous companies who pose a threat to the kava industry.