Who says you can’t relax while you’re on the go? With micronized kava root, peace is only a stir and sip away! Micronized kava—a fine powdered form of kava—has become a crowd-pleaser for busy bees looking for quick access to stress relief and some #kalm. It’s a kava that’s easy to drink while traveling and can be customized for your unique palate. Let’s dive into the details of micronized kava root and see how it can help you relax the island way wherever you are.
What is Micronized Kava Root?
“Micronized” is an apt description for this form of kava: it’s tiny! Our micronized kava is kava root that has been sifted into incredibly fine particles. All the coarse fibers found in medium grind kava root have been removed, eliminating the need for steeping and straining the root. These particles are so small that the kava turns into a ready-to-mix powder. You can quickly stir micronized into the liquid of your choice, and it will be ready to drink.
Origins of Micronized Kava
The roots of micronized kava stretch back centuries to Vanuatu in the Pacific Islands. The earliest written documentation of drinking kava (Piper methysticum) dates back to 1786, but kava was definitely ground and consumed years before this recording. Kava has been vital to many of the South Pacific islands in significant cultural and religious ceremonies. Traditionally, kava was ground down and served in a kava bowl or a bilo (a coconut cup). Commonly, the highest-ranking individual participating in a kava ceremony would get to drink first, then the cup would be passed through the group in descending order based on rank. These kava ceremonies have long been used to welcome esteemed guests, install new village chiefs, or honor agreements between communities.
To this day, kava drinking is used to build community and honor special visitors in various parts of the Pacific Islands. Over the years, kava has spread around the world, letting numerous people be part of kava culture. From this massive growth have come new and innovative ways to consume kava, including micronized kava.
Micronized Kava Benefits
Micronized kava has similar relaxation effects to traditionally prepared kava but in the easy-to-mix form. The active ingredients in kava (known as kavalactones) create a calming sensation in the body that ranges from “heady” to “heavy.” Kava root helps relax the mind and body, making it an excellent, natural option for reducing stress, lifting your mood, and helping you sleep at the end of a long day. Kalm with Kava customers have told us they like to drink kava to experience the following benefits:
- Social relaxation
- Lowering of anxiety, worries, and fears
- Natural sleep aid
- Boost mood and increase sociability
- Alleviate stress and keep calm
- Relax tight muscles
Easy to Drink
Many who try kava for the first time are struck by its earthy taste, especially if they drink it straight. To ease yourself into drinking kava, mixing some micronized kava into your favorite beverage can help balance the earthy taste with a flavor you know and enjoy.
This is one of the top reasons many choose to buy micronized kava—it’s super handy! It’s well-known medium ground kava root requires a little more prep and equipment to brew a cup of kava. But micronized can easily be mixed into a drink wherever you are. It only requires stirring micronized kava into the beverage of your choice, so you don’t have to worry about straining. Below are a few of the circumstances when micronized kava can be especially useful if you need some peace during your daily hustle:
- During Travel – If you’ve got an upcoming trip and feel a little anxious, micronized kava can come to the rescue! It’s easy to mix into a drink on the plane, and the bag it comes in is easy to pack and take with you anywhere.
- At Work – Do you have tight muscles from sitting at the computer all day? Maybe you’re feeling the stress of an impending deadline and need a little bit of calm to focus on your project. Micronized kava is excellent for both of these situations and more! A balanced kava like Borogu or Loa Waka® can help ease your stress and keep you alert enough to go about your daily duties.
- While On-the-Go – Between dropping the kids off at school and running errands, it might feel tricky fitting a little “me” time into your day to unwind. Mixing some micronized kava into your iced tea or morning smoothie can help you take some #kalm with you as you go through your day.
How to Make Micronized Kava Drinks
Micronized kava is relatively simple to prepare and can be easily mixed in with your favorite beverages. Before making your micronized kava drink, pay attention to the recommended dose to use. Because it is more concentrated than medium grind kava root, a micronized kava dose is about 2-4 teaspoons per serving, depending on the strength of kava drink you want. In comparison, medium grind kava uses 2-4 tablespoons per serving.
To prepare your drink, just stir 2-4 teaspoons of your favorite micronized kava variety into any beverage. It’s as easy as that! Whether it’s a fruit smoothie, some hot cocoa, or water if you enjoy kava’s earthy taste, micronized kava partners well with a variety of beverages. If you’re feeling extra creative, here are a few recipe examples of what to mix micronized kava with for a custom kava drink:
Take Kalm with You Wherever You Go
Ready to taste and see what micronized kava can do for you? Shop our selections of micronized kava! At Kalm with Kava, 100% Noble kavas that are directly sourced from kava farmers in the Pacific Islands. We pride ourselves on selling fresh, high-quality kava so you can have the absolute best relaxation experience–bula!