Micronized Kava

(80 customer reviews)


Micronized Kava

Micronized Kava is perfect for those looking for an easy to prepare, milder tasting kava drink. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of our micronized kava into a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice for a quickly made, great-tasting kava drink. Micronized kava is the go-to product for when you want to make a kava drink in an instant. All coarse fibers have been removed and no fillers have been added to our Micronized Kava, eliminating the need for straining – ensuring higher quality and better effects.

This is the perfect kava for taking with you if you’re out and about or on the go, so that you’ll still be able to mix up a quick drink of kava.

All of our main kava varieties are available as Micronized Kava: Tongan Pouni Ono, Vanuatu Borogu, Vanuatu Borongoru, Vanuatu Melo Melo, Fiji Vula Waka, and Fiji Loa Waka*

Effects: will depend on kava variety selected – see descriptions below.

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Micronized kava is the perfect kava for those looking for an easy to prepare, mild-tasting kava drink. Simply mix one tablespoon of our micronized kava into a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice to make a great tasting kava drink in an instant. This is the perfect kava for taking with you when you are away from home and out and about and still want to be able to mix up a drink of kava quickly, while on the go.

Composition and Quality Assurance

Our micronized kava is made from the same lab-tested, 100% Noble kava root used in our Medium Grind Kava Root products. All coarse fibers have been removed and no fillers have been added to our Micronized Kava, eliminating the need for straining and ensuring higher quality and better effects. All our kava is sourced direct from small farmers across the South Pacific, so freshness is guaranteed.

Micronized Kava Varieties and Effects

Our Micronized Kava is available in the following six varieties with their associated effects:

Tonga Pouni Ono Kava

This kava is best suited for daytime use, has the least tiring effects, and is a great social kava as well. It’s also unique in that many find it to be one of the easiest tasting kavas around. Overall Happy & Uplifting, perfect for easing stress while still being productive or for socializing with friends and family.

Fiji Loa Waka Kava

This is the perfect example of a great balanced kava. It is the strongest variety we carry and very popular all-around effects. In smaller servings, it is somewhat heady and good for daytime use. In larger serving sizes it can become heavier, melting away the stresses of the day.

Vanuatu Borogu Kava

This is the most popular variety of kava in Vanuatu and is considered a good afternoon kava. It is still a balanced kava and starts out heady but tiring effects are more pronounced with higher doses and tend to set in a few hours after consuming.

Fiji Vula Waka Kava

This is the perfect example of a moderately heavy kava. In smaller servings, it is relaxing and good for easing worries of the day. In larger serving sizes it can become heavier, good for winding down in the evening or use as a nightcap.

Vanuatu Borongoru Kava 

This is the kava we recommend for late afternoon or evening drinking as it is great for reducing stress or anxiety at the end of a work or busy day, or for use as a sleep aid. It is our heaviest kava, with strong mind and body relaxation effects.

Samoa Ava Kava

A rare variety because Samoa doesn’t grow a lot of kava. Like our Tonga Pouni Ono, Samoa Ava is an uplifting and happiness-inducing kava with little to no sedation. It will boost your mood and make your day happier as it initially relaxes you mentally before providing the physical body relaxation kava is typically known for.

Vanuatu Melomelo Kava

This is moderately heavy kava that is very aptly named… it’s mellow. In smaller servings, it is very good for easing anxious thoughts and worries of the day. In larger serving sizes it comes on heavier, good for completely winding down or for helping with sleep.

Additional information

Weight.5 lbs

2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz


Pouni Ono, Borogu, Vula Waka, Borongoru, Loa Waka, Samoa, Melomelo

80 reviews for Micronized Kava

  1. John Walker (verified owner)

    Absolutely love the Microionized Borogu! I put two tablespoons in COLD water to help with the taste. Microionized or not kava tastes nasty to me, but I don’t drink it for the taste. Although, I have found if you put a tablespoon in coconut milk with some chocolate or caramel it tastes pretty good, but that extra sugar gets me panicky. Your results may vary. I then mix it, take a deep breath, chug the jungle juice, and chase it with coconut milk. As someone else said then wait for the fireworks start. It kicks in full strength at around 30 minutes and ride that out for almost an hour and I’ll take another tablespoon and be good for the evening. Kava has been a life saver for me and I’ve been able to cut out alcohol completely.

  2. Jacob Smith (verified owner)

    I have had loa waka and borongoru micronized on hand for some months now. I use them once every few days just to unwind and have a nice time as I dont drink or smoke anymore. I love the feeling of relaxation that washes over me, and I am sensitive to these things so all I need is a teaspoon or two to achieve desired effects. I love them both but borongoru is my preference because it really delivers those anxiolytic and sedative properties that I am looking for. Loa Waka (at least for me) is definitely on the more euphoric day-time spectrum in comparison. All in all this company is great and I can’t wait to try a new strain next time I order. Nice job kwk, kava is awesome.

  3. Robin (verified owner)

    The quality is good, however shipping has consistently been a problem. I have tried to pay for UPS (the most reliable service in my area), however despite having paid more money for UPS, it was sent thru fed ex (the least reliable service in my area). FedEx was less expensive option. They did refund me partial shipping costs for using a different carrier than I paid for, however the package has still not arrived and it schedule to arrive at least 8 days after I ordered (that is if they don’t push the delivery date for the 3rd time). I sincerely hope that going forward they will utilize the shipping option that the customer chose and paid for at time of purchase.

  4. AnRam (verified owner)

    Since covid, I haven’t been able to go to any local kava bars to get my fix. Hearing good things about KWK, I decided to order a 4oz micronized borongoru. Unfortunately, the strength just isn’t there. I’ve never been a believer in reverse tolerance for kava since I’ve always had a pretty good response to kava, but after the first few cups did nothing for me I thought maybe my break from kava had built up some tolerance that needed to be broken through. After over a week of daily consumption and even a big send off of 3 tbsp at the end, I still wasn’t noticing any effects beyond a mild numbing of the tongue. Perhaps it’s just inconsistent in strength, as another reviewer noted, or perhaps borongoru just isn’t as “heavy” as described.

  5. Cody Montgomery

    KWK instant kava varieties are the only kavas that actually do anything for me. Love it!

  6. Lizzy (verified owner)

    Finally, I found a kava that I could feel. The Fiji Loa micronized was great for me~ I start with 2 tbsp then have another one 30 minutes or so later. I have tried SO many other kavas- usually traditional prep, but never really experienced the effects. But with the Fiji Loa I felt very relaxed, heady, and not tired or wiped out at all. The Puoni Ona, however, caused me some irritability & anxiety, which I’ve noticed from another brand’s Tongan strain as well. I think that kind just does not agree with me.

  7. christopher.hayes (verified owner)

    I was new to kava and bought from a (relatively legitimate) competitor. I bought a bunch of singles and then I bought a kilo from them of micronized. Everything was fine for a few weeks and then one day I woke up with a completely swollen face and covered in full body hives. I waited a few weeks and tried it again (figured it could be something else) same thing, swollen face and hives everywhere. I threw all of their shit out.

    I really liked the effects of kava so I decided to try one more time. This time I bought from Kalm – borongoru

    It was the same effect, but I had no reaction this time. Which leads me to believe the competitors shit made me sick.

    I’m not saying that to talk shit about the other brand, maybe it’s just an allergy I have… but I had no problem with Kalm with Kava’s kava.

    I’m writing this for anyone that has had bad luck elsewhere, give kalm with kava a try.

    Excellent alcohol substitute with none of the negative side effects.

    Kava does taste like ass but that’s just what kava tastes like, it’s not going to matter where you buy it from.

    Highly recommend 5/5

  8. Joe

    Not a consistent Kava and lacks strength.

    • Jane Baker

      Sorry you found the Micronized Instant Kava you purchased to be inconsistent and lacking in strength. Can you let us know which variety you purchased and when? When you say inconsistent is this the strength from one purchase of the same variety to another, or between different varieties. We’d love to know more about your experience.

  9. Richard Rodriguez (verified owner)

    What is the time interval to redose on another dose to avoid or to reduce the chances of kava side effects (i.e, Stomach Upset, Nausea, etc.)

    • Jane Baker

      The important thing to know is that a serving size is not a ‘session’ size. In other words you can have more than one serving in a session. People often have two. And if preparing a traditional kava brew using medium grind kava people often do more than one ‘wash’ of the kava in the bag to get additional servings, (each subsequent wash being a slightly brew), during a drinking session. Judge the interval for drinking a second shell or serving based on the effects and whether they are wearing off for you. Check out this for more info: https://kalmwithkava.com/kava-tea-tips-for-best-kava-experience/

  10. Liz (verified owner)

    I bought the 2 oz Tonga Pouni Ono Micronized Kava, and did not feel any effects. I read the how to articles, tried all different dosages, empty stomach, etc. I understand there is a reverse tolerance possibility, but after 56.5 grams, I figured I would’ve felt something at some point. Such a bummer because I really wanted to like it, I appreciate the company’s values, etc, but won’t be able to justify buying any more.

  11. Liz Swartz (verified owner)

    I bought the 2 oz Tonga Pouni Ono Micronized Kava, and did not feel any effects. I read the how to articles, tried all different dosages, empty stomach, etc. I understand there is a reverse tolerance possibility, but after 56.5 grams, I figured I would’ve felt something at some point. Such a bummer because I really wanted to like it, I appreciate the company’s values, etc, but won’t be able to justify buying any more.

  12. Mike (verified owner)

    I received my order of Borongoru micronized kava today. It’s absolutely AMAZING. I tried melomelo then loa waka and they weren’t my cup of tea as I was looking for a sedating kava and I find it with Borogoru. Absolutely love the effect. Very sedating and calming for night time. Really helps my anxiety.

  13. b.andi

    Absolutely amazing stuff! I started with the capsules from Amazon and no way do they compare to this. I started with micronized sample pack so I could try a variety. I am truly amazed at how well they all work. Pouni Ono is fantastic for daytime use. It is a euphoric feeling with a sense of clarity. Great for work and getting things done. Borogu and Loa Waka are excellent for unwinding and totally relaxing. I will be reordering again, thanks Kalm with Kava:)

  14. Jhon (verified owner)

    Really good quality kava i love it it is my favorite its just it says you mix it with any drink (non alcoholic) and i mix it but it is very grainy and makes it seem like it isn’t supposed to be like that

  15. Sincere goose (verified owner)

    Loa waka micronized is amazing. Just makes my anxiety and pain melt away and it’s so dang convenient

  16. Sincere Goose (verified owner)

    Loa waka is pretty good. Very heavy put me right to bed

  17. Madri (verified owner)

    I’ve always suffered fromm insomnia. And after trying literally everything that was natural, and I do mean everything, I decided to try Kava. And after a bit of research, I came to know about calm with kava. So, after trying the borongoru micronized Kava, I have to give my heartfelt thank, for I never had any better night.

    The only bad thing about it is that I have to wait a few days for it.

  18. Frank I

    I recently received a sample pack of micronized kava. I was a little disappointed at first because one of the samples was mixed up. However I talked to customer service and they gladly sent me the correct one.

    I prefer this micronized kava over the medium grind ones. I’m just not a fan of the whole straining and kneading part of kava making. This micronized kava is so easy. Just add it to your drink and mix!

    My favorite is the Tonga. Kava. It gives me a nice heady relaxation.

  19. paulcma16 (verified owner)

    I tried the micronized kava sampler pack and I love the Fiji Loa. It’s amazing for relaxation and it really helps me focus. I have bad anxiety disorder and panic attacks and this has helped me so much. Thank you so much KWK for making such a high quality kava! I also ordered a 4oz of Fiji Loa and Fiji Vula.

  20. amandadarby (verified owner)

    I must be doing this kava thing wrong, as my experience with the Loa Waka was nothing like everyone else seems to describe. Actually, “nothing” is precisely what I experienced. I even made sure to only drink it on an empty stomach.

    So, maybe I need to try a different variation? Or…something? I hate to leave a low rating on something that seems to do so well for everyone else, but… I’m at such a loss, I was really hoping this would be a new thing in my life. Any advice on how to get it right?

  21. Drew

    Best kava on the planet!

  22. bmarc001 (verified owner)

    I just recently tried the Samoa variety KWK carries and I gotta say this kava is top notch! I’m really liking the heady effects while still providing good body relaxation qualities. I far enjoyed this variety over the Pouni Ono in terms of effects and even the taste. I also purchased a repeat order of the Loa Waka since it is a nicely balanced kava and happens to be my favorite strain, but I will definitely purchase more of this Samoa variety in the future without a doubt, highly recommend it!

  23. Nursefrbklyn (verified owner)

    I am new to Kava.. I initially saw a post on FB followed the links and came across your company. However, not knowing all Kava’s are not equal I ordered some capsules off Amazon…big mistake!!! So, I had to backtrack to find your site. I then ordered Borongoru…say what! Omg, I took it on the weekend, no cares in the world! I also ordered the Pouni Ono, this is the one I take when working, I work in corrections and it keeps me from making the nightly news, with this one I am focused and have no compulsion to react to anything you’ve said to me. You wouldn’t believe some of the things that come out their mouth!!!. My only request would be to please not change the formula, it is perfect the way it is!!!!! Thanks!

  24. eriksen675 (verified owner)

    Let me start off by saying, I never leave a review on anything but with how much Kava helped me I just have to. Long story short, I had an extremely bad problem with drugs. Some might say I went insane because of them. I however view it as simply loosing balance and becoming lost and confused in life. I just wasn’t myself. Once I discovered Kava(I tried Pouni Ono and Loa Waka) I became so clear headed again. It’s as if Kava helped me gain my mind back, hell it honestly gave me my life back. I’m talking with my family more, I’m able to look at myself and not be ashamed of who I am. which for about 3.5 years I could have never done. I’m also understanding so much more in life and I’ve never been happier. My energy has completely reverted back to what it once was when I was much younger. I can actually trust the things I’m thinking again and I’ve stopped doubting myself like I was. I’ve also been able to stop smoking weed(I was smoking anywhere from 5-8 times a day) and stopped being extremely unhealthy. To conclude, All I can say is thank you and to anyone reading this that has also struggled with similar issues and is considering trying Kava I highly recommend this. Choose a strain that fits you the best as everyone is different, what working for some might not work the same for others.

    • Mike (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for sharing your story and so glad that kava could help! We love stories like this and truly appreciate your business.

  25. Jess (verified owner)

    I tried valu waka first, and it didn’t quite give me the effect I wanted. I got some borgoru and wow! A little goes a long way. Perfect for what I wanted.

  26. Johnny Clark (verified owner)

    It took a few sessions of 3 to 4 (a couple times close to 5) teaspoons per session (usually once, sometimes twice a day). The third day, it hit me really good. It was Loa Waka with Borongoru. The heady feeling lasted about 15 minutes. Well a few days later (today) I took 4 tsp of just Loa Waka with just water.. And wow.. It gave me an amazing heady feeling, energy, killed social anxiety and had me feeling great. Love their pouni Ono as well.

  27. Raul s

    Seriously great stuff. I wanted to get away from alcohol and this is one of the best strains that I’d recommend for that. Works extremely well for anxiety and insomnia as well and very convenient

  28. Johnny Clark (verified owner)

    Wow, the Borongoru is amazing. Mixing some Loa Waka with it was very heady, then heavy at the end. Great quality

  29. Denise W (verified owner)

    I have tried just about all of the micronized kavas; I enjoy all of them but Loa Waka is probably my favorite. All have a fine, powdery grind with no fibers left (easier on the stomach.) I mix with sugar free vitamin water in the summer, herbal tea with dairy free creamer in the winter for a relaxing beverage any time of the year.

  30. Kels (verified owner)

    Me: 24 / Female / 5′ 6″ / 130lbs
    Physical ailments: scoliosis, anemia
    Mental ailments: social anxiety/avoidance, OCD, social/high functioning alcoholism

    I used to drink Kava at the bars fairly frequently when I lived on the islands. I’ve tried kava capsules (I don’t recommend), hand-making Kava from another brand (recommend, if you have time and expertise) and this one is it for me!

    I bought 3: Borongoru, Pouni Ono, and Samoa Ava. I’ve had this brand for a little under a month. I first prepared them (1TBS) with whole milk as was suggested to me, but it got to a point where I couldn’t stomach it anymore haha. I started preparing it with a little hot water, just enough to cover the powder, then gradually adding cold water to bring the temperature to neutral. I’m not sensitive to bitter tastes, but this method is not for the weak. Hold your breath, toss it back in one go and wait for the fireworks. I found that this gives me the tongue-numbness I love, and it actually seems to kick in almost immediately, and maybe even stronger than when I prepared it with milk.

    As for the specific strains:
    Borongoru – has very little effect for me. Not sure why.

    Samoa Ava – has a milder effect for me. Definitely an afternoon pick-me-up. Not too heady, not too body, just right for making it through the rest of the day on a sunny note. A favorite for winding down and stopping obsessive thoughts, I’m able to process things without stressing out. 1TBS of this is too much for me at once, so I usually split it into two doses over the course of 1-2 hours. Makes music sound great. Great, quality instant Kava. Have taken this one with a glass of wine to finish. Perfect balance.

    Pouni Ono – 1TBS will completely take me out. It’s like riding an iridescent wave of chill. I don’t use this one during the day because the heady effects are so overwhelming that I tire out pretty quickly. It’s like being thrown in the air, floating blissfully for a little bit, and then being dragged down and landing on a nice, warm blanket. Towards the end of dosing, this one makes me feel like I’m heavy, almost melting into sleep. It makes me insanely social – I usually have trouble talking to grocery clerks. I am so socially anxious that when I cross the street, I sweat because I can feel people watching me. I can have full-on conversations with strangers comfortably the day after I drink Pouni Ono. The effects seem to taper into the next day no matter when I drink it, but I am abundantly mellow for the rest of that day. This feels better than beer at a house party. Absolute favorite.

    Cons of PO: For me, it can be a little uncomfortable at high doses. It causes my muscles to lightly spasm. The Pouni Ono almost always leaves me with a migraine the next day. I’ve tapered my doses lower, down to 1tsp, and I somehow always wake up with a mild kava hangover. Nothing uncomfortable, but definitely noteable. I think this strain slightly elevates my blood pressure. Would not take with alcohol – I couldn’t imagine it. Still, the best around.

    Overall, it helps me overcome social anxieties. It’s like the world around me isn’t as immediate. It helps me focus on my work and I don’t stress over pretty much anything when I drink this brand of Kava regularly. Kalm With Kava is officially my favorite brand, and I am already placing a second order.

  31. Erica (verified owner)

    Tried the Samoa Damu. It is amazing, my new favorite heady kava. Within ten minutes I get a rush that builds with a decent amount of euphoria. I find that it also helps the body with any pains as well. I am able to focus much better with Damu as well as get the energy to wake up and begin my day. My work is extremely labor intensive, so this has been amazing in many aspects.

    I also have now tried the Borongoru. I absolutely loved it. This kava gives such a good body feel and calms the mind at the same time. It sends me to sleep slowly but not forcefully. If I wish to stay up I can, however if I allow, the kava almost feels like it rocks me to sleep. Borongoru is my new favorite kava of all kinds. I am looking forward to getting more soon.

  32. Chandran (verified owner)

    This review is about the 2 oz jar of melomelo I recently purchased. First off, I normally have to take kava everyday for about a week to get results if it has been over a month since last taking kava. This time (after 5 months of no kava) I started feeling the benefits immediately. While there is still some reverse tolerance I am going through (I’ve only been taking for two days and the effects are felt more fully each time) I notice that I am getting the anxiolitic​ effects regardless of whether or not I feel any uplifting feelings, euphoria, etc. So far I am really happy with my purchase and I will be buying more soon. The melomelo has a very light taste which makes it a more palatable kava for me. The effects thus far are balanced and I get a good amount of mood boost, pain relief, anxiety relief and general contentment from the standard 2 tsp – 4 tsp dose. As always the shipping was super fast. Thank you KWK for providing this wonderful product!

  33. Erica (verified owner)

    Loving this company and their products! I received my Pouni Ono today in the mail and was quite excited. I have tried this particular one once before, as well as the Loa Waka. Pouni Ono has a light taste that pairs well with a fruity juice drink. I am unsure if others do this as I hear a lot about putting into milk, but I am lactose intolerant. Would an almond milk bind the kava like regular milk? Anyways! So I ordered this Monday and received it today on Wednesday. That is quite impressive itself as I live in the south eastern united states. I take a tablespoon of it with juice and within a minute my lips and mouth tingle. Within 10-15 I start feeling a sense of well being, everything seems brighter, less stressful. About 20-30mins after drinking Pouni Ono I feel light inside, my worries dissipate into a kind of logical method of dealing with them, without the pressure or negativity. I feel like I can manage anything. For a few days after taking this Kava, even if I have ran out, I am less fixated on things that annoy me. I have awful social anxiety, depression, and OCD type fixations on things that worry or annoy me. I am sensitive to cold air or a breeze touching my skin. I really do not like to be touched by people except certain areas. This helps with all of this. Although people have told me I am beautiful and smart my whole life, I have always stood back in the corner trying to be invisible. I have no friends because even going to the grocery store and the amount of people there panics me. It would be like the lights were so bright and the people were in my face even from afar. POUNI ONO IS A MIRACLE! I can do so much more now. I have started living life. I have phobias of bees, I can handle them with this kava. I was afraid of driving, I am learning how to again and getting my license. I am working on my GED studies now because I had ran away young and did not finish school. Mostly have had work at home jobs. I feel focused, driven, sociable, ambitious! I believe this product is LIFE CHANGING. It is teaching me tools to deal.

    The Loa Waka was just as good as everyone says it is. It is quite a buzzy good feeling. For me tho, I need either light or heavy due to my emotions. I definitely see tho why everyone loves it!

    I have had Tudei Kava in past and almost gave up. I will only ever order Kava from this company. Kalm with Kava products, shipping, website, customer service, pretty much everything about Kalm with Kava is amazing. I do not know what else to say except thank you.

  34. richard f (verified owner)

    I am in recovery and the micronized kava has helped me so much. I find it more effective for anxiety than medication Thank you so much

  35. Taylor (verified owner)

    I take kava to ease pain and muscle cramps associated with a chronic medical condition. I’ve tried several brands and types but KWK is the gold standard for me. Their micronized is great quality, doesn’t give me stomach upset, and well packaged. Their customer service is top notch as well.

  36. Jeff H (verified owner)

    I’m new to Kava but have and have only tried one other brand, while effective it’s not as good as KWK’s micronized Kava. I am getting older and the good nights sleep were getting to be a rarity, now I’m sleeping soundly again, no waking up after a few hours and laying there tossing and turning, what a wonderful thing. I’ve just tried the Pouni Ono, which is the lightest, so I can’t wait to try a slightly heavier Kava, probably the Loa Waka. Thank you KWK.

  37. Lyssaloo (verified owner)

    I just ordered micronized pouni ono for the second time. I received my order super fast and I live in Florida 🙂 The first time I ordered I went with micronized pouni ono and borongoru (still have some left). The borongoru makes me feel a very relaxed/heavy (in a good way) feeling. The other day I had some during the day and I needed a nap haha. The pouni ono is fabulous if you want that extra pep in your step without the jitters. I felt super anxious a couple weeks ago and could not relax so I had some pouni ono and oh my gosh, the stress just melted away and my anxiety disappeared. Sometimes I get this strange anxiety about leaving the house, like taking my daughter to the park sometimes seems so stressful/scary/daunting, it’s weird. Well after I took the pouni ono the other day, we went straight to the park and I felt so free about it. (I know that pry sounds silly but it was a big thing for me!). Anyways, this was the first company I tried for kava kava and I’ve only had the micronized so far. I am very pleased with this company and their product, thank you Kalm with Kava! 🙂

  38. raynemoore (verified owner)

    Im still fairly new to kava and learning, but this company has been amazing with great customer service.

  39. James Gould (verified owner)

    Already placed my second order, great stuff.

  40. Mike

    I started Kava several month ago with the capsules from Amazon. Ordered the sample pack with the powder Kava and all I can say is WOW. This thing works so much better than the capsules, took 3 tea spoons with some water and it really works great. I will go for the 8 oz container. Thanks Kalm with Kava.

  41. Taylor Montano (verified owner)

    Fantastic kava! Just as effective as traditional without the prep. Doesn’t bother my stomach. I won the boronguru during KWK’s stocking stuffer contest or I never would’ve tried it. Just ordered some Loa Waka. I got probably a dozen tbsp-ish servings or more from the jar. Great quality and value all around.

  42. DW (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing! Great intro product into Kava. Loa Waka is my favorite

  43. ethan (verified owner)

    Just bought two, 2 ounce Pouni Ono micronized powder. One for me, and one for my girlfriend. Wow. I am VERY pleased with this stuff. Because I struggle with depression and lethargy just as much as I do with anxiety, I decided to go with the Pouni because I knew I wanted to be productive during the day and not feel at all tired. One side-note however is that I just took 7 teaspoons about an hour ago, and the other day i took 5. So I am going over the dose recommendation quite a bit. Regardless, there is no question about the effectiveness of this kava, I feel euphoric, light, and literally no negative side effects that I can tell at all. It also gives me a productive feeling, like i want to accomplish my goals. I’ll definitely be buying a big jar next time. This will not “cure” anxiety, as i can still think negative thoughts and go down that route if i want to… but the key word is want to. I feel like this gives you some sort of platform to stand on where you don’t get pulled down as easily. It keeps you from running down the rabbit hole, and gives you the power again to make a choice to have a good, productive and happy day. LOVE IT!

  44. Jeff Visconti (verified owner)

    I’ve tried a few different kinds of kava and I have to say Loa Waka micronized is my absolute favorite. It’s great for during the day and night. Makes me feel great! It also doesn’t upset my stomach either which is also very nice.

  45. Leah (verified owner)

    I am relatively new to Kava, or at least to high quality noble kava like KWK sells. So far I’ve tried the micronized Borongoru and it is helping me with anxiety and muscular tension/spasms. The micronized is definitely worth the extra cost IMO for taste, convenience, and the fact that you can use less to achieve the same benefits vs traditional grog.

  46. David V (verified owner)

    Tried the borogu version. The taste was not too bad, very peppery. It was a nice relaxing effect that makes falling asleep much easier.

  47. JustinK (verified owner)

    I’m new-ish to the Kava scene, but have been around long enough to make the rounds with most of the micronized products here. For time sake I will review my favorites..

    The first couple of months I ordered strictly Lao Waka, because from the reviews here and on kavaforums it appeared to be the strongest. It’s strong, but that doesn’t by any means make it the “heaviest” (which is what I think I was ultimately looking for). Lao Waka is extremely balanced and very potent. I couldn’t do anymore than 3 tables in a session, as it does pack a bit of a stimulating effect to it accompanied by a body relaxation vibe. And if I used it too late it wouldn’t allow me to sleep. This is a great Kava to use earlier in the day (IMO) and in smaller servings, as it will give you both a heady energized feeling mixed with a relaxation feeling.

    I only branched away from the Lao Waka because it wasn’t available when I came to place an order. I tried a few others, but the one I really fell in love with was the Borongoru. This, to me, was an extremelly heavy kava and just what I’d been looking for. It was heavy in the body and less heady. I could drink way more than 3 teaspons if I chose to, and at higher doses would be stuck to my couch, as well as offered me a great nights sleep. This is now my go-to.

    So, while sticking with the Borongoru, I decided to branch out yet again and go for a kava that’s a bit out of my comfort zone. I’ve always heard people on forums describe Kava’s as “heady” or “body”, and I could care less, I just wanted the heaviest strongest stuff, period. So I decided to grab a jar of the Pouni Ono. I always envisioned that “day time heady” Kava’s just wouldn’t be strong enough for me, or worse yet, have absolutely no effect at all. Well, I just received some Pouni Ono tonight, and I was waaaaay off base. Less than a minute after taking down a cup of water with a teaspoon I felt AMAZING. Not a lot of body action going on, but my head was buzzing and I felt relaxed, energized, and uplifted mood that I’ve never experienced with Kava before this. I don’t know for sure, but I could see this kava being a bit too stimulating if drank in high doses. I took another tablespoon of the Pouni Ono, followed by a tablespoon of the Borongoru, and even better. I feel amazing and like this could be my new holy grail combo to go-to.

    As far as Kalm With Kava as a business goes, I live in the southwest so the majority of the time I place an order in the evening or at night and the next day they ship it out priority and I get it in 2 days. Sometimes it’s a day later, but this only occurs during holidays. Kalm With Kava is by far my vendor, amazing products with consistency, as well as consistency in how they do business/ship/etc.

  48. Andrea (verified owner)

    A good way to have Kava on the go, but is more likely to upset my stomach. I had 2 varieties of the micronized and both upset my stomach. However, great potent Kava effects!

  49. Dalton Cole (verified owner)

    Best micronized kava around. Not only is it strong, but it’s the only one that doesn’t give me nausea because they remove the makas (hard fibrous parts of the root). And the price is so low compared to other vendors I know of that remove makas. I love this kava.

  50. Michael Rice (verified owner)

    Very easy and quick to prepare. Although i prefer the regular powder, this is great for on the go.

  51. Dave (verified owner)

    Very satisfied (and relaxed) customer. I ordered three of the micronized instant kava varieties – Loa Waka, Vula Waka, and Borongoru, which is my favorite of the group. I’m a fast-moving, forever-anxious person, and kava is the only natural substance that chills me out without knocking me out or making it impossible to do anything but sit and watch TV. It works almost instantly, doesn’t taste bad at all (though I like bitter things, so if you don’t you may have issues with the taste), and doesn’t bother my stomach at all. And the shipping was very fast. I’m looking forward to trying the others to find my favorite. Definitely a believer.

  52. Jules (verified owner)

    I am new to Kava. I am in a stressful period of life with a lot of transitions, and this is really helping me find some peace and relaxation again. I am thrilled to have found this product. I ordered this, another Kava powder product from Amazon, and Kava candy. Of the three, this Loa Waka has provided the best effects. I chug it quickly with pineapple juice, and then…peace! I plan to continue to use this product for a long time. Thank you so much.

  53. Pacer T. (verified owner)

    I ordered 8oz of Loa Waka and I need to say that it is absolutely heavenly. Not only did it arrive earlier than expected, but the quality of the root was phenomenal. Overall, a very good choice for those who are lazy or just simply don’t have enough time to extract it themselves. Super easy, super potent, and something that I definitely recommend for even veteran Kava-drinkers.

  54. JET

    I am very new to kava and have been very surprised with how well it works for my anxiety. I like the instant because I’m not worrying about straining anything, I just mix it up and drink. I’ve ordered a few more of these and am curious to see how they work out. Currently I take 1-2 pills of the kava to get me through the day, and mix up a drink at night to calm the day away. It’s been about 3 weeks and just ordered more. Thank you so much for your products and I will definitely continue to buy from you!

  55. Karen (verified owner)

    I’m a kava newbie. As a 50-something with chronic anxiety, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle stiffness, I have been looking for herbal/OTC supplements that will help control my symptoms without the druggy, lethargic feel that heavy prescription drugs cause. A couple of years ago, I tried some Kava from a vendor I now know to be unreliable, and I was disappointed. Having read the great reviews on KWK products, I decided to take a chance on KWK’s kava. I’m so glad I did!

    I am thrilled by the quality, price, and shipping speed of Kalm with Kava products. About two weeks ago, I purchased the micronized Vula Waka and Borugu Kavas. Two days later, they arrived, which was surprising, as I chose the cheapest shipping option. Upon opening the jar, I noticed how fresh and potent the smell of both varieties was. They did not disappoint!

    I tried the Borugu first. Yes, it has a strong taste, but I managed to get it down. Within ten or twenty minutes, I felt the first effects: calming (without loss of mental acuity), and a lessening of the knots in my trapezius muscles. It also lifted my mood (again, without making me feel “drugged.”)

    I tried the Vula Waka next. The taste was less “spicy” than the Borugu, but it was a bit harder to get down; however, again, it was worth the effort. The Vula Waka had a more calming effect, with a greater lessening of muscle tension, but it was a bit more sedating…not in a bad way, but I have been using it as my “bedtime” dose about 30 minutes before I want to sleep. I got a great night’s sleep and woke refreshed the next day.

    The most remarkable thing about the KWK micronized Kava is that it takes less and less each time I use it. I’d heard of the “reverse tolerance’ effect, but frankly thought it was too good to be true. Wrong! At least in my experience, it has been true.

    I re-ordered about two days ago, opting to try the Damu special variety, as I want to try a headier Kava, and the Pouni Ono isn’t in stock in the micronized Kavas. . It’s already out for delivery, according to the tracking, so I’m really looking forward to trying it.

    Needless to say, I’m very happy with Kalm with Kava products. If anybody out there is “on the fence’ or has tried Kava from other vendors with poor results, give KWK a try. You’ll be glad you did!

  56. Adrien (verified owner)

    Shout out to Mike and the gang. They must put a lot of time, effort and love in their product because it’s the best Kava I have tried. I stopped drinking kava a few years ago because I got burnt with crappy Kava too many times. Glad we have a go to guy now 😀

  57. Justin (verified owner)

    Amazing product. This is true Noble Kava and exceeds expectations. The Borongoru is my go-to as I have bad anxiety, insomnia, and suffer chronic pain from muscle spasticity . Finally, a healthy treatment and alternative to what the Doctor’s in the U.S have been trained to prescribe. Customer service is great and the owner of this company is outstanding. If there is a problem In the mailing side(usually there isn’t, just due to hurricane Irma), they are quick to re-send another order. Also, any questions they will also be happy and quick to respond. So far I have tried the Borongoru, Vula Waka, and Loa Waka. The Vula Waka and Borongoru are amazing products. Personally, anything that I put into my body that isn’t labeled as “nighttime” or “intense sedative”, makes me a little edgy. So, the Loa Waka is not too suitable for myself BUT, after speaking with the company, I was told that I can mix the Loa Waka with the Borongoru and after trying that, just wowwww! Perfect Kava mix if you are somebody like me who would like to experience the more “euphoric” Loa Waka without the edginess. As far as the Vula Waka, it is amazing and seems fairly similar to the Borongoru. I would give this company a 1000/10 review if that was possible, considering quality as well as customer service! Definitely try this Kava Kava it could be a life-saver for you, as it is for me!

  58. Jay (verified owner)

    I am new to kava, well new to legit verified “noble” kava. Years ago I tried some “instant kava” from one of those crappy brands, i think it was called “kona kava”, and it was basically useless and ineffective.. I got the micronized borongoru and it is very good. I now know what good quality kava can do. It gives me a nice relaxing feeling and really does relax my body very well and is also very good in social situations with friends.

  59. Luis Grilo (verified owner)

    Very practical, just mix 1 to 4 teaspoons with anything, according to the desired effect and drink. Really nice thing. Thank you for your quality product.

  60. Luis (verified owner)

    I’m new on kava and just waiting for my order wich I just made some minutes ago. A week ago I had never heard about kava and came to KWK as I’ve reading only the best opinions about this vendor. So far I just can say I´m very pleased with the very kind and helpfull custumer service, very far from the coldness from most european shops. I believe the chemical big companies lobby is the biggest obstacle against the curing power of nature and the spreading of natural things an remedies. I just want to verbalize that I’m very pleased with the nice people and comments at on various sites and forums I met at the related kava culture. And when I’ll spend a good day with a nice cup at my reach, will be a happy time for sure in this so troubled life people complicate. Thanks

  61. Alex

    It’s awesome, I don’t believe that kava can improve my mood, good result. Thanks for those good days with kawa puoni uno.

  62. Andrew Ingram (verified owner)

    Just wanted to post up a quick review…pretty new to Kava. Had only tried one of the “bigger” less expensive Vendors before trying KWK…WOW, so glad I tried you guys. It’s like night and day the difference. Your Kava has a much better taste and the effects are what I was hoping Kava would be like! Initially tried the Borogu, which was nice. Just got the other 3 micro varieties, and downed a cup of the Pouni Ono. Very nice way to end a day of work (I work from home). Nice mild effects, nothing too overpowering. Such a BIG difference to what I had before. Can’t wait to try the rest, and I will be ordering again soon. THANKS KWK, for having quality products. Hope to try the medium grind and preparation ritual soon too. Highly recommend that if you think Kava is not for you, try out KWK before you give up. Total different/BETTER experience.

  63. Drew J (verified owner)

    WOW! This is my first time EVER feeling what KAVA really has to offer. I’d like to elaborate by stating I’ve used Kava in the past. About 2 years ago I decided to try a Kava extract from a different company(I didn’t really do my research). It did absolutely nothing but make me nauseous and my mouth slightly numb. I wrote Kava off for 2 years after that experience because I thought it was a waste of my time and money. KALM- NOW I SEE THE LIGHT!! I decided to give it another shot because I have been super stressed at work. I received my Kava about an hour ago and I can’t believe the quality of this stuff. This is what Kava is all about! I’m glad I did my research on the best Kava vendor out there! Thank you, KALM with Kava! Thank you!

  64. Jankey (verified owner)

    This stuff is great. I think KwK is right that it works better on an empty stomach. It is also more subtle than, say, benzos, so don’t expect to be whacked out, just somewhat more calm. And don’t expect to drink two cups of strong coffee, down this, and still feel it. But drink it on an empty stomach with no stimulants in your system and I think you’re going to know that life is not so stressful. It does taste fairly terrible, but that’s all part of the “fun” if you ask me. Give it a try. I am a happy customer of this company in any event and intend to patronize them for the foreseeable future.

  65. Nickalus Jankiewicz (verified owner)

    It’s a bright sunny day. -17C out or 1F for you Yanks. There is snow everywhere and I am pleasantly shoveling away in a state if bliss. How am I able to accomplish such feats you might ask? Simple, Loa Waka baby. This stuff is truly unique, my first Fijian kava and it does not disappoint. Potent, punctual, perfect. Making this winter wonderland bearable and dare I say enjoyable. I feel good, like doing something I might build a snowman man or throw some snowballs at passing by kids. The point is this is an amazing day time kava, filled with twists and turns at every interval.

    The heady effects are exquisite, I don’t feel euphoric per se just good. It feels good to breathe like everything in the world is Ok despite being on a frozen tundra. This kava will make you into a man, I’ve grown 3 chest hair since writing this! It just makss you want to do something I want to write, make music, paint. Well maybe not paint my paintings tend to look like a 6 year old did them. This is a great kava for someone looking for something heady, but not too heady to where they are sketched out.
    Body effects are noticeable also, I feel the usual muscle relaxation in my chest upper back and neck, almost a massage like quality with the tension oozing off of me. Slight sedation but nothing impairing. I think I will try to ride my bike in the snow and see what happens, most likely I will crash lucky for me this also is a decent pain killer to help wash away the aches and pains from these weary bones.
    Grab some Loa Waka micro stat it will help get you through whatever ales you during the day, whether it be a job, a mistress, or a wife on the side

  66. slade simkins

    The Vanuatu Kava is the best you can get period. Top shelf kava for anyone interested in having the best. Kalm Kava leads the industry for the finest quality products and best tasting.

  67. Even A (verified owner)

    Loa Waka is a nice uplifting kava, works great during the daytime. Also very easy to mix, no straining! Will order this one again.

  68. Andrea (verified owner)

    I have purchased this in the pouni ono a couple of times now and I really love it. It is calming without being tiring, and no hangover the next day! While I wouldn’t say I feel particularly “Awake” on this Kava, I do not feel it relaxes you into tiredness like some do. Relatively smooth for Kava, great with a few drops of lemon stevia.

  69. Jean (verified owner)

    Kalm with Kava micronized Kava is the best you can get I love the Pouni Ono, works perfect. Just ordered more today!

  70. Patricia

    I really love this. When I first tried Kava I tried straining it myself and I was somehow doing it wrong. I felt zero effects from it. With the instant kava, any possible mistakes I’d make are eliminated and the calming effect is there. I am a naturally anxious person and kava helps me with this immensely.

  71. KD (verified owner)

    Prior to ordering the micronized Pouni Ono from KWK, I had only tried the kava tea available at my local grocery store. I felt some very slight calming effects from the tea but wanted something more potent that could be a suitable alternative to my usual glass(es) of wine after work without all the calories and alcohol munchies. This product surpassed my expectations. Even after a stressful day, this kava has a great uplifting effect on my mood! I think it could be helpful to someone with social anxiety. I also feel some body effects but it doesn’t knock me out or even make me sleepy. As a kava newbie, the micronized preparation is foolproof. I will definitely order from KWK again. I want to try the Borongoru as I’ve seen lots of positive reviews online.

  72. Jake (verified owner)

    If you are tired of alcohol and the many problems it brings then i would recommend giving kava a shot. This stuff really does work and gives me the relaxing effect i was looking for without my mind being altered, weight gain, or hangovers that the booze often did. Thanks for such a great product!

  73. AJ (verified owner)

    As a newbie to kava I have looked forward to a cup of micronized borogu to unwind at night since it was received. I did a lot of research before selecting this brand, and I am glad I came across the product line. I usually feel tense for the majority of the day so it helps with sleep and anxiety. I will probably try some of the other kava types later, but for now I am enjoying what I chose. Thanks for the fast shipping and new experience.

  74. Jungle

    1st experience with Kava. Starting with cup of almond milk and 3 teaspoons of the instant Borogu.
    I’ll report back

  75. Brian (verified owner)

    I have been using kava for about 3 months, so I am fairly new. I have only used instants and have to say that I enjoyed one of Kalm with Kava’s. I had the Loa Waka and the Pouni Ono. I would give the Loa Waka 5 stars it is very potent and you feel some nice effects. Looking forward to trying the other two.

  76. carrie (verified owner)

    I’m new to Kava. I’m drinking the micronized Loa Waka and it is helping me tremedously. I’m more relaxed. I find it a little difficult to get motivated during the day when I drink it but once I get going I feel good. I lost a family member last night and Kava is helping keep me calm. It’s been such a blessing and in my case came just when I needed it most. I have more on the way, and I’m looking forward to more great experiences with this plant.

  77. Jen is here (verified owner)

    This is a great day time kava. It is quick and easy to make on the go. I started taking kava about 6 months ago to help with stress relief. Do your research and stay away from tudei kava. Tudei kava that can make you sick. Kalm with Kava sells only noble kava and is a great vendor. This product came quickly and is very effective. You don’t need much at all. Sometimes it takes people a week or two to really feel the effects of kava, but I felt it right away. This makes my work day go a lot smoother.

  78. Roger (verified owner)

    Right now, I am 3 – 8 oz. cups into the Micronized Loa Waka, spaced out in 1 drink per hour, 4 teaspoons, mixed with water, and a little soy milk. Very….NICE. Obviously potent stuff, and this is the first time I’ve tried Kava powder. I’ve only been using Kava for less than 3 weeks, and all capsules up to this point. I feel kind of a balance between the Heady, and Heavy/Body effects, although I’m not sleepy. Unlike alcohol though, I can still think clearly, and make rational decisions for my behavior. I don’t have any desire to return to alcohol, after trying Kava, and especially quality Kava as sold here. Kava Kalm will be receiving more orders from me. Also, the taste reminds me of chewing Ginseng root, kind of a dirt/dust kind of taste, which can easily be alleviated with mixing in juice, soy milk, milk, or whatever one may choose.

  79. Joyce (verified owner)

    I received a sample pack of the Loa Waka micronized with my monthly order of drinks. I’ve had micro versions from Kava Kauai and Bula Kava House. This did not disappoint! It’s potent (more so than Kava Kauai’s and equivalent to BKH’s), and better yet, it mixes well. Definitely worth trying if you get tired of kneading and straining.

  80. Tony D

    I have tried all four of the micronized varieties and they are really great. I really can’t list a favorite as they all serve a different purpose depending on my mood.

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