Posted by: betterlivingusa | April 24, 2016

A Homeopathic Recipe using KAVA?

Homeopathy as a practice was officially started two hundred years ago by Samuel Hahnemann who espoused substances diluted to extreme amounts could be useful for promoting the healing process. While controversial, all have to admit that homeopathic mixtures are amoung the safest preparations known and their positive effects are still experienced by many today.

It is with this goal of dilution in mind that a Homeopathic Recipe for KAVA can be tried so that you can decide for yourself if your body feels any “energy vibrations” or effects:

  • 1)  In Glass container put 1/2 teaspoon of ZetaWize Kava Powder (or more depending upon need-weight-size of container, etc.).
    2)  Pour in Filtered, Spring, Distilled or BEST Water that you have to 1/2 fill tall glass or 3/4 fill small glass or other container.
    3)  Stir/Mix with spoon/fork/etc. until you have a cloudy/muddy looking mixture.  (ZetaWize Kava doesn’t require straining and has highest solubility of natural kava powder.)
    4)  Wait a few minutes (5 minutes should do it) until the liquid separates. Kava particles should fall to bottom and a CLEAR LIQUID will appear toward the top.
    5)  Drink this Clear Liquid down to the dregs.
    6)  You can Add purified water again and repeat for additional dilutions.

While this IS NOT a True Homeopathic Solution, Some folks have found that they Still Experience Positive Effects from the KAVA Herb this way.   Remember, whether you like Your Kava diluted, Made into a Smoothie or FULL TRADITIONAL Methods, KAVA Remains one of Natures most Prized Herbs!

Better Living Products Salutes those who use our Finely Milled KAVA and Practice the Homepathy Methods!

Posted by: betterlivingusa | April 3, 2014

Getting Started with KAVA – The Kava Pinch Test

meditatmanThe KAVA Pinch Test: Take a pinch of Kava Powder and put it onto tongue. Swiss around 5 to 10 seconds and spit it out. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths to begin getting in touch with yourself. How do you feel? Do you feel a tingle on the tongue? That’s the Kava “Effect” starting to kick in. Kava is one of the faster acting herbs and its taste is bitter.

A couple of things you should get from this exercise:

1) The Bitter Taste should indicate to you the Strength of the powder and that you will need to learn to respect that as you venture forward making up an Kava Drink. Like taking a first drink of any mixture, you should start off slow only ingesting small amounts until you discover your level of tolerance.

2) Closing the eyes, taking deep breaths, exhaling in repeated puffs starts putting you into the frame of mind for “Listening” to your body. You need to understand how the Kava effect is working on your body. Does it enhance tranquility or are you immediately repulsed and nauseated? If the later, Kava might not be for you as some folks can tolerate bitterness better than others. For example some love bitter Beer but others never acquire a taste for the stuff. This is something that You alone must decide. However after a few tries, most folks start warming up to the Kava “effect”.

If you survived the Pinch Test, then you might want to move along to the first drink. Ingredients are key but how you make up your Kava can also be an learning experience as there are different ways to enjoy the Kava herb powder. Take the time to educate yourselves on seeing how Kava making Masters and other experienced with this South Pacific herb create their drinks. View videos, read over recipes and reflect on things that you both enjoy but can complement the Kava herb. Tailor these techniques to your own tastes and discover what’s makes your body say YES!

Making up Kava is an art. Practice, adjust, taste and over time you will find what works for you. The KAVA Pinch test is just the start. Now you’re ready for mixing up a drink!


Posted by: betterlivingusa | April 3, 2014

Getting Started with ZetaWize Brand of KAVA

ZetaWizeNaturals1   First, Are you long term Kava drinkers or is this the first time you have made your own kava drink?  If you are new to kava drinking or using raw herbals, it is recommended that you start slow by reducing the amount of Kava Powder to about 1/2 tablespoon per mixer size (ZetaWize Brand of KAVA Root Powder is PROFESSIONAL GRADE that’s why it says ADJUST amount up or down depending upon individual needs i.e. body weight, desired effect, etc. on label).  If you are wanting to make just a glass full, then even less maybe an 1/8 of a teaspoon for newbies.  ZetaWize Brand of kava powder is strong and if you’re not use to kava it could cause your system to reject it.

Quick Taster Mix: ½ glass of Chocolate Almond milk or equivalent, a dash of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of kava. Stir/Mix vigorously. You can slip down to dregs or let set in ice-box for a while to chill good, strain or drink down. Some like a bit of crushed ice, a piece of banana and pineapple added to mixer for truly tropical treat!

Simple rule is take nothing that makes you sick as your system is saying it doesn’t agree with it.  ZetaWize Kava Powder is just finely milled Kava Roots.  There is nothing added to our powder but it is stronger than most which most Kava Folks enjoy since they have become accustomed to its effect and have perfected their own methods for making up batches of kava.  If you are new to KAVA start with much smaller amounts.  We typically recommend using it with Organic Milk, Soy, Almond rather than fruit juice but everyone has their own methods for mixing. Please view a video on how making Kava is done ( but here again we would cut amount in half since our kava is strong ) if you are new to kava or follow any of our tried recipes included with your order but Start Out with Smaller Amounts of Kava Powder.

Finally, Kava drinking should be a positive experience and we want yours to be so. Take a few moments to review recipes. Remember herbal usage isn’t an exact science. Amounts vary person to person. If you start slow, do your homework and practice mixing up your own special recipe, we believe that you’ll find benefits from Better Living Products Ultra-Finely Milled Kava Root powder.

Posted by: betterlivingusa | February 12, 2013

Kava is Just Peachy with Mangos!

Whether in the winter cold or summer bliss, Life can be just peachy with our New KAVA DRINK Recipe featuring Premium Micronized Zetawize Instant Kava Root Powder, Peaches and Mango. Let’s cover the basics:

1: Fill Blender 1/3 full of crushed ice.
2. Add up to a tablespoon of ZetaWize Instant Kava Powder (can adjust up or down depending upon desired effect)
3. Toss in a couple halves of peaches, and portion of mango fruits
4. Fill Blender to Half or Cover ice with Soy-Almond Milk
Skip steps 3 & 4 /substitute/ by using Silk Peach/Mango/Protein Milk to cover ice up to half of blender size.

5.  BLEND WELL, Pour in glass and garnish.

Enjoy Kava Drinks Responsively and BE SMART! ( )

Kava Root Powder

Kava Bucket

Kava w/Peach Mango

Kava Drink made from Peach Mango


Kava Peach Manago Smoothie

Yummy Kava Peach Mango Smoothie Garnished

Posted by: betterlivingusa | February 2, 2011

So Who’s Trying Kava?

Kava seems to be creeping back into mainstream after the herbal relaxer from the South Pacific got a bad wrap from a mis-labeling by Euro-Pharma companies in the late 90’s that effectively stopped its exponential growth and wide public acceptance according to Dr. Lebot from Vanuatu the reported Island of Fine Kava. Key point that stands out:

“Kava is a prestigious and good product and the South Pacific should, on scientific grounds, be proud of it,” Lebot said.

AND INDEED….Lot’s of Folks are STILL ENJOYING THE ROOTS (kava root powder like found at Better Living Products) and here are a few Kava Videos to capture the fun:

6min of taste testers!!!!

singers w/kava bowl

Kava Festival 09 HI


Whole Noni Fruit

Get the Finest Milled whole Noni Powder from

Tired of putting out Big Bucks for your favorite Noni/Nonu Juice but Like to Live Healthy?  Then it’s time to consider using PURE 100% whole NONI POWDER.  Dry Powders keeps longer and when purchased in bulk sizes can be VERY COST EFFECTIVE when compared to ready made bottled juices on the shelf.  If you are worried about the time involved to create Noni Juice from powders, DON’T let this be the deal breaker because Super Fine Noni Powder (from can be created VERY FAST.  How Fast?  Assuming that you have a Blender on your counter top in approximately60 seconds!  To illustrate:

A.  Fill Blender with Crush Ice to 1/3 full – approx. 15 sec.

B.  Toss in a TableSpoon of our Finely Milled NONI Powder (or more if you like it stronger/darker) – approx. 15 sec.

C.  Add Filtered/Pure Water to Blender to 1/2 Fill – approx. 10 sec.

D.  Blend at High Speed until mixed good – approx. 15 sec.

E.  Pour into your glass and ENJOY!

Using Better Living Products 100% Whole Noni powder to create your Juice actually gives you more NONI elements than what you get from Noni Juices and you can increase concentration yourself or favor with an assortment of other fruits powders. Assuming approximately 50 tablespoons of  Noni in the pound size (depending upon size of blender/strength), you can get upward of 20 equivalent Noni Juice bottles which ADDS UP TO BIG COST SAVINGS if you drink Noni Daily.  Given the long history of NONI drinkers in the South Pacific and modern health trends, IT’s A GOOD TIME TO RE-DISCOVER NONI Juice.

Posted by: betterlivingusa | January 28, 2010

Kava Found Effective in Recent Lab Study

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia after a three week clinical study of Kava reported what many Kava Drinkers have already concluded, Namely that Kava can reduce stress and make pain a bit more bearable.  The Lead Researcher stated:

“We’ve been able to show that Kava offers a natural alternative for the treatment of anxiety, and unlike some pharmaceutical options, has less risk of dependency and less potential of side effects”.

Traditional Folks have been using Kava for hundreds of years.  Kava is used worldwide not only for medicinal purposes but also to Relax, Commune and Enjoy the company of Friends.  Some of the Finest milled All Natural Root Powder can be found at Better Living Products.  Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to argue with tradition.All Natural Kava Root Powder at Better Living Products


Posted by: betterlivingusa | January 28, 2010

Cacao Better Than Wine 4U?

Healthy Cacao Powder

Researchers at Cornell University have shown that cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine or tea.  The study adds to growing evidence of the health benefits of cocoa and points to a tasty alternative in the quest to maintain a diet rich in healthy antioxidants, chemicals that have been shown to fight cancer, heart disease and aging, the researchers say.

Using special analytical techniques to evaluate the total antioxidant content in each beverage, the researchers showed that, on a per serving basis, the antioxidant concentration in cocoa was the highest: It was almost 2 times stronger than red wine, 2-3 times stronger than green tea, and 4-5 times stronger than that of black tea.

Better Living Products now offers All Natural CACAO in a 85% concentration blend that is truely unique (click on picture).  Add a spoon of this to your KAVA, favorite drink  or add to a 8 oz glass of warm water for a truly chocolate guiltless “high” while enjoying all the healthful benefits of healthy chocolate.  Cacao is what chocolate is made from before it is processed.  By drinking Cacao you bypass all the additives and sweetners generally put into typical chocolate products while enjoying one of nature’s tasty pleasures.


Posted by: betterlivingusa | June 6, 2009

What’s Maqui Berry?

Maqui berry is a berry from the Patagonia region of Chile in South America, traditionally used by the Mapuche Indians for supporting stamina, increasing strength, and promoting healthy immune response. Maqui berries are deep purple in color and are reported to have one of the highest known anti-oxidant count (ORAC value) of fruits todate.  These rare berries are just finding themselves into the North American health marketplace and Better Living Products is proud to offer our customers one of the purest and highest antioxidant superfruits in the world.

Some Maqui Berry Quick Facts:

•           Highest antioxidant value of any known fruit

•           Contains high levels of polyphenols and anthocyanins

•           Organic and naturally pure

•           Supports healthy inflammatory function

•           Supports a healthy immune system

•           Supports healthy aging

•           Protect cells from oxidative stress

•           Neutralizes free radicals

•           Supports cardiovascular health

•           Excellent source of vitamin C and Potassium

Unfortunately this super-fruit only grows 2 months out of the year, so orders have to be completed on an first come first served basis.  Interested parties can Request a quote for Bulk Maqui Berry Fruit Powder by filling out contact sheet at or get one pound size from website today and start enjoying this very healthy Maqui Berry!

Posted by: betterlivingusa | January 15, 2009

KAVA Smoothie Recipe to Go APE over!


+ PLUS        KAVA  &                  =EQUALS? bananas

Everyone Knows that the KAVA herb is an excellent relaxer and drinking this in the evening after a stressful day can take the “edge” off your nerves allowing you to unwine with friends or family. But now You can Really Go APE with this TASTY KAVA SMOOTHIE RECIPE featuring Better Living Ultra-Fine Kava Powder and of course an Chimps favorite food Banana(s):

Fill Blender 1/3 full of Crushed Ice
Add 1/2 Teaspoon KAVA Powder (or more if you really need to feel the kavalactones kick-in faster)
Cut 1 whole Banana up into three parts and Add
Add dash or two of Cinnamon powder
Add a couple of Tablespoons of Pure Honey (or use Stevia to taste)
Fill Blender to about 2/3 full using Favorite Milk (or like product)

Blend 2 to 3 Minutes on High Setting at Medium Speed or Until Smooth and Creamy



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