TAKA is an energy powder supplement created and distributed by Globallee, Inc. out of Arlington, TX. According to Globallee, “TAKA delivers a healthy feeling of energy, vigor, and mental clarity. Feel great all day by drinking TAKA!”
We at Vital 4 Living have tried both the Hibiscus and Blueberry Lemonade flavors. Both taste rich, sweet and decadent. Yes, decadent, as if you were eating dessert.
The sweetness can be overwhelming, but this is rectified by diluting the power in at least 20 oz. of water instead of the recommended 16 oz. (the size of a normal bottle of water). Alternatively, add it to tea or fizzy water to either mask or enhance TAKA’s flavor.
While our taste buds thought the flavors sweet, others have complained of the opposite– that is, they aren’t sweet enough. Again, adding it to other beverages helps cover the lack of (or the overwhelming) sweetness.
Does it work?
Did we feel more energetic afterward? Yes, actually, and without a nauseating sugar high and crash to accompany it.
Of course, every person is entitled to their own opinion on whether a product delivers on its promises. I’ve distributed TAKA packets to my spouse, my children, and my friends. Some say it was too sweet (because it wasn’t diluted enough), some say it was bitter (because they eat sugar all the time and are desensitized to it now), but all agreed the product provided a “pick-me-up.”
TAKA is available in two flavors: Hibiscus and Blueberry Lemonade.
Blueberry lemonade tastes exactly like you’d expect– like blueberries mulled in lemonade. However, the hibiscus flavor does not taste like hibiscus, i.e. tart. We didn’t miss not having that flavor, but others might.
So, what does it taste like if not flowers? It has more of a strawberry/cherry flavor, but different palettes may pick up different notes.
Ingredients: Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) from Chicory Root, Potassium citrate, Citric acid, L-arginine, Stevia (leaf) powder, Natural Hibiscus powder, Natural flavors, Guarana Seed powder, Blueberry Juice powder, Aloe Vera Gel powder, Fucoidan Brown Algae powder, Ionic Minerals, Orange Juice powder, Beet Root powder, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Rhodiola Adaptagen complex, Acai berry powder, Goji berry powder, Pomegranate juice powder, Acerola cherry powder, Mangosteen powder, Strawberry juice powder, Cranberry juice powder, Maqui berry powder, Retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), Pineapple Juice powder, Turmeric Root powder, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Pyridoxine hcl (vitamin B6), Tricalcium phosphate (anti-caking), Grape Seed extract, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Thiamin hcl (vitamin B1), Chromium dinicocysteinate, Methylcobalamin (vitamin B12).
Where to learn more
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