Saturday, October 23, 2010




Ever since I first saw a photograph of Vuka, I knew I had to have it. Thankfully, Vuka was kind enough to send me samples of their 4 flavors: Awaken, Think, Workout, and Renew. Today I will be covering Vuka Awaken. Awaken comes in a beautiful orange 16 ounce hard aluminum bottle. The flavor is orange, but it has other juices such as white grape, apple, and pear. When I took a sip, I was hit with a pleasant orange flavor along with other fruit flavors and some bitterness. Since this energy drink is so sophisticated, you would assume that it would have 100 percent juice. Unfortunately, it doesn't. It has 50 percent juice which is somewhat of a bummer. Still, the overall non-carbonated orange flavor was pretty good. Each flavor of Vuka has different energy ingredients for all of your certain energy needs. This one is called Awaken, so it is formulated to jolt you out of any morning grogginess. For one 16 ounce can of Vuka Awaken, this has: 200 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 200 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, 160 milligrams of natural caffeine, 50 milligrams of panax ginseng root extract, 50 milligrams of white tea polyphenols, and 50 milligrams of grape seed extract. What I'm wondering is where they get 160 milligrams of natural caffeine. This drink contains no guarana, which is normally used for natural caffeine. The only caffeine containing ingredient is white tea polyphenols, and I don't think 50 milligrams is going to yield that much caffeine. So I wonder where they get it? So, did this awaken me out of my morning sluggishness? Well, a little bit. I did feel a slight kick from this, but not much. Keep in mind, everyone's body reacts differently to caffeine, so just because I think it didn't work very well doesn't mean it won't work for you. Overall, I though my first experience with Vuka went fairly good. 7 out of 10. Also, take a look at the energy products that I will be reviewing in the near future: Provita, Provita Chill, Provita Slim, Vuka Think, Vuka Renew, Vuka Workout, Ed Hardy Chocolate Rocks, Ed Hardy Coffee Rocks, Ed Hardy Energy Mints, and Wave Sugar Free. I am also expecting samples from Vibe Gum.

1 comment:

  1. A little additional info: Natural caffeine is exactly that. It is caffeine extracted directly from the coffee bean, as opposed to caffeine that is synthesized in a laboratory. We add that natural caffeine to Vuka, which is how we get to 80mg of caffeine per serving. Our caffeine doesn't come from any other source other than the caffeine derived from the bean!


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