Today we’re talking all about Taka, a nutrient packed energizing powdered vitamin drink from Globallee. This post isn’t sponsored but does contain affiliate links. Just like with most links on websites, if you shop through these links, I get a small commission (at no additional cost to you). I am a personal Taka customer and spend my own money buying Taka each month.
A few months after Lincoln was born (seven years ago) I was complaining to my mom about postpartum headaches. I couldn’t seem to get rid of them. It didn’t matter how much water I drank or how often I tried to sleep while the baby slept. She finally talked me into trying the powdered vitamin drink she’d been taking for years and, after a few days, I could feel a huge difference. I stuck with it, especially since it meant I could stop taking those huge prenatals I was still trying to power through while nursing/pumping.
Fast forward 12 months when I was pregnant again, exhausted, and very nauseous. I couldn’t keep down a prenatal and was THRILLED to find out my powdered vitamin drink had basically everything I needed except for the folic acid. Instead of trying to swallow horse pills, I cooked broccoli (or ate fortified cereal) and kept drinking my powdered vitamin.
I switched my formula six months ago to Globallee’s Taka and IT IS AWESOME. It gives me a consistent stream of energy for a few hours after drinking it without a caffeine buzz and without a caffeine crash.
Plus, it tastes good. I cannot recommend it enough.
Taka is a powdered energizing vitamin drink. It is marketed as an all-natural energy drink that combines the delicious and naturally occurring sources of energy. From flowers in Hawaii to roots in rural India, the formulators identified the top ingredients that produce clean, natural energy. Taka is the all-encompassing solution to higher energy levels, improved gut health, and more mental clarity.
A few key ingredients:
- Turmeric Root
- Aloe Vera
- Ionic Minerals
Why do I take Taka?
I prefer to drink my daily vitamin rather than swallow a pill and Taka is packed with nutrients. It is marketed as a cleaner source of energy (which it is) but I initially made the switch because it had more nutrients than the other powdered prenatal I was taking (I wasn’t pregnant when I started taking Taka – prenatals are just great for your health, skin, nails, etc).
I love the way I feel drinking Taka and I love the way it tastes. It makes a huge difference in my energy levels and productivity. It can turn an afternoon of dragging with my kids into a living room dance party while we fold laundry. It can turn a morning of slowly wading through emails into powering through the more challenging tasks.
Does the Taka drink have sugar in it?
Taka has lots of natural flavors and a natural sweetener called Stevia (a plant with leaves that are naturally sweet). There is no added sugar in Taka (although I”m not sure you’ll believe me when you taste it).
Does Taka contain caffeine?
Taka does not contain caffeine anhydrous, an artificial stimulant found in many energy drinks. Taka gets its main energy boost from the Brazilian guarana berry which contains the natural stimulant known as guaranine. Unlike an energy drink, guaranine gives you lower levels of more sustained energy without the crash. From what I have looked at, one stick of Taka has about as much caffeine equivalent as 1/4 a cup of coffee.
Do you have to order Taka on subscription?
Nope, you can shop as a retail customer but you don’t get the benefit of the member discount. There is no penalty for cancelling your subscription so I always recommend signing up as a member (that’s what I did when I started drinking Taka, too). Once you place your first order as a member you can cancel your auto-ship and continue to shop as a regular customer with the membership prices. At this point you don’t have to maintain a monthly auto-ship to get the membership discount. I keep mine on subscription so I don’t run out.
Globallee does email you three days before your order is going to process (before they charge your card) which makes it really easy to remember to cancel if you want to.
How do you take Taka? How do you drink it?
Original Taka comes in convenient little stick packs that are great for throwing in your purse and drinking on the go. If I’m out and about I’ll just add it to a bottle of water and shake. At home I’m a little more particular. I pour the powder from the packet into a large glass and add in about an inch (a few ounces) of room temperature water. I use my straw to mix it around and dissolve it (it dissolves better the warmer the water is but lukewarm/ slightly cool water is fine). I then fill up the rest of the cup with cold filtered water from the fridge or chilled sparkling water.
Taka Glo comes in a canister with a small scoop and I make it the same way.
update: Taka is now also sold in canisters and I’ve switched my monthly auto-ship to include a combo of a canister and packets. I love the option of having half a scoop of Taka in the afternoon if I don’t want a full stick.
How does the Globallee website work? How do I order?
Globallee recently re-did their website and ordering options and it is a lot more straight forward now. Here’s how to order:
- Decide whether you want to order as a regular retail customer or sign up for a monthly subscription as a preferred member. As a preferred member you get a lower price so I think it is worth signing up just for the discount. Globallee emails you each month three days before your autoship is processed so you’re always reminded and have an opportunity to cancel before you’re charged for the next month (why don’t ALL subscriptions do this??).
- Add products to your cart. I recommend starting with the original Taka drink packets. You can bundle in Taka Glow, too, if you want to add some collagen to your routine. I order the mixed 4 box pack (2 Blueberry Lemonade and 2 Hibiscus which is $125 for retailer customers or $99 as a preferred customer, plus shipping).
- Get your order
- Try your Taka! Pay attention to how you feel on a day you take Taka vs. a day you skip.
How much does the Taka drink cost?
If you’re shopping the membership price it comes out to $1.65 a serving. TakaGlo is a higher price point.
They also have a 60 day money back guarantee so you can get a full refund if you try Taka and don’t love it (really though, the 60 money back guarantee is easy and can be for a reason like “I don’t like this flavor”).
What I order each month:
- Taka (Mixed 4 pack of Blueberry Lemonade and Hibiscus) –
- TakaGlo (1 canister of either the Dragonfruit or the Pina Colada)
- Globallee just launched “Georgia Peach” and I ordered a canister (30 servings) and I’ll report back. SO excited about this one!
update: The peach flavor is delicious! I highly recommend mixing it with a pineapple sparking water (we just tried with with a mango pineapple sparkling water over the weekend and it is our favorite combo yet). They also just launched a Cherry Limeade which is my very favorite flavor. My husband likes it but still prefers the peach. My sister loves the lighter flavor in hibiscus (none of us like the watermelon).
I drink 1-2 Taka drinks per day and Ben drinks 1 daily so this covers us for the month unless we have company staying with us (they always end up loving + drinking it, too). I take 1 when I wake up in the morning and occasionally have a second Taka drink at around 2pm.
What other products does Globallee have?
There are tons of other products Globallee makes that are probably awesome but I have only ordered and tried Taka and TakaGlo (both of which I still order each month).
I have read a lot about Taka Trim and will order that next. It seems to have all the energy and nutritional benefits of original Taka along with an additional few ingredients that are helpful in weight loss.
What else do you want to know about Taka? Have any questions before you order? Feel free to email me at [email protected] with Taka in the subject line and we can chat!