Voke Superfood Review
Does Voke Really Work?
Voke is a superfood supplement made of natural ingredients that aim to improve mental focus, promote clear thinking, and an upbeat mood*. It comes in the form of chewable tablets and is recommended to take twice daily. Voke tablets are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and made in the USA.
I wanted to try Voke because, over the past handful of years, I've noticed that I have a very hard time focusing on most things. Add in night school and everything else that's going on in the world right now, my ability to focus has gotten even worse. When I heard about Voke, I thought it'd be a great first step to see if it could help with my focus at work, school, and overall help improve my mental clarity.
About this Chewable Tablet Subscription
The Subscription: Voke
The Cost: $49.95/month for 60 chewable tablets with a subscription. Other quantities + one-time purchase options available.
What You Get: 30 two-tablet packs of chewable tablets for a total of 60 tablets.
Ships to: The US for $2.95 (one time and subscriptions). International shipment rates are calculated during checkout at a USPS First Class International rate.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Pros & Cons
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Why did I try Voke?
There is A LOT going on in the world right now, as well as my own little bubble. Between work, school, and normal "adulting", I have plenty to keep me busy yet I've found that I don't always have the focus or motivation to do so. My productivity has slowed and I find myself being easily distracted and procrastinating a lot. All this being said, when I heard about Voke and how a natural supplement might be able to help with my focus issues, I jumped at the chance to give it a try while still being a bit skeptical.
What is Voke made of?
The Voke superfood blend is 255 mg of four active ingredients: whole organic guarana seed, organic acerola cherry, red beetroot, and natural green tea leaf caffeine. Each tablet contains 77 mg of caffeine which is roughly the same amount as a small cup of coffee or a strong cup of tea. 75 mg of that caffeine comes from green tea leaf (or 97% of the total caffeine in each). Of the 75 mg of the organic guarana seed (which provides heightened mental acuity and focus), only 2 mg contributes to the caffeine of each tablet, equaling the 77 mg total.
Other ingredients included in Voke are organic erythritol, natural flavors, xylitol, organic maltodextrin, cellulose, palm oil, organic gum acacia, ascorbic acid, guar gum, magnesium stearate, rebiana from stevia leaves, monk fruit extract, and citric acid.
Voke does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It's 100% plant-based making it suitable for vegan diets, it's gluten-free, and made in the USA. It also contains 60 mg of vitamin C which is just under 100% of the 65-90 mg daily value recommended for adults.
Getting your hands on Voke is really easy. You have the option to buy quantities of 30, 60, 90, or 150 tablets as a one-time purchase, OR to subscribe which gives you a 15% discount. They also have a 6-tablet sample pack for $6.99 which is great if you're not quite ready to go for a whole box.
If you purchased your Voke tablets with a subscription, you are already set to receive auto-shipments. Subscribers can skip and/or un-skip specific shipments, as well as change frequency, quantity, and add/remove items making it super flexible. You can even request that it arrives on a specific date by contacting customer service.
I ordered 60 tablets to start which came packed in a branded box
My shipment came with a welcome booklet that tells me how much to take and how to connect with them online via social media.
The tablets are packaged two tablets to a pack, and 15 packs per box which equal a 30-day supply since the recommended serving size is two tablets per day. The packets are definitely really convenient, but I couldn't help but think that it was a lot of wasteful packaging. Apparently Voke used to come in 7-tablet tins before they decided to repackage them in daily dosage packs.
How do Voke tablets taste?
When I first began to chew my first Voke tablet my thought immediately went to Flintstone's Chewable Vitamins. The 3/4" in diameter and 1/2" tall tablet has a pleasant berry taste right off the bat. However, only a moment later, a strong aftertaste creeps in which I can only assume is my arch-nemesis: stevia. Voke uses rebiana from stevia leaves as a natural sweetener which is not overly sweet at all but just isn't something I enjoy the taste of. It wasn't until I tasted it that I realized it was the natural sweetener in the tablet. I normally steer clear of anything with stevia in it (especially drinks) but decided to power through it to see how Voke performed. Probably about five minutes after eating and after drinking some water, the taste was pretty much gone and I got over it.
Voke tablets come in 2-packs which is the suggested dosage for a single day. The first day I tried Voke, I was skeptical. I took one full tablet, 90 minutes after waking up, as directed. I should mention that I am an avid coffee drinker but I limit my intake to one cup in the morning. As mentioned, Voke has 77 mg of caffeine in each tablet, which is about the same as that cup of coffee, give or take. Voke says that it takes about 20 minutes for most people to notice its effects and I'd say that is pretty accurate for me. I did notice that I seemed to be a bit wired after taking a full tablet and realized that doing so in the morning WITH my coffee is not a great idea for me. I can be sensitive to caffeine later in the evening so I took that as an indicator to decrease my morning dose of Voke as well. The next day, I took just a half of a tablet (recommended by Voke for people like me) and it seemed to work quite well. I didn't feel overly stimulated like I did with a whole one. The second tablet is recommended to be taken about mid-afternoon around 2 pm but really depends on your schedule. The main thing to note is to space the tablets at least 3 hours apart. Since I wake up around 8:30 and take the first tab at 10 am, I'll go for another one after lunch or whenever I remember in the early afternoon. Voke is also safe to take a third time in the early evening if you have especially long days. I sometimes take my second tablet late in the day around 5 pm to push me through my 4-hour night class online. It will be different for each person since we all have varying tolerances and needs.
What I've noticed most about taking Voke for about two weeks now is that more than anything, it's helped with my mental clarity. I seem to understand things a lot better and I find myself able to make better more strategic decisions. For example, I had to work on two chapters for my Esthetics class last week which were the basics of Chemistry and Electricity. I seemingly had never been interested in either of these, but all of a sudden found both topics fascinating and really understood both of them well as I was reading and completing exercises online. That isn't usually the norm for me. I also recently played Scrabble with my roommate and boyfriend and won- mostly attributed to a 74 point word that was 6 letters long, strategically placed. This may have been coincidental, but I am normally not very good at Scrabble and certainly can't think clearly enough to come up with turns like that.
I can still feel overwhelmed since I have so much I need to do, but I've been able to zero in on a project (like writing this review) once I settle on it and really dive into what I need to get done. As far as my mood goes, I have been pretty upbeat (my therapist is impressed) although I do consider myself very lucky in many respects. The other thing I've noticed is that recently I feel more motivated to do things (like chores) that I would previously put off for days on end. Cook after a long workday? Sure! Take out the trash, vacuum, reorganize my closet, or go for a hike instead of watching TV? I'm doing it!
So, what’s the verdict?
Voke has really been a gamechanger for me. Maybe it's psychosomatic, but maybe it is just working for me. As I mentioned, the mental clarity aspect is the most noticeable for me and I find myself feeling less foggy and more "on it." I think the key is finding the right amount to take and what times to take it. For me, a half tablet in the morning, and a full tablet mid-late afternoon has been working really well. The aftertaste is not great, but I'm not exactly taking this for flavor and it can be easily washed away, so I'm actually getting used to it. I was seeing results pretty quickly, within the first week, and I'm fixing to update this post after 30 days to see what the long-term benefits are. I highly recommend Voke and think that the 6-pack might be enough to try out for yourself!
30 Day Update
After 30 days of taking Voke, I am still a big fan. Full transparency- I normally do not take it on the weekends since those are days I like to rest and move slow. However, I do take them nearly every weekday to help with focusing on my work at home. If I get the motivation to do any house projects over the weekend, I have a feeling that these will come in handy then as well. I haven't noticed any negative side effects at all, and the tablets are still giving me the desired results. Even my roommate has been taking Voke and sees a difference in his focus as well as physical energy. After two months of self-quarantine, we both are getting pretty lethargic, but my roommate has been diligent about doing some indoor exercising. He pops a full tablet and it can give him the physical motivation to knock out 100 push-ups. That's definitely not going to happen with me, but it's nice that it's not just mental clarity. We both agree that the aftertaste is no good, but I have honestly been getting used to it and it doesn't bother me as much as it did when I first started taking Voke.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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