Food & Nutrition

Taking a close looky at the Zooki

Zooki

Published by Finn Hayden

Have you heard of these Zooki things? They're supposed to be a more effective way of getting vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients into your diet because they allow you to consume these nutrients in liposomal form. As explained on the Zooki website, the liposomes in the Zooki sachets help to protect the nutrients so that they can reach the stomach and the body can use them more effectively. All sounds good so far.

Firstly, I think the packaging and branding is really cool. That doesn't matter at all, but credit where credit is due. The name, 'Zooki', is also great. It kinda sounds like 'Sucky', which is what you have to do with a Zooki sachet. I've actually been saying to my wife things like, "have you zooked your Zooki today?". She is less enthusiastic about this sort of chat than I am.

The taste is also pretty good - nice, but not too nice to the point where I'm worried that it's full of sugar. The Vitamin C Citrus Orange flavour is tangy and nice, but my favourite is the Pineapple Guava Magnesium flavour. I've been putting mine in the fridge to make them a bit cold, which makes them taste even better.

Obviously, the main question is - is it worth buying these Zookis over normal supplements? Well, it depends on your budget. Zooki claims that the absorption is 10 times better from their sachets versus normal supplements. So if we look at their Vitamin C sachets which contain 1000mg of Vitamin C each, the implication here is that you'd have to take 10,000mg of Vitamin C from normal supplements to absorb the same amount. You can buy 60,000mg of Vitamin C from Holland and Barrett for £6.49, whereas 6 Vitamin C Zooki sachets (6000mg of Liposomal Vitamin C, which Zooki claims would be equivalent to 60,000mg of normal Vitamin C) would cost you almost double (£11).

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So it's expensive, and although they're described as being convenient, let's be honest, it's just as convenient to take tablets. But I will say, it's more fun to zook on a Zooki than to swallow tablets.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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