For the past month, we’ve been drinking these smart little juices we got sent from Utonic, each of which, according to utonic.com, have been “scientifically designed to help transform the way you feel”.
What’s in it, you ask? Well, the juices are 100% natural, 100% Australian owned and made, free of preservatives and produced from concentrated real foods that target vital nutrients.
Four Co-Founders Toby Yap, Leigh Morgan, Tyson Goldsack and Michael Brinkley came together in the hopes of creating an effective performance-enhancing product minus the unnatural nasties that you might find in other energy drinks.
“We wanted to come up with a system to manage stress and anxiety, boost positive energy and motivation, and heal fatigue,” explains Tyson.
There are currently three drinks in the Utonic range, each occupying their own little blurb on the label listing the issues they set out target and combat. We found ourselves most often reaching for the ‘Utonic Calm’ which has a label asking, “Anxious, stressed, overworked?” (to which we answered yes each time). We also really liked the taste of its passionflower, sour cherry and chamomile flavour profile.
Your main question is probably: Do they work? As often is the way, it is difficult to pinpoint any mood changes directly to Utonic, what with all the variables of fluctuating diet, sleeping patterns, travel etc. being incorporated. However, a couple times we did notice a a significant boost in mood when drinking the juices in a working environment, particularly when sitting down at the computer to smash out an article or two, Utonic in hand.
It’s also comforting knowing the honest intentions behind which they were made. As Co-Founder Leigh states: “With a long background in the wine industry, it’s very easy to reach for a glass of red after a stressful day, and during working hours there are any number of carb-heavy temptations to get you through the afternoon – but that isn’t the path to a healthy body and mind” (Yes, we relate to this immensely).
“I’ve always been very open about the struggles I’ve had with depression and anxiety; we just felt there had to be a better way,” Leigh continues.
So, whether you’re attempting to get rid of a hangover, improve your performance at work or simply enhance your positive state of mind, it’s worth giving these juices a shot. If you’re trying out a couple, tag us in your socials and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear your opinion.