Koala Karma is a “relaxation beverage” billed as the antitheses of energy drinks like V and Red Bull. In place of caffeine, guarana and other alertness-boosting ingredients, the drink comes with a chilled-out mix of passionflower, hops, chamomile, tryptophan, valerian and magnesium citrate.
“Koala Karma combines the benefits of a great tasting carbonated drink with achieving a lasting effect of a calm mind and relaxed body,” the company website claims. “When developing our relaxation drink, we combined four popular botanical herbs known for their calming properties. The unique herbal combination, coupled with essential amino acid tryptophan and popular mineral Magnesium are key ingredients to the products effectiveness.”
Apart from a breakdown of the aforementioned herbs, the Koala Karma website is currently bereft of ingredients or nutritional information, which is rarely a good sign. We’re particularly interested to see how much sugar (if any) is in each can. A tiny disclaimer warns that the drink isn’t suitable for children, or for pregnant or lactating women. Hmm.
We’ll keep an eye out for these things and report back with a Lifehacker Taste Test, coming soon. In the meantime, you can find out more about the beverage at the Koala Karma website.