I’ve read mixed reviews about the taste. I’m ok with it. I use 2oz of OJ and 8oz of water. I warm the juice up for 15 seconds, add scoop of powder then water. I use a shaker bottle and consume it over 12 hours reshaking to dissolve any clumps. As to how effective it works. Honestly can’t say. I’ve just had my second hip replacement within 9 months of the first hip. Used it for the first one also. Doctor was pleased with my first hip recovery.