The product is vegan and cruelty-free, and it’s also free of gluten, soy, wheat, preservatives and artificial flavorings. I’m not always good about avoiding these ingredients—especially additives and preservatives—but I want to be, so the gummies really appealed to me. Plus, many gummy vitamins I’ve seen list corn syrup as their first ingredient, and these do not. I was excited to see that they’re made with real sugar, instead.
How Calm Gummies Tasted
A lot of the gummy vitamins and supplements I’ve tried in the past tasted like chemicals or were too tough to really be called ‘gummies.’ The Natural Vitality Calm Gummies taste surprisingly good (they’re Raspberry-Lemon flavored), and have a fairly normal consistency. I’d describe them as more gumdrop-like than, say, gummy bear-like.
The gummies are lightly coated in sugar, but are very low in sugar and calories. They’re enjoyable to eat, but don’t make you feel like you could be doing your body harm.
How Calm Gummies Made Me Feel
For about a month now, I’ve been eating four gummies daily (the recommended serving size), spaced out throughout the day (though I confess I’ve accidentally missed a few days). It’s hard not to eat a bunch at once because they taste so good!
I take a daily antidepressant to manage my anxiety, but I do not take any fast-acting calming agents because I don’t want to interrupt my work flow or alter my mental state during the workday. For that reason, I liked being able to chew on a gummy midday if I began to feel overwhelmed or panicky.
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There is certainly something calming about popping a sweet and chewy—but not unhealthy—treat when you’re feeling overwhelmed. And it’s reassuring to know it contains a mineral that has the potential to bring you a little peace of mind. I’ll definitely continue to work my way through the bottle.
Though I’m not sure how much they’re helping me just yet, the Calm Gummies definitely exceeded my expectations in terms of taste. I will probably buy another bottle when I finish this one. Even if they only make me feel like maybe I’m less anxious, I consider them a small, worthwhile investment in my health.
This Wellness Tester received free products in exchange for an honest review.