Feeling a bit anxious and meh? Can’t sleep and your libido is in the basement? Ashwagandha might be just what you need.
When it comes to adaptogens and stress-beating supplements, ashwagandha is one of the OGs. A flagship herb of Ayurvedic medicine – an ancient Indian system of medicine which began around 5,000 years ago – ashwagandha is a natural agent that reportedly helps the body manage stress by reducing cortisol levels, increasing energy levels and helping to promote a general sense of wellbeing. What’s more it’s been suggested that taking ashwagandha regularly can help improve memory and cognitive function, promote strength, endurance and immunity in athletes and even help you feel a little friskier. It really is the supplement that does it all!
I started taking ashwagandha a few years ago when I was trying to conceive. A life-long sufferer of anxiety and depression I’d read that it could help boost my sex drive after it had been flattened by the medication I took to manage my condition, after all it can be tricky to conceive if you’re not doing it. I’d add powder to smoothies and it seemed to work, I was friskier than I’d been in a long time and 3 years later we’re about to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday!
Clearly the faff of messing about with powders and whizzing up daily smoothies was worth it given the outcome, but these days I’ve got far less time on my hands so when vegan vitamin gummy brand Wicked Gummy Co. introduced their newest product – Ashwagandha Gummy – you can bet I was volunteering to give it a go.
Wicked Gummy Co. came into being after veterans of the supplement industry – Richard and Warren – became aware that there were people who really struggled with taking supplements in their traditional form. We’ve all been there, whether it’s finding massive pills hard to swallow, ‘pill fatigue’ or nasty tasking liquids or powders, if a supplement is unpleasant to take, well we’re not going to take it. Richard and Warren wanted more people to experience the benefits of supplements, so they tackled the issue head on and began exploring effective, convenient, safe and fun alternatives – and Wicked Gummy Co. was born!
This is not your typical ashwagandha! Rather than the brown bag of powder I was used to, Wicked Gummy Co. Ashwagandha arrived as a bottle of 60 delicious raspberry-flavour gummies. They tasted like sweets and were so good I looked forward to taking them every day, and who looks forward to taking their supplements?!
The Nitty Gritty
Not all ashwagandha supplements are created equally. Wicked Gummy Co. is made from ashwagandha root extract, the roots are considered the best source of health-boosting compounds so results can be achieved at a lower dose (Wicked Gummy Co. recommends taking 2 gummies a day). They’re also committed to using only high-quality plant-based alternatives (the whole range is 100% vegan, and they’re registered with the Vegan Society) and are non-GMO, gluten free and allergen friendly with a commitment to reducing their environmental impact. All ticks from me.
One months of Wicked Gummy Co. Ashwagandha will set you back £19.99 which is steeper than some other versions of the supplement, but if you want convenience then it is totally worth it!
I didn’t need any persuading that ashwagandha could benefit me, but I did love how easy it is just to take a couple of delicious gummies each day without needing to mess around with powders or swallow massive pills.
Would I purchase Wicked Gummy Co. Ashwagandha? It’s a big fat YES (if only because they’re a little bit moreish)
60 Ashwagandha Gummies will be available exclusively at https://wickedgummyco.com/collections/all for £19.99 from 18 July. When buying three products customers can save a cool 15% by using code BUNDLE at the checkout.