The Flintstones-kiddie-vitamins-to-functional-supplement pipeline is real, proving that gummies have come a long, long way since the days of yore. Not only have they journeyed far in terms of taste but in efficacy and benefits to boot. And you can trust me, I’ve downed a lot of gummies.
I’m no newbie to the concept of the placebo effect, and while I really want things to work for me, I’m a skeptic; a realist, if you will. If it ain’t working, it’s just candy. Which is cool, I love a sweet treat—but Haribo’s price point is much friendlier if you’re just looking for a hit of sugar. If I’m going to invest in a functional gummy for focus, energy, or winding down, I’m gonna need that to actually perform. Hello, clinical dosages of seriously legit ingredients … hello, Lemme.
They come in three functions: Lemme Matcha for energy, Lemme Focus for brain power and concentration, and Lemme Chill for stress management. But we’ll start with what you really want to know; these are the best-tasting gummies to ever touch my tongue.
These gummies are a soft, muted green— the exact color of Kourt’s go-to at-home matcha latte. When she first taste-tested them, she told me they just tasted like regular matcha, which is fine and all, but she wanted them sweetened just like her latte recipe, which is where the final cut gets its hint-of-maple personal touch. That really sealed the deal for me, especially because you can enjoy up to three doses per day, and sometimes I really need that special treat to get through the afternoon!
Having my matcha recipe is a ritual I don’t like to go without, so I wouldn’t necessarily skip the comforting bevvy for these and would rather take them together. But if you’re short on time, these gummies will definitely do the trick. That’s because not only do they contain antioxidant and l-theanine-rich matcha, but they have vitamin B12 to support cellular metabolism, which is how your cells convert nutrients into energy over time—don’t expect a quick burst of energy, but do expect zero jitters.
They also contain CoQ10, a coenzyme our cells use for nearly everything, including energy production. Our CoQ10 levels start to decline with age, so getting a little help from a delicious supplement is always a good call. You’ll start to notice more and more of these effects after enjoying these gummies regularly, as they build up in your system.
These strawberry-flavored, hot-pink gummies are so friggin’ delightful; perfectly tart and tasty. It’s difficult, yet necessary, to limit myself to the two-gummies-per-day dosage because these ingredients mean serious brain business. They contain clinically tested Cognizin Citicoline, a nootropic that supports focus, attention, and concentration. It’s a truly clinical brain supplement, earning it a little higher rank than the others in terms of the cost of ingredients, but I think this is what makes its effect so obvious to me.
Lemme Focus also contains organic lion’s mane, a mushroom packed with beta-glucans and other substances known for stimulating vitality. MCT oil, a ketogenic medium triglyceride known to provide energy, totally delivers. Whatever you need to get done, will get done—I noticed much longer periods of “flow,” which I honestly struggle to enter in the first place, so that was the most noticeable factor, personally.
This juicy mixed-berry flavor can be enjoyed twice a day, which I love because it gives me something tasty to look forward to in the afternoon. To come down from my energy and focus, Lemme Chill is loaded with a clinical dose of ashwagandha, which is (you guessed it, clinically) studied to reduce stress and stress-related food cravings—further proof that it’s not only for relaxing when you’re off the clock. Lemon balm, passionflower, and goji berry keep my chill-mode stable, even during the height of a busy work day. It doesn’t hurt to take a dose before bed, but these are good for any time. They won’t cause you to be sleepy or unfocused, just more balanced.
The best part is that none of these super thoughtful ingredients counteract one another, so they can be taken all together at once for a super effective, medicinal, non-glycemic-spiking treat. If you’ve got a soft spot for candy, enjoy these guilt-free, and thank me later.
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