Meet your newest allies against stress: Calm Sweet Calm™ ashwagandha gummies.
Do you struggle to keep up with the demands of daily life? Are worrisome thoughts constantly on loop in your mind? Fortunately, natural supplements for stress can help.
Maryam Tantawy, HUM’s Director of Product Marketing and Innovation, walks us through the formulation and benefits of Calm Sweet Calm, our sour cherry ashwagandha stress gummies.
What is Calm Sweet Calm?
Calm Sweet Calm is a vegan ashwagandha gummy supplement that helps manage the adverse effects of stress.
“When you start taking it daily, you’ll notice that your body reacts better to stress. In turn, your cortisol levels will decrease over time,” Maryam shares.
Why We Made Ashwagandha Gummies
We made our Calm Sweet Calm stress gummies for several key reasons.
First, chronic stress and worry can lead to greater health concerns. According to the American Institute of Stress, an average of 75 percent of adults in the US experience physical and/or psychological symptoms caused by stress. (For additional context, about 61 percent of HUM’s quiz-takers report stress as an ongoing wellness concern.)
Plus, as we know, the release of cortisol—aka the stress hormone—over prolonged periods of time can negatively impact your body and mind alike.
Such side effects of stress include but aren’t limited to:
- mood fluctuations
- sleep issues
- compromised skin health
- digestive discomfort
- weakened immunity
- hormonal imbalance
Then, as far as Calm Sweet Calm’s ashwagandha gummy form goes, it’s not only effective, but also delicious!
Ingredients + Benefits
Like the rest of HUM’s supplements, Calm Sweet Calm is only formulated with clinically proven ingredients that are:
- sustainably sourced
- standardized to amounts that demonstrate positive results in clinical research
In addition, our stress gummies are vegan and non-drowsy. They also don’t contain any artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors.
Without further ado, here’s what makes them work.
Ashwagandha Root Extract
Ashwagandha is a popular natural supplement for stress. It belongs to the family of adaptogens, which are natural herbs that can help your body better *adapt* to and recover from the adverse effects of stressors.
In particular, taking an ashwagandha supplement can encourage benefits such as:
- lower cortisol levels
- reduced symptoms of stress
- improved focus + concentration
- a greater sense of calm in stressful situations
Nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, MD, champions this natural ingredient. In particular, she cites a recent double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study (linked below), in which participants who supplemented with ashwagandha “had much lower levels on the Perceived Stress Scale and found a significant decrease in their serum cortisol levels.”
Better yet, Calm Sweet Calm is formulated with Sensoril®, a patented form of ashwagandha that’s significantly more potent than other formulations on the market. “We chose this form since you need much less of it for the same stress-fighting effects,” Maryam explains.
In fact, this type of ashwagandha shows clinically demonstrated efficacy at 125 milligrams (the daily dosage in Calm Sweet Calm), whereas generic versions require 300 to 600 milligrams to produce the same calming effects. Plus, “its more potent form permits you to take only two gummies daily, rather than four to six had we used a different form,” Maryam continues.
Further, Maryam shares that ashwagandha typically tastes bitter. For this reason, Calm Sweet Calm has a natural sour cherry flavor with a light sugar coating that helps to mask the bitterness.
All said, while our ashwagandha gummies are a tasty treat, they’re still formulated with efficiency in mind.
The co-starring ingredient in Calm Sweet Calm is L-theanine, an amino acid that effectively helps fight stress. Since L-theanine is largely uncommon in our diets, supplements are a go-to source.
(Note: While green tea is one of its best natural sources, L-theanine is completely caffeine-free.)
“L-theanine is linked to improving relaxation, increasing your resilience to stress, and boosting your mood,” Maryam notes.
Studies show that L-theanine is effective at a dosage of 200 milligrams, the recommended daily amount in Calm Sweet Calm.
Still have some lingering curiosities? Here are a few helpful FYIs about Calm Sweet Calm.
Who It’s Good For
“Calm Sweet Calm is great for anyone with an active (or even sometimes hectic) lifestyle,” Maryam shares. So if you consistently experience stress, fatigue, or a lack of focus—plus the additional side effects that these states produce—these stress gummies could be a nice addition to your self-care routine.
“I particularly love that it’s non-drowsy and non-caffeinated, so it won’t make you feel off,” she adds. “Instead, it works gently over time to beneficially address how stress affects your body.”
How to Take Calm Sweet Calm
Simply take two of these stress gummies daily, at any time of day, with or without food.
Tip: Many people enjoy taking HUM gummies as a post-meal dessert. To easily remember to take your ashwagandha gummies, keep them front and center in the kitchen!
When to Expect Results
As always, consistency is key to notice results from any supplement regimen.
That said, you should begin to notice positive effects after taking Calm Sweet Calm within four to six weeks (if not sooner).
Ashwagandha vs. Rhodiola Rosea
So which supplement for stress is best for you?
“Both products are great,” Maryam begins, “but Calm Sweet Calm might be better for someone who doesn’t want to take more supplements in pill form. Plus, its gummy form serves as a good way to remember to take your vitamins.”
To continue from the point above, if you love Big Chill and are interested in trying out Calm Sweet Calm, Maryam advises that it’s safe to mix adaptogens and take both.
Then, you might have noticed that you can find Calm Sweet Calm’s two starring ingredients in some of our other supplements.
If you’re concerned about these pairings with other HUM products specifically, here’s a simple point of reference:
- Uber Energy: Since its 150 milligrams of ashwagandha aren’t as concentrated, this adrenal fatigue supplement is fine to take with Calm Sweet Calm.
- Counter Cravings: There are no adverse effects of getting an extra dose of L-theanine from our supplement that helps reduce carb and sugar cravings.
Lastly, Maryam mentions that stress manifests in many different ways from person to person.
With that in mind, here’s a quick cheat sheet of HUM pairings that complement Calm Sweet Calm to combat other side effects of stress:
- Daily Cleanse to help clear breakouts
- Here Comes the Sun to boost mood
- Gut Instinct and/or Flatter Me to improve digestion
- Beauty zzZz and/or Mighty Night to optimize sleep
The Bottom Line
In sum, Dr. Uma shares that “the use of key ingredients ashwagandha root [and] L-theanine has shown to provide some relief from symptoms of daily stress.”
So if you’re looking for a delicious way to fight stress daily, our Calm Sweet Calm ashwagandha gummies are a worthy addition to your self-care and supplement routines. Formulated with clinically tested, natural ingredients at levels proven for efficacy, our vegan stress gummies can provide the sweet retreat you deserve.*
*Note: This article isn’t intended for use as medical advice. Before adding new supplements to your routine—especially if you have greater mental health concerns—consult a medical professional for guidance.