The go-to way to get a daily dose of stress-reducing adaptogens is usually to put a tablespoon in your smoothie or coffee. But let’s be honest: The earthiness can totally change the taste of your morning beverage—and not in a good way. Well, get ready for a much sweeter means of reaping their benefits: Herbalist and Supernatural founder Rachelle Robinett just launched adaptogenic gummies.
The formula is called Nerve Less because the blend was specifically crafted by Robinett to help reduce anxiety, depression, and stress holistically—consult your doc before starting any new treatment regimen, FYI. Here’s what’s inside: lavender, skullcap, oat straw (AKA avena sativa), and ashwagandha. “Skullcap very specifically targets the nervous system,” Robinett says in a press release. “Some of its active compounds bind to the same receptor sites in our brain as benzodiazepines. In other words, this strong calmer is nature’s Xanax.”
Oatstraw, she explains, is also a nervine, or medicine on a mission to help the body mellow out. Ashwagandha has been shown to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and soothe the parasympathetic nervous system. And lavender, of course, is best known for its calming qualities. The gummies are also organic, vegetarian, gluten-free, non-GMO, and have no artificial ingredients or food coloring. They go on sale today.
this piece originally appears on Well+Good, here