I should start off by confessing that I spend a good part of my salary on supplements every month. I am talking about everything from your A to Z in vitamins to energy boosters and collagen drinks.
This love affair with supplements took root at childhood, when my parents had my siblings and myself stand in a line, every morning, alongside the family dogs, hand extended to receive our daily dose of vitamins. As I entered adulthood, this passion for supplements continued to grow into what it is today.
Interestingly enough, I had never ever had a gummy supplement before, so when I heard about OLLY entering the Singapore market, I was super excited to give these gummy goodies a try. After all, could something so tasty also be good for you?
Make health delightfully easy with OLLY
OLLY is a San Francisco-based wellness brand on a mission to make being healthy, easy. We all know that getting the right level of vitamins and nutrients every day is no easy feat. That’s why OLLY has crafted a range of delicious gummy vitamins that are just as effective as they are easy – to shop, to understand, and to use; transforming the way people view health and vitamins.
“For years brands have focused on the ingredients of their products. With OLLY we sell the benefit – so instead of selling biotin, we sell beauty. Instead of selling melatonin, we sell sleep. To me it was such an obvious thing to do that I couldn’t understand why no one had done it before.” – Eric Ryan, Founder of OLLY
Effective And Driven By Science
As effective as they are delicious, OLLY’s products start with a personal need and a strong belief that supplementation with functional ingredients found in nature can have a powerful impact on our health and overall wellness.
Developed by a team of US based health and nutrition experts who utilise clinical research with ancient nutritional wisdom to deliver real benefits that you can see and feel. All claims and product formulations are supported by published scientific literature.
OLLY is committed to transparency, so you know exactly what’s in every product. They never use flavours, colours, or sweeteners from artificial sources. And all products are gluten-free.
OLLY PROBIOTIC + PREBIOTIC – For A Balanced Belly
OLLY PROBIOTIC + PREBIOTIC gummy delivers a powerful combination of live probiotics and prebiotic fiber which work together to help keep your natural flora and digestion balance.
Each delicious orange flavoured gummy vitamin contains a dose of 500 million Bacillus Coagulans, the good bugs that work with your body’s natural bacteria to support a healthy digestive tract and immune system. It also contains prebiotic fibre, the perfect partner that nourishes your good bacteria so it can thrive and work more efficiently in your body.
Does it work? my gut usually works fine, so it was hard to say, but I did enjoy taking it and I believe that keeping your gut healthy affects not just your skin, but your overall well-being, so it’s definitely a worthwhile investment.
OLLY GOODBYE STRESS – Keep Calm And Stay Alert
I think I was born stressed, so when I received a bottle of OLLY GOODBYE STRESS to trial, I couldn’t wait. Let me start off by saying that these gummies are delicious and it was hard not to pop more than the stated dose.
Each gummy vitamin contains GABA, a fast working active – it works within 30-60 minutes – that supports a relaxed state of mind to help combat the acute effects of stress, L-Theanine, GABA’s partner in sublime – this amino acid goes right to work in your brain to help you keep your cool, and lemon balm, a soothing botanical that has been used for centuries to help quiet the mind.
Does it work? I really think that it does. After chewing down on the gummies, I did feel a sense of calm, which is why I like to take them before meetings or before bed. GABA is also one of the body’s most important defences against acute stress – and we all know that long-term ongoing stress can affect your mood, immunity system, memory, energy and digestion
OLLY DAILY ENERGY – Combats fatigue and tiredness
Thanks to my cat Pumkin, who thinks it’s hilarious to scream like she is being murdered at some ungodly hour of the morning, I am constantly exhausted, so I was beyond ecstatic to try OLLY DAILY ENERGY.
This concoction works by delivering active ingredients that support energy production at a cellular level. Each delicious gummy contains B12, essential for the production of cellular energy and CoQ10, a key component that helps support your mitochondria – the energy producing structures that keep your cells powered up, and Goji berry, a super food used for centuries to help maintain a steady flow of energy.
Does it work? I really do think so. When the energising effects of my afternoon espresso wears off and I feel my energy levels begin to dip, I pop two of these yummy gummies and I almost instantly begin to feel less sluggish. While it doesn’t give me the same kick I would get from my espresso, it does give me enough energy to get through the rest of the day.
You can now get your daily dose of OLLY from selected Watsons stores island-wide, LAZADA and RedMart.