We spent Weeks testing gummies
As we step into 2024, the market is flooded with enticing options, each promising a unique blend of natural ingredients and sustained energy.
Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast seeking a pre-workout pick-me-up, a professional trying to meet the demands of a hectic schedule, or struggling with day-to-day fatigue, our guide promises to showcase the best energy-boosting options for you.
We have spent the past couple of weeks evaluating the taste, effectiveness, and nutritional value of the most popular energy gummies available today. Our mission: to help you find the right source of energy depending on your personal needs.
Our #7 favorite gummies for a noticeable energy boost
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten home with a new pack of energy gummies to try, only to find that they actually contain very little of the key ingredient I’m looking for… It can be so frustrating!
Over the years, I’ve learned to do my research first and check the labels and, along the way, I’ve found some fabulous energy boosting gummy products that I wanted to share with you.
Whether you prefer to boost your energy levels with vitamin B12, cordyceps mushrooms, cannabinoids (including CBD, THCv, and THC), kratom, or creatine, we’ve helped narrow down your search. Whatever you’re looking for, be sure to check out the entire list and see our top recommendations for 2024!
Best long-term energy support
Take your berry cravings to new heights with these deliciously flavored cranberry B12 energy gummies from Megafood. Megafood’s energy gummies contain a generous 24 mg of B12 per serving, to help support your cellular energy levels throughout the day and, unlike many supplements, they can be taken on an empty stomach.
If you’ve not taken B12 before, then I should probably manage your expectations by telling you that you probably won’t notice a massive burst of energy from taking these gummies – B12 is more of a slow burner. Introducing these gummies into your diet is a long-term strategy in combating fatigue and gradually increasing your day-to-day energy levels as, once the B12 is established in your routine, it will help your body convert food into energy more efficiently.
However, after taking them daily for a number of weeks, I definitely do notice an improvement in my overall energy levels, helping me to feel less tired and more motivated in the afternoons.
These B12 gummies are far superior to others on the market as they’re sweetened with real fruit, are certified organic, non-GMO, and contain only 2 grams of simple sugar per gummy.
As you may already know, cranberries are also a well-known superfood, offering many health benefits not typically found in traditional berries, not to mention other energy gummies. The gummies are also vegan, and do not contain any artificial sweeteners whatsoever.
Each pack contains 70 gummies (for a total of 35 servings) and are affordably priced at $13.99. As a bonus, there is a subscription option for the brand’s 3-pack for an enticing 17% discount.
- Most affordable option
- Contain B12 and cranberry
- Certified organic and non-GMO
- Can be taken on an empty stomach
- Only 2 grams of sugar per serving (two gummies).
- Simple ingredients
- Cranberry flavor is quite tart
Best for running & endurance
Mushrooms have long been enjoyed as a flavorful addition in the kitchen, but in recent years, medicinal mushrooms have been exploding in popularity, muscling their way into a variety of exercise supplements and homeopathic remedies.
The cordyceps mushroom, in particular, is a well known natural energy booster, as it helps increase blood flow to your essential organs and muscles, meaning you’ll experience less fatigue when taking them. This makes cordyceps gummies particularly great for endurance activities and is a very popular supplement among runners.
I felt like I noticed a slight improvement in my energy and endurance levels as soon as I started taking these gummies, but I’m willing to admit that could have been a placebo effect. A month in, however, there was no doubt that my fitness and stamina had increased significantly.
And it’s not just energy and endurance, as cordyceps have also been shown to possess anti-aging properties, enhance sexual performance, and aid heart health.
Troomy’s gummy formula contains a whopping 800 mg of cordyceps per serving (2 x electric lime chews) and ZERO caffeine, making them a stellar option for those who are keen to cut down on caffeine, due to a sensitive stomach or other health reasons.
The gummies come in a 60-count bottle for $34.99, making them a super affordable purchase. On top of that, however, this brand is frequently offering flash sales for first-time customers, as well as a subscription option to keep those gummies readily available when you need them.
- Potent doses of cordyceps mushroom
- Zero caffeine option
- Also contain anti-aging properties
- May support heart health
- Not suitable for vegans
- Lime flavor may not appeal to all consumers
Best for Energy & Focus
Some days are more draining than others. But, thankfully, CBDfx (review here) has a delicious solution to this common problem – delicious blue-raspberry flavored gummies that have been specially formulated to increase both your energy and focus.
Each gummy contains a powerhouse of energy and focus boosting ingredients, including; 50 mg of CBD (to aid focus and motivation), 50 mg of caffeine (to increase energy and alertness), and 50 mg of phosphatidylserine (to improve memory and cognitive function).
The 60-count jar of gummies can be enjoyed in lieu of a caffeine shot and a single serving of 2 gummies per day is plenty to keep you going all day. I feel so much more positive and productive when I take these gummies!
These high quality gummies are crafted responsibly, free of non-GMOs, completely vegan, and are certified organic. While many customers have left stellar reviews of these gummies, the CBDfx brand went even further by having a medical professional share their thoughts on the effectiveness of the gummies (in the specifically notated “Medical Review” section).
To help new users understand exactly what they’re buying, CBDfx has also listed a very helpful list of FAQs to outline a wealth of information about these unique energy-boosting gummies. While their overall price of $54.99 might be viewed as steep, consider how many cups of coffee you’d have to buy in order to glean the same effects…seems pretty affordable now, right? Plus, one bottle will easily last you for a whole month, even if you’re using them everyday.
These gummies are a great option for people looking to get more out of their day, whether it’s at work or running errands at home, by helping you feel motivated and focused.
- Long-lasting, noticeable boost
- Different payment options available
- Offer discounts for subscriptions
- Gummies are 100% vegan, non-GMO, and certified organic
- Gummies are infused with CBD, caffeine and phosphatidylserine
- Reviewed by medical experts
- Not suitable for those who have sensitivity to caffeine
- Bright blue color is slightly off-putting
- Less affordable than other options
Best For Weightloss
MoonWlkr (review here) has been one of the top brands in producing hemp-infused products since the beginning of the alternative cannabinoid craze, so it’s no wonder they’ve crafted some of the best energy chews, available in a mouthwatering strawberry acai flavor. Each gummy contains 500mg of Apple Cider Vinegar (helps relieve fatigue), along with 10mg of THCV, a cannabinoid that’s been making waves in the weightloss industry over the last couple of years.
MoonWlkr boasts their ability to suppress appetite while simultaneously encouraging motivation, creativity, and focus. Thanks to the low psychoactive capabilities of THCV, you don’t have to worry about getting buzzed (especially helpful for daytime use!). As always, MoonWlkr makes the results of their third-party lab testing easily accessible, proving that these gummies contain exactly what they’re supposed to. Their 20-count jar is available for $35.99 and comes in 1, 3, or 5 jar quantities. Additionally, you can opt for their subscription service and fine tune it to recur every 30, 60, or 90 days. The recommended dosage is 1-2 gummies until tolerance is established.
- Gummy contains THCV and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Third-party lab tested
- Fabulous flavor
- May help to suppress your appetite
- Encourages creativity and focus
- Low in psychoactive effects
- Appetite suppression will only benefit some consumers
- Shape of bottle mouth can sometimes cause gummies to get stuck together
If you’ve never tried a Kratom energy kick before, then these gummies offer an easy and accessible way to change that! Between the Cherry Lemon Drop and Blue Razzle flavors, you can enjoy 20mg Mitragynine per gummy.
I highly recommend that you start with a single gummy (maybe even half) to see how your body reacts, but you can move up to two if you don’t achieve the energy burst you hope for. However, the company stresses that you should not take more than 2 gummies within 24 hours.
When I take one of these gummies, I feel more energized and slightly euphoric within around 20 minutes. I’ve found many uses for them, including working out and socializing, but I feel a bit too out of it to try and work and/or focus, so I don’t take them too often.
These gummies have definitely changed the kratom game by making dosing easier, quicker, more convenient and discreet than ever. You no longer need to painstakingly measure out the dosages of your Kratom powder and drink a (pretty unpleasant) liquid kratom mixture.
Not only are these gummies some of the most effective and reliable gummies on the market, but they’re also the tastiest kratom gummies I’ve tried, with a good texture to boot.
A single gummy is comparable to 2 scoops of Kratom powder and a 20-count jar is sold for $39.99, but you can opt for their subscription/financing options for a more budget-conscious approach.
- Biggest energy boost
- Subscription & financing options available
- Very well-received texture and taste
- Excellent customer service
- Available in two flavors
- May be a learning curve for those new to Kratom
- Should not be taken regularly
Best for Overall athletic Performance
You’ve probably heard about creatine from gym-goers and those looking to increase the benefits of a hard workout and these adorable bear-shaped gummies make it a lot more accessible than mixing powder into your drinks. In addition to getting necessary creatine, these (world’s-first) gummies also deliver a blend of daily essential nutrients including theanine and B12.
Each gummy is sugar-free (sweetened with Stevia), gluten-free, completely vegan, and crafted with non-GMO ingredients. Additionally, the gummies are dairy- and nut-free, thus catering to a broader audience.
In all honesty, these gummies are an instant game-changer when it comes to my workout performance and recovery times, but I don’t take them too much due to their cost.
The serving size is 3-5 gummies per day, so a 90-count isn’t going to last you as long as you think it might and, at $90 a pop, they’re the most expensive gummies on this list. There’s no doubt that these are fantastic gummies but the price is going to be prohibitive for some people, which is why I didn’t feature them higher up. But, you can access a 5%-20% discount if you set up a monthly subscription.
The Bear Balanced brand states that while the gummies can be consumed at any time, they recommend taking them immediately after a workout or first thing in the morning.
- Sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free
- Vegan, and non-GMO
- No set time to consume, although after exercise or morning time is recommended.
- A loading phase is not required
- Subscription and financing options are available
- 15 clean functional ingredients that support comprehensive health.
- Most expensive on this list
- Consumer dosage will be based on size, muscle mass, and activity level
- Recommended dosage requires frequent consumption throughout the day
Best for intense training
These are some of the best Delta-9 gummies available and they are especially good energy gummies for training, and pretty much anything physical that requires an extra oomph. These watermelon punch flavored chews were crafted by UFC Athletes “Suga” Sean O’Malley and Tim Welch from the TimboSugarShow and are aimed at improving athletic performance in a natural way.
Each serving contains a very small amount of THC (2 mg), also known as a microdose, as well as 25mg of CBD, and 25mg of CBG. The gummies are proudly marketed as vegan, are naturally flavored, and are crafted with all non-GMO ingredients.
I only recently discovered these gummies so they’re still quite new to me but, when I take them, I feel like I’m way more motivated and focused on my workouts. Instead of getting tired or bored of counting my reps, I really get INTO them. It’s hard to explain, it’s like I’m so much more in the moment, the energy just seems to come naturally as I push myself through.
Apparently they’re super popular with athletes taking them post-workout too due to the quicker recovery times offered!
The 20-pack of gummies goes for $40 and are available in a 1, 3, or 5-pack option (you get bigger discounts the more packs you buy). Again, they’re not the cheapest option on this list, but they help you get more out of your workout and help you recover faster for your next session so it’s a small price to pay to help you train more intensely.
- Made with a microdose of 2mg THC, 25mg CBD, and 25mg CBG
- Quicker recovery times (post-workout)
- Encourages more difficult training sessions
- Made with non-GMO ingredients
- Are vegan and naturally flavored
- Beautiful packaging
- No subscription or financing options listed
- Results are not consistent with every consumer
How to choose the best energy gummies?
With so many different types of energy gummies on the market, how do you know which ones will be the right option for you? Well, hopefully we’ve helped by narrowing them down to our seven favorites. Each one provides a unique energy boost, depending on the source of energy, so you can choose which one is best for you based on your needs.
Here are some of the factors you should consider before making your purchase.
It’s important to identify your specific needs when choosing the best energy gummies for you. Think about when you’ll be taking them and what results you want.
Are you feeling lethargic and lackluster, needing more energy and motivation in your general day-to-day life? Or are you looking for a short burst of physical energy to get the most out of your workouts?
Some energy gummies are designed for sustained energy, while others target specific functions like mental focus or pre-workout energy.
All too often, supplements like this can be very misleading, often containing a key ingredient you’re looking for, but in very small quantities (and therefore having very little effect). However, I can assure you that all of the products that feature on this list contain meaningful amounts of their key ingredients.
I also prefer to stick to gummies with natural ingredients in them, like vitamins, adaptogens, and cannabinoids. Have a quick read through the information below which describes our favorite natural energizing ingredients on the market and then decide which ingredient sounds most beneficial to you.
However, bear in mind that we’re all different, so it makes sense that supplements will affect us in different ways. I take some of these gummies everyday, some a few times a week, and others more occasionally. You might benefit from testing a couple of different types of energy gummies to see which works best for you or combing them for different uses like I do.
- Where does it come from? FB12 is found in animal products like meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.
- How does it work? It is essential for the formation of red blood cells and energy metabolism.
- Type of Boost? Both mental and physical.
- Duration? Ongoing support is necessary for sustained energy levels.
- Where does it come from? Fungi, particularly Cordyceps sinensis.
- How does it work? It enhances ATP production, improves oxygen utilization, increasing endurance and stamina.
- Type of Boost? Primarily physical, with potential adaptogenic effects.
- Duration? Short to medium-term effects; benefits may increase with regular use.
CBD (cannabidiol) – dose dependant (lower doses only)
- Where does it come from? Extracted from the hemp plant.
- How does it work (at low doses)? CBD interacts with TRPV1 receptors to act as a stimulant and has been shown to increase dopamine levels in the brain’s hypothalamus, potentially promoting wakefulness.
- Type of Boost? Primarily mental but some users also report a physical boost.
- Duration? Varies; effects may be felt for several hours.
- Where does it come from? Extracted from the hemp plant.
- How does it work? It interacts with the endocannabinoid system, displaying both stimulating and energizing effects.
- Type of Boost? Both mental and physical.
- Duration? Varies; effects may be relatively short-term.
- Where does it come from? Leaves of the Kratom tree.
- How does it work? Kratom contains alkaloids, particularly mitragynine, which can interact with opioid receptors, providing stimulation and pain relief.
- Type of Boost? Both mental and physical.
- Duration? Varies depending on the strain; effects last a few hours.
- Where does it come from? Naturally found in meat and fish.
- How does it work? Creatine provides rapid energy for muscle contraction and supports ATP production.
- Type of Boost? Primarily physical, used in sports and exercise.
- Duration? Short-term bursts of energy during intense activities.
Check out the dosage (per gummy or per serving) to ensure it aligns with your research, preferences, and tolerance. Consider whether you want a higher or lower potency.
Flavor & texture
If you’ll be consuming these gummies regularly then it’s important to choose a flavor and texture that you enjoy. Personally-speaking, there’s nothing worse than a mushy gummy that starts to dissolve in your mouth on the first chew, but I also dislike the ones that have a chemical aftertaste.
There’s so many options out there, so why not shop around until you find one you actually like!
Look for gummies that are third-party tested or certified by regulatory bodies, ensuring they meet quality and safety standards.
Choose reputable brands with a history of producing quality supplements. Customer reviews can also provide valuable insights into a brand’s reliability.
Always read our brand reviews here on the website before you make a purchase!
We’re not all made of money so you might want to evaluate the cost per serving and compare it to the overall value and benefits provided by the product.
As mentioned previously, some of the gummies listed here are truly fantastic when it comes to performance, but they’re just too cost-prohibitive for me to be taking on a regular basis.
Consultation with a healthcare professional
Do you have specific health concerns or take medication on a regular basis? If yes, I would highly recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional before adding any new supplements to your routine.
Frequently asked questions
Still have some questions? Hopefully we’ll answer them here for you.
How fast do energy gummies work?
The onset speed of effects provided by your energy gummies will depend on what ingredients they have in them.
Some energy gummies are designed to provide long-term energy improvements by supporting your body’s natural production of energy at the cellular level. In this case, you might have to take the gummies for several weeks before you start to notice the effects. These types of gummies are ideal for people that want to feel more motivated and less lethargic in general.
Other energy gummies are designed to produce more instantaneous, short-term bursts of energy. These types of gummies are better suited to those seeking to improve their stamina and strength, during workouts, for example.
How many energy gummies should I eat?
Again, the number of gummies you eat per serving and per day, will depend on what’s in them. Always follow the recommended serving suggestion on the back of the packet of each different product you buy. Whenever I’m taking a new product, I usually err on the side of caution and take half a dose to see how it makes me feel before going in for a whole serving.
Are energy gummies healthy?
In all honesty, there’s an argument that could be made for and against the healthiness of energy gummies.
On the one hand, gummies are a type of candy, which is essentially an unhealthy food item, however you look at it.
On the other hand, any ingredient that gives you more energy and motivation is bound to make you feel better about yourself. If you consider their potential benefits on your long-term physical and mental health, they could be argued as being incredibly healthy for you.
Are gummies good for runners?
Most people would agree that gummies, especially energy gummies, are good for runners. Many athletes use candy before training to give them a glucose spike, which acts as energy for your muscles. In this way, gummies may help you run faster and for longer periods of time.
Energy gummies that contain cordyceps in them, in particular, are even better for runners due to the fact that they improve your body’s use of oxygen, increasing your endurance levels.