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I Took Elo Smart Gummies – Here’s My Thoughts

The Elo Smart Gummies layer 7 pills (tailored to your health and goals) into one gummy. As a dietitian, here are my thoughts after taking them for a month.

This post is sponsored by Elo. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

What Are Smart Gummies?

Elo’s Smart Gummies are personalized third-party, plant-based supplements that can help you achieve your health goals.

What makes these gummies so unique is that they incorporate 7 pills (through flavored “layers”) into one gummy.

Each gummy is built for you from 389 million combinations tailored to your needs and goals! This is just mind blowing to me.

pouch of elo smart gummies

If you aren’t familiar with Elo, they are a company that provides personalized nutrition based on an in-depth analysis of your health goals, dietary history, and biochemistry.

Elo is currently putting a big emphasis on Smart Nutrition products that use health and wearable data to provide the right nutrients at the right dose to help you improve your health and performance.

I think it’s fascinating to put all of this personalized data to use, and I look forward to seeing where it goes.

Along with the gummies subscription, you also get coaching from a Registered Dietitian, as well as support through the Elo app. It’s always so nice to have someone to answer your questions in your pocket, literally!

colorful layered smart gummies

How Are the Supplements Determined?

You start by taking an assessment for the Elo Smart Gummies, in which they ask about your lifestyle, activity, health markers and goals.

This only takes about 5-6 minutes. I recommend being as honest and thorough as you can for the best, most personalized recommendations.

Then, you are matched with the nutrients to help you best achieve those goals. You select the nutrients and choose a flavor for your smart gummies.

You have eight sugar-free flavors to choose from:

  • Green apple
  • Blackcurrant
  • Blood orange
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple
  • Peach
  • Yuzu
  • Elo original
7 layer gummie

Scroll down to see which supplements were recommended to me!

Each gummy is built for you from 389 million different total combinations!

Pros and Cons of Smart Gummies

There were many things I liked about the gummies.

  • Personalized – Of course, this is first and foremost the coolest part! Rather than buying a supplement jar that is for anyone, this layered smart gummy is specifically tailored to your needs.
  • Taste – Who likes swallowing big, bland horse pills? I still have a gag reflex from swallowing big pills. These smart gummies are tasty and I looked forward to having one every day.
  • Individually wrapped – You don’t have to worry about spoilage since each one is individually wrapped, ensuring freshness every day. Something I would truly look forward to!
  • Third-party tested – As a dietitian, this is VERY important to me. Being third-party tested means that the gummies were tested by a third party company that has no monetary interest or involvement with the gummies. They have verified that the gummies contain what they say they do, which is very important for transparency, and I appreciate this more than I can say!
  • Sent right to your door – With 3 young children, I try to be as efficient as possible with my time. Having these auto-delivered does make things easy and so convenient!
  • Say goodbye to multiple supplement containers – If you were taking several different supplements, it may be possible to just combine them in one with a smart gummy, which can reduce clutter and likely improve compliance.
  • Functional app for ease and convenience – If you need to make a change, like the flavor of your gummies, or subscription, or update your health needs/goals, the app makes it so easy to do so!

Here are some other considerations to keep in mind with the gummies.

  • Absorption –  Take note that some supplements compete with one another, like iron and calcium. For this reason, Elo does not include calcium in their gummy formulations. However, for capsules, it’s something to be aware of. Depending on what you’re taking, you may need to space certain supplements out from one another.
  • Subscription model – While this is a pro for me, it may not be for everyone. Just know how many months you are ordering for, so you don’t get stuck running low beforehand, or have too many on hand.
  • False security that you’re getting everything you need – While personalized supplements are great, you still want to ensure you’re eating a varied diet full of nutrients. Coming from a dietitian, food should always be your first priority. Supplements can be so helpful for certain nutrients, but should never replace a well-balanced diet.
  • Gaps without blood tests or labs – The intake form is based on your dietary recall, which isn’t always 100% accurate (it can be difficult to recall everything precisely). While the intake form may provide insight as to where your gaps in nutrition may be, there are no blood tests or labs involved to see what nutrients you may actually be low in. The gummy formula is determined based on your honest answers to the health questions, and put through an AI system backed with 3,500-5,000 research studies to provide the best combination of supplements for you. Of course, you always want to consult your doctor or provider before starting a new supplement routine, and if possible, get a blood test or test of your biomarkers.
  • Price – The Smart Gummies cost $177 total for 3 months (in three $59/month installments). While it may seem like a large number, when you break it down, it makes the daily price under $2.00/day. However, if personalized nutrition is for you and you have problems with supplement adherence, it may make more sense vs. taking several separate supplements.

My Results and Thoughts

Overall, I really enjoyed taking Elo’s Smart Gummies. I noticed that I looked forward to taking them everyday along with lunch. It became a sacred ritual for me.

Here are the nutrients that were recommended to me based on my lifestyle and goals.

Note that energy was a big one because with 3 young children and a business I run, I always feel depleted.

  • Nourished greens – This spirulina powder is a proprietary blend of broccoli, spinach, kale, kiwi and spirulina. I eat greens everyday but it’s always nice to know I was getting a bit more.
  • Ashwagandha extract -Can help reduce stress and anxiety and may help improve sleep.
  • Tart Cherry – Rich in antioxidants, may improve exercise recovery, sleep quality and reduce muscle inflammation and soreness.
  • CoQ10 – Helps cells produce energy and protect them from damage.
  • Folic acid – Helps with cognition
  • Vitamin D – Helps with bone health and many other functions.
Sarah's smart gummies

After taking the gummies for one month, I did notice a few things.


Firstly, I fell asleep more easily. I still woke up during the night, but I did notice that I fell asleep more easily.

This was likely due to the tart cherry juice (which is a natural source of melatonin) and ashwagandha. While tart cherry juice is often recommended for athletes (I always recommend tart cherry juice for runners), here’s what the research says about these nutrients:

  • Tart cherry juice provides an increase in exogenous melatonin that is beneficial for sleep duration and sleep quality, especially in adults suffering from disturbed sleep.
  • A 2018 pilot study on the effects of tart cherry juice on insomnia found that tart cherry juice did increase sleep time and efficiency.
  • A 2021 systematic review and meta-analysis found that ashwagandha extract did have beneficial effect in improving sleep in adults. It also helped with mental clarity and anxiety levels.
  • Coenzyme Q10 is related to bioenergetic and antioxidant activity. As a supplement, it is involved in energy production and prevention of peroxidative damage to free radical-induced oxidation. This research paper states, “these properties make it suitable as a dietary supplement to improve cellular bioenergetics and to inhibit certain age-related pathologies.”

Along with getting better sleep, I had more energy. I think these two are tied together, which was a positive for many reasons, as you can imagine!

Stress Levels

Secondly, my stress response felt more controlled. Of course, my stress didn’t just disappear. We always have stress in our lives, but the way I perceived that stress and handled it did feel different.

Things just felt more manageable, and I didn’t feel as easily rattled or stressed. I believe these gummies helped, as well as some of my lifestyle changes of early morning journaling and nighttime meditation.

I love my exercise ritual, and continuing to do that helps me manage stress as well.

stretching with free weights on floor

Would I Take Smart Gummies Again?

Yes, I would. I think it also provides an arena of “fun” while trying to improve health.

I think the benefits could be greater the longer you stick to this regimen, but I am happy with the results I saw after 4-6 weeks.

After 3-6 months of taking Smart Gummies, I may change my goals to get some different nutrients recommended to me.

Want to try Smart Gummies for yourself? You can use code BLT10 to get 10% off your orders for life!

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