Despite my love for wellness and trying out new supplements, more often than not, it’s hard to discern whether or not a formula is actually working—especially when it comes to something as complicated as the metabolism, which isn’t as easy to monitor as, say, our blood pressure or temperature. Whereas my other favorite metabolism-boosting powder has some noticeable benefits like reduced bloat and increased morning movement, (ahem, if you know what I mean) a supplement like Goop’s is harder to measure since the trifecta of ingredients is working on more of a cellular level. That said, after using one sachet a day for 15 days, I did notice a few things.
First and foremost, let’s talk taste and texture. Even though the brand says you can simply mix it with a liquid (like water, nut milk, or coffee), I highly recommend throwing it in with something that has a bit more girth to it—like a smoothie, or even oatmeal or a yogurt bowl. The taste of the powder on its own is super strong, and while I can usually tolerate strong tastes in the name of health, I just couldn’t handle the way it tasted blended straight into my morning coffee. (And yes, I even added a little bit of Super Coffee creamer!) After a few sips, I had to give up and pour my entire cup out. In my opinion, it definitely needs a mix of ingredients to mellow out the bitterness a bit. That said, once I tried it in my favorite smoothie (almond milk, plant-based chocolate protein powder, cinnamon, ice, and some frozen banana and avocado), it was super dreamy. Obviously, the chocolate adds a nice hit of decadence and the cinnamon gives it a nice bit of spice. Calories aren’t everything, but I also appreciate that each sachet sits at a mere 15, so it’s not adding a ton of extra density to my morning meal. Once I found the perfect recipe, it was super easy to incorporate into my daily routine, which is something I definitely need if I want to be consistent with a new supplement.
Now, I can’t necessarily say if the superpowder has truly increased my metabolism at all—and I’m sure I’d need to be taking it a bit more long-term to notice those benefits anyway—but one huge perk I noticed was a major reduction in cravings and a greater sense of calm around food and mealtimes. This was especially important to me since I’ve tried other 7-Keto supplements that have interestingly had the exact opposite effect. (Think completely out-of-control cravings and hunger.) Suffice to say, I quickly dropped those from my routine. I think the simple but strategic ingredient composition of Goop’s formula is really to credit—especially considering the blood glucose-reducing addition of cinnamon—which is tied to diminished sugar cravings—and the calming, stress-busting effect of holy basil. All in all, this powder isn’t going to perform some kind of overnight miracle, but I’m super excited to keep using it and to see how it continues to complement my wellness routine. It’s definitely one of the most exciting formulas I’ve tried recently!