Winged Wellness Happy Start Review by Brittany Howard

If you’re looking for a feel-good, natural and women-centric enhancement to your morning wellness routine, you’ve clicked on the right review.

I was looking for the same thing a few months ago while perusing the isles of the local Rainbow Blossom store. There, I came across the brand “Winged” in the women’s wellness section.

The founder of Winged, Jessica Mulligan, shared on their website, “The idea to start Winged came in 2017 after plant medicine saved me from a dark place. I wanted to share the relief I felt with other women and set out to design a product line specifically formulated for women.”

Additionally, something I really love about Winged is their tagline: Winged supports women in taking control of how they want to feel so they can #BeUnstoppable. 

And the fact that this company gives back. A portion of every Winged purchase supports these organizations:

  • MOSTe is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that girls from underserved areas in Los Angeles County have the support they need to reach and graduate from college.
  • Girls For A Change (GFAC) is a nonprofit youth development organization aimed at empowering Black girls and other girls of color in Central Virginia to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development, innovation and social change in their communities.
  • The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.

So absolutely – give me a product founded by women and designed for women and I will give it a try.


What is Winged Happy Start?

Happy Start is a mood-boosting adaptogenic powder that can be added to your favorite morning beverage, contains eight nutrients and helps elevate your mood and control daily stress. Serving size is one scoop. Average price is $25.

Inside: Female-specific adaptogens like Shatavari, Lemon Balm and Chaste Tree Berry help level out the daily ups and downs. Organic Ashwagandha and Reishi Mushroom are two of the most effective adaptogens for combating stress and supporting adrenal gland health. In addition to Organic Maca’s female hormonal balancing benefits, this energizing adaptogen improves memory and learning. Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom pairs perfectly with Maca by smoothing out anxiety and promoting mental clarity. L-Tyrosine is added for thyroid support and dopamine production.

Additionally, this product is formulated for women, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, third party lab tested and does not contain GMOs or soy. The only other ingredient listed is acacia gum. If you’re unsure what third party lab tested means, it’s when a manufacturing company sends its product to an outside, unbiased lab for testing to see if it meets the standards of the company, and to ensure that what is on the label is actually inside the product. (Women are so thorough, it’s great)


My Experience with Winged Happy Start

I’ve been taking Happy Start for a little over two months, which is why I felt the need to write out this review now. I can definitely feel a difference in my overall mood and ability to be focused at work in the mornings. Life is hard, and especially more stressful for women lately with the government trying to remove our human rights. But I won’t get into that here.

 I sought out Happy Start, among the many products they had on the shelf, because it claimed “Happy Mind and Hormonal Health.” I was specifically looking for something natural I could add to my coffee in the mornings to get me going and keep me calm throughout the day. I did consider just trying some of the individual ingredients above, like Ashwagandha, but this product had an eight-in-one scenario so it seemed like a winner to me.

Each morning I do a full scoop and a splash of oak milk in my coffee. I will add that you have to do some stirring and don’t be shocked if it’s a bit grainy when you’re finishing your cup. It is unflavored though and the bit of graininess doesn’t really bother me.

Overall, I’m a little obsessed with this wellness product. I don’t only take it during the work week, but also when I travel and on the weekends. I just feel better and mentally balanced when I take it. I think it’s an amazing product for women. I love what Winged stands for and the care they put into their products specifically designed for women. Plus, they have so many more products than just Happy Start, such as a collagen powder, CBD, energy and sleep supplements, and more.


About the writer

Brittany Howard is an editor at Peake Media, a resource dedicated to educating and empowering health and fitness professionals. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her Instagram, and check out her personal blog for more reviews.