Goli Nutrition, Vade Nutrition win DSN/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Awards
Goli Nutrition won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers' Choice Award for its Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies during ECRM’s Vitamin, Weight Management, Sports Nutrition & Hemp Solutions session last week in Orlando, Fla. Vade Nutrition was a finalist for its dissolvable protein scoops and pre-workout supplements.
Both were selected from among dozens of entries that were displayed at the session’s hospitality area. Buyers cast their votes based on product innovation and packaging.
“Both winners have developed unique innovations for the delivery of nutritional supplements,” said Tony Giovanini, senior vice president of health and beauty care at ECRM. “Goli found a way to make apple cider vinegar delicious, and Vade makes it easy to take your protein and pre-workout supplements on the go. Congratulations to both winners!”
Goli Nutrition’s Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy masks the harsh taste of apple cider vinegar, while still retaining all of its many health benefits for digestion, complexion, weight reduction, body detoxification, heart health and energy. The product is organic, non-GMO, vegan and free of preservatives, gluten, chemicals, corn syrup, dairy, wheat and any artificial ingredients, sweeteners and colors, the company said.
Goli also is working with Vitamin Angels to help combat childhood malnutrition. Each Goli Gummy purchase enables Vitamin Angels to provide a child in need with a six-month supply of vitamins and minerals.
VADE Nutrition was launched by college athletes Joe and Megan Johnson more than three years ago when they realized how inconvenient it was to take nutritional supplements on the go. They came up with the concept to have each serving prepacked in a dissolvable food-grade film to eliminate the mess and hassle associated with nutritional powders — or as Joe Johnson puts it, "We make real nutrition really convenient for real people.”
Its Dissolvable Protein Scoops and Dissolvable Pre-Workout Packs are premeasured and instantly dissolve in water. The protein is a lactose-free, gluten-free whey protein isolate. It is one of the highest quality and leanest protein powders on the market, according to the company, with zero fat, zero sugar, 90 calories, 1 g of carbohydrates and 20 g of protein.
The blue raspberry pre-workout is packed with ingredients developed for performance, pump and energy. The narrow, dissolvable stick-shaped packs make it easy to drop into any water bottle. The company recently received investments on ABC’s "Shark Tank" from Mark Cuban and guest shark Alex Rodriguez.