Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Apple cider vinegar in gummy form.
May help with appetite, sugar cravings
Presence of money back guarantee
Many people seem to enjoy the product
Company is NOT NSF certified despite claim
Its scientific basis has little to no reliable evidence backing it
Conflicting testimonials about health benefits
Questions about the ability of the body to use apple cider vinegar in gummy form
Reports of side effects
Can Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies replace the traditional apple cider vinegar? Will it really give you the same health benefits as apple cider vinegar without the awful taste of the former? Is this Goli actually worth buying? Stay tuned because, in this review, you’re going to find out all you need to know about this product, who created it, and why you should really think twice before buying it!
I have noticed that there are a lot of reviews shilling for this supplement (especially on YouTube), and Goli has been heavily advertised both on TV shows and especially on social media. But don’t worry, this review won’t be shilling for this supplement (as many reviews out there are) but will present you with the facts. So buckle up and let’s begin!
Goli was launched in July 2018. It claims to be the ‘world’s first apple cider vinegar gummy’ that lets you ‘taste the apple, not the vinegar.’ In other words, Goli makes it possible for you to enjoy apple cider vinegar (ACV) without having to deal with the unpleasant taste of the traditional ACV.
Of course, getting rid of the awful taste of ACV is not only what Goli is all about. Let’s talk about them in the next section.
What Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies Will Supposedly Do For You
According to Goli, here’s what their ACV gummies will supposedly do for you:
- ‘Supports gut health for healthy digestion’
- ‘Supports a healthy immune system’
- ‘Helps improve energy’
- ‘Supports healthy weight management’
- ‘Helps reduce appetite’
- ‘Supports heart health’
However, the manufacturers didn’t say directly that Goli will help you achieve all these benefits. Instead, they attributed them all to Apple Cider Vinegar. Let’s briefly talk about ACV, shall we?
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a liquid substance made from fermented apples and water. It has an acidic taste that many find unpleasant.
ACV is often touted as a superfood. According to many health and wellness websites, ACV can support your overall health. Since it has zero calories and no carbs, fat, protein, and fiber, drinking it regularly will definitely not cause any weight gain. It’s no wonder that several people claim that ACV helped them in losing weight.
Aside from weight loss, ACV has also been credited for helping:
- Reduce blood sugar
- Decrease bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Combat yeast infections
- Treat acid reflux
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduce stress
- Treat some skin conditions and so on.
However, there is little to no peer-reviewed research confirming the effectiveness of ACV for most of these conditions. [Everyday Health]
Science Behind Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Goli has a science section on its website where they highlight what they call ‘the studies and science behind Goli.’ But all the studies highlighted do not say anything about Goli itself, but ACV. And as stated above, there is little or no peer-reviewed research to back up most of these claims.
Goli even went as far as to claim that their product ‘is considered to meet the guidelines for most “detox” diets’ just because their gummies supposedly contain ‘the mother’ (the cloudy substance that floats inside the traditional ACV). But we all know that there is no such thing as a detox diet, and even Goli acknowledges that there are no quality studies confirming the detoxing effects of ACV.
Another thing I noticed is that each time Goli admits that there are little to no quality studies confirming any of the supposed health benefits of ACV, they still went on to say that there is some ‘biological plausibility to the claim’ that warrants more study. This leads me to wonder: Is Goli based mainly on biological plausibility instead of proven scientific fact?
Again, all the scientific studies Goli published on their page were done using the traditional ACV, not Goli gummies. So I find it weird that the company is trying to use those studies to market their gummies which, by the way, does NOT consist of only ACV. Let’s talk about them in the next section.
Ingredients of Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Apart from ACV, the other ingredients Goli highlights include
- Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Citric acid
- Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
Other ingredients of Goli include:
- Organic tapioca syrup
- ‘Organic cane sugar’
- Sodium citrate
- Malic acid
- Organic carrot
- Organic black currant for color and flavor
Now while there is no question about the health benefits of some of these ingredients, reading this list makes me wonder why Goli decided to base the marketing of their gummies on the supposed health benefits of ACV alone. Anyway, it’s time to find out more about this company. Who are they?
Goli Nutrition: Who are They?
Goli Nutrition is the company behind Goli ACV gummies. It is based in West Hollywood, CA.
According to the info on their website, they are a ‘people-focused company’ whose ‘goal was to create an easy, nutritious and delicious way for everyone to incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar into their daily routine.’ They are not BBB-accredited yet, which is okay since they are just a new company.
Goli Nutrition boasts of an all-female ‘Nutritional Advisory Board‘ consisting of registered dietitians and medical doctors. One of them is even the host of a food show on ABC News 4. But as we’ve seen from my ASEA Redox review, the fact that they have ‘a team of the brightest minds in the health industry’ does NOT necessarily mean that they are selling you a good health product.
Goli launched their product via numerous ads on social media and paid appearances on mainstream TV shows (like Ellen DeGeneres Show). There’s nothing wrong with that but I’m always skeptical of non-FDA-approved health products pushed by celebrities. So celebrity endorsements of Goli don’t convince me.
How To Use Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies?
Goli recommends that you take 1-2 gummies three times a day. One gummy contains 500mg of Apple Cider Vinegar, which is 10 times smaller than one teaspoon of the traditional ACV (5 grams or 5000mg). So taking 6 Goli gummies per day is equivalent to taking 3000mg of ACV (i.e. less than 1 teaspoon of ACV) per day.
Meanwhile, Goli claims that two of their gummies ‘provides slightly more than one tablespoon of the recommended dose of Apple Cider Vinegar.’ They also add that the ACV found in Goli is ‘concentrated’ unlike the liquid form, which has ‘94% water.’
Are There Any Side Effects of Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies?
Goli didn’t tell us anything about their gummies causing side effects. However, I saw reviews of some users who complained of diarrhea, heartburn, stomach pain, and increased blood pressure. So beware.
Cost of Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
One bottle of Goli costs $19. Each bottle has 60 gummies, which is equivalent to a month’s supply.
Goli also offers the following packages:
- A 3-month supply for $57
- A 5-month supply at a discounted $89
Each order on their website comes with ‘free shipping’ … and it ships ‘worldwide.’
Goli also comes with a ’30-day money-back guarantee.’ So if you’re unsatisfied with the product, return it to them within 30 days of purchase for your money back.
Goli also claims that they ‘will donate a 6-Month Supply of Essential Vitamins to a Child with malnutrition, through our 1-For-1 Grant partnership with Vitamin Angels.’ But again, don’t let this influence your buying decision. Why? because scammers also use this very Vitamin Angels tactic to sell their scams. You can see an example of this in my KetoWeightLoss.com review.
- It’s cheap
- A lot of users say that it has a great taste
- Many people seem to enjoy the product
- May help control appetite and suppress sugar cravings
1. Goli is NOT NSF Certified Despite Claim
Goli has a ‘Certifications’ section on their website where they claim that their product is, among other things, made in an ‘NSF and GMP-Certified facility.’ They also provided an NSF certificate to prove it but as you can clearly see below, the name on the certificate is redacted. That doesn’t make sense, right?
Luckily for us though, NSF keeps an online database of all the companies they have certified. I went over there and searched for Goli Nutrition Inc., which turned up no results. Translation: Goli Nutrition is NOT certified by NSF.
Now, where have I seen that before? Yes, Zenith Labs – the shady company behind numerous scams like Zenith Hearing X3 – also falsely claimed that their company is NSF certified.
FYI: NSF is an accredited international organization founded in 1944 to ensure the quality of public health products and services.
2. Little To No Reliable Scientific Evidence For Apple Cider Vinegar
As I noted earlier, Goli gummies bases all its health benefits on the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar in tackling health conditions like diabetes and obesity. But while there are studies seemingly affirming their claims, the reality is that there is insufficient scientific evidence that confirms the effectiveness of ACV … and that is after years of studying it. That’s not to say, however, that ACV doesn’t work. It’s just that it has not been scientifically proven beyond every reasonable doubt. So what Goli is doing is a bit of a stretch, to put it mildly.
3. Conflicting Testimonials about Health Benefits
Now while the overwhelming majority of testimonials regarding Goli are positive, I can’t help but notice that most of them talk about how tasty the gummies are. Of course, we know that each gummy contains 1 gram of ‘organic’ sugar (which is significant) and fruit flavors so it’s expected that people with a sweet tooth will definitely enjoy it. But that doesn’t mean that it’s a great product for your health just because it has great taste. On the flip side, however, it can be a good way of controlling sugar cravings.
Also, I saw some testimonials claiming that Goli relieved their heartburn and other ailments. At the same time, however, I saw other users saying that they had to stop taking the product because it caused them to develop heartburn, nausea, stomach pain, and a host of other ailments. Most of these complaints came from those who finished at least 1 bottle.
4. Questions About the Bioavailability of Apple Cider Vinegar in Gummy Form
The traditional apple cider vinegar is consumed in a liquid form, but Goli offers it in a gummy form. The problem is that there is no scientific evidence that the human body can reap the touted health benefits of ACV in gummy form. All known studies of ACV were done using the liquid form and unfortunately, Goli did not provide us with any scientific study proving that the body can use the ACV found in their gummies (just like PuraThrive did).
Final Conclusion: You May Try Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies. But Don’t Expect Any Health Benefits
In my opinion, Goli Apple Cider Vinegar gummies are nothing more than glorified candy. I don’t see it aiding you in losing weight, supporting heart health, and the like. You’re better off taking the original ACV or better still, finding better programs and products for your specific health needs (some of which you can find in my Whitelist). However, if you still insist on trying it, then go ahead. I’m not stopping you.
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