Goli, called the world's first apple cider vinegar gummy is heavily promoted on the internet by influencers and on TV. For those who don't like the taste of apple cider vinegar, these chewable gummies would seem a godsend for those who want the benefits of ACV without the bad taste. So are Goli apple cider vinegar gummies legit? What about weight loss? Are they the real deal or a scam? In this review, you'll learn about the ingredients and research as well as many other things. Let's see if Goli gummies are right for you.
Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits
The gummies are touted to help provide the following benefits:
- weight loss
- reducing appetite
- better digestion
- improved skin
- better immune function
- heart health
In this review, I'll focus on the weight loss research and touch on the heart health evidence too.
Goli Supplement Facts
Here is the nutrition information for eating 1 gummy
|Amount Per Gummy||Percent Daily Value|
|Total Carbs||3.5||1% DV|
|Total Sugars||1 g||2% DV|
|Apple Cider Vinegar (5% Acetic Acid)||500 mg||N/A|
|Organic Beet Root||40 mcg||N/A|
|Organic Pomegranate||40 mcg||N/A|
|Folic Acid||120 mcg||50% DV|
|Vitamin B12||1.2 mcg||50% DV|
Summary of ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar makes up most of the ingredients (500mg)
- The amounts of beetroot and pomegranate are negligible. They may help mask the taste of the vinegar.
- The apple cider vinegar is not listed as being organic
Here's a list of the other ingredients, in order as they appear on the label: Organic tapioca syrup, water, organic cane sugar, pectin, sodium citrate, citric acid, malic acid, natural flavor, organic carrot, organic apple, organic blackcurrant (for color and flavor)
These other ingredients don't play any role in the benefits of the gummies.
No clinical research on Goli gummies could be located. The supplement website does list various studies to support the use of apple cider vinegar. That's good. But none of the investigations listed involved Goli gummies themselves. That doesn't mean they don't work. Let's look at the research on apple cider vinegar to get a better idea.
Video Review of Research
Apple Cider Vinegar Research
When it comes to weight loss, the acetic acid in ACV is thought to be key. Watch the video or read the studies below for more insights.
Weight Loss Evidence
In one study 155 overweight people were given either a placebo (water) or two different amounts of ACV
- 1 tablespoon
- 2 tablespoon
Results showed those taking ACV lost 2.5 to 4 pounds more than the placebo group when used for 3 months. Other ACV benefits seen included:
- less body fat
- reduced triglycerides
- reduced waist circumference
- reduced visceral fat (the worst kind of fat)
In another study, 39 overweight people were put on a low-calorie diet for 12 weeks. Some of them were also given 2 tablespoons (1 oz) of apple cider vinegar. While the diet group lost 5 pounds, those drinking apple cider vinegar lost 9 pounds. In addition, those drinking ACV also had:
- lower triglycerides
- reduced appetite
- higher HDL (good cholesterol)
Other Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits
The Goli website mentions how the supplement can also help:
- healthy digestion
- skin health
- immune system
- energy levels
The company does cite studies to support these claims. But those studies did not involve ACV gummies. Some of the benefits are attributed to vitamin B12, which the supplement also has.
Pectin, soluble fiber is also mentioned as helping gut health. But since fiber is not listed on the Supplement Facts, the pectin in the supplement is probably not much. The pectin comes from orange peels.
Goli vs. Apple Cider Vinegar
So how do these gummies stack up against drinking apple cider vinegar? Hard to say because there are no studies comparing any gummy supplement to any kind of vinegar
Who Makes Goli Gummies?
The company is called Goli Nutrition Inc. The company address is:
8430 Santa Monica Blvd # 240 West Hollywood, CA 90069-4221.
Contact by phone: (888) 345-1452
The Better Business Bureau gave the company a C rating when this review was updated. See the BBB file for updates.
Where Can You Buy Goli?
You can purchase directly from Goli.com as well as local stores such as CVS, Walmart, Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, and Target.
You can purchase it directly from the company too.
How Much Does It Cost?
Prices may vary but these were listed on the company website:
- 1 bottle (1 month supply): $19
- 3 bottles (3 month supply) $57
- 5 bottles (5 month supply) $89
All orders include free shipping. Here it is on Amazon too
Goli vs. The Competition
Realize that Goli is not the only ACV gummies out there. A few others to be aware of include:
So what are the best apple cider gummies? No studies have compared one brand of gummy to another. If your goal is weight loss, then comparing the amounts of acetic acid they contain may help you decide. Acetic acid has been shown to help when used at 750-1500 mg a day for 3 months.
Goli Gummies vs. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
So the advantage of a gummy is that it will taste better than drinking ACV. In addition, there is less mess if you are trying to pour it into a tablespoon. But, keep in mind there are no studies on ACV gummies.
1 How do they taste?
Some describe a tart taste but it's not bad. The masking of the ACV taste is probably because of the pomegranate and beetroot.
2 Instructions for use
On the bottle, it says to take 2-3 gummies per day with or without food. However, on the Goli website, it's recommended to take 1-2 gummies 3 times a day (that's 6). So which is it? The company says 2 gummies are equal to a shot of apple cider vinegar.
3 Are they FDA approved?
The US FDA does not approve or test dietary supplements before they are sold to the public.
4 What's the name mean?
The name is a reference to goals, especially achievable goals. The supplement is supposed to help bring you closer to your goals.
5 How many calories?
Each Goli gummy has 12 calories and 500 mg of apple cider vinegar (25 mg acetic acid).
6 What about tooth enamel?
There have been some reports of apple cider vinegar eroding dental enamel. This can lead to cavities and gum disease. But, these reports come from people drinking the liquid – and sometimes drinking a lot of it. Reports of dental enamel breakdown from gummies have not been reported. While this is probably rare, to be safe rinse your mouth out with water after consuming.
7 Does Goli have the Mother?
The Mother is a combination of yeast and bacteria and it what gives apple cider vinegar liquid a cloudy appearance. Some think the Mother helps the microbiome. Goli is said to be made “unfiltered” which means it didn't filter out the Mother during processing. So, yes it has the Mother.
8 Can it help with bloating?
There's no good proof Goli helps with bloating or feelings of sluggishness. It may or may not. No proof, either way, could be located.
9 Is it made in America?
The gummies are made in the USA (California) using both U.S. and globally sourced ingredients. The ingredients come from both America and other countries.
10 Are they Kosher?
Yes. they are is kosher. They are also non-GMO, gelatin-free, soy-free, have no artificial flavors or colors and are certified organic.
11 Will it help me lose weight?
Keep in mind that there is little before and after data on the gummies and weight loss. Looking at testimonials, some have said it helped and others have said it didn't. In some online reviews and testimonials, ACV gummies were only used for 1 month. That's not enough time to see significant weight loss. Studies showing ACV helps people lose weight have lasted 3 months. Also, remember the weight loss seen might be just 2-4 pounds more than just reducing calories.
Here is what I feel is an honest review from Just Jen
Watch on her Youtube channel if you prefer.
12 Any complaints?
Complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau seem to mostly deal with refunds and not getting their auto-ship orders on time. While the Goli gummy company is not a BBB accredited business, to their credit, they do respond to complaints. See the BBB site for a list of complaints. Some voicing concerns on Amazon said the gummies did not work.
13 What about auto-shipments?
The company does not do auto-shipments. That's a good thing as it avoids unauthorized charges on your credit card.
14 Goli return policy
You have a 30-day money-back guarantee on both opened and unopened bottles. The 30 days starts when you receive your shipment. You will have to pay to send them back. Before returning the supplements, contact the company and get a return merchandise authorization number (RMA) to help with tracking.
Goli Gummy Pro & Con
Here's a quick rundown of pros and cons. your opinions may be different.
|Convenient||Research on gummies is lacking|
|Made in the USA|
What Do I Suggest
If you want all the science-proven benefits of apple cider vinegar, then that's what I suggest – liquid apple cider vinegar. If the taste is not appealing, you can put add it to a smoothie or salad, or other food. Hot or cold, it doesn't matter. You don't need to use much, only 1/2 to 2 tablespoons a day.
Goli Gummy Side Effects
No side effects were known when this review was updated. While minimal side effects would be expected for most people, there are some things to keep in mind. Here is a list of things to consider when using ACV gummies. This list is not complete:
- Start with less than recommended for the first week
- Chew gummies thoroughly before swallowing
- Rinse your mouth with water afterward
- If you take blood thinners like warfarin ask your doctor
- Speak to your doctor if you have high blood pressure or kidney problems
- Stop all supplements at least 2 weeks before surgery, unless your doctor tells you otherwise
- Talk to your doctor if you have diabetes. ACV may lower blood sugar levels.
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding ask their doctor
- If you have diarrhea stop taking the gummies. Apple cider vinegar may reduce potassium levels. So too can diarrhea. The combination may lower potassium too much.
Does Goli Gummies Work?
When it comes to weight loss benefits, maybe but I'd like to see some proof. If you're going to try it for weight loss then go in with eyes wide open and don't expect a miracle. As for other benefits like lowering blood sugar and triglycerides, it's possible and the best way to know for sure is to test your levels before you start the supplement and then after a month or so.
Mary Creed says
Has anyone reported a tingly tongue after eating gummies?
Joe Cannon says
Hi Mary, I don’t recall hearing that from anyone. How soon after eating the gummies does it happen and how long does it last?
Mohammed W Sulaiman says
Good Morning Joe,
I am convinced that I saw an email from you late last night on the topic ” ketosis and ketogenetic”. I woke up this morning to read your article hoping I would see some information on —weight loss crave– KETO-GT.
However, the email is no longer there. Did you retrieve? or am I hallucinating?
Have you reviewed KETO=GT? Anxiously awaiting your response.
Mo (Mohammed Sulaiman)
Joe Cannon says
Hi Mohammed, I just posted a video on ketogenic supplements https://youtu.be/_t6or3plAV8
I wonder if you saw that. You may be very interested in what the research tends to show about them
I will take a look at Keto GT. look for a review soon
This was the best review I’ve seen on Goli gummies so far! So many people are talking about how great Goli is but nobody talked about the science and research – until I found your review. Thank you SO MUCH! I may give these a try for a few months and compare to the ACV you suggested to see if there is any difference.
Joe Cannon says
Jenny, thank you for saying that! You also gave me an idea too. I may do an experiment on myself comparing Goli gummies to apple cider vinegar. I think that will be a fun thing to do. Thanks for the idea 🙂
Would love for you to review our Swolverine ACV gummy as well! Send you a review
Joe Cannon says
Alexandria, I will add Swolverine apple cider vinegar gummies to my list to review. Thank you for the heads up on them.
Loved the videos and the pro / con part too. Thanks so much. You’ve given me a lot to think about. I may try the gummies first and see how they do and then switch to real apple cider vinegar to compare them too.
Joe Cannon says
Janet thanks so much. Doing your own experiment like that sounds like a good idea. If you come to any conclusions about what works better, do let me know.
Regina Burston-Valley says
This is an awesome report. Wished I had 5 months ago prior to buying 5 Goli bottles. Took a few gummys then just stopped. May start back…goal is to reduce my little stubborn belly fat and A1C from 6.8. It was 8.6 over Christmas then I drastically changed eating habits. Have always been active.
I’m your former student…my husband and I took your course years ago at Harford Community College to become personal trainers. Thanks again
Joe Cannon says
Regina, so nice to hear from you again! That is amazing that you were able to reduce your A1C from 8.6 to 6.8!!! You are making traffic progress in such a short period of time. I have no doubts you will be at 6 and less before too long. As I probably said in class, every 1 number decrease in A1C levels reduces the risk of dying by about 20%. So by dropping your A1C by over 2 points, you did a really great thing!
If you try the gummies again let me know what happens. As you know the eating and exercise are important things. You have made tremendous progress. I’m really glad for you 🙂