Why Shop at Go Vita?
Buying products from your Go Vita store instead of at a big supermarket chain is better for your health and your local economy.
Your local Go Vita store is your go-to destination for nutritious and tasty food and reputable and effective health supplements and herbal medicines. Also, unlike a supermarket, you are served by professionals who are appropriately qualified to give natural health advice and who are genuinely interested in your wellbeing. Did you know, for example, that Go Vita employs over 300 natural health practitioners across their stores nationwide, which means that accurate information about products and personalised recommendations on what will be of most benefit to you is readily available to you. Here are our top reasons why you should shop at your local Go Vita store:
1. Go Vita is at the cutting edge
Consumer interest in cleaner, healthier and more socially responsible products is on the rise. Typically, many of these product ranges start out small-scale and local, and they do not have the budget for multi-media advertising campaigns, relying instead on word-of-mouth and professional recommendations from knowledgeable natural health practitioners and experts, such as those working in a Go Vita store.
This is also why there is always something new to discover and try in a Go Vita store – as research into natural foods, herbs and nutrition continues to grow around the world, these findings generate new ideas and products. Many of these products are exclusive to health shops, for example: NutriVital health supplements, Organic Road and Natural Road foods and Cleopatra’s Certified Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
2. Go Vita has pretty much everything you need
Go Vita carries all the basic food staples like nuts, muesli, cereals, dried fruit, honey, spreads, teas, coffee substitutes, eggs, juices, drinks, chocolate, desserts and ice-cream, and flours, bread and cake mixes and grains. As a bonus, some of these products may be bought in bulk rather than in prepared and pre-packaged amounts, which is generally more cost-effective. Go Vita stores also offer an extensive range of functional foods, such as gut-healthy sauerkraut, kombucha, and yoghurt, sports nutrition products, energy bars, children’s snack foods and protein powders, along with natural health supplements, herbal and homoeopathic medicines, soap and shampoo, nail polish, lip balm, natural beauty, skincare and toiletry products, eco-friendly household cleaning products, pet food and books on health, cooking and nutrition. Your local Go Vita store is a one-stop shop where everything you purchase will be cleaner, safer and more effective, therefore improving not only your health and that of your family, but the planet as well.
3. Go Vita is allergy-free
If you or someone in your household suffers from a food allergy or sensitivity, you can rest assured that your friendly Go Vita store will be able to provide you with alternatives to all common food and household products that are free from gluten, sugar, alcohol, nuts, and dairy, as well as being free from chemical toxins, such as artificial colours, preservatives and flavourings.
4. Go Vita has great gift ideas
Searching for a beautiful and thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day or Christmas? Your local Go Vita store can provide many practical and beautiful gift ideas, ranging from organic artisanal chocolates and luscious all-natural body scrubs, bath salts and lotions to clean-burning soy wax candles, eco-friendly water bottles, do-it-yourself beeswax wrap kits, cookbooks, and great health-enhancing gadgets, such as a sprouter to grow your own sprouts or an essential oil diffuser, to fill your home or office with soothing scents.
5. Go Vita is local
Instead of buying honey that was harvested in another country and then heat-treated and packaged in plastic, wouldn’t it be nicer to choose a natural honey that came from local hives? Or, rather than buy a commercial brand of soap that contains harsh surfactants and potentially irritating perfumes and has been shrink-wrapped in plastic, to be able to choose a hand-milled goat’s milk soap that has come from an Australian farm? Besides providing products and food that are not anywhere near as processed as supermarket varieties, shopping locally means using less fuel, and it supports your community and our country. It also feels good to do it – responsible, adult and caring. Take your own shopping bag, so you cut down on packaging waste as well.
6. Go Vita is a co-op
Go Vita is a co-operative and every one of our stores are independently owned and operated. As a co-op Go Vita stores are community-based, they are committed to the sustainable development of their communities - environmentally, socially and economically. You will see this commitment in our stores’ support for community activities, local sourcing of product to benefit the local economy, and of course in our store’s decision-making that considers the impact on their local community.
In short, deciding to support a local, independently owned business, is a great way for you to show your support for your local community