There’s something truly special about a Natural Choice Award. The honorees in all 18 categories are selected by retailers who choose the products that have made the greatest impact on their business for the year. Some of the names you’ll recognize. Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp. takes home the trophy for Full Supplement Line three years running. New this year is RXBAR, which won the Best Nutrition Bar category. Thanks to all who voted – through our printed ballot or the new digital voting system. We tallied the votes and broke the ties using our What’s Selling column. Congratulations to all the winners and to the runners-up.SUPPLEMENTS: FULL LINE Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation It’s year three for Bluebonnet Nutrition in the full line category. Having its own state-of-the-art, kosher-certified, cGMP-compliant facility ensures quality control from start to finish. Third-party certifications include NSF GMP Registered, NSF Certified for Sport, KOF-K Kosher Certified, USDA Organic and more. 12915 Dairy Ashford Road, SugarLand, TX, 77478,

SUPPLEMENTS: SPORTS NUTRITION Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation, 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate Sourced from grass-fed cows not treated by antibiotics, Bluebonnet uses a special low-temperature processing method for its 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate which leaves the proteins and immunoglobins intact. 12915 Dairy Ashford Road, SugarLand, TX, 77478,

SUPPLEMENTS: BONE/JOINT HEALTH New Chapter, Bone Strength Take Care Bone Strength Take Care from New Chapter supports bone, joint and heart health. It’s formulated with clinical-strength plant calcium to help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, with fermented vitamin D3 to help the body absorb calcium effectively and support bone density. 90 Technology Drive, Brattleboro, VT, 05301, www.newchapter.comSUPPLEMENTS: HEART HEALTH Natural Factors, Coenzyme Q10 Natural Factors Coenzyme Q10 is 100% natural, consisting only of the trans isomer identical to the body’s own CoQ10 – supporting cardiovascular health and cellular vigor. 14224 167th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA, 98272, www.naturalfactors.comSUPPLEMENTS: IMMUNE HEALTH Nature’s Way, Sambucus Nature’s Way goes to the hills of Austria to seek out the purest elderberries. Tested for bioavailability, this sambucus contains a higher level of naturally-occurring flavonoids. 825 Challenger Drive, Green Bay, WI, 54311, www.naturesway.comSUPPLEMENTS: WEIGHT LOSS Bio Nutrition, Garcinia Cambogia Extract Bio Nutrition uses the finest quality Garcinia Cambogia Extract in an easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsule to help support healthy glucose levels and boosted metabolism. 3580 Oceanside Road, Unit 5, Oceanside, NY, 11572, www.bionutritioninc.comSUPPLEMENTS: DIGESTIVE HEALTH Enzymedica, Digest Gold Digest Gold supports the body in breaking down carbohydrates, fats, fiber and protein. It is 100% vegetarian. 771 Commerce Drive, Venice, FL, 34292, www.enzymedica.comSUPPLEMENTS: CHILDREN’S Nordic Naturals, Nordic Berries Vitamins A, B, C, D3, E, zinc and more. This iconic gummy multivitamin comes in classic sweet-and-sour citrus and cherry berry. Pectin-based and gelatin-free, it’s for ages 2+, containing no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservations. Free of gluten, yeast, soy and milk derivatives. 111 Jennings Drive, Watsonville, CA, 95076, www.nordicnaturals.comSUPPLEMENTS: HERBS New Chapter, Turmeric Force Turmeric Force offers dual extracts of pure and potent whole turmeric, supporting healthy inflammation response, brain health and heart health. 90 Technology Drive, Brattleboro, VT, 05301, www.newchapter.comFOODS: ORGANIC Flora, Brown Flax Seed A source of naturally occurring, high-quality omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and lignans, Flora Brown Flax Seed is certified organic and nitrogen flushed when bagged to further ensure freshness. 7400 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada, www.florahealth.comFOODS: VEGAN Daiya, Cheddar Style Shreds Perennial favorite Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds melt and stretch the way dairy-based cheeses do and work with nachos, queso dip, pizza and more. This plant-based alternative is dairy-, gluten- and soy-free. 2768 Rupert St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5M 3T7, www.daiyafoods.comFOODS: BEVERAGES GT’s Kombucha GT Kombucha Drinks have been around for more than 20 years, are filled with antioxidants and enzymes, are USDA-certified organic and contain probiotic strains like B.coagulans and S.boulardii. P.O. Box 2352, Beverly Hills, CA, 90213, www.gtslivingfoods.comFOODS: SENSITIVE DIETS Ener-G, Light Tapioca Bread Verified non-GMO, this light low-phenylalanine gluten-free bread is also free of wheat, casein, dairy, egg, soy and nuts. Made with tapioca flour, it is light, soft and airy. 5960 1st Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98108, www.ener-g.comFOODS: NUTRITION BAR RXBAR Protein Bar, Maple Sea Salt RXBARs are whole food protein bars with no added sugar, no gluten, no soy, no dairy, no GMO and containing 12 g of egg white protein, 3 g of fiber, 210 calories. Perfect as a breakfast bar-on-the-go, pre- and post-workout bite, or between-meal snack. 225 West Ohio, Suite 500, Chicago, IL, 60654, www.rxbar.comHABA: SKIN CARE Aura Cacia, Argan Oil This USDA organic skin care oil from Morocco is minimally refined to ensure the essential fatty acids remain intact for maximum antioxidant skin benefit. P.O. Box 299, 3021 78th St., Norway, IA, 52318, www.auracacia.comHABA: HAIR CARE Acure Organics, Curiously Clarifying Lemongrass Conditioner This conditioner washes away buildup and treats hair to a double dose of organic oils infused with lemongrass. Gentle enough for everyday cleansing. Better Planet Brands, 1850 SE 17th St., Suite 106A, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316, www.acureorganics.comHABA: Personal Care Reserveage Nutrition, Beautiful Legs with Diosmin This one-of-a-kind formula uses clinically researched Diosmin to help maintain healthy blood flow and circulation along with a proprietary resveratrol blend plus Butcher’s Broom and Horse Chestnut. Reserveage Nutrition, 4800 T-Rex Ave., Boca Raton, FL, 33431, www.reserveage.comPET CARE Nordic Naturals, Omega-3 Full Line These products provide the Omega-3 essential fatty acids — eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — that are essential nutrients for cats and dogs just as they are for humans. 111 Jennings Drive, Watsonville, CA, 95076,

Natural Choice Awards Runners-Up

Supplements - Full Line: Redd Remedies Supplements - Sports Nutrition: Tera’s MCT Oil Supplements - Weight Loss: Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation, Skinny Garcinia Vegetable Capsules Supplements - Heart Health: Nordic Naturals, Ultimate Omega Supplements - Bone/Joint Health: Redd Remedies, Joint Health Advanced Supplements - Immune Health: Irwin Naturals, Immuno-Shield Supplements - Digestive Health: Just Thrive, Probiotic Supplements - Herbs: Gaia Herbs, Turmeric Supreme Extra Strength Supplements - Children: Redd Remedies, Children’s Sinus Support Food - Organic: Bragg Live Foods, Apple Cider Vinegar Food - Vegan: Flora, Baobites Pomegranate Food - Sensitive Diets: Schär, GF Baguette Food - Nutrition Bars: Bulletproof, Vanilla Bars Food - Beverages: Reed’s, Ginger Brew HABA - Skin Care: Mellissa B Naturally, Pack Your Bags with Caffeine Eye Cream HABA - Hair Care: Giovanni Cosmetics, Smooth as Silk Conditioner HABA - Personal Care: My Magic Mud, Activated Charcoal Toothpaste for Whitening Pet Care - Bach Rescue Remedy Pets

Published in WholeFoods Magazine April 2018