Samia Gore reportedly became the first Black woman to launch a line in The Vitamin Shoppe’s weight loss category.
The 40-year-old Detroit resident launched her TRIM line, which includes plant-based metabolism drops, energy drops, and appetite suppressant capsules, in over 700 Vitamin Shoppes nationwide on August 1, MSN reports.
“I was not always interested in health and wellness,” she said, according to the news outlet. “This is an industry that I basically fell in based on my own personal journey.”
Prior to creating a multimillion-dollar business, Gore was a human resource manager for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
“When I left my federal job, we were making my annual federal job salary on a monthly basis for a whole year, ” Gore said.
After having four children, Gore says she was determined to lose the 80 pounds she gained during her pregnancy. This caused her to begin researching healthy ways to lose weight and keep it off. She found that one of the things she didn’t have was a good vitamin supplement.
Gore says she tried multiple products, but none of them worked for her. She then began taking a weight loss supplement and had a few cosmetic procedures done, including a tummy tuck.
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SOURCE: BET, Paul Meara