Garden of Life
Garden of Life is “fanatical about food,” as they say. And whether they’re making vitamins, protein powders, or probiotics, they always start the process with real foods, which is what gives their formulas the power to help you perform your best. While questionable chemicals and unnatural ingredients may enable other companies to quickly mass produce supplements, Garden of Life dares to be different by being uncompromisingly focused on health. They believe that good products take time, are made by hand, and grow in rich, organic, non-GMO soil with plenty of sunlight, air, and water. When ready, ingredients are harvested, treated with care, and turned into a nutritious food supplement for you to enjoy. Garden of Life’s three quality principles Every Garden of Life product is guided by these three important principles: 1. The power of whole foods Garden of Life believes that your body was created to eat, process, and derive nutrition from real, healthy foods. So, when they create products, the company starts by questioning what high-quality foods (and therefore nutrients) are missing most from people’s diets and creates those supplements that can positively impact health. 2. Using only the good stuff Garden of Life also pays very close attention to what is kept out of their goods. They believe that if an ingredient doesn’t appear naturally in food, then it shouldn’t be in your supplements or body, either. 3. Knowing where everything comes from What makes Garden of Life’s products so special is traceability, or knowing where each ingredient comes from. That includes not only knowing where it’s grown, but also surveying the farming practices that go into harvesting it, including how a source pays and treats their workers. Garden of Life also pride themselves on carrying a line of USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project verified products, which means the most rigorous of standards are adhered to in manufacturing their goods. As well, the Garden of Life product line is certified gluten-free, kosher, and vegan. Garden of Life products Garden of Life sells a number of organic health supplements. If you need a boost of protein or the doctor says you need more vitamins in your diet, don’t worry—they have you covered. Below is a list of of just a few Garden of Life products that Thrive Market carries: Garden of Life Vitamin Code RAW D3 Milk—it does a body good. That’s because it has vitamin D, which is known to be beneficial for bones. But instead of drinking your daily supply, Garden of Life offers Vitamin Code RAW D3 capsules. Each contains 5,000 IU of vitamin D, which is about 1,250 percent of the daily recommended amount. Garden of Life RAW Cleanse System Garden of Life’s RAW Cleanse System is meant to detoxify your body and provide for good digestive health. These cleansing products are completely vegan and are made only with raw, natural ingredients. It’s perfect to have on hand after overdoing it during the holidays or a vacation—or any time you want to reboot your system. Garden of Life RAW Perfect Food - Chocolate Cacao This new supplement by Garden of life contains 34 nutritious, raw, organically-grown sprouts and veggie juices, which are thought to improve energy levels. And because grasses are juiced and dried in cold temperatures within an hour of harvesting, it locks in all that concentrated nutrition. As well, this formula also has raw cacao, which provides a tasty, rich dark chocolate flavor and benefits of its own. Garden of Life RAW Organic Protein Powder Discover the nutritive power of living seeds and grains with this certified organic, vegan protein powder. With 13 raw and organic sprouts, this can be an excellent source of protein by providing 17 grams, or 33 percent of the daily recommended value. Throw a scoop in your post-workout smoothie or use in a breakfast shake to get the morning started right. Garden of Life gives back The world can be a complicated place, and Garden of Life wants to do their part in making it better for those in need. To do so, they’ve partnered with the following organizations to empower and improve lives. National Parkinson Foundation The NPF is a highly respected organization with the goal to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease and help improve the lives of those that have been diagnosed. Each sale of Garden of Life Oceans 3 Better Brain (a product which promotes neurological and brain function) directly supports the NPF with a portion of the earnings from sales donated to the organization. WomenHeart For every bottle of Oceans 3 Healthy Hormones sold, Garden of Life donates a portion of proceeds to WomenHeart. This organization’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with, or at risk of contracting heart disease.