Vitamin Code Raw D3 by Garden of Life
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw D3 5000 IU - 60 Capsules
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw D3. Vitamin Code RAW Vitamin D3 is different from any other vitamin D nutritional supplement available today. In following with the Vitamin Code philosophy, RAW Vitamin D3 is a whole food vitamin D complex that is gluten- and dairy-free with no soy allergens, binders or fillers, and contains raw probiotics and enzymes. More importantly, Vitamin Code RAW D3 is a raw source of vitamin D3.
Why Do I Need Vitamin D?
As vitamin D deficiency has become more prevalent, the attention and focus paid to vitamin D have increased, and for good reason. Most people familiar with vitamin D understand that this nutrient is essential to skeletal system health. Along with calcium, vitamin D is considered vital for maintaining healthy bones. Vitamin D actually regulates the use of calcium in the body by dramatically increasing its absorption and utilization.
Much of the interest in vitamin D stems from the fact that it’s found throughout the body in over 600 receptor sites including the brain and the heart. Due to the fact that vitamin D receptors are so prevalent in the body, research has increased on vitamin D, and seemingly everyday new studies tout the health benefits of vitamin D consumption.
Recent studies have also shown that vitamin D supports immune health by helping to regulate the immune system. The brain is home to dozens of vitamin D receptor sites, and vitamin D has been shown to enhance memory and concentration. Vitamin D supports healthy digestion, again since receptor sites are found from the mouth all the way through the intestines. Healthy vitamin D levels support two increasing areas of concern—breast health for women and prostate health for men.
Why Choose Vitamin Code RAW D3?
Typically found in two forms, D2 and D3, both have been shown to be effective in clinical studies to raising vitamin D levels in the blood. However, vitamin D3 is preferred since it’s metabolized much better in the body and is in the form that comes from the most natural sources possible—the sun and our food.
Vitamin Code RAW D3 is the only RAW, vegetarian, whole food vitamin D3 formulated with RAW Food-Created Nutrients™. Cultivated with live probiotics, antioxidants, enzymes and nutrient-specific peptides, RAW Food-Created Nutrients provide natural recognition of nutrients by your body to support:
- Healthy Bones & Joints
- Healthy Colon & Digestion
- Memory & Concentration
- Breast & Prostate Health
- Proper Cell Replication
- Immune System
If you are interested in experiencing extraordinary health — when you want the best — feed your body with Vitamin Code RAW D3 — the hottest nutrient under the sun.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why did Garden of Life come out with a new Line of Multivitamins?
A: Garden of Life strives to offer customers cutting edge products based on scientific advances in producing natural food products and dietary supplements. A new unique method producing RAW Food -Created Nutrients has enabled Garden of Life to produce the new VITAMIN CODE line.
Q: What is VITAMIN CODE?
A: VITAMIN CODE is a new cutting edge line of raw food vitamins. VITAMIN CODE formulas are made with individually cultivated RAW Food-Created Nutrients with their unique Code Factors intact, enabling natural recognition as food by your body.
Q: What are RAW Food-Created Nutrients?
A: Raw Food-Created Nutrients are delivered "body ready", including live enzymes and probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and other bioactive Code Factors to nourish as intended by nature.
Q: How is VITAMIN CODE Raw and is it processed or treated in any way?
A: All VITAMIN CODE formulas and ingredients have been thoroughly reviewed and audited to ensure they are uncooked, untreated and unadulterated. Additionally, they contain none of the binders or fillers that many other vitamin formulas contain. VITAMIN CODE formulas are delivered in capsule form, avoiding high heat or high pressure in the manufacturing process.
Q: What are the benefits of consuming a Raw Vitamin?
A: Naturally occurring vitamins and minerals contained in whole foods are accompanied by essential co-factors that enable the absorption and utilization of such vitamin or mineral in the body. Cooking, treating and adulterating food robs it of many of those co-factors. VITAMIN CODE formulas also contain live enzymes and probiotics.
Q: What is a Nutrient Specific Peptide?
A: Each vitamin and mineral has its own unique sequence of peptides required for uptake and then absorption into the yeast or probiotic bacterium as a part of the Raw Food-Created Nutrient process. The peptide attaches to the vitamin or mineral and allows it to successfully be metabolized or "fed" to the yeast or probiotic bacterium.
Q: What does Nutrient Synergy mean?
A: Nutrient Synergy is when vitamins and minerals, along with their nutritional co-factors, work together to facilitate absorption in the body.
Q: How do Food-Created vitamins differ from Fermented Vitamins and Minerals like Living Multi and what is the difference between Food-Created and Fermented Vitamins and Minerals?
A: Fermentation is an ancient process where whole foods are broken down and partially digested by probiotic microorganisms in order to either preserve food or make it more digestible. In an effort to create vitamins and minerals closer to food form, a fermentation process is used to combine food concentrates and isolated vitamins and minerals. Fermentation is the breaking down or decomposing of compounds.
Raw Food-Created Nutrients are cultivated or grown in single batches rather than fermented. Imagine growing a plant in the garden, and adding extra calcium to the soil to yield a plant rich in calcium. Now, the creation of nutrients is not the same as growing a plant, but this analogy helps to understand the way Raw-Food Created Nutrients are grown and cultivated. The yeast or bacteria is cultivated in water and "fed" a vitamin or mineral to yield a food based yeast or probiotic based matrix that is rich in that particular vitamin or mineral. Raw Food-Created Nutrients are grown in both S. cerevisiae (baker's yeast) and the probiotic Lactobacillus bulgaricus to provide a broader spectrum of Code Factors.
Q: Is Vitamin CODE Dairy Free?
A: There are no milk derived ingredients in the VITAMIN CODE line. We have an allergen statement that verifies that VITAMIN CODE is Dairy Free.
Q: Is VITAMIN CODE Gluten Free?
A: Yes, all the VITAMIN CODE formulas are labeled as Gluten Free.
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain Organic Fruit and Vegetable juices?
A: Yes, the raw fruit and vegetable juices are certified organic, however the product as a whole is not certified organic.
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain any binders or fillers?
A: There are no fillers or binders in VITAMIN CODE.
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives?
A: No, there are no artificial ingredients in VITAMIN CODE.
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain Live Enzymes and Probiotics?
A: Yes, VITAMIN CODE formulas have a Raw Probiotic and Enzyme blend which provides additional probiotics and enzymes to aid digestion.
Q: What are VITAMIN CODE capsules made of?
A: The capsules are vegetarian and they are made of cellulose.
Q: How many SKU's are there in the new line and what are they?
A: This line of innovative multivitamins formulas:
- VITAMIN CODE Women
- VITAMIN CODE 50 & Wiser Women
- VITAMIN CODE Men
- VITAMIN CODE 50 & Wiser Men
- VITAMIN CODE Family
- VITAMIN CODE Perfect Weight
- VITAMIN CODE Raw Prenatal
Q: Can you take more than one VITAMIN CODE product?
A: You should only use one VITAMIN CODE multivitamin formula at a time, however you may take VITAMIN CODE single nutrients if you need additional amounts of certain nutrients.
Q: What is the suggested usage for VITAMIN CODE?
A: All formulas have the same directions: Adults take 4 capsules daily with water or raw juice. Best when taken 2 capsules twice daily. May be taken with or without food. Raw foodist may open the capsule and pour the contents into water or raw juices.
Q: What age children can use VITAMIN CODE Family formula?
A: VITAMIN CODE Family Formula is for children age 6 and over. Parents should consult child's physician before giving this formula to children under 6 years of age. Do not give to a child that cannot swallow capsules. Instead you may empty the capsule into water or raw juice.
Q: Do I need to take an additional multivitamin if taking VITAMIN CODE Perfect Weight formula?
A: You should not take any other VITAMIN CODE formula additionally if you are taking the Perfect Weight formula, it has vitamins and minerals included.
Q: What is the shelf life of VITAMIN CODE?
A: VITAMIN CODE has a shelf life of 3 years.
Q: Are VITAMIN CODE products Kosher?
A: VITAMIN CODE products are not certified Kosher; however they do contain Kosher friendly vegan ingredients (being completely free of dairy, pork and shellfish).
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE require refrigeration?
A: No, VITAMIN CODE formulas should be stored in a cool dry place both before and after opening.
Q: Can VITAMIN CODE formulas be taken with other Garden of Life products?
A: Yes, VITAMIN CODE can be taken with other Garden of Life supplements except for Living Multi Optimal, Living Multi Men's and Living Multi Women's, as these are also multi vitamins.
Q: How is VITAMIN CODE different from Whole food vitamins?
A: VITAMIN CODE contains RAW Food-Created Nutrients with Code Factors, other vitamins may not have the code and therefore may not be able to claim that they are:
- RAW - uncooked, untreated, and unadulterated
- RAW - contain live enzymes and probiotics
- RAW - 100% Active - No Binders or Fillers
- Contain Nutrient Specific Peptides for Targeted Delivery and Utilization
- Contain Code Factors for Extreme Nutrient Synergy
Q: Is VITAMIN CODE a complete multivitamin?
A: VITAMIN CODE contains all the essential vitamins and minerals however it does not contain 100% of the Daily Value of all of them and therefore cannot legally be labeled as complete. In some cases it contains more of certain vitamins that may be lacking in the diet and less of others. All nutrients in VITAMIN CODE formulas are Food-Created.
Q: Why Choose Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal?
A: With Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal, you can rest assured that our vitamins are uncooked, untreated and unadulterated, with no binders or fillers and always dairy-free and gluten-free. These factors alone should make Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal your multivitamin of choice. But there's even more to Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal making it even more valuable.
Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal contains clinically studied probiotics that not only enhance the immune systems of mothers, but that of their babies as well. Vitamin Code Prenatal is also a wonderful multivitamin for newly lactating mothers-with the immune support extending to that of the newborn, breast-fed baby. For any mother looking to give her child a "head start," supporting the child's immune system, even before birth, is a must. During pregnancy, blood volume can increase up to 50%, increasing iron requirements and causing the heart to work harder to support the developing child's needs. Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal Formula supports heart health and blood health with raw food-created iron, vitamins C, E, and B-Complex, plus folate.
Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal also contains 800mcg of raw food-created folate. The Centers for Disease Control recommends at least 400mcg of folate in support of healthy neural tube development before conception through at least the first trimester of pregnancy. Folate is a B vitamin found mostly in green, leafy vegetables such as spinach or kale, supporting healthy neural tube development decreases the risk of babies being born with a birth defect of the brain or spinal cord. And of course, feeling your best at this unbelievable time is why Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal also contains ginger for digestion and morning sickness. Ginger has been traditionally used for generations to ease the common digestive discomforts typically associated with being pregnant.
A Formula for Two
Taking care of you and your unborn baby is of utmost importance during this amazing journey. Your body, and the tiny developing body inside you require the finest, high-quality, prenatal supplementation available. Isn't it time you started taking Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal?
Imagine yourself 100 years ago describing the latest craze in health and nutrition, the "RAW" food movement, with someone living at that time. RAW Foods are natural, uncooked, untreated, unadulterated - NO BINDERS and NO FILLERS. Right after you finished sharing what you consider a groundbreaking concept of consuming foods in their natural state with that person, they would most likely stare at you and tell you that you just described the way they eat every day. What is now considered unique and advanced was for our ancestors the norm.
In today's modern system of agriculture, the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers allows the average acre of farm land to yield more food than that same acre would have 50 years ago. The flip side of that is due to all of those chemicals, our food is not as nutrient dense as it once was. A comparison of U.S. Department of Agriculture food composition tables from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day reveals that the vitamin and mineral content of the nation's breadbasket has declined 25 percent to 50 percent in just the last generation.
Our food is less nutritious coming off the farm. This fact is made much the worse when you consider what we do to our food after it leaves the farm. In the name of convenience, safety and even marketing, we subject that food to processing such as irradiation, chemical preservation, heating and treating. Food is created solely based on how well it can be packaged, shipped and sold and not in terms of the nutrition it should be providing. This whole concept supports the maxim that we are overfed and undernourished.
In order to overcome the "nutritional gap" created by an increasingly under-nutritious food supply, many people turn to multivitamins. Unfortunately most multivitamins are chemically isolated, synthetic versions of vitamins and minerals found in food. They are inorganic, lifeless.
We've replaced food with an anti-food. Until the Vitamin Code, there have been few options available for those who wish to supplement with a RAW, living multivitamin. The Vitamin Code represents the next breakthrough in multivitamins.
Is Your Multivitamin RAW?
Each vitamin and mineral contained in The Vitamin Code multinutrient formulas is individually cultivated resulting in a process that mimics plant activity. In nature, plants transform inorganic material into useable and bioavailable nutrients. Similarly, the Vitamin Code Process transforms isolated nutrients, recapturing them into whole foods. The result is an innovative RAW vitamin, mineral or antioxidant that is surrounded by the probiotics, enzymes, phytonutrients and other co-factors that create a nutrient-rich source of fuel beneficial for the body.
At no point during the cultivation process are the vitamins and minerals treated, adulterated or cooked. More importantly is what you won't find on the label - no binders or fillers. The Vitamin Code nutrients are 100% active, meaning that every ingredient contained within them has nutritional value and purpose. The Vitamin Code represents a breakthrough in multivitamins: RAW, living multivitamin/mineral supplements.
The RAW Factor
The magic of RAW food is truly found in its simplicity. When you eat a food that is uncooked, untreated, and unadulterated, you are eating that food in harmony with nature's intention and your body's design. RAW food enthusiasts will tell you that there are many benefits derived from eating RAW.
When you consume RAW foods you are consuming all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics and phytonutrients contained therein. Simply heating foods can result in the loss of hundreds of these co-factors. When you add different chemical treatments and adulteration to the mix, you are often left with food that is a shell of its former self.
Most people readily accept this premise. Who among us would argue that eating a canned fruit cup in syrup is better than eating a fresh apple?
While all foods provide some nutrition, RAW foods provide higher levels of the 45 nutrients we need to supply our bodies every day. In addition, the co-factors mentioned above are incredibly important. Our bodies are designed to take in food and then break it down in order to glean nutrition from that food. Co-factors such as probiotics and enzymes aid this process. The probiotics and enzymes present in RAW food aid the digestion process, allowing the body to break down the food and assimilate the nutrients into the bloodstream. Nature provides the complete package of vitamins, minerals and co-factors necessary for the body to maximize the nutrient potential of RAW food.
No supplement can compare to the benefits associated with consuming RAW foods. If you have a nutritional deficiency or you just don't eat a healthy balanced diet you probably need to supplement to give your body the basic nutrition it needs to function properly. If you are going to supplement, you should seek out a RAW, Whole-Food multivitamin. The Vitamin Code is a multivitamin that was developed to provide supplemental nutrition as close as supplementation can get to actual RAW food.
Garden of Life
Garden of Life's commitment to health goes beyond offering some of the most effective nutritional products in the world. Garden of Life is interested in building relationships with people to help them transform their lives to attain extraordinary health. By combining the best of nature and science, the Garden of Life brand offers a path to healthy living with premium products that are supported by education and innovation.
As recognized by the United States Congress, there is a direct correlation between nutrition, exercise and health. Raw, whole food nutrition, from organically grown sources, is more beneficial for health than isolated nutrients. When coupled with exercise, a diet that includes the consumption of raw, live foods, particularly those containing probiotics, enzymes, and products of their fermentation, is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.