Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why did Garden of Life come out with a new Line
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
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
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
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
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
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 Vegan?
A: Yes, the ingredients in VITAMIN CODE are Vegan
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
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain Soy ingredients?
A: VITAMIN CODE formulas do not contain Soy allergens.
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain Organic Fruit and
A: Yes, the raw fruit and vegetable juices are
certified organic, however the product as a whole is not certified
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain any binders or
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
Q: Does VITAMIN CODE contain Live Enzymes and
A: Yes, VITAMIN CODE formulas have a Raw Probiotic and
Enzyme blend which provides additional probiotics and enzymes to aid
Q: What are VITAMIN CODE capsules made of?
A: The capsules are vegetarian and they are made of
Q: How many SKU’s are there in the new line and
what are they?
A: This line of innovative multivitamins includes 6
- VITAMIN CODE Women
- VITAMIN CODE 50 & Wiser Women
- VITAMIN CODEMen
- VITAMIN CODE 50 & Wiser Men
- VITAMIN CODE Family
- VITAMIN CODE Perfect Weight
Q: Can you take more than one VITAMIN CODE product?
A: No, the line is designed so that you only need to
use one formula.
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
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
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 2 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
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