Garden of Life: A Culture of Empowerment
Since the year 2000, Garden of Life’s mission has been Empowering Extraordinary Health®. Our beliefs are simple—your body craves the nutrition found in food, so our goal is to feed that need with clean, high quality, whole-food ingredients with no synthetic added nutrients, artificial flavors, sweeteners or chemical preservatives.
Garden of Life’s commitment to health goes beyond empowering healthy bodies. Of equal importance is our quest to preserve the integrity of our planet through eco-friendly initiatives and by supporting relevant philanthropic organizations throughout the world.
A Culture of Sustainability
Since our inception, Garden of Life has been committed to protect the environment and seek out best practices to achieve that goal. From our LEED Gold Certification of our corporate offices to our certification as a B-Corp, Garden of Life takes pride in protecting our planet by participating and adhering, without compromise, to the standards of the following organizations:
A Culture of Giving
An estimated 190 million children under age five suffer from vitamin A deficiency, a major underlying cause of child mortality. Vitamin Angels is dedicated to eliminating under-five child mortality in at-risk populations by providing children with the necessary vitamin A.
Garden of Life has been a major force behind Vitamin Angels’ quest since 2009.
We also partner with SOS Children’s Villages International, raising funds to build housing
in Peru for hardship children who can no longer grow up with their biological families. Additional well-deserving organizations Garden of Life supports include:
The Organic Center, WomenHeart and the National Parkinson Foundation.
The Search for Organic Purity—What it Means to be Clean
As a Health Food Store shopper, you want the assurance that your foods are clean, pure and organic without artificial additives. However, there is a great deal of noise in the marketplace today that makes it difficult to find the clean truth. Independent, unbiased, third-party certification and verification provides your best option for that assurance. Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified seals offer our most credible means of substantiation.
Delivering Organic Honesty—What do These Certifications Actually Mean?
Certified USDA Organic Crops (from soil, to seed, to harvested crop)
• No synthetic or toxic fertilizers or pesticides
• No irradiation or sewage sludge
• No genetically modified organisms
• Certification by third-party experts
• On-site audits performed by agricultural organic experts
Non-GMO Project Verified Crops (from soil, to seed, to harvested crop)
• Rigorous third-party auditing (including DNA testing)
• Certifying absence of GMOs (Action Threshold of 0.9%)
Providing Organic Potency—How this Equates to Supplements
To attain Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified status for our vitamins, each and every ingredient must be traced back to its origin. For our organic food-derived vitamins, that means tracing back to organic crops and family farms and also how and where it’s manufactured. Developing a fully traceable raw material supply chain is a massive, complex undertaking—especially considering some formulas could have 50 different ingredients. It’s no easy task, but it’s totally worth it. Garden of Life is committed to producing Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified supplements. We also use unbiased third parties such as Vegan.org, Gluten-Free by the Gluten Intolerant Group of North America, Kosher and Informed-Choice whenever possible.
Following an Organic Path—An Obvious Choice
By choosing to shop at local Health Food Stores, you are making a statement. You want the cleanest, healthiest foods for you and your family. You’re saying a resounding no to synthetic ingredients and pesticides; an emphatic no to GMOs. Why would you accept anything less when choosing your supplements?
Garden of Life’s values are simple, and we are thankful for our family’s genuine and caring commitment to humanity, dignity and to the endless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier planet.