About Garden of Life®

We are fanatical about food. We’re different that way. Whether we’re making a vitamin, a probiotic, or a protein powder, we always start with real foods. This is what makes our formulas the best of the best. We’re different that way, too. The synthetically created, chemical “breakthroughs” from huge commercial laboratories around the world are not for us. Let the other guys sell those “supplements.” No thanks.
As fanatical as we are over what goes into our products, we are even more obsessed about the things we keep out of them. We hate those synthetic chemicals that most companies use to make their products. This stuff makes machines work faster, and helps factories churn out super-sized containers at higher “efficiency.” Well, while the other guys spend their time preoccupied with their efficiency, we’re uncompromising about your health. Slow it down, make it by hand, grow it in rich organic non-GMO soil with enough sun, air, water and time for it to be its best. Harvest it when ready. Treat it with care. Turn it into a power-packed nutritious food supplement
. That’s what we are all about.

Three Principles That Guide Our Process at Garden of Life®


The Science of Whole Food

Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food.  So, when we create our products, we start by looking at food. What is the “good stuff” in the highest quality food that we are missing in our diets? Which of those foods have the greatest potential to impact—and empower—extraordinary health?


Traceability

Traceability is key to what makes Garden of Life’s® products so special. Traceability starts with knowing where each and every ingredient in our products comes from and getting to know each and every source: where it’s grown; the farming practices; how they pay and treat the farm workers—everything. Just look at our formulas. Our mykind Organics line, co-founded with Alicia Silverstone, is made with Organic fruit and herbs—every single product in this line is Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Verified by the Non-GMO Project. It’s so important to start with fruits and vegetables that are grown without harmful chemicals. We want to get the good stuff from foods that are grown without any of the bad stuff. We do it because it’s the only way we know to deliver on our promise of Empowering Extraordinary Health®.


Clean is Healthy

We start with what goes IN our products—true, whole food ingredients. But we don’t stop there. We also pay very close attention to what we keep OUT of them. And once again, we look at food—real nutrition food. When was the last time you picked up an apple, turned to read the ingredients, and saw a list of chemicals? If it’s not in your food, then we don’t want it in our supplements. We use the following third-party (never self-affirmed) certifications to prove we are clean! Click on them below and see.

Our Certifications

USDA Organic

Made from Certified USDA Organic Plants grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation

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Non-GMO Verified

Non-GMO Project Verified is an assurance, through ongoing testing, that the product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.

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Certified Vegan

Products bearing the Certified Vegan logo must not contain any animal or animal by-products or chemical products tested on animals, keeping them in our world and out of our bodies.

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Certified Gluten-Free

The Certified Gluten-Free logo represents the independent verification of quality, integrity and purity of products all held to the strictest gluten-free guidelines.

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NSF Gluten-Free Certified

NSF Gluten-Free Certification ensures that companies have a gluten-free compliance plan and undergo onsite inspections of their production and handling facilities.

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OU Kosher Certified

The Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division is the world’s largest kosher certification agency. As of 2010, it supervised more than 400,000 products in 8,000 plants in 80 different countries.

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Star-K Kosher

Star-K Kosher Certification supervises tens of thousands of food products and food establishments, including restaurants and caterers around the world.

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Pareve (or Parve) Kosher

The term Pareve, or Parve, refers to “neutral” foods that don’t contain meat or dairy ingredients, or their derivatives. All fruits, grains, vegetables, water and minerals in their natural state are kosher and pareve. Eggs from kosher fowl are pareve, as are fish.

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NSF Certified for Sport

The NSF Certified for Sport® mark ensures that products do not contain any of approximately 270+ substances banned by major athletic organizations.

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Informed-Choice

The Informed-Choice Lab works with worldwide testing experts and world governments to set the standard for banned substances and ensure a level playing field, at every level.

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Certified B-Corp

Certified B-Corporations meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, and build a collective voice through the power of the unifying B-Corp brand.

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LEED Gold Certified

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

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Green-e® Energy Certified

The nation’s leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. Green-e® Energy stands for verified, certified renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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