Why Garden of Life

What Sets Us Apart

Empowering Extraordinary Health® is not just a mission statement to be used on our website or advertisements. The sole purpose of Garden of Life is and always will be to empower you, our consumers, with the tools necessary to achieve extraordinary health. And, at the same time, ensure that we are offering clean, traceable, clinically studied ingredients in the most sustainable way possible.

Our process is not the same as many nutritional supplement companies out there. We believe in whole food ingredients, in traceability, in third-party certifications, and in accountability. As fanatical as we are over what goes into our products, we are even more obsessed about the things we keep out of them. You won’t find synthetic ingredients, artificial flavors or colorings, binders or fillers. We’re uncompromising about your health. That’s what we are all about.

Four Principles That Guide Our Process at Garden of Life®

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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 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. Our mykind Organics line, 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®.

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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!

Carbon Neutrality

We are extremely proud to have reached Carbon Neutrality in June of 2021—the first vitamin and supplement brand to be Certified Carbon Neutral. Certified Carbonfree® by CarbonFund.org, Garden of Life has been committed to sustainability since its inception.

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Making a Difference

With your help, we’re both making a difference. Every time you, our valued customer, purchase certain Garden of Life products, you not only are supporting your health,† you are also supporting various charities specially chosen for their outstanding work.


We are proud to partner with the following organizations and foundations who are devoted to improving people’s lives through their efforts:

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Special Olympics - Palm Beach County

Special Olympics Florida  provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults eight years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They serve over 1,600 athletes and offer 15 different sports throughout Palm Beach County. This program would not be possible without help from the community, and Garden of Life is extremely proud to support this organization.

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Women Heart

Garden of Life donates a percentage of sales of its Oceans 3™ Healthy Hormones® dietary supplement to WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease.

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National Parkinson Foundation

A donation is made to the National Parkinson Foundation for every bottle of Oceans 3™ Better Brain sold. Through the NPF Center of Excellence network, NPF creates a community of health care professionals dedicated to improving clinical care in Parkinson’s disease.

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