Garden of Life is passionate about nurturing extraordinary health, proudly pioneering and promoting whole food nutrition for over 10 years. Founded by Jordan Rubin after his successful, personal journey for better health, whole food vitamins and nutrition has always been the company-wide philosophy. A basic, common-sense approach to supplementation, whole food nutrition is a lifestyle inspired by scripture and nature’s bounty that can help everyone achieve extraordinary health.
Before last century, people were nourished by what they could grow, gather, fish or hunt. Garden of Life's philosophy is that nutrition should come from our food, but in today’s world, that is virtually impossible. Nutrient levels in food are declining at an alarming rate, largely due to industrial farming and processing such as irradiation, chemical preservation, heating and treating food for the market.* So we need to supplement to be healthy.
Eating whole foods, straight from the garden, is scientifically proven to be the best and most effective way to get higher levels of the proteins, fats, carbohydrates fibers, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients our body needs for proper nourishment and health. Even more so since our bodies are designed to break down foods to glean the nutrition within. Garden of Life harvests the natural nutrition of whole foods. At Garden of Life, the quality of the ingredients is what is important. Garden of Life uses unadulterated, natural, organic whole foods to create their best-in-class, premium quality dietary supplements, products that are a lot closer to what God and nature intended us to consume.
Uncooked, untreated, unadulterated, Garden of Life supplements deliver nutrients in their un-denatured, whole food form with all the inherent co-factors intact – in harmony with nature’s intention and our body’s design.
Garden of Life starts with highly active, ultra-premium whole food ingredients that contain live probiotics and enzymes and that are scientifically recognized for their health benefits and nutritional values. We never add gluten, soy allergens, dairy, binders or fillers.
Garden of Life also uses organically grown (USDA-certified) food whenever possible. Organic farming is free of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, reducing the chemical load in our food, on our hands, and in our bodies. A whole lot better for us and the planet.
Since cooking decreases certain aspects of nutrient quality, Garden of Life never denatures their whole food formulations with extreme heat and chemicals. Temperatures are always below 118°F in order to keep the probiotics and enzymes alive, while offering customers premium product quality and safety.
Garden of Life whole food supplements undergo only one ancient process for preservation: fermentation. In addition to being a great method of preservation, fermentation has the proven ability to increase the nutrient value and digestibility of food.
The power of Garden of Life whole food supplements lies in their simplicity, putting them in a whole category of their own.
* According to a comparison of USDA food composition tables from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day.