All Natural Whole Food Vitamins From Garden Of Life

We all know the importance of getting enough vitamins in our diets and daily lives. I’ve usually just taken a vitamin supplement thinking that it’s a really healthy option, without actually considering what the supplement is made from. It turns out, I’ve discovered, that binders, chemical fillers and synthetic vitamins are the mainstay of the supplement industry. Finding a multivitamin, for example, that doesn’t contain all these synthetic ingredients has been virtually impossible until now.

Garden of Life, America’s No. 1 Nutrition Brand in the Health Foods channel, has launched its bestselling range of supplements in the UK. They have developed a multivitamin that is certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and made from nothing but real, whole foods. In fact, all of their products, whether it’s a vitamin, probiotic, or a protein powder, are made from real foods.

I’ve been trying out some Garden of Life products, and am really amazed to find out what’s in them (and what isn’t).

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The mykind Organics B12 Organic Spray

I have had a B12 deficiency in the past, which is very unpleasant. My symptoms were extreme lethargy, a foggy mind, and eventually tingling in my arms and legs. When I visited the doctor because of this last symptom, blood tests showed my B12 levels were extremely low. I then went through a course of six injections to get me back into the normal range. I feel so much better now, but it’s something I have to watch. Taking tablets is sometimes a bit of a chore, and easily forgotten about, but this spray version of B12 is really convenient. I keep it on my desk and use it once a day, as directed. It’s so easy, you just spray it into your mouth. It has a raspberry flavour and actually tastes really nice.

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Garden of Life sprays are the only certified organic spray vitamins on the market. The spray format makes them more bioavailable (how quickly and how much reaches its target), and therefore the B12 is more quickly and efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream and utilised by the body. Formulations in spray form bypass the digestive tract, so those who have underlying digestive issues or generally poor absorption can benefit from formulations in sprays. You don’t need to refrigerate it. You can take it quickly and conveniently on the go. The dose can also be easily tailored, depending on need.

Microbiome Formula Once Daily Women’s Formula

Microbiome Once Daily Women’s Formula is a unique one-a-day shelf-stable formula. It is designed specifically to support a healthy microbiome, and women’s specific health needs.

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It has a high count of 50 billion beneficial live bacteria, made from 16 diverse strains, including L. reuteri and L. fermentum. They are resistant to stomach acid and bile. They also support women’s vaginal health, as well as digestive and immune system health. Ladies who have suffered from, or do suffer from, any sort of balance issues in their bacteria will know this is to be avoided at any cost. Dr Perlmutter’s formula contains organic acacia and organic potato starch as prebiotics, thus avoiding the commonly used prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) . This minimises side effects such as bloating and provides better overall digestive comfort. The formula is suitable for those following a Low FODMAP diet. Those suffering from symptoms linked to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) follow this type of diet.

You do not need to keep this in the fridge, unlike other probiotics. I keep it in front of me on my desk so I don’t forget to take it.

I love finding new innovations in health and Garden of Life has me intrigued to try more of their products.

Garden of Life products are available from Wholefoods, Planet Organic, John Bell, Revital and independent stores nationwide.

The Giveway

Garden of Life have offered my readers the chance to win two of their bestselling products. You could win the following:

Organic Plant Calcium RRP £34.99:

Many calcium supplements come from crushed rocks, specifically ground-up limestone, but Garden of Life’s Organic Plant Calcium is made from organic plants, including organic algae, 20 powdered fruits and vegetables. This plant-sourced calcium is easier to digest than pulverised limestone rocks. This comprehensive bone-supporting formula is designed to be taken daily as an important part of a bone health program, along with calcium–rich foods and daily, low-impact exercise to help reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.

mykind Organics Vitamin C Spray RRP £11.99:

One of a kind on the UK market. This is a whole food, vitamin C formula that’s both certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. It comes in an easy-to-use, great tasting, cherry-tangerine spray. Made from over 20 real, organic, vitamin C-packed whole foods including amla berry, kale, cherry and ginger, mykind Organics Vitamin C provide users with 60mg (100% RI) in approximately five sprays. 

To enter, all you need to do is complete as many actions as you want in the Gleam app below. The more options you complete, the higher the chance of winning!

The giveaway is open to the UK only, and will close on Sunday 11 February 2018 at midnight.

Good luck!

Garden of Life products RRP £46.98

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93 Comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher
    January 23, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Im quite good ! Take at the same time each day so its easier to remember

  2. Angela Treadway
    January 23, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I forget lol x

  3. Violet Phillippo
    January 23, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I usually remember, unless I’m really tired, as I have a bit of a collection by much bed!

  4. Ritchie Dee
    January 23, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I tend to forget

  5. Annabel Greaves
    January 23, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I take a multivitamin every day x

  6. Karen Barrett
    January 23, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    I’m pretty good, part of my morning ritual, usually with a strong coffee.

  7. Kim M
    January 23, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Tend to be ok for a while then forget x

  8. Laura Jeffs
    January 23, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    I’m honestly quite good at remembering to take my vitamins and supplements

  9. jo liddement
    January 23, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    I’m good and take them with my early cup of tea so don’t forget.

  10. Ashleigh Allan
    January 23, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    I’m usually quite good

  11. Solange
    January 23, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    I’m good at taking daily vitamin supplements.

  12. Sophie Roberts
    January 23, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I have to take iron tablets daily and the few times i’ve forgotten, I’ve felt so lethargic! So I never forget now!

  13. Sarah Taylor-Fergusson
    January 23, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Really good at taking them, when I can afford to buy them. I like the easy to swallow gel caps type and these are better and of course more expensive than the supermarket own ones which are half made of talc and very solid.

  14. Heather Haigh
    January 23, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Quite good, but only because hubby and I both have one of those 7 day pillboxes and we fill them up together.

  15. Georgina Jacobs
    January 23, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Hit and miss – there are always a couple of days that I forget!

  16. MANDY DOHERTY
    January 23, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I am fairly good but have the odd day when I’ll forget

  17. Carole E
    January 23, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I am quite good

  18. January 23, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Yes, I am very good. I currently take zinc and magnesium and pretty much remember to take them every night.

  19. Natalie Gillham
    January 23, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I have a terrible memory and despite all my good intentions I only end up remembering to take my vitemins every few days, but I suppose it’s better then not at all x

  20. Lorraine Tinsley
    January 23, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I’m rubbish and I always forget to take them

  21. andrea tinkler
    January 23, 2018 / 11:47 pm

    I remember if i put them near the kettle x

  22. john prendergast
    January 23, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Have mine by the kettle so i don’t forget to take them at breakfast time

  23. leanne weir
    January 24, 2018 / 12:15 am

    I’m terrible

  24. Sadiyya Maryam
    January 24, 2018 / 7:01 am

    I go through phases, when I start taking them I am good st taking daily but as time goes on I tend to forget!

  25. Leila Benhamida
    January 24, 2018 / 11:29 am

    I am on the clock with vitamins. Always by my bedtime table.

  26. Judy Kennedy
    January 24, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I give up as I dont feel any different

  27. Megan Kinsey
    January 24, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    I’m pretty good with it actually, every day straight after breakfast!

  28. Janet Birkin
    January 24, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I usually remember – sometimes with a nudge from my partner 😉

  29. Sarah summers
    January 24, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    I always forget to take any type of vitamin or medication I have to set reminders lol

  30. Jayne T
    January 24, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I am very forgetful and hardly ever remember to be honest, I need to write myself notes to remember.

  31. Angela Boucher
    January 24, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I’m pretty good at taking my daily vitamins, I only occasionally forget.

  32. Stacey30
    January 24, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    Im very good at taking my supplements i always take them every morning before my daughter wakes up.

  33. LARA Latchem
    January 25, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I am only good at taking them as hubby always reminds me.

  34. ADEINNE TONNER
    January 25, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Sadly i have a habit of forgetting to take them unless i remind myself with a sticky note or even a notification on my phone to remind me.

  35. JULIE WARD
    January 26, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    I’ve just started taking some 5 days ago and already forgotten once

  36. Isabel O
    January 26, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    I’m not great at remembering, especially when I’m not feeling so great, but I try my best!

  37. maria
    January 27, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    I’m always rushed so forget pretty easily

  38. Thomas Buchanan
    January 28, 2018 / 11:13 am

    i take vitamin d and b12 daily

  39. claire woods
    January 28, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I have some in the cupboard but I do forget to take them.

  40. Angela Kelly
    January 28, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I’m good with my supplements, I take them at the same time as prescription medication.

  41. Fiona jk42
    January 28, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I have to take several tablets every morning, so it’s fairly easy to remember to take vitamins at the same time.

  42. Gayatri Gogoi
    January 28, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    The only on i take regularly is omega 3, but I definitely forget!

  43. Rochelle Lear
    January 28, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    I tend to forget

  44. Jane
    January 28, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Always forget after 3-4 days

  45. Jo McPherson
    January 29, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I’m terrible – I remember for a few days then forget

  46. Rich Tyler
    January 30, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    I do tend to forget every few days

  47. Ruth Harwood
    January 31, 2018 / 11:32 am

    I take multi vitamins every morning with my prescription meds!

  48. Stevie
    January 31, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I take vitamin B1 3 times daily.

  49. February 2, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    I used to forget but now I make sure I get them daily had pneumonia in October and it took me till Christmas to recover so making sure I get plenty for my immune system

  50. Samantha R
    February 3, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    I do have them but don’t have a consistent routine, which I really should have!

  51. Katrina Adams
    February 3, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I’m also B12 deficient (I suffer from pernicious anaemia so have to rely solely on the injections), this means that I also run low on folate and iron as well so I do try and make sure I take Vitamins every day. Vitamin D is another deficiency I developed around the same time as my pernicious anaemia and I found out that it’s very common in the UK – so once I stopped taking my really high, prescribed dose, I moved on to a maintenance over the counter dose. I would highly recommend that anyone takes. I agree tablets are easily forgotten about though and yet they are really important!

  52. Carole Nott
    February 3, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    i’m pretty good – like to take general vitamin tablet

  53. Laura Harrison
    February 4, 2018 / 12:19 am

    I tend to forget xx

  54. Kayleigh Watkins
    February 4, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I never take vitamins although I should as I often skip meals and feel drained, these sound really good, thank you for sharing xxx

  55. Carly Belsey
    February 5, 2018 / 5:28 am

    I do take a vitamin tablet every single day religiously and i also take a cod liver oil one too. I get the kiddies to take one too

  56. Elizabeth Smith
    February 6, 2018 / 10:54 am

    I’m useless at remembering, its like taking a long-term drug, if there is no immediate effect compliance is poor

  57. Simone Griffin
    February 7, 2018 / 7:55 am

    I try to take multi vitamins but I do forget x

  58. Danielle Moore
    February 7, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  59. Michelle Ferguson
    February 7, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    I always buy vitamins but forget to take them most of the time

  60. Sheila Reeves
    February 8, 2018 / 7:47 am

    I’m quite good – use one of those day by day boxes as take several types of supplement

  61. Jessica Barber
    February 8, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    I used to be terrible until I set a daily reminder to take them!

  62. Carolyn
    February 9, 2018 / 9:58 am

    I tend to forget, perhaps I need to leave them somewhere I will see them everyday – next to my toothbrush?

  63. lAUREN Jeffs
    February 9, 2018 / 10:14 am

    i try to take a multivitamin everyday

  64. Christina Palmer
    February 9, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I am quite good most of the time but I do occasionally forget

  65. AnnaS
    February 10, 2018 / 7:17 am

    I try to take them every day.xxx

  66. donna l jones
    February 10, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    yes i take them everyday

  67. Emma Smith
    February 10, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I take multivitamins when I go to bed – I’ve been told your body absorbs them better while you’re sleeping

  68. Carol Boffey
    February 10, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    im terrable

  69. Samantha Atherton
    February 10, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I take a cod liver oil supplement everyday but do occasionally forget.

  70. Sylvia Paul
    February 10, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    I take them just after my evening meal so never forget

  71. Kat Allinson
    February 10, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I try to remember but I do forget some days

  72. Sarah Austin
    February 10, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    I’m quite forgetful!

  73. Lisa Wilkinson
    February 10, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I suffer from mouth ulcers when I’m low on vitamin B but when my mouth is OK i forget to take them and they start again

  74. Adrian Bold
    February 11, 2018 / 1:07 am

    I’m great at taking them. I have daily reminder programs of all the things I need to do / take each day which I tick off.

  75. Liv Lee
    February 11, 2018 / 1:18 am

    I always forget!!!

  76. Charlie Brunton
    February 11, 2018 / 6:40 am

    I have to take medication daily so I just put my vitamin in the weekly case thing with those tablets & take them at the same time!

  77. Julie Edwards
    February 11, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I usually forget. I start out with good intentions but end up forgetting to look after myself.

  78. Jeanette Leighton
    February 11, 2018 / 11:11 am

    I am ok at remembering

  79. amanda greensmith
    February 11, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    i tend to forget to take them to busy sorting hubbies pills out for him x

  80. Tammy Neal
    February 11, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I tend to forget x

  81. Leanne P
    February 11, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    I tend to be good at taking vitamins/supplements everyday when there is a bug going round or I’ve a hard work week coming up, then forget for a few days. Then start all over again

  82. Cathryn Crawshaw
    February 11, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    I have my multi vitamins everyday

  83. Leanne Hansell
    February 11, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I am good at taking my daily vitamin supplements.

  84. jackie curran
    February 11, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    I get them , then forget to take them

  85. Dean T
    February 11, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    I take a bog standard multi viamin and I do forget half the time, really should be better with them

  86. Karen Scott
    February 11, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    I’m quite good, I do remember

  87. Jennifer Baker
    February 11, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I’m usually very good x x x

  88. Rachell Craig
    February 11, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Forget occasionally.

  89. Natalie Crossan
    February 11, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    This post literally just reminded me i haven’t taken my supplements for 3 days *sigh* xx

  90. February 11, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    I have to take medication every day anyways and have a 7 day pill box divider for them so I just add it in with my morning ones

  91. Maya Russell
    February 17, 2018 / 9:57 am

    I didn’t know you could take B12 in a spray. That’s something I wouldn’t mind. I’d never forget.

  92. rose h
    February 19, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    I take vitamin D in a spray I get from Holland and Barrett and it’s fab 🙂

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