VITAMIN CODE - Next Generation
Beyond Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin Code™ Men’s Formula helps the body:
1) Metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins;
2) Form red blood cells;
3) In tissue formation (including to produce and repair connective tissue);
4) Maintain immune function;
5) In the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums;
6) In wound healing;
7) In the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus;
8) Support healthy glucose metabolism;
9) In the function of the thyroid gland;
10) Maintain healthy skin;
As a source of Vitamin A, it helps maintain eyesight, membranes and also helps in the development and maintenance of night vision.
Finally, this multi contains CoQ10 to help support cardiovascular health.
• Unheated - not heated above 114°F/45.55°C.
• Untreated - no pesticides, chemicals or chemical preservatives used.
• Unadulterated - no binders. Non-pasteurized.
• UltraZorbe™ encapsulation - no oxidation, maintains peak nutrient activity
RAW • Vegetarian • Dairy Free
UltraZorbe™ encapsulation – no oxidation, maintains peak nutrient activity
VITAMIN CODE uses Raw Food-Created Nutrients.
These Raw Food-Created Nutrients are uncooked, untreated and unadulterated.
Each individual vitamin and mineral in the formula is delivered to your body in the form of Raw Food-Created Nutrients.
RAW * Vegetarian * Binder Free * 100% Active Ingredients
Is Your Multivitamin RAW?
Each vitamin and mineral contained in The Vitamin Code multinutrient formulas is individually cultivated resulting in a process that mimics plant activity. In nature, plants transform inorganic material into useable and bioavailable nutrients. Similarly, the Vitamin Code Process transforms isolated nutrients, renaturing them into whole foods. The result is an innovative RAW vitamin, mineral or antioxidant that is surrounded by the probiotics, enzymes, phytonutrients and other co-factors that create a nutrient-rich source of fuel beneficial for the body.
At no point during the cultivation process are the vitamins and minerals treated, adulterated or cooked. More importantly is what you won’t find on the label — no binders or fillers. The Vitamin Code nutrients are 100% active, meaning that every ingredient contained within them has nutritional value and purpose. The Vitamin Code represents a breakthrough in multivitamins: RAW, living multivitamin/mineral supplements.
Vitamin Code® Men's Formula - Next Generation
The sexes may be equal in many ways; however, the specific nutritional needs of men for optimal health are very different from those of women. Also, men are often less likely than women to look after their health, resulting in lower immune function, a lack of energy, and other nutritional deficiency issues within the body. It is important to feed the body with proper nutrients to maintain optimum well being.
In developing Vitamin Code Men’s Next Generation Formula, Garden of Life® paid particular attention to the special needs of men.
Vitamin Code Men’s Formula is a comprehensive multi-vitamin with RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ offering an extreme synergistic blend of vitamins and minerals for extraordinary health and vitality. This specialized formula for men addresses the nutritional needs to support the following areas:
Go beyond vitamins and minerals and feed your body with
Vitamin Code™ Men’s Formula, a comprehensive
multi-nutrient specifically formulated to help meet the unique nutritional needs of men with at least 50 years of knowledge. Vitamin Code™ Men’s Formula contains individually cultivated RAW™ sourced nutrients, to support your health and vitality.
* Premium, RAW, Whole Food Ingredients
* Individual Nutrient Creation with RAW Fruits & Vegetables
* Formulated for Easy Digestion
* Nutrient-Specific Peptides for Cellular Delivery
Raw Food-Created Nutrients™
“I knew it was only a matter of time before somebody with the experience in the supplement industry like Jordan Rubin would come along and figure out how to make a top-quality line of multivitamins made from raw nutrients.”
- Paul Nison, author and speaker about the raw lifestyle
The next time you plant a tomato bush, pick an orange from a tree, or drive by a farm that grows peppers, you will find the inspiration for The Vitamin Code®. The tomato bush, the orange tree and that field of peppers all share a common biological trait. They absorb inorganic material from the soil and turn them into vitamins and minerals bound to the proteins, complex carbohydrates, flavonoids, glycoproteins, fibers and other parts of the plant.
The process is simply described and you may remember it from high school biology. The soil that these plants are grown in is replete with inorganic materials (known by chemists as inorganic salts). When the plants take root, they pull these inorganic salts from the ground. When sunlight is added to the process, the plant uses these inorganic salts to make vitamins and plant bound minerals. Additionally there are other co-factors created in the growing process such as enzymes and phytonutrients. Taken together, the vitamins, minerals and co-factors are what give the food created its nutritional power in the body.
The process used to grow the vitamins and minerals for The Vitamin Code multivitamins mimics the process found in the plant kingdom. Each individual vitamin and mineral found in the six Vitamin Code formulations is individually grown in single batches. For the purposes of explaining the process we will focus on one mineral, selenium.
The process for growing selenium starts with a single-cell plant, in this case Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or baker’s yeast, which we most commonly associated with bread and baked goods. S. cerevisiae was chosen because it retains the complex cell structure of a plant, but it is also easy to grow. The S. cerevisiae is mixed with water that has been subject to a multi-stage purification process to ensure that it is free of any unwanted ingredients that will affect the growing process. Molasses is then added as food for the yeast and the yeast is allowed to begin the budding and growing process.
At the same time the yeast is growing, in a separate cultivation tank, the isolated selenium has a specific peptide complexed to it. A peptide is a chain of amino acids and they play an important role in the absorption of selenium by the yeast during the growing and metabolization process.
At the proper time in the growing process, the peptide complexed selenium is added to the growing S. cerevisiae. The peptide allows the selenium to pass through the cell wall of the S. cerevisiae. Without the peptide, the selenium could not penetrate the cell wall of the yeast. The selenium would remain an inorganic salt, a lifeless material. However, the peptide allows the selenium access to the S. cerevisiae where it displaces sulfur and then imbeds itself to specific amino acids in the natural protein backbone of S. cerevisiae. The selenium becomes a part of the S. cerevisiae. Since S. cerevisiae already contains some selenium, it also contains all of the co-factors you would normally associate with selenium. The end result then is S. cerevisiae that is rich in selenium and selenium co-factors.
In order to halt the growing process of the S. cerevisiae and make the nutrients created more available, enzymes called papain (from papaya) are then added to break down the cell wall of the S. cerevisiae. Once this is accomplished the enzymes are deactivated. The enzymes chosen for this task are done so because they are susceptible to lower temperature thresholds. The mixture is brought to 113 degrees, deactivating just the papain enzymes. More importantly, this low temperature allows other important enzymes created during the growing process inherent to S. cerevisiae to live on. In fact the raw ingredients used in the Vitamin Code contain a variety of enzymes and other bioactive compounds, including but not limited to antioxidants, glycoproteins, lipoproteins, glutathione, CoQ10 and SOD (superoxide dismutase). It is incredibly important to remember that these co-factors are not added to the process, they are created by the budding and growth process. Like a plant growing in a farmer’s field, the process used to grow our vitamins and minerals creates powerful co-factors. We go to great lengths to ensure that these co-factors are not destroyed during the growing process.
In addition to the growing of vitamins and minerals in S. cerevisiae, The Vitamin Code also uses vitamins and minerals grown in Lactobacillus bulgaricus, an important probiotic. The process is very similar to the process used with S. cerevisiae, with one distinct difference The peptides used for L. bulgaricus are distinct from S. cerevisiae in order to assure the nutrients are effectively absorbed into the probiotic.
You may ask why The Vitamin Code uses the two different probiotic growing processes (S. cerevisiae and L. bulgaricus) and the answer is pretty simple. Each process contributes its own unique set of co-factors to the final raw ingredient. By including vitamins and minerals grown in each process you are offered a wider array of beneficial co-factors.
Raw 100% Active
The world of supplements and vitamins can often be confusing for the everyday American looking to be healthy. One aspect that consumers often overlook is how a product is manufactured, and more importantly, what happens to the “raw material” during that manufacturing process.
Although many marketers employ a whole host of “novel” forms for vitamins and minerals, such as liquid drinks, gummy chews, chocolate chews, or effervescent drink wafers – the primary options are tablets or capsules.
Tablets are the most popular and widely available option to the consumer. As we have discussed in this book, so many people are looking for the convenient, once a day formula for their multi and the tablet is ideal for this market. The primary advantage of a tablet is that you are able to compress a relatively large amount of “raw material” into a compact pill that is “easy to swallow”. However, this comes with a cost.
In order to make a tablet, a surprising large amount of steps need to be followed in order to ensure the tablet takes the shape, and maintains the shape all the way from the factory to your cupboard. Ingredients are mixed, blended and sometimes ground or pulverized in order to make sure the particle size of the raw material is consistent. Depending on the raw material that is being tableted, binding agents are added to ensure the material holds together throughout the tableting process.
Just a few decades ago, small start up companies would manufacture their products “in their own garage”; however today the industry utilizes state of the art facilities and cutting edge technology and manufacturing best practices in order to realize efficiencies and speedier delivery to market. What this means is that practically all the vitamins or supplements you see in the store go through multiple stages and machinery in the manufacturing process.
When it comes time to compress that raw material into a tablet, a special machine that generates an intense amount of pressure “punches” the material through a mold or die. Unfortunately, along with the high pressure required to punch the tablet comes high heat as well which can alter or affect the integrity of the raw material. And as manufacturers are always looking to optimize production, they are finding ways to produce more tablets per minute. The fastest tablet machines typically have the highest heat and pressure.
One final step is required to ensure the material holds together through the packaging stage and the transport to market – spray coating. This is yet another step of processing the material will need to endure and this often times comes with ingredients or added compounds that are inactive (fillers) that comprise the coating, as well as high temperatures at the application of the coating and the drying time.
When evaluating the products available on the shelf, look for the term “Other ingredients”. There you will find binders, fillers, excipients, flow agents and other additives such as:
* Corn starch
* Magnesium stearate
* Stearic Acid
* Cellulose gum
* Guar gum
* Soy Lecithin
* Milled soy
Some of these additives do have some nutritive value, but relatively low in comparison to the vitamins, minerals or other key nutrients you are looking to derive from the product. And on the low end 8-15% of the weight of the product can be these “Other ingredients” and on the high end 20-25%. And the regulations are not always clear on exactly how a marketer of the product is to disclose this to the consumer.
Encapsulation, on the other hand, is simply the filling and combining of two ends of a capsule with the raw material ingredients. The primary drawback of this delivery form is that you can fit less material into the shape size. For instance, one of the largest capsules available will hold approx 600 mg of material whereas a tablet that is approximately the same size will hold 1100mg of material.
The advantage of encapsulation, especially when aiming to deliver a RAW Food-Created Nutrient™, is that there are minimal steps in the process and you don’t have the need for binders, fillers, high pressure and heat tableting, or spray coating. So the material maintains its intrinsic value and pristine quality, all throughout the process to bring the product to market.
With the Vitamin Code® RAW Food-Created Nutrients, you will find an encapsulated material that has been meticulously controlled and minimally handled to deliver you the highest quality nutrients possible. Vitamin Code formulas are uncooked,, untreated, minimally processed, and contain live enzymes and probiotics – delivering to you the ultimate in raw, whole food nutrition. They contain no binders and no fillers. Every ingredient in the product has nutritive value, making the Vitamin Code multivitamins 100% Active.
No iron (for Men)