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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW B-12™ -- 30 Vegetarian Capsules


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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW B-12™ -- 30 Vegetarian Capsules

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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW B-12™ Description

  • 1,000 mcg Whole Food
  • B12 Methylcobalamin
  • Mental & Physical Energy
  • No Binders or Fillers
  • Non GMO Project Verified
  • Certified Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • RAW

What RAW Means

No high heat, synthetic binders, fillers, artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or additives commonly used in tablets/

Non-GMO Verified

Independent, third party verification

Whole Food

RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ are blended in a base of organically grown fruits and vegetables together with cofactors.

 

Vitamin Code RAW B-12 is whole food nutrition, specifically formulated to deliver 1,000mcg and 16,670% of the Daily Value of Vitamin B12 in the active Methylcobalamin form.

 

23 organically grown fruits and vegetables add supporting antioxidants, vitamins and nutrient cofactors.

• Mental and Physical Energy

• Anemia Support

• Healthy Metabolism

• Live Probiotics and Enzymes Support Healthy Digestion


Directions

Suggested Use: Adults take 1 capsule daily. May be taken with or without food. Capsules can be opened. Contents can be taken directly with water or raw juices. Not intended for children.

Free Of
Filler, binders. GMOs, gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)1000 mcg16,667%
RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend
Lipase, Protease, Aspergillopepsin, beta-Gluconase, Cellulase, Bromelain, Phytase, Lactase, Papain, Peptidase, Pectinase, Xylanase, Hemicellulase, [Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus] (500 Million CFU), Saccharomyces cerevisiae
60 mg*
RAW Organic Fruit & Vegetable Blend
Organic Apple (fruit), Organic Beet (root), Organic Broccoli (stalk & flower), Organic Carrot (root), Organic Spinach (leaf), Organic Tomato (fruit), Organic Strawberry (fruit), Organic Tart Cherry (fruit), Organic Blackberry (fruit), Organic Green Bell Pepper (fruit), Organic Brussels Sprout (leaf), Organic Blueberry (fruit), Organic Ginger (root), Organic Garlic (bulb), Organic Green Onion (bulb), Organic Raspberry (fruit), Organic Parsley (leaf), Organic Cauliflower (flower & stem), Organic Red Cabbage (leaf), Organic Kale (leaf), Organic Cucumber (gourd), Organic Celery (stalk), Organic Asparagus (flower & stem)
20 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule), organic rice (hull).
Warnings

As with any dietary supplement, consult yor healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or under medical supervision.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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7 Tips to Help Your Teen Stay Healthy on a Vegan Diet

Veganism has hit the mainstream and today’s teens are on the forefront of this change. Young people are globally aware and connected due to exposure to documentaries, social media and the news. There are many ethical, environmental and health reasons people go vegan and don’t eat, wear, or use anything that comes from an animal.

Teen Girl Drinking Green Juice While Transitioning to Vegan Diet | Vitacost.com/Blog

When I went vegan as a teen years ago, I was searching for a way to be healthy and compassionate. My family and friends who wanted to support me needed to learn right along with me. Whether your teen is alone in the shift to veganism, it’s a family affair or you’re driving the change, there are seven keys to helping your teen go vegan healthfully.

1. Focus on nutrition

Research has shown that a typical American diet leaves people nutrient deficient. Whereas a vegan diet, done right, can be healthier and even help fight a number of lifestyle-based diseases like heart disease and obesity.

The key is focusing on plant-based, whole food nutrition since teens’ needs are higher due to their rapid development and high metabolism. Let vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds be the basis of meals. Don’t let them be a Carb-etarian, living on bagels, pizza and pasta.

2. Eat the rainbow

The possibilities in vegan cooking are endless! Eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of different colors ensure a mix of vitamins and minerals. Protein and fiber are in just about every plant food making it easier than realized for vegans to get enough of these items.

But to be sure your teen is getting enough of these, have snacks and meals include a variety of beans, nuts and seeds (including quinoa, a complete protein), as well as plant protein-based products like nut butter, tofu, tempeh, seitan, veggie burgers and TVP. Need some easy-to-follow recipes for inspiration? Click here to download our FREE vegan recipe ebook.

3. Keep it interesting

Plant foods are far from boring or tasteless. Veganism is one of the fastest growing trends and food companies are keeping up with demand by creating new, exciting and most importantly tasty, versions of food staples and favorites. Veganize your favorite cuisines. Nut milks and dairy-free cheeses, meat alternatives, snacks and desserts are now available in droves.

Whatever your teen enjoyed as a carnivore, there’s a veggie version–just sub out a few ingredients. Add veggies, fake meats and non-dairy cheese to a pizza, stick veggie burgers and “notdogs” on the grill. Switch beans for meat in burritos, chili and soups; veggies and tofu for meat in lasagna; and flax seeds and coconut milk for eggs and milk in pancakes and baked goods.

4. Plan in advance

Short on time. Pre-plan and prep. Instead of stressing when hunger strikes, stock up on healthy vegan snacks and premade meals so that they’ll be readily available. Fresh and dried fruit, trail mixes, nut butters, energy bars and frozen meals are all good on-the-go choices.

5. Supplement

Proper nutrition affects everyone. Studies showed that some omnivores are lacking in seven essential nutrients, vegans only three: B12, calcium and iodine.

The only thing typically not included in a vegan diet is vitamin B12. B12 fortified foods like plant milks and breakfast cereals, nutritional yeast and B12 supplements are the best ways to get this.

For other nutrients, a balanced diet should do the trick. As a back up, you might want to suggest a good vegan multivitamin.

Make sure your teens’ diet includes food rich in calcium (kale and broccoli), iodine (sea vegetables), vitamin D (fortified plant milk), iron (dark leafy veg, tofu and beans) with vitamin C for best absorption, and omega 3s including ALA (from chia, hemp and flax seeds) which is important for proper growth rates in children and EPA/DHA (from algae).

6. Knowledge is power

These apps are great for making vegan choices on the go.

  • VEGANXPRESS Finds vegan food options at your favorite chain restaurants.
  • HAPPYCOW Finds vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants by location.
  • IS IT VEGAN Tells you if a packaged food is vegan by scanning the barcode.
  • FOOD MONSTER Shares thousands of tasty recipes.
  • VITACOST Has thousands of discounted vegan products you can order at your fingertips.

Instagram and YouTube are full of information and recipes from experts and vegan teens, like YouTuber Haile Thomas, Haileteenvegan, the youngest Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in the United States. The Vegetarian Resource Group’s teen page is filled with resources on every aspect of vegan life.

7. Find your tribe

Instagram, Facebook and online communities like TeenVGN.com in the UK and VeganTeen.net in the US are great starters. They can also check out vegan meetups in their areas and raise awareness at their schools through starting/joining animal rights groups and volunteering at animal shelters/sanctuaries. Having support both in person and online will go a long way to helping your teen feel connected and understood.

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