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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW Calcium™ -- 60 Vegetarian Capsules


Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW Calcium™
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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW Calcium™ -- 60 Vegetarian Capsules

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Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW Calcium™ Description

  • Whole Food Plant Formula
  • Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamins D3 & K2 Mk-7
  • Reduces Osteoporosis Risk
  • Helps Increase Bone Strength
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Gluten Free

Made with individually grown nutrients utilizing probiotic cultivation to produce Raw Food-Created Nutrients™, Vitamin Code supplements are delivered in a whole food base of fruits and vegetables. These supplements are raw, which not only means that they are produced below 115º F, but also means that these nutrients come with their natural cofactors, along with live probiotics and enzymes, just like raw foods! Vitamin Code raw powders are delivered in capsules without any binders or fillers—everything you want and nothing you don’t want.

Vitamin Code Raw Calcium is a whole food plant calcium formula with magnesium, vitamin D3 and K2 (MK-7). Vitamin Code Raw Calcium is clean, meaning no synthetic binders or fillers, artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or additives commonly used in tablets. Vitamin Code Raw Calcium has 1,600IU of vitamin D3 to help your body utilize calcium efficiently, and 50mcg of vitamin K2 as MK-7 and magnesium to promote proper absorption of calcium in the bone, where you want it most.


Directions

Adults take 4 capsules daily. For best results take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with lunch. Capsules may be opened and contents added to water or raw juice. Not intended for children.
Free Of
GMO, Gluten, animal products.

*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: 4 Capsules
Servings per Container: 15
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin C (from culture of S. cerevisiae)50 mg56%
Vitamin D (as D3 from culture of S. cerevisiae)40 mcg (1600 IU)200%
Vitamin K (from culture of S. cerevisiae)120 mcg100%
Calcium (naturally occuring from Algae)1100 mg85%
Magnesium (from algae and dead sea minerals)357 mg85%
Vitamin K (as K2 MK-7)50 mcg*
Strontium (naturally occurring from Algae)3.8 mg
Boron (from brown rice chelate)3 mg
Silica (naturally occurring from Algae)2.2 mg
Vanadium (naturally occurring from Algae)68 mcg
Raw Probiotic & Enzyme Blend
Lipase, protease, aspergillopepsin, beta-glucanase, cellulase, bromelain, phytase, lactase,papain, peptidase, pectinase, hemicellulase, xylanase, {lactobacillus bulgaricus, lactobacillus plantarum}(500 million CFU)
64 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule), organic potato starch.
Warnings

As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, anticipate surgery, take medication on a regular basis, or are otherwise 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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The Truth About Eating Raw

Ask long-term raw food enthusiasts to explain the benefits of their diet, and they will gush about increased energy, mental clarity, a leaner body, clearer skin and a lower risk of disease. Not to mention that eating foods that don’t come in packaging or require energy to cook is gentler on the environment. But what exactly is a raw food diet, and is it doable for everyone?The Truth About Eating Raw

Like many prescriptive eating styles, there is a range of different raw food diets out there—everything from a fruit-only plan to one that incorporates raw eggs, unpasteurized dairy products and raw meats. However, the majority of raw foodists do not eat animal products, and their diets consist mainly of uncooked, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains—which have not been heated to more than 114 degrees Fahrenheit and have not been frozen.

“A food’s natural enzymes are killed at 114 degrees,” says Brigitte Mars, herbalist, raw food chef and author of Rawsome! (Basic Health Publications, 2004). “Heating food beyond that changes its chemical structure and robs it of its energy.”

Whether a raw food’s enzymes actually survive the journey from the stomach to the intestines is debatable, but Artturi Virtanen, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, did show that enzymes in uncooked vegetables are released in the mouth when chewed. These enzymes then work with others produced by the body to maximize the digestive process. And many raw food devotees believe that since this natural process of digesting mainly raw, vegetarian food is easier on the body and produces fewer toxins than cooked food, it can stave off both aging and disease.

The Science of Raw

There is no guarantee that eating raw fruits and vegetables will keep you from getting wrinkles, but according to a 2009 article in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice, it can reduce the risk of oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal and gastric cancers. Even a few helpings a month of raw cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale deliver enough cancer-fighting isothiocyanates to significantly lower the risk of bladder cancer, according to a 2008 article in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. And a 2005 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that a strict raw food diet significantly lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

There’s no denying that a raw food regimen has a lot of checks in the “healthy” column: It’s rich in fiber and antioxidants, low in sugar and usually devoid of alcohol and caffeine. But for a raw food diet to be completely healthy, it needs to be well thought-out—blueberry and date smoothies morning, noon and night won’t provide all the necessary vitamins and minerals. In fact, getting adequate amounts of certain nutrients that generally come from animal products, such as vitamin B12, iron and calcium, can be a challenge. Taking supplements can help, as can loading up on vegetables rich in these nutrients.

“Leafy greens should be the foundation of the diet,” says Mars, whose own diet is currently about 85 percent raw. “There was a time when I was eating over 95 percent raw, but I want to be able travel and eat at people’s houses and not feel so restricted.”

The key to success in any eating plan—raw food diet included—is to not restrict yourself so much that you feel frustrated and deprived. Simply adding more raw fruits and vegetables into your daily meals is a great way to ease into a raw food lifestyle. Play around with different techniques such as juicing, sprouting and dehydrating and see what works for you and your lifestyle. “There is no one way to do this; people should find what works for them,” says Mars.

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