Overview  |  Nutrient Forms  |  Nutrient Amounts  |  Beneficial Substances  |  Additives  |  Conclusions  |

In this Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women Review, we will immerse ourselves into everything there is of what this supplement has to offer.

Namely, we’ll start out by looking at the claims that the manufacturer provides about the supplement. Which we will later assess how true they hold. Furthermore, we’ll examine the vitamin and mineral forms, find out how much of them are there, dissect the additional beneficial substances, as well as we’ll look at the additives present in the supplement.

The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at other supplement reviews for this specific supplement. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.


Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women – Overview


Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women, also known as Vitamin Code Women’s Multivitamin, is a supplement geared towards the well-being of women in their reproductive years that is delivered in a whole food base of fruits and vegetables using the RAW Food-Created Nutrients technology, which in of itself means that the nutrients within the supplement are provided together with their natural cofactors, along with live probiotics and enzymes, just like raw foods.[1]

I bet that was a lot to take in.

Let’s break it down a little.

Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women's Multivitamin ReviewSo, the Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women is a supplement:

  1. That is specially created for women in their reproductive age;
  2. That is delivered in a whole food base of fruits and vegetables;
  3. That uses the RAW Food-Created Nutrients technology, which means that the vitamin and minerals in the supplement are provided together with their natural cofactors as well as probiotics and enzymes;
  4. That is essentially just like raw foods.[2]

Additionally, the manufacturer also claims that the nutritional ingredients are delivered in capsules without binders or fillers promising you everything you want and nothing of what you don’t want.[3]

The Supplement Promotes Breast health Heart health Reproductive system health Healthy digestionIn its very core, the Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women is claimed to be a comprehensive whole food multi-nutrient formula, which benefits are further enhanced by the 23 fruits and vegetables added to the supplement.[4]

The manufacturer lists these as the benefits of the supplement – Breast health, Heart health, Reproductive system health, Healthy digestion with live probiotics and enzymes.[5]

That’s about all that the description page (sale’s page) of the supplement contains.

Let’s see how true that holds when we’re actually looking at it.


The Nutrient Forms Should Be Highly Beneficial


Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women IngredientsWhen we look at the label of the supplement after every single vitamin or mineral we can see a star instead of stating the form that the nutrient is in (for example, instead of seeing Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), we see vitamin C* or instead of seeing Niacin (Niacinamide), we see Niacin*).

These stars behind the nutrients represent that the technology of RAW Food-Created Nutrients is at play. Meaning, all of these vitamins and minerals are derived from whole foods together with their natural co-factors.

Thus, in truth, the supplement is as natural as a supplement could really possibly be. Furthermore, if the co-factors are there it does in its chemical essence is very alike the nutrients we consume with our food.

Thus, I would consider this one of the best ways to ensure that the supplement will be beneficial to anyone that’s using it.

There is one thing, however, that is not ideal in regards to it.

Being considered Vegetarian the supplement does not offer any amounts of preformed vitamin A, it only offers Beta-Carotene.

Beta Carotene Is Extremely Abundant In CarrotsAlthough pretty much everyone knows that Beta-Carotene is the precursor of vitamin A and it gets converted into preformed vitamin A in the body, not everyone knows the following.

Our bodies generally struggle with converting Beta-Carotene to usable vitamin A form. This is not to say that this is the case for everyone, however, it is estimated that many people suffer from this.[6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Furthermore, the rates at which Beta-Carotene is converted to vitamin A are pretty miserable.[12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]

Therefore, at the end of the day, with this supplement, you might be missing out on the very crucial ingredient for amazing health.

This is, however, easily fixable by adding a proper preformed vitamin A supplement to your daily routine.


Amounts – Not As Abundant As They Ideally Should


The next important thing is to discuss the vitamin and mineral amounts, as well as other amounts of crucial substances.

Overall, they’re not ideal but either way, those will amount for quite a benefit.

Or in other words, ideally we would want all of the nutrient amounts to correspond with the Prime Daily Values, however, as long as the amounts surpass the minimal daily requirements (% Daily Value) where it is appropriate, the supplement should be well-worth the grab.[18]

Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women In Regards To Many Nutrients Is Below The Ideal But At Least Equal To The Minimum Daily RequirementsAnd it’s definitely well worth the grab.

First, I have to point out that the supplement does not lack any of the vitamins, minerals, or much desired mixed Carotenoids diversity-wise. On that same note, however, the supplement does not provide any Choline or Inositol.

Certainly, you can do without those but ideally, both of them should also be there.

When it comes to the vitamins, all are equal to or above the minimum daily requirements, which is absolutely necessary to be the case. As regards to the ideal amounts, vitamins like the Vitamin D, K, B7 (Biotin), B9 (Folate), do subscribe to that.

As for minerals, the Vitamin Code Women is pretty much the ideal choice. Well, almost.

It still lacks what most multivitamins lack – the proper amounts of Magnesium un Calcium. And also Manganese and Vanadium are slightly off the ideal.

Other than that, it looks REAL good.


Further Enhancing Of Supplement – Additional Substances


In regards to the additional beneficial substances, the Garden of Life Vitamin Code of Women is very much like the Men’s edition of the supplement. Meaning it certainly has a few things to offer.

In essence, the supplement provides 3 different blends of beneficial substances, as well as one additional substance that is not considered to be a part of any of the blends.

Various Organic Fruits and Vegetables Are Available In First Of The Blends Of The SupplementThe first one of the blends it the Raw Organic Fruit and Vegetable Blend. This is the one that was in a way mentioned in the overview. Meaning, it is a combination of 23 different organically grown fruits and vegetables.

I even did the recounting to make sure there really are 23 and not some other number of them. Overall this blend has the potential of doing a lot of things for your health as any of its ingredients would.[19]

Additionally, this blend will be a great source for dietary fiber, which has the potential of benefiting you in various ways, like reducing the risk of cancer, eliminating toxins from the body, promoting weight loss, improving gut health among other various benefits.[20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26]

The second of the blends is the RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend. As the name suggests it is a blend of various probiotics and enzymes, which have a number of benefits.

To be more precise, they are all about improving your gut health. Which translates into improving the digestion and absorption of all the nutrients not only found in the supplement itself but also in the foods you’re eating. That is if you’re taking the supplement before, during or after a meal.[27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32]

The RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend of The Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women Is All About Improving Gut Health And DigestionAnd thirdly, the supplement also offers what they call the RAW Antioxidant & Immune Support Complex. This one consists of RAW Food-Created Glutathione and Superoxide Dismutase. And the last singular ingredient is the CoQ10.

Here’s in essence what they will do for you.

Glutathione is the most effective antioxidant there is. Period. It’s considered the “Mother of All Antioxidants” and it is so not without a reason. Whereas Superoxide Dismutase is a great substance for dealing with oxidative stress and free radicals in your body.[33] [34] [35] [36]

Lastly, the CoQ10 is an antioxidant that is vitally important for the growth and maintenance of cells. Thus, it goes without saying that it is an absolutely crucial substance for the whole body (as everything is comprised off of cells).[37] [38]

To conclude, I hope you’ll agree, it looks pretty great.


Additives Are As If They Weren’t Even There


While additives are what most multivitamins struggle going to the lengths of having 18 or 19 different ones in each capsule or tablet, this supplement is nothing like that.

The Supplement Has Only Two AdditivesThe Garden of Life Vitamin Code of Women has only two additives – Vegetable Cellulose and Organic Rice Hull – neither of them will harm you in any way.

In fact, they probably are some of the safest ones there is.

Thus, there’s really no need to discuss this section any further.


Final Thoughts On Women’s Multivitamin of Vitamin Code


Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women is not the absolute ideal piece of supplementation, however, I can’t fault it either.

It definitely is a solid choice, especially if you’re really into all that whole food supplementation thing. Furthermore, all of the claims made hold true.

Either way, I have to say, that I do feel that there are better choices on the market in regards to the multivitamin supplements.

If you’re interested you can explore those in an article I’ve comprised for the best multivitamin supplements there is.

Final Thoughts On the Vitamin Code Women's MultivitaminOther than that, I hope the article helped you find the information you were looking for, but if not – definitely let me know in the comments on how I could further improve it.

If you have a tiny bit of time, I would highly appreciate even one line in the comments. That helps a ton and will be highly appreciated.

Hope to see you in another article!

Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!

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18 Comments

  • Lyn

    April 1, 2019 - 08:25

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article! I love it!

    • @MatissDzelve

      April 1, 2019 - 16:16

      Hey, Lyn!

      I’m absolutely delighted you enjoyed the article!
      Totally made my Day! <3

      Cheers, and have an Amazing Day!
      Matiss

  • Salim

    February 26, 2019 - 01:33

    I must tell you that I found all the information I’m looking for within the post and it was highly relevant and helpful. I love the way you outlined the post and explained in details. Moreover, there are enough multivitamins drug and products in the market but the Garden of love seems to look special after considering its Contents. Thanks

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 26, 2019 - 13:05

      Hey, Salim!

      I’m ecstatic you enjoyed and found the article, means a lot to me.
      And the kind words are appreciated! 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One, Salim!
      Matiss

  • Emmanuel Buysse

    February 20, 2019 - 15:26

    Great post and good info.

    It seems to be a good supplement, some vitamins are quite high considered the daily intake you can have, and maybe that is wasted money. 

    But, my wife doesn’t have any multivitamin for now, and I’m going to order it for her, because I want to see how good this works for her. 

    Thanks for sharing this post! 

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 21, 2019 - 06:50

      Hey, Emmanuel!

      Glad you enjoyed the post! Really happy to hear that!
      And thank you for sharing your thoughts, I appreciate it! 🙂

      Have a Wonderful Day!
      Matiss

  • Louis

    February 16, 2019 - 10:39

    Hello,

    I believe the vitamin code for women is a good supplement for women to take. It’s bursting with a lot of supplements to help not just supplementing your diet but also helping in absorbing nutrients from food better.

    Seeing that it doesn’t have a lot of additives, I think this is a good product for women. Garden of life vitamin code is definitely worth trying.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 17, 2019 - 03:29

      Hey, Louis!

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the review!
      And I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Jerimy

    February 14, 2019 - 18:37

    I learned a lot from this review. Although I’m not a woman, so not the target audience, there is still a lot to be gained by reading your comprehensive article. Especially about the Garden of Life brand; if they can make high-quality vitamins for women, then they probably do for men as well.

    I didn’t realize, for instance, that it was difficult for the body to metabolize beta-carotene into vitamin A. It is evident that you are giving an honest review and not just trying to make a quick buck, which I sincerely appreciate! Thanks for the education today.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 14, 2019 - 20:07

      Hey, Jerimy!

      I’m beyond excited that you found the article truly helpful and educational.
      The kind words I also deeply appreciate. 🙂

      Cheers, Jerimy, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Trish

    February 7, 2019 - 17:49

    What a tremendously thorough review of this nutritional supplement.  I was impressed to read that this is a whole food supplement with live probiotics, fiber, and no unnecessary additives.  However, for those individuals requiring vitamin A supplementation, there might be a better choice out there.  Also, I need adequate magnesium and calcium supplementation, so this might not be the best choice for me, as you noted very clearly in your article.  This product is marketed towards women of reproductive age, but I was wondering if you think it is a good choice for older women as well.  Thanks for a very informative article, and I look forward to reading more of your work.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 9, 2019 - 04:17

      Hey, Trish!

      I’m truly happy you enjoyed the article. And I sincerely appreciate the kind words, means a lot to me!

      As for those requirements of vitamin A, one can still go with this one, however, then it would be best to compliment this supplement or pair it up so to say with a singular vitamin A supplement. An article on the best of those you can find here.

      As for the Magnesium and Calcium, it’s very rare, almost non-existent that multivitamin supplements provide sufficient amounts of those. So, the best approach here is also to go for a separate Magnesium-Calcium or just singular mineral supplements for each.

      Lastly, due to the Iron within it and the Prime Daily Values suggesting people generally not needing that stuff in their supplements, I would say that it would be best for older women to seek out other options – ideally, by choosing one of the supplements of the best multivitamins list as those will be most beneficial.

      I hope this helps, Trish!
      Looking forward to seeing you in another article! 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Paul

    February 4, 2019 - 06:51

    I like how upfront you are with the review and your mission behind it – that this review is the mother of all reviews for this specific supplement and there’s no need to find another review. I too shall use this :). Also, I like the use of images and sections throughout the article – makes it so much easier to read.

    Also you get very specific into the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are included in these women’s vitamins – but I thought CoEnzyme Q10 was an “anti oxidant” not an oxidant as stated in your article. Yeap I checked and it is indeed an antioxidant – you might want to change it – I google CoEnzyme Q10 and the first page from web md states that it’s a nutrient and an antioxidant. 

    Overall I like the quality of the article, very useful and helpful. Awesome website as well 🙂 cheers.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 4, 2019 - 07:23

      Hey, Paul!

      You’ve no idea how much I appreciate the kind words. Truly made my day. 🙂
      And thank you for being sharp-eyed and calling me out on that mistake, I appreciate it. I totally misspelled it. It is an antioxidant indeed, which is also made clear by the references I used. I corrected it also in the article.

      Thank you again, Paul!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Clement

    February 3, 2019 - 20:57

    Thank you very much for this health related post, you have really provided great insight into what right supplements and vitamins intake that is needed by the body. I will share this post with my wife and I believe she will really find it helpful. Thanks for the in depth post once again. 

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 3, 2019 - 21:12

      Hey, Clement!

      I’m really happy you found the article helpful.
      And I truly appreciate you sharing it with your loved one! 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day!
      Matiss

  • Evald

    February 3, 2019 - 19:53

    Hey there Matiss,

    after reading Your review it’s safe to assume that Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women is a pretty solid choice when it comes to vitamin supplements. I personally think that this supplement is shaping up to be a promising and beneficial health product, and I am quite impressed by it for numerous reasons. First of all, the thing which stood out for me the most was the fact that Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women supplement contains RAW Food-Created Nutrients and are derived from whole foods, which makes this supplement very beneficial and effective for the body. The second big reason why I’ve found it to be so appealing, is because it only contains two additives which is very low compared to most multivitamin supplements out there on the market, and on top of this- these 2 additives are not harmful to Your body which further ads to the overall positive presentation of Garden Of Life Vitamin Code Women, great stuff! However, there is one con which really sticks out for me regarding this supplement, and that would be the absence of vitamin A. I am a vegetarian, although I am moving forward veganism step by step, therefore I would greatly benefit from Vitamin A, but unfourutnetaly it lacks it. I’ve also learned a lot of new things today. For example- I didn’t know that human body is capable of converting Beta-Carotene into usable form of vitamin A, that’s pretty mind-blowing! However, like You’ve said- our bodies struggle with converting, although that’s not the case for everyone, but for most people I would assume. And, the rates at which B-C is converted into vitamin A are pretty bad, but I would also assume that these rates depend of the body itself? Some would be able to produce better results and some- worse? Is there a way to do a test and see how Your body reacts to this conversion and what kind of results it can deliver? Just curious.

    All in all Matiss, thanks for such helpful and descriptive article, I truly found it to be very informative and I’ve also enjoyed learning a lot of new things today 😉

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 3, 2019 - 21:04

      Hey, Evald!

      I truly appreciate the sincere comment of yours. And thank you for the kind words, it means the world to me. 🙂
      As for that conversion, you’re right, and it’s definitely possible to find out. However, I’m sorry, at this time I’m not really aware of the specifics for this.

      Cheers, and have a Great One, Evald!
      Matiss

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