10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Brain Rocket (3.6)||(3.6)|
|Vitamin Code Women (3.0)||(3.0)||N/A|
|Power Organics Klamath Blue Green Algae (2.4)||(2.4)|
|BioActive Nutrients Ginkgo Biloba (2.2)||(2.2)|
Vitamin Code Women is a dietary supplement designed specifically for women. The company behind this formula is Garden of Life, a manufacturer producing and selling numerous such supplements at this time.
Vitamin Code Women is advertised as a support for maintaining mental and physical energy. Keeping the health of the heart, digestive system, breasts, skin, bones, and reproductive system are also referred to in the list of health benefits. The supplement is advertised as a natural remedy that lacks synthetic compounds like binders and fillers. It is also a vegetarian, gluten and dairy free product suited for all categories of users.
Vitamin Code Women is advertised as a comprehensive multi-nutrient formula based on active chemicals whose purity and integrity was preserved, thus increasing their bio-availability to the body. The technologies used to synthesize or extract the minerals and vitamins listed in its composition allows the preserving of their unique co-factors. Co-factors tell your body where the nutrient is needed and how it should be utilized. This is claimed to be the distinctive feature of Vitamin Code Women as opposed to other multi-vitamin or multi-mineral supplements out there that remove co-factors and make the nutrients less effective in nourishing the body.
Vitamin Code Women contains the following ingredients: Vitamin Code Women contains the following ingredients: Vitamin A Complex (Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Gamma Carotene, Lycopene), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E Complex (Alpha Tocotrienols, Beta Tocotrienol, Gamma Tocotrienol, Delta Tocotrienol, Alpha Tocopherol, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin(B1), Riboflavin(B2), Niacinamide(Vitamin B3), Pyridoxine(B6), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Potassium, Vanadium, Co Q10, Boron, Raw Enzyme and Probiotic Blend (Saccharomyces Boulardi, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Proteases, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Phytase, Alpha Galactosidase, Hemicellulase, Beta Glucanase), raw Carotenoid synergy blend (Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Gamma Carotene, Lycopene), raw antioxidant and immune support (Raw Food Created Beta Glucans, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin U, Glutathione, SOD (Superoxide Dismutase), raw organic fruit and vegetable blend (organic strawberry, cherry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, beet juice, carrot juice, broccoli juice, cucumber juice, tomato juice, kale juice), raw trace mineral blend (ocean derived trace minerals in a base of green alfalfa grass, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Vegetable Capsules, and Phosphorus
The supplement is based on a blend of numerous minerals, vitamins, raw fruits and vegetable juices and extracts, raw enzymes and probiotics, and antioxidants. However there’s no proof that these compounds work synergistically and bring the cumulative benefits of its individual ingredients as claimed by the producer.
Analyzing the list of ingredients we can identify many of the essential vitamins required by the human body in order to maintain proper functions of vital organs. Vitamin A, C, D, E, and the B spectrum are all there. Each of these nutrients plays specific, well-determined functions within the body. For example vitamin D is needed for Calcium absorption and without it, numerous problems of the bone system can occur. On the other hand, synthetic vitamin D is not as good as the natural form which is eliminated from the body when in excess. Too much synthetic vitamin D can lead to toxicity which further results in hypercalcemia or over-accumulation of Calcium in the bones.
CoQ10, another ingredient in this supplement is a well-known antioxidant- a substance that is able to fight against free radicals– harmful effects on the organs. It is a naturally occurring substance present in all human cells, but the levels of CoQ10 are particularly high in the liver, heart, and kidneys. It is commonly used to relieve heart failure symptoms, prevent cancer, and muscular dystrophy. CoQ10 was also shown to boost energy and speed recovery from exercise.
Other ingredients of Vitamin Code Women are probiotics which are beneficial bacteria colonies naturally present in the gut. When these bacteria levels are low, several health problems occur. The digestive health is primarily affected, but it has been shown that other organs can also suffer from an imbalance in the gut micro-flora. More so, researchers have managed to find a link between regular use of probiotic products (yogurts for example) and brain performance and health. Besides boosting brain capacities, the microorganisms can also improve mental health. Some species of bacteria were also shown to reduce bad cholesterol or lower blood pressure.
- The formula is produced by an USA based company that claims their products comply with all GMP and quality standards at this time
- The formula features a mix of numerous nutrients considered essential for maintaining overall health in both men and women
- Vitamin Code Women features ingredients as close as possible to their natural forms, and raw nutrients with antioxidant benefits
- We could not locate the formula on the official site of its manufacturer (still there is plenty of information available on retailers– web-sites)
- There–s no scientific proof that the specific blend found in this supplement works or that it is able to provide the cumulative benefits of its individual elements
A major issue of Vitamin Code Women is that it is not FDA approved or clinically proven effective. This is the problem with most of the dietary supplements. However, the company that manufactures this formula claims they used a specific technology that allows its ingredients to remain highly bio-available, by preserving their co-factors. This claim is not supported in any way leaving the impression its only part of the product’s marketing campaign.
Still, Vitamin Code Women looks like a good multi-vitamin supplement that features all major vitamins and minerals required for maintaining optimal health. Consumer reviews are also available and offer an overall positive impression about the formula. The negative testimonials, although reduced in number refer to the lack of effectiveness in some cases, or the occurrence of unwanted side effects like exhaustion, diarrhea, allergic skin reactions, headaches, or rancid taste. So it’s best to act with precaution and at the first sign of adverse reactions, no matter how insignificant they may seem, inform a medical doctor or a healthcare practitioner and discontinue use.