As a gluten free writer for over five years now Garden of Life has become a product that can always be found in this gluten free gal’s bag, cabinet or purse.
For those that are not as familiar with the world of vitamins, probiotics, protein shakes and the like, this article might bring light to an industry that is creating a buzz in the medical space.
A friend that is a dietician recently said that, “probiotics are really a hot topic right now.”
According to markets and market analysis, “The market for probiotic ingredients is projected to reach $46.55 Billion by 2020. In 2015, Europe is estimated to be the largest market for probiotic ingredients. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market during the review period. This growth is driven by the increasing consumer demand for probiotic ingredients in the bakery & confectionery industry, particularly in developing countries such as India and China.”
Now, let’s focus on the fact that the US alone consumes a wide variety of supplements including probiotics, shakes, mixes and pills. The key factor and component is that the reality of the US food system is that there are more processed and artificial ingredients in the US food chain then there are in other countries in the world.
Gluten free has become a major money maker in the US, so much that water bottles now include the words ‘gluten free,’ on the bottle. Really? Water, with additives? Well the reality of the matter is it does exist.
For those that keep hearing the term probiotics let’s focus on what probiotics are. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, particularly your digestive system. Many people correlate bacteria with disease, but our bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are recommended by medical professionals more and more because they help keep your gut healthy. Not to mention they keep your gut healthy, but they are naturally found in your body.
Probiotics are consistently a growing industry along with all other supplements, but you as the consumer should really do your research before just buying any brand. Most consumers don’t do their research before choosing a brand and what they really need to know when choosing probiotics are the number of live active cultures in the probiotics they are buying along with what other additives does the product they are buying include.
Garden of Life has a rare certification within the industry by being USDA certified and verified, Non-GMO project verified along with many of their products have a kosher labeling. Not only does Garden of Life have all these certifications, but their products are gluten free, vegan, dairy free (most) and don’t include any binders or fillers.
Within the last few months Garden of Life has introduced their collaboration for myKind vitamins with well known health food advocate and actress Alicia Silverstone (known for her role in the movie Clueless) and also a partnership with Dr. Perlmutter, NY times best selling author and well known neurologist. Dr. Perlmutter has written various books about how grain, sugar and dairy can affect the digestive system, book titled; Grain Brain. He focuses on the gut and how probiotics can help the gut. This launch of probiotics with Garden of Life really couldn’t have come at a better time for Dr. Perlmutter as he recently released his second book.
Dr. Perlmutter’s line of doctor formulated probiotics include a wide array of options to include; once daily, prostate health, mood, men’s daily, once daily ultra, once daily women’s, organic digest, urinary tract, organic fiber, fitbiotic and lastly an organic kids option.
As a huge fan of Garden of Life (GOL) products, this gluten free gal was traveling and wanted a shelf stable product that didn’t need refrigeration and recently purchased Women’s once daily.
Being a big fan of the the Raw women’s probiotics Dr. Perlmutter and Garden of Life have outdone themselves and done a fantastic job on creating a new line of probiotics that consumers like yourself should be very happy with. To find more information about Garden of Life products or find a retailer near you, you can visit them online.