Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KIND Organics - Organic Whole Food Multi Vitamins for Women - First Impressions


KIND Organics - Certified Organic Whole Food Women's Multi-Vitamins

This may be UNLIKE most product reviews you come across.  I'm not going to write about the results I have experienced with these...because I honestly don't know what to report on that end.  The before and after - I guess.  I didn't get official tests done and have no official result to share.  But I will be writing about why I think these are different from other vitamins.

I must start off by saying I'm NOT a pill taker.  I just don't like taking them.  I forget about them.  I'm not consistent with them.  Some of my fellow vegetarian and vegans will surely say - why are you taking supplements - if you eat a diverse diet you won't need to take supplements - which I still believe to be true.

I wanted to try these for a few reasons.  First and foremost...

They are made from nature - using thoughtfully and scientifically selected REAL FOODS, Kind Organics Women's Multi is a whole food multivitamin that's Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

ORGANIC fruits, veggies and herbs such as lemons, annatto, amla berry and holy basil. 

This is a gentle power-packed formula provides the nutrients you need in only two organic tablets per day.  HOWEVER...I am not taking 2 full tablets per day.  I 1/2 tablet to 1 tablet a day for the first week.  Just to see how it went.  I think it went 'well' but that's all I can really say about it...since I didn't take the suggested two full tablets.  NOW...I'm taking 1/2 to 1 tablet on the days I feel I am not eating as healthy as I should.  Such as...while traveling...or if I eat at a restaurant over the weekend and only have a salad...or on days where I'm getting low on fresh produce in my house and 'cheat' and eat grainy-carbs VS carbs from fruit (ie breads).  

The only 'con' I have found with these Multi-Vitamins is really just a personal preference or a personal pet peeve of sorts...or maybe it's just because stubborn...but these vitamins are LARGE.  Because I don't take pills - I'm not used to swallowing them.  Instead...I have been cutting them in half and taking them that way.  I'm curious if one could also smash them up and put them into a smoothie, too!?  Hummm...

BUT...one thing I MUST point out - as part of my first impression of these vitamins is that they smell very pleasant.  An aroma combo of fruit (like berries) and whole grains...at least that is what they smell like to me.

Other ways THIS Multi-Vitamin is different from others on the market?

Clean, Right Down to Our Patent-Pending Tablet Technology: Where many other vitamin "tablets" use unrecognizable things such as magnesium stearate, stearic acid and lac-beetle resin (shellac) to bind and fill the tablet, Kind Organics are uniquely formed using ORGANIC, WHOLE FOODS.
  • Certified Vegan, Gluten Free and NO Synthetic Binders or Fillers
  • 16 Vitamins & Minerals with Greater than 100% Daily Value
  • Certified Vegan D3 from Lichen for Immune Support
  • 10mg of Iron for Blood Support
  • 500% Daily Value of Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) for Extra Energy
  • Targeted Levels of B Vitamins, (from Organic Guava & Organic Holy Basil) for Radiant Skin & Nails 
 I've mentioned above that I'm thrilled the contents of these vitamins are filled with WHOLE FOODS but it also excites me that some of the ingredients are FOODS that I don't usually have the pleasure of consuming such as Guava because it's not (usually) found in my region (not even in stores).



Methylcobalamin: Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water soluble B vitamin that is essential for energy, metabolism, formation of healthy blood cells and DNA synthesis. Methylcobalamin is the active, natural form of B-12 (equivalent to the B-12 in your body).

Kind Organics from Garden of Life® offers a full range of Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified supplements made only from real food - over 30 fruits, vegetables and herbs. Absolutely free of synthetic binders and fillers, meaningful amounts of vitamins and minerals are carefully combined to benefit specific dietary needs. All of this goodness is wrapped up using Garden of Life’s patent-pending Clean Tablet Technology - an entirely new way to make vitamins using only Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified foods. None of our Clean Tablet Technology ingredients come from soy or corn. Kind Organics - made only from real, nutritious food.

And...YES...that is actress Alicia Silverstone you see above.  Many people are aware that she is vegan and promotes products that ARE vegan.  Well, she is the 'face' of this product that is available thru Garden of Life.

Just because I am referring to the Women's Multi - I have to add they also have a Men's Multi-Vitamin following the same principles.  

I have to say I even LOVE the glass bottle they come in and once I have gone thru all of the vitamins I will be reusing the glass bottle.  It's heavy duty and seems as tho light will NOT go thru it.

My first impressions of this product are very positive.  I don't think I would be a person to regularly consume or purchase because I am NOT one to take supplements but I thought I would try them...so I could tell people about them...if they were interested...that there IS a Multi-Vitamin that is vegan and made from WHOLE FOODS on the market.  I'm very excited that this is available and I think it will wake up a few other companies out there to pursue like-options and alternatives.

13 comments:

  1. They have a prenatal as well and I have wanted to buy them, but I was afraid that they were too large. Before pregnancy, I could have stomached a large pill- but I can't now. Thanks for the review, as I plan to try them once I have the baby and I am not so "gaggy". :-)

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    1. Hiya! I was thinking of you yesterday!!!! Yes...they have a line of prenatals, too! If they are too big I would just chop them in half.

      I might be doing a giveaway on these later this week :) Stay Tuned!

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  2. Great info here, thanks. Been using GoL B12 for awhile and need to check out this line.

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    1. That's one thing I haven't tried from them. I did try some B12 patches that I got thru The Raw Food World. They were on sale. I did notice a HUGE difference. I have only used 3 of them. I figure once a week or once every other week was all I needed. I tend to put them on the back of my neck behind my ear on Mondays LOL :) Those patches are INTENSE!

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  3. I am happy that these vitamins are made from real food and they are organic. I tend not to take vitamins because I am usually not sure of their quality. I am familiar with other Garden of Eden products so that is a plus. Thank you for enlightening us about the Kind Organic Women's Vitamins. This is valuable health information so I am delighted that you shared it with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback on this post! I, too, feel the same about vitamins - not knowing about what's in them or where it comes from...seems like KIND ORGANICS lays it all out on the table! I like that...no secrets!

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  4. Oh I'm so glad you did this review! I haven't noticed these in my whole foods yet, but the multi I take right now isn't quite complete so I still need to take a B complex AND calcium supplement on top of it. But with this, it would be 1 and done! And I LOVE Alicica Silverstone - she's my fav vegan celebrity. Is it just me, or does she look younger and more gorgeous as time goes on?

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    1. I occasionally will take some extra B12 but that is about it. I'm sure this multi will fill in holes on those 'off days' or ruts or even in the winter months when the fresh produce isn't the greatest :)

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