How mykind Organics Got Its Start
While I was pregnant with my son, Bear, I embarked on a quest for the cleanest prenatal vitamin I could give my body. A vitamin that was aligned with the way I eat: organic, non- gmo, free of funky processed junk, and completely plant- based. Turns out this search was no simple task! I learned that there really wasn’t anything on the market that I would feel comfortable putting in my body as a nutritional safety net. I could find vegan- friendly options, but they wouldn’t be whole foodbased. Some vitamins claimed to be nothing but whole foods, but in reality included binders, fillers, and other synthetics. What?! That’s like saying your broccoli is nothing but broccoli and then sneaking in some hydrogenated soybean oil. Gross! Throughout this tiresome research to seek a pure and wholesome vitamin, my brain really started to hurt! Why would I take something meant to improve my health, when in actuality it was far inferior to the quality food I was eating? I realized that if I wanted a truly great vitamin option, I was going to have to make it myself. So I went on a search for the perfect partner— the stars aligned with Garden of Life— and we co- founded mykind Organics. Together we created an entirely new kind of vitamin line that is Certified USDA Organic, Non- GMO Project Verified and free of synthetic binders and fillers. That’s right— made with whole foods and love!
Finally– Delicious, Nutritious Gummies!
I have been over the moon about these vitamins. And I am thrilled now that we have added gummies to our line! Chewing something delicious is more fun— how could it not be? These gummies taste like fruit snacks— nine whole fruits in every bottle— and they're packed with extra nutritional goodness and zero added sugar! Most gummy vitamins have the equivalent of one teaspoon full of sugar in each serving. How crazy is that? From the get- go, we wanted to make these for children and anyone else who prefers chewing to swallowing a capsule. But in order to make it, it took a lot of research since no other gummy on the market is made the way these are: with Certified Organic, Non- GMO whole fruits and vegetables, and we don't add sugar or gelatin. In searching for a clean, vegan, and fun kids multivitamin to give my son, Bear, I came across gummy vitamin brands that were made with some organic stuff, but most snuck in processed sugar or artificial flavorings! Seriously, take a look; the top four kid- friendly gummy brands on the market all have sugar as a top ingredient. I cringe at the thought of feeding Bear a vitamin that is the equivalent of one teaspoon of table sugar. It was so important to me that we create something with zero processed sugar! So, unlike the other gummy products out there, mykind Organics Gummies uses organic apple and organic peach purée and juice to source the sweetness. On top of processed sugars, many top vitamin brands include the ingredient gelatin in their gummies. What’s the deal with gelatin? Gelatin is a tasteless gelling agent that's made from ground up animal skin and bones— primarily the stuff that’s left over from the meat industry. Items like pork skins, horns, and cattle bones. Nasty! Consuming gelatin is like buying a hot dog on a random city street corner— you really have no idea what’s actually in it. For this reason, we sourced the first ever organic pectin from organic oranges. It’s combined with apple pectin to help bind the gummy. The oranges used are actually reclaimed orange peels that might otherwise be composted. We worked with the company Uncle Matt ’ s Organic to create an orange powder made from the remnants of their orange peels. This way, binding the gummy is not only healthier for you or your little one, but it’s also healthier for the planet.
A Healthy Farm- to- Gummy Vitamin
I am so happy and grateful we can now provide a healthy farmto- gummy vitamin for you! mykind Organics prides itself in being a true health crusader, ditching the conventional vitamin gummy course by steering clear of processed sugars and syrups, artificial colors and flavorings, animal products, and GMOs. Our gummies have nine whole organic fruits in each bo le in addition to a blend of all kinds of healthy goodness from kale to cauliflower, with it’s sweetness derived from the fruit itself, and the organic pectin made from apples and organic orange peels. It is Certified USDA Organic, Non- GMO Verified, Certified Vegan and Kosher. Wahoo!! We did it.
mykind Organics Gummies ( Kids, Prenatal, Women’s, Women’s 40+, Men’s and Men’s 40+) are now available at all major health food stores and online retailers.