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Conscious Coconut

Conscious Coconut works directly with Thailand and the Philippines farmers and growers to source certified USDA organic, cold-pressed, virgin Coconut Oil supporting fair trade practices. This Conscious Collaborative helps these farmers build sustainable businesses, which positively influence their communities and ensures that they’re compensated justly .Conscious Coconut tubes are packaged by adults with developmental disabilities. For every purchase, a child is given a meal through Feeding America food banks.

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Nutri Rich

Nutri-Rich sources their vitamins honestly and tests every single batch for quality. They make everything in their own facility in California without outsourcing so they can control quality. Vitamins are not as strictly regulated as food or drugs, so Nutri-Rich uses third party labs like the NSF to audit their facilities regularly and stay 100% accountable. Nutri-Rich allows for you to trace your bottle on the site.

The gelatin shell is easily digested by the body to release nutrients inside and protect ingredients within from oxidation. Nutri-Rich uses only natural and necessary ingredients without sugar, gluten, dairy and other common allergens. They also use the best, most absorbable forms of nutrients, such as chelated minerals and safe, non-fish DHA from algal oil.

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