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 The History of Nature's Sunshine

In 1972 there was a man who had terrible stomach problems. His name was Gene Hughes; he had heard that eating cayenne pepper could help this problem. So he tried eating a teaspoon of raw cayenne pepper and it worked, however the taste of the pepper in his mouth and down his throat was less than desirable. His wife Kristine suggested that he place the pepper into easy to swallow gelatin capsules, which he did. It was a lot easier to tolerate and solved the problem of the nasty taste. They soon found there was a market for their newly discovered packaged herbal remedy. With the help of four family members they began a small family business, selling encapsulated cayenne and other herbs and supplements to health food stores.

The family realized that if they used direct marketing as a method to sell their product, they could touch many more lives. This business model afforded them to provide two aspects. First, the ability to educate individuals who bought the product about vitamin and herbal supplements; and secondly, to provide them the opportunity to share in the success of the company. Today Nature’s Sunshine Products (NSP) can be found in 30 countries, represented by nearly 600,000 distributors.

Nature Sunshine's Process of Quality

Nature Sunshine's process of quality starts with the harvesting of the raw herb from the fields where it is extracted, into the manufacturing process, and all the way to the finished product(s) that are shipped to your home. We hear stories, time after time, of people who have tried other brands of supplements and not getting similar results. Using our products you will experience the same results consistently, because of our constant attention to quality.

NSF International, a non-profit, non-governmental organization and world leader in standards development and product certification, presented Nature’s Sunshine with the NSF Good Manufacturing Certification.

NSF is a leading, third-party auditor of companies involved in the health and public safety sectors. Their certification of our manufacturing facility means we passed an extensive audit by NSF staff, including an examination of production equipment and a thorough evaluation of our policies and procedures and our manufacturing processes.

When it comes to making quality products that yield results, there is no substitute for success. With over 40 years of experience, no company in the health supplement industry works harder to provide quality vitamins, minerals and herbal formulas.

At Nature’s Sunshine we pride ourselves in our team of scientists, each chosen for their specific knowledge of product research, development and quality control. With Nature’s Sunshine you can be sure you’re getting the highest-quality, best-formulated products available.

Testing – We Have 600 Tests at our Disposal to Guarantee Quality

An small example of some of the tests we perform on our products are: mold and yeast, potency, moisture content, E. coli, infrared spectrometer, gamma counter, dissolution, viscosity, particle size microscopy, Ash, acid insolubility, heavy metals, particle size, pH, volatile oil, salmonella, environmental, high-performance liquid chromatography, thin layer chromatology, finished product auditing, total bacteria testing, mass spectrometer, foreign organic and inorganic material, anaerobic and microbiology testing.........

Technology

NSP meets or exceeds current government Good Manufacturing Practices and pharmaceutical quality standards. Our 250,000+ square-foot facility includes a climate-controlled warehouse and cutting-edge laboratory equipment. This allows us to manufacture consistently high-quality products for our customers all over the world.

Nature’s Sunshine achievements:

  • In 2001, NSP was recognized as one of the best public companies to work for by Utah Business Magazine. This was based on several criteria, including employee benefits, work environment, 401(k), etc.
  • Business Ethics has listed Nature’s Sunshine in its Top 100 Corporate Citizens for four years straight, 2003-2006.
  • In 2002, Nutritional Outlook magazine named Nature’s Sunshine Manufacturer of the Year for its outstanding quality and manufacturing excellence.
  • In October 2004, Selling Power ranked NSP number 8 in America’s 500 Largest Sales Forces—Direct Sales.

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Written by Nature's Best — April 21, 2012

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