(NSP = Nature's Sunshine Products)
The Hughes family of Utah, USA.
The founders creed is:
‘helping people to
help themselves to a healthier, happier life’.
They were the first to encapsulate
Natures Sunshine Products is a well
known company and has been operating in New Zealand from 1979, so it
is a very well established and much loved company. It has a lovely
You will feel most welcome.
It started in Utah, USA in 1972 when
the founders, members of the Hughes family, decided to find an
easier way to take Cayenne Pepper. People were very much aware that
'Capsicum' was extremely good for the nourishment of the circulation,
and were having to endure 'hot' sensations when drinking or eating
it. So the founders sat around their kitchen table and started
filling capsules. They then introduced these to the health shops, and
from there advanced into other products. Later they introduced MLM
with a marketing plan.
Gene Hughes was already well founded
in taking herbs such as in garlic sandwiches, as his mother was
obviously herbal wise, so later when he developed stomach
discomfort, this led to taking cayenne pepper to alleviate it. His
wife suggested putting the cayenne into capsules for the ease of
They then enlisted family members to
share in the forming of their now very successful world wide herbal
business with subsidiary organisations located in Venezuela, Japan,
Canada, Colombia, the United Kingdom and Ireland, The Russian
Federation, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua,
Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador and Israel. The Company
also has exclusive distribution agreements with selected companies
located in Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and Norway.
Over the centuries, when problems
arose, people have reached out for naturally growing herbs, making
infusions where necessary, or if able, eating the herbs as they grow.
The Hughes family were already well
into having culinary herbs that helped their health, and were the
first to encapsulate the herbs, and this must have been such a
blessing for many, as some herbs infused for drinking are horrid.
Others are quite pleasant or palatable though.
NSP's aim was to make the finest,
purest, effective and highest quality products possible, and they
have achieved just that, and continue to do so, ever increasing their
range and innovative methods.
Natures Sunshine Products are renown
for the high quality of their herbs and their Vitamins and Minerals.
They do not use any fillers in the final product or add anything such
as drugs, as some companies have been found to do.
The raw herbs are put through stringent
testing and are instantly rejected if there is any sign of
contaminants or fillers, or low quality of nutrients and other
Radiation, dead insects, insect
droppings and fillers are many times found in the raw material and it
to know that this is not acceptable to some companies. They
are also very particular that the
nutrient level is what it claims,
so a poor quality crop is rejected and will be rejected until a
batch is received.
So only the finest raw materials are
used and they are gathered from the Americas, Europe, Africa
No fillers or drugs, or anything
else except what is stated , are added to the final product.
natural organic/plant forms of preservatives would ever be used, such
as Vitamin C which is a natural stabiliser.
- NSP spends over $1 million annually
on quality assurance.
- They conduct a total of 125 tests
on all raw materials.
- Their products are tested in house
by world leading scientists and doctors.
- NSP has first pick of raw herbs so
they get the very best.
So NSP is very particular about what
they are offering to put inside their own, and other people's
systems. They are very caring.
The other great thing is that they
bypassed the middleman and allowed individuals to become members, to
enable them to procure the products at much more affordable prices
straight from the company, and also to have the opportunity to
build a business for themselves if they so wished.
This was in
the form of MLM. This has now ceased and
only "shops", either real stores
or online selling, can get these products
direct from the company.