NSP FAQ’S

Company Profile
In the early 70s, Gene Hughes, a Utah school teacher, began experiencing a nagging stomach condition. He took the advice of a neighbor who suggested cayenne pepper for his discomfort. It worked! Soon Gene began feeling much better, but swallowing a spoonful of cayenne pepper was awful. That’s when his wife, Kristine, suggested putting the powder into easy-to-swallow gelatin capsules. It was revolutionary! Gene and Kristine soon enlisted the support of family—Dick and Pauline Hughes and Jay and Arva Hughes—to begin a small family business, selling encapsulated cayenne and other herbs and supplements to health food stores.

The family soon realized they wanted to touch more lives with their products, and they found the perfect vehicle for making this happen—direct marketing. This business model allowed them to educate consumers about the vitamin supplement products and provided their sales force an 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.

By placing in your hands the finest herbs and nutritional supplements, Nature’s Sunshine gives you the tools you need to take charge of your health and to look and feel your best.

Quality at Every Step
The quality process starts with the raw herb harvested from the fields and extends through the manufacturing process to the finished products you use every day.

Time and time again, we hear stories of people who have tried other brands, only to come back to Nature’s Sunshine because they just weren’t getting the results they had experienced with our products. 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.

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

Our raw materials and finished products undergo more testing than other companies’.

A few of our tests include: Microbiological, Anaerobic, Organoletpic ID, Microscopy, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC),  Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Ash, Acid Insoluble,  Gamma Counter, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Dissolution,  Disintegration, Salmonella poisoning, alflatoxins, and many more.

Experience
When it comes to making quality products that yield results, there is no substitute for success. With over 35 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.

NSP scientists work with top researchers at renowned universities to study and test our products and their active constituents.

Technology

NSP meets or exceeds current government standards for safety, quality and nutrition.