Our History


Nature's Sunshine's History of Excellence

MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO,

Gene and Kristine Hughes became herbal pioneers, planting the seeds that became Nature’s Sunshine. Plagued with a nagging stomach condition, Gene started taking cayenne pepper at the suggestion of a friend. While the herb provided relief, it was difficult to ingest cayenne pepper by the spoonful.

His wife, Kristine, suggested putting the powder into capsules. It was a revolutionary idea—delivering the benefits of herbs through encapsulation. Since becoming the first company to encapsulate herbs in 1972, Nature’s Sunshine has grown from a small, family-owned business to one of the leading health and wellness companies in the world.