Nature’s Sunshine started out as family run business in the 1970s that has now grown to selling supplement products in 30 countries. Their products are sold by nearly 600,000 distributors. The family business started out with the use of cayenne pepper for a stomach condition. However, swallowing a spoonful of cayenne pepper was miserable. They then decided to encapsulate the pepper with gelatin to make it easier to swallow. From there, they began to encapsulate other herbs and supplements and sold this product to health food stores. Then they realized they could direct market their products. They manufacture their own products with quality and care with testing procedures at each level.