Abouth Health Story
When Daniel King’s mother was diagnosed with a serious blood ailment, he decided there was more that he could do than simply be a supportive son. As a scientist he began researching and before long About Health was born...
My Mother's Story
It all started back in 2005 when my mother was diagnosed with a serious blood ailment, her prognosis wasn't good and to top it off she also had joint mobility issues and was in desperate need of a hip replacement operation. This was a huge blow to me and my family and I was desperate to give her a better chance at life, so I set out researching natural products.
During my search I came across an article on resveratrol in the Australian Science Magazine Cosmos. In the article Dr. David Sinclair, a scientist at Harvard University, shared his fascinating research on the substance and its numerous potential health benefits. I know reading science magazines for fun might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I have always maintained a keen interest since I graduated with a Master’s Degree in science in 1994, so this really caught my attention and I thought I need to get hold of some of this for my mother to try.
The astonishing results
At the time, resveratrol wasn't being sold anywhere; however, I was determined to source some for my mother. I eventually found a supplier and together we selected the formula that later would become known as New Zealand’s number one selling resveratrol supplement, Res-V Plus. I gave my mother some to try and just 10 days later I received a phone call from my father who exclaimed: "Your Mum no longer needs her mechanical claw to pick things up off the ground!”
Although I had set out to help Mum with her much more serious health issue, this unexpected benefit was a great result. Within weeks, I started receiving positive feedback from my mother's friends who had seen significant improvements in my mother’s mobility and wanted to try some themselves. I was hand writing the ingredients on labels and out the door it went, I hadn’t even given it a name. I thought to myself there must be so many other people that could benefit from this product; it was this that led to the founding of About Health in 2006.
Today, About Health has helped over 46,449 New Zealander’s with their health, and I am happy to report, that since using Res-V Plus, my Mother has been told by her doctor that her condition is almost back to normal, and she should live out her normal lifespan...and 7 years on, she has still not needed that hip operation!
I have since invested a lot of time into researching natural products and formulating multi-ingredient, multi-benefit supplements. While there are no guarantees in life, I firmly believe that supplements can help increase our chances of living longer, healthier lives.