45 YEARS AGO
Kristine and Gene Hughes started a small family business that soon turned into Nature's Sunshine. Gene, suffering from stomach aches, at the suggestion of a friend, began to swallow cayenne pepper. Although the treatment was effective, it was very unpleasant. His wife Kristine came up with a simple but brilliant idea of enclosing pepper in a gelatine capsule. In this way, Nature's Sunshine became the first company in the world to put herbs in capsules.
It was 1972.