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For my mother

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...


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Where it all began

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 our 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 50,000 New Zealander’s with their health, and I am happy to report, that since using Res-V, my Mother has been told by her doctor that her condition is almost back to normal, and she should live out her normal lifespan. I have since invested a lot of time into researching natural products and formulating multi-ingredient, multi-benefit supplements. We now have what I consider to be our three ‘core’ products, including our updated resveratrol formula Res-V Ultimate, all of which are formulated to greatly simplify your daily health and wellness regime. While there are few guarantees in life, I believe that the right supplements can increase our chances of living longer, healthier lives.


So for those of you who have not heard this story before, I hope you can see that Res-V is so much more than just a marketing exercise. Its the story that drove me into the natural health industry and formed my belief that no matter how dire our circumstances may seem, it is always worth reading and researching and trying new things. What have you got to lose?