The How & Why of Nature's Gel's creation over 22+ years ago!
Hello, I am Dr. Gandee and this is the story of how and why Nature’s Gel came to be. It was created with love and concern for my Grandma Sallie and now everyone can lead a more normal, healthy, and pain free life again.
My Grandma cried herself to sleep every single night.
She was 94 at the time and still lived independently with my Grandpa in their home. She lived 25 miles from my parents. The constant running to her house to try to help her was hard on them. Here I am a doctor and my grandmother is in pain every night. When I treated her, she was better that day but the treatment did not last. She needed something that would help her at home also. So Grandma Sallie and I sat down one day and had a long talk. I asked her what else helped her feel better. She said “nothing.” Then she said some of the pain gels helped a little bit.
I immediately went to Walmart and bought every pain gel, ointment, and rub they had available. THERE WERE OVER 30 DIFFERENT PRODUCTS! Every night I had my Grandma Sallie rub on a different pain gel. Every morning she would say the same thing, “it helped, but just a little.” So the crying, the pain and the suffering continued. Not one of the over-the-counter pain products did more than give her just a little relief - which I found unacceptable.
Then it hit me…that is exactly WHY these pan gels were made…to give you only a little temporary relief. They weren’t formulated to really try to help you longterm. So I immediately got on the phone and called around the country (this was way before the handy dandy internet) hoping to find a company that would work with me to develop a pain gel that would actually give you more than temporary relief. I finally found a company in Texas with an owner who just happened to have an 86 year old father who was suffering from painful arthritis and needed pain relief also.
We started with a formula similar to others to see if increased menthol and eucalyptus would be enough to help my grandmother. Grandma Sallie tried it and said “nope, it didn’t help any more than the others did.” So we kept adding more proven, powerful natural pain relieving ingredients like Glucosamine, MSM, Eucalyptus and Capsaicin in an Aloe Vera base for deeper, more penetrating effectiveness. Grandma Sallie always tested each new formula.
We slowly made headway with these new, improved formulations until finally Grandma Sallie called me early one morning and in a happy voice told me, “I had no pain last night, and I slept the whole night through.” GLORY!!!! After months and months of trial and error I finally developed a product that helped my grandmother’s pain. I named this powerful new pain relieving gel, Nature’s Gel because nature, not a lab, provided our ingredients. From the day until she died at 101 years old, my Grandma Sallie never cried herself to sleep again because of that pain. Every night she would rub the “Nature’s Gel” on her calves, ankles, feet and lower back just before bed and she would sleep through the night.
Now I had another problem.
I couldn’t just order one eight ounce jar at a time because production costs was prohibitive - it would have cost me well over $2,000 for one jar! So to get the price down we started manufacturing over 5,000 8 ounce jars at a time. Fortunately, since I’m a doctor I thought that what helped my Grandma so much could help others as well.
And Nature’s Gel was launched. Grandma Sallie passed in 1999. Thousands have found relief because of her pain. That fact always made her smile…her pain had purpose in this world and helped others. My patients loved the Nature’s Gel from the beginning. The Nature’s Gel also helped the manufacturing company owner’s 86 year old father’s arthritis.
Today our formula remains the same. We now offer 2 ounce, 4 ounce and 8 ounce jars for your convenience. We remain a small business focused solely on helping others to find better health, naturally. We look forward to helping you too! I hope you’ve enjoyed my grandma and my journey and search for relief.
Yours In Health,
Dr. William S. Gandee, BS, DC