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Arrowleaf Naturals Uses Plant-Based Formulas to Improve Health of Humans and Animals

March 29, 2023

Medicine has become ubiquitous in modern society, as it's not uncommon to see a colourful assortment of pill bottles lining cabinet shelves. In Canada, about 65% of people aged 40-79 take one or more prescription drugs (CDC, 2019). And it is reported that 35 million people worldwide have drug use disorders (Statista, 2019). Though biotechnology has produced miraculous solutions for various ailments, medicine these days is perceived as a quick fix to almost anything. Have anxiety because of external circumstances? Take a pill for it. Have a headache? Take ibuprofen.

Although prescription medication's sustained effects are inconclusive, more natural solutions exist for minor problems like insomnia, migraines, colds, and rashes. The founders of ArrowLeaf Naturals sought to produce natural remedies using ancient herbs and plants to help people resolve minor issues with minimal pharmaceutical intervention. Not only does Arrowleaf Naturals carries remedies for humans, but they also have a brand catered towards pets called Naturpet.

What inspired the founding of your brand?

The founding of our brands was inspired by the belief that medicine should not have adverse side effects, harm the environment, or be too expensive. We wanted to create brands that could harness plants' natural and powerful health properties. That's why we founded Arrowleaf Naturals. Our botanical medicines are designed to help people take control of their health and pets' health. We believe that nature has the power to heal and promote holistic wellness, and we are committed to providing high-quality, plant-based products to our customers.

What are your brand's core values?

At Arrowleaf Naturals, we believe in the power of nature to promote holistic wellness. We are committed to using high-quality, plant-based medicines in our products and to being a part of our customers' health journeys. We also prioritize the environment in our sourcing and packaging choices. We believe that health is a fundamental right for all beings on this earth.

Describe one way you try to keep innovating with your brand.

We try to keep innovating with our brand by continuously researching and seeking out new, natural ingredients with powerful properties. We believe plants benefit human and pet health and are always looking for ways to incorporate the most effective botanical medicines into our products. We are committed to using high-quality, plant-based ingredients in our products and providing our customers with the most effective natural remedies possible. We also prioritize sustainability in our sourcing and packaging choices. Through these efforts, we hope to continuously improve and innovate our brand to serve our customers better and to support their health and wellness.

Talk about a roadblock or a challenge you faced as a business owner; have you overcome this? If so, please tell us how you did or how you're working on it.

As a brand, one roadblock we have faced is the tendency of many consumers to immediately reach for chewable tablets or other products because they taste better or are easier to take. While these products may be convenient, we believe herbal tinctures are more bioavailable, fast-acting, and effective. Our challenge has been to get this message across to consumers and to convince them to try our tinctures, which may not be as palatable as other products.

To overcome this challenge, we have been honest about the taste of our tinctures in our tagline, "Bitter is Better." We believe that the benefits of our tinctures outweigh any temporary discomfort from their taste, and we have found that this honesty has helped to build trust with our customers. We have also worked to educate consumers about the benefits of herbal tinctures and the reasons why they may be a better choice for specific health concerns. While it has not been easy, we are dedicated to promoting the benefits of herbal tinctures and helping our customers find the most effective solutions for their health needs.

What inspires you to keep going every day?

The belief in the power of natural, plant-based remedies to promote holistic health and wellness inspires us to continue every day. We have seen firsthand the benefits of herbal tinctures and other botanical medicines, and we are passionate about sharing these benefits with others. We are also inspired by the positive feedback and success stories we receive from our customers, who have experienced improved health and well-being thanks to our products.

How did you know you had a good product-market fit?

We knew we had a good product-market fit when we saw that many of our customers were seeking natural, effective solutions for their health concerns, and our products seemed to be meeting this need. We also received positive feedback and success stories from customers who had experienced improved health and well-being for themselves and their pets thanks to our products. Additionally, we saw that people are increasingly committed to learning more about the health benefits of natural remedies and finding the best solutions to improve their health and well-being. This trend aligned with our mission of providing high-quality, plant-based products that support holistic health and wellness. All these factors combined gave us confidence that our products were well-suited to the market and that we had a good product-market fit.

What are your aspirations for your brand 10 years from now?

Our aspirations for our brand 10 years from now are to continue to be a trusted and respected provider of high-quality, plant-based remedies that support holistic health and wellness for human and fur families. We hope to expand our product lines to include a wider range of botanical medicines and to continue sharing our commitment to improving the health and well-being of all through natural means.