|| The story behind our Calamari gel || 5 years ago, Susanne had a terrible case of trigger finger which doctors informed her, could only be treated with surgery.
At that time, she was working in a fish bait factory. Struggling to "un- lock" her finger, work became extremely difficult and it effected daily activities. One day she was helping to pack squid. Even though she was wearing gloves, she noticed after a few hours of work that her finger was moving more freely & that the pain was decreasing.
That night, she decided to put it to the test. She wrapped squid around her finger, put on a glove and went to sleep. She regained full movement of her finger.
She did what she does best, and researched. Squid oil has 3-4 x the amount of Omega than fish oil. It has high anti-inflammatory properties.
After loads of research and trials she carefully made a formulation. She went on to develop a world first TOPICAL Calamari pain relief product.
The oil used, comes from squid that is already being utilised for bait from her partners factory.
The gel that she formulated has been sold in NZ for the past 4.5 years. The feedback continues to be astounding.
We have literally watched people apply it and be able to move more freely with less discomfort. We have had stories of people being able to garden and sew again after years of not being able to. We have had people with arthritis tell us that their pain has grately reduced. The main feedback we get, is that people feel that their overall quality of life has improved.
Now we know that it sounds strange and off-putting to some. Never in a million years would we have thought to do this, if it hadn't of been for the 'accidental' results that day in the factory. The constant feedback is incredible. * There is a slight smell due to not using artificial fragrances, however, the gel is made up with essential oils etc which help to reduce this and to add extra benefits to the product. We have improved the formulation alot over the years and continue to work on this constantly (while keeping it natural)
We also make a joint spray for dogs and horses using the oil which can be beneficial for arthritis 😊