Greg Jardine and Katrina Orchard-Jardine are very innovative people and have been developing new products in the field of natural remedies for many years. Some of you will know of their work and passion through their Dr Red range of products.
Their most recent discovery is pushing back some frontiers in the medicine world and they believe has massive potential for improving people’s lives. That discovery is known as Polypill and is made from aging oak timber extracts – the same oak that winemakers have used for years to age their wines!
“Ever since Bayer’s aspirin invention in 1900, natural products have been a very distant second to drugs in the treatment and prevention of disease and aging related illnesses” says Biochemist Greg. “The patent behind the Polypill describes how this natural product can beat drugs at their own game” he adds.
Jardine Pharmaceuticals is based at Jolly’s Lookout, which boasts views across Samford Valley through to Moreton Island. The company is very Queensland centric, with extract manufacture at its facility north of Brisbane and the packing of Polypill south of Brisbane.
The company has had excellent media exposure through A Current Affair on Channel 9 and Dr Ross Walker on radio and Channel 9’s Today Show. This “blitzkrieg” launch has put some pressure on production, but the feedback from consumers has been remarkable in terms of its rapid response to pain relief and consistency with consumers.
“Our early focus is on joint pain and heart health, two areas we are getting very strong positive results in” notes Greg “But the technology spans broadly across ageing related conditions.” With new products under development – watch this space!
With a range of investors and the manufacturing and sales elements of the business getting underway very quickly, Greg sought the assistance of David from de Blonk Smith Young to help develop and document the business model and strategy for the company.
“We have a lot of things going on, between production, marketing and investor relations. I needed help to sort through the opportunities and issues and get a strong focus on how we would move the business forward. David has been great at helping me do that” says Greg.
With a goal of Life Extension delivered through Aged Oak Medicines, Greg notes “I am firm in my belief that the technology behind the Polypill will be regarded as one of this century’s major health breakthroughs”.
If you are interested in learning more about Jardine Pharmaceuticals and the Polypill, please visit their website: www.jardine.org or call Greg on 0400 502 775.