The late summer months in Alaska are breathtaking, with up to 22 hours of daylight illuminating the landscape as animals prepare for the harsh winter ahead. This time of year also brings something else unique—the harvest of the remarkable Wild Alaskan Blueberry. Most fruits and vegetable plants would quickly wither and die in Alaska’s long, frigid winters. But the Wild Alaskan Blueberry isn’t just any ordinary fruit. It has evolved to protect itself from the brutality of the elements with a rich-colored pigment in its skin called anthocyanin. This phytochemical is the source of the Wild Alaskan Blueberry’s antioxidant prowess, boasting over 5 times the potency of the common blueberry.
Another remarkable adaptation found in nature begins with a simple Swiss apple first cultivated hundreds of years ago. Remaining fresh far longer than other varieties, the Uttwiler Spätlauber was prized for its longevity. The key to resistance to decay is the naturally occurring botanicals found in the skin of the fruit. These botanicals protect the fruit from oxidative stress and inflammation brought on by exposure to UV rays, and also act to reverse the effects of this photoaging.
Not only does Kyäni draw inspiration from nature for its products, but those powerful ingredients are emblematic of Kyäni’s culture and tenacity. Kyäni’s founding families began with small businesses that, like an apple or blueberry, might have been easy to overlook. But with hard work and innovation, the Hansens and Taylors achieved enormous business success in a multitude of industries. After learning how these natural sources of wellness can positively impact health, the families joined together to form Kyäni. Today, Kyäni’s powerful products make a difference in the lives of millions of people throughout the world.
Kirk Hansen is a highly successful, multi-generational businessman with a lifetime commitment to Kyäni. From a very early age, Kirk Hansen took on special tasks in the family’s small petroleum business. As a young teenager, Kirk was entrusted to perform long-distance deliveries in commercial trucks. He personally built the company’s bulk oil business long before larger competitors could catch on. He led the expansion of the family businesses’ holdings into real estate, restaurants, and hotels. Kirk’s ability to visualize and execute a winning strategy was evident in purchasing a deteriorating property and turning it into one of the nation’s largest rail-to-truck fuel facilities. When Kirk sees an opportunity, he learns new skills to make it happen.
This was the case when Kirk and his wife Rebecca made the decision to found Kyäni. Rebecca says, “I remember we spent a lot of time looking things up, and talking to experts.” Kirk and Rebecca focused their business acumen on making Kyäni a leading force in network marketing. But it’s more than just financial success that makes Kyäni unique. “When you measure yourself in dollars and cents you are using the wrong measurement. Our focus is on the lives we impact.” Kirk and Rebecca are sharing their vision with Kyäni’s Business Partners and inspiring them to achieve their dreams through leadership that keeps Kyäni focused, relevant, and prosperous.