A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER, WESTON HORNE
I fundamentally believe a lack of truth and education is the root cause of the issues we face with our health today.
I started Agape not just as a means of education, but to come together as a larger community. This education should be accessible for all who want to change and repair their lives and their health. It’s a simple invitation, unforced, by those who are affected and want to spread the good they feel.
I took this knowledge and application, and made the world’s cleanest and most effective products. Based on science, rooted in history, guided by intuition, and led with love in real world practices.
This history has made Agape possible. Seeing good, doing good, and spreading good. That's how I found the best answers for individuals, and also the best answer for business – care for your body, care for your community, take care of your planet, and in return–they will take care of you.
Agape is just the beginning–and I constantly strive to learn, improve, and grow myself. I sincerely hope you’ll join me on that journey.
My herbal medicine education started, first, with myself.
I was sick, in pain, and diagnosed with (what then seemed like) lifelong health issues that weren’t going to get better–at least according to what my doctor and I knew.
At the time, my mother knew a nurse who had nearly died from basic antibiotics and wanted a better way, which turned her towards herbology. Her help changed my life tremendously. Her work, and my change in vitality and outlook, sparked more questions–which in turn led to research. Steady research soon became my study. Before I knew what was happening, my study became practice–and I was working with, applying for, and mentoring under incredible groups of naturopathic doctors and herbalists alike.
I attended classes at the School of Natural Healing and honed in on the theories, ideologies, and principles of naturopathy–and learned applicable realities in the day to day practice with the people at my office.
I continued following the latest research, fervently furthering my education from masters and pioneers in the field–with years upon years aggregated between them.
“The theory I came to believe in the most, was that of vitalism.”
Hippocrates talked about the vital nature of the human being, that we inherently heal. We should work with the process–help, support, and trust it–rather than dominate and control the chemistry. Considering, still, how much more there is to learn about the body, we must trust that after thousands of years, it knows what it’s doing. Let us listen to the symptoms and learn to ask, “What are the causes?” Change the behavior, don't mask the symptom.
WILDCRAFTED | HAND MADE | WHOLE
SUSTAIN EARTH. SUSTAIN LIFE. FROM SEED TO SHIPMENT.
A life does us no good if we don’t have the splendor of Earth to thrive within–so Agape sets out to contribute however, wherever, and whenever it can.
- Starting from the raw ingredient itself, we respect its origin and eliminate waste by using all of it.
- Every piece of packaging (if it’s shipped to you) is compostable or recyclable, eliminating trash and harmful plastics that ultimately end up in landfills and oceans.
- All capsules come in a Glass bottle – use it again, refill it, repurpose it. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
From the wild ground it was foraged from, to the home of the human it’s protecting –sustainability, Mother Earth, and Agape are always the forefront of our purpose.
MANUFACTURING AGAPE (LOVE)
OUR COMMITMENT TO CLEAN
When I set out to make Agape, the challenge to overcome was not building the formula, or selling the product, it was finding both a manufacturer and raw goods source that had the same vision I had.
After several attempts with companies, I decided that the only way to keep the integrity of the product was to formulate, source, and fulfill all products myself. Any Agape product you purchase is handcrafted, by me, to ensure quality and maximum efficacy. When I make these products myself, I make them with love. Agape.
It’s a difference that matters, and it’s a difference I know you’ll feel.