MEET THE TEAM: Justin Diamond
Next up in our Meet the Team series we interview Justin Diamond. Justin is part of the family who founded the Rose-Hip Vital business in Australia. His focus is on building the Rose-Hip Vital Canine and Equine brands. Life is busy for Justin with a young family and a real passion to be out meeting our customers and educating everyone about why Rose-Hip Vital is so special. Below he shares his Rose-Hip Vital journey and the other passions that keep him busy.
Tell us about your Rose-Hip Vital journey
In mid 2011 I joined the family business to launch and grow the Canine and Equine brands which at the time were still going through registration processes. With a sales, marketing and design background, little did I know at the time what a good fit Rose-Hip Vital would be for me. A typical small business environment requires you to think outside the box and take on responsibilities and projects you wouldn’t otherwise do. Rose-Hip Vital has always been a creative and open working environment which enables the expression and implementation of new ideas. My role soon expanded to include social media and digital marketing across all brands.
What do you love about working for a brand that offers better health to its customers?
Being part of the team that makes Rose-Hip Vital available to the people, dogs and horses of Australia is both challenging and rewarding. Rose-Hip Vital really does change lives for the better and I feel truly lucky to be involved. Not many people can actually say that about their job.
What do you love to do out of work?
I love spending time with my family. 2 small children (3 and 5 years old) keep me on my toes. I also like taking photos (mostly of the children) and spending time in the workshop making and fixing things. Recently I started playing competitive sport again (Footsal) and our team just took home the premiership title.
What are your main reasons for taking Rose-Hip Vital daily?
I know how good it is! My belief in the many benefits Rose-Hip Vital delivers continues to grow as we learn more about its constituents. I have a shoulder injury sustained at the gym about 7 years ago. Diagnosed as bursitis without Rose-Hip Vital my ability to do simple things like reach behind me or pick up one of the kids was limited. I just finished another season of Footsal as goalkeeper and as long as I keep up my daily Rose-Hip Vital dose I am able to play without any issues.
Besides for my shoulder, I also take Rose-Hip Vital for general health and wellbeing. When I get a cold, which isn’t often nowadays, they don’t last very long and they aren’t very severe. My need to take antibiotics has reduced from 2 or 3 times a year to once a year if that. If I get that feeling that I am starting to get sick, I up my Rose-Hip Vital dose (I remember once taking 20 capsules in one day!) and usually this does the trick.
I know there is sound research on GOPO’s ability to protect cartilage which means I also take it as a preventative for joint pain or arthritis.
My wife, children and dog all enjoy a daily dose of Rose-Hip Vital. We love it!
What are some of your top wellness tips and healthy habits?
Take Rose-Hip Vital EVERY day!! Stay away from added sugar and processed white foods (bread, pasta, rice). Stay in touch with nature, smell the flowers and listen to the birds sing.
What advice would you would you give to your younger self?
Don’t rush or you’ll miss the small things. Listen more and most importantly, believe in yourself.
Want to meet more of the Rose-Hip Vital team? Read our last post on Lisa McLean, our Communications Manager here.
Rose-Hip Vital® is a scientifically and clinically tested plant-based natural anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and natural source of vitamin C helping to relieve joint pain and symptoms associated with mild arthritis. It is a simple and effective way of helping your body to maintain optimum health, so you can keep doing the things you love. Find out more here.