About Us

Be What You Eat!

Redwood Health is Hong Kong's community health food store.  Conveniently located in Wan Chai with an ethos governed by naturopathic medicine, Redwood Health sells a wide variety of supplements, healthy snacks, and more.  Heavily focused on education and awareness-oriented health, Redwood Health is committed to helping you live a happy and healthy lifestyle. 

Our Mission

Redefining health & wellness through personalized care, naturally

Our Vision

At Redwood Health, our vision is to be a leader and pioneer in redefining the health & wellness industry through awareness, education, and personalization.  With an ethos governed by the principles of naturopathic medicine, Redwood is dedicated to providing the best products, supported by the current evidence-based research, to help our clients reach optimal health. 

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Our Story

Once upon a time, a naturopathic doctor from Canada came to Hong Kong.  After building his own private practice in Edmonton, Alberta, he was disappointed by the lackluster selection and quality of health products in Hong Kong. So, in March 2010 he started a small health food store called Redwood Health. The first store was in the wee corner of what was then a small local community called Kennedy Town, which was a far cry from the bustling gentrified haven it is now.

Through the ups and downs of business in Hong Kong, a decade later, the company has become a staple in the community; a pillar of education, awareness and support for healthy lifestyles of all shapes and sizes.  He hopes Redwood continues to be an integral part of the Hong Kong community, helping reach out to many people’s lifestyles and providing people with access to the best of natural medicine.

Why the name Redwood?  

“I was always fascinated with trees as a child. It reminds me of camping with my father in Canada. Redwood trees are a symbol of strength, durability, and longevity - characteristics that we all strive for in health & wellness. We all want to be stronger and live longer, and at Redwood we want to empower you to do just that!” 

- Dr Ken Chu, founder and owner of Redwood Health

Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

At Redwood Health, we care about our world and the environment.  Sustainable and responsible use of the Earth’s resources is essential to the survival and balance of the world’s ecosystems.  Many health products that we consume on a regular basis cause environmental strain that we may not be aware of.

As a member of our community, both locally and globally, it is our responsibility as a company to bring these ingredients to the forefront and be assured knowing that the products we carry won’t burden our environment. That’s why we maintain a commitment to not carry products with the following common ingredients:* 

Endangered Medicinal Herbs

  • Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)
  • Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
  • Baobab (Adanosia spp.)
  • Guggul  (Commiphora mukul)
  • Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Threatened Medicinal Herbs

  • Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)
  • Bacopa - Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Licorice - (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Animal-based Products

  • Squalene (sourced from Sharks)
  • Shark Cartilage
  • Krill Oil
  • Seal Oil
  • Sea Horse

*Note: This is not a complete list! A research paper from India showed that, of its 560 known plant species, 247 of them are on the RED LIST at certain threatened levels.  Extrapolated to a global scale, the data suggests that 12.5% (34,000 species) of all species are on varying degrees of the Red List.

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