When my daughter Taimi was five years old, my wife and I took her to see MD. The greater part of Taimi’s young life had already been spent in many a doctor’s office as we relentlessly pursued answers to her disability, which still remains a medical mystery.
On this day like so many others, Taimi went through a battery of lab tests. We hoped that maybe this time, we’d finally find something that works.
Those hopes were quickly dashed when the specialist recommended Taimi take a total of sixteen different supplements. It wasn’t that we doubted the effects of the supplements but many of them were in pill form and Taimi can’t swallow pills, which made getting the supplements to her simply impossible. After a few fruitless attempts to “hide” the various supplements in Taimi’s food and drinks, we were left feeling frustrated and powerless.
Seeing Taimi be denied yet another opportunity to improve her way of life was heartbreaking. And her access to these supplements was denied just because they only came in pill form? I couldn’t accept that and so I decided to find a better solution.
It was nearly a year after that visit to the specialist when I discovered encapsulated powder. I knew this tasteless, odorless powder with amazing bioavailability and no fillers was a game changer for my daughter.
At the same time, my friend Mikko Revonniemi and I had been having an ongoing conversation about going all in on something for the greater good. But what would be a worthy enough cause? Suddenly, the answer was staring right at us. Encapsulated powder was a starting point to change the supplement industry for good.
And that was how the idea for Taimi [‘tie-me] was born.
My daughter is the soul of our company. Her gift of seeing the world differently has helped show us a different way. Taimi translated into English means a “seedling.” Seedlings represent something new—a new era, a new life—something that will grow strong in the future.
With Taimi, we are introducing tasteless, odorless encapsulated powders with amazing bioavailability that you can simply sprinkle in your drinks or food. No pill popping, no disposable plastics, no unnecessary additives and fillers.
Taimi is a new holistic solution for a balanced life that revolutionizes the way we use supplements. Supplements are the first step in our mission to balance the people and the planet.
We are committed to finding better ways for all of us to live more balanced lives. Which begins with our promise to be a better kind of company. We care about what goes into our products, how they’re being sourced, how they’re being produced in the short as well as long term impact they’ll have. We know you care too so that’s why we will bring 100% transparency and ethics to everything we do.
Our journey began with my daughter and she continues to inspire us. That’s why we’ve incorporated her paintings on our package design. Taimi can’t speak and instead she’s found many other ways to express herself. She loves to paint and her “Jackson Pollock-esque” paintings really are astonishing. So, every time you use our products, you’re holding a piece of her art in your hands.
Jukka Peltola, cool daddy & co-founder
The Finnish name "Taimi"
([ˈtaɪˌmɪ] or 'tie-me')
translated into English means "seedling" or "sapling",
like a baby tree or baby plant.
Seedlings also represent something new,
a new era, a new life,
something that is going to grow strong
and bloom in the future.