About Us

Hello, my name is Will and I am the founder of Intestinal Fortitude.  I woke up one morning 7 years ago sick as a dog.  Based on the symptoms, and the all-you-can-eat Crab Leg dinner from the night before, I thought I had food poisoning.  Unfortunately, the symptoms persisted for weeks.  A trip to the doctor and a short round of antibiotics got me feeling better for a few days, but then it started again.  Another trip to the same doctor and a longer round of antibiotics really did the trick... for a few days. 

 

At this point I was referred to a Gastrointestinal (GI) specialist who listened to my plight and promptly informed me that I most likely had Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  WTF?  I swallowed a pill-cam and wore a "sweet" fanny pack contraption to work the next day.  The results?  Inconclusive!  So, I signed up for my first ever colonoscopy.  The results?  I didn't have UC, I had Crohn's disease.  Double WTF?  The GI doc put me on Prednisone and sulfasalazine, and began to lay out my options for long-term medication.  Mind you, I'm in my mid-30's at this point and am not excited about 60+ years of drugs.  So I politely declined and set about researching alternative methods with which to deal with this disease.

 

Hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation brought me to the "blend" that has given me several years of almost symptom-free living.  The more I searched and the more I learned, the more I grew concerned with the quality and trustworthiness of the supplements on the market.  I knew I'd potentially be taking these for the rest of my life, and I could already see how expensive that was going to be.  I knew that the only way that I could keep the quality up and the price down was to start my own company, and now you get to benefit from that fateful decision. 

 

Welcome to Intestinal Fortitude!