Hello, my name is Will and I am the founder of Intestinal Fortitude. I woke up one morning back in 2012 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!