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Louise started CoBionic in . They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on CoBionic?
I got interested in health in my mid-20s when I was diagnosed with various health conditions (heartburn, IBS, and angioedema). I was shocked to hear from doctors that I might need to be on medication for the rest of my life.
That’s when I started changing what I ate to see if I could heal my body without long-term medication (and I’m happy to report I'm no longer on any medications!). But after switching to a much healthier diet, I realized there were still vital nutrients that were hard to get enough of through food alone.
I didn’t enjoy taking most supplements, though, and I would often “forget” to take them. I especially hated fish oil (that after-taste always gets me!) and some of the greens powders and protein powders were so bad they made me gag. So my husband and I decided to make our own creations.
Our first product was a prebiotic fiber that feeds good gut bacteria. While many people take probiotics, very few people get enough prebiotics to support those good gut bacteria. After several years of research, we created our own comprehensive prebiotic blend, but we only created it for ourselves to use. There wasn’t anything even close to it on the market - most brands use only one or two types of prebiotic fiber, but the scientific studies pointed to the need for us to get a large variety of different prebiotic fibers.
It wasn’t until 2018 that we finally decided to find a manufacturer and try to sell it. But as soon as we started making our prebiotic fiber (which we call “Foundation”) available, we realized we were onto a winner - we constantly had positive feedback: “The first time I used Foundation I felt a difference!”
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story