Here’s the section where I get to tell you about my story, and to be honest, it’s a lot to digest. Sorry, I had to. Now I’m going to put the puns away and get real, because not all of it is easy to stomach. Ok, ok, now I swear that was the last one...
I’ve had digestive health issues for quite some time, and though I’ve always been aware of the root cause, it took me a long time to feel comfortable talking about it. I developed bulimia, an eating disorder, when I was 15 years old and suffered from it for more than 10 years. I fortunately recovered in my twenties, but by that time, I had developed a pretty problematic digestive system including conditions like GERD (chronic heartburn/acid reflux) and Barrett’s Esophagus (Read more about Lucas’ journey here)
For years after I recovered, I treated my symptoms with a wide variety of digestive health products until I became aware of some of the ingredients that went into them. I wanted to treat my gastric problems without the extra additives, artificial dyes and chemicals used to make these digestive health products. Plus, it’s not like I enjoyed the taste of any of these old pharmaceutical products anyways. But once I opened my eyes to the ingredients going inside my body, I became motivated to find an alternative solution. The problem was that there really wasn’t one. So my brother, Noah, and I started Wonderbelly to create the products that we couldn’t find.
Wonderbelly’s mission is to provide clean, sustainable and effective digestive health medicine, starting with common, everyday heartburn. With the help of top professionals in the pharmaceutical industry and gastroenterologists, we developed our first product, Wonderbelly Antacid: a non-GMO, clean ingredient antacid, free of talc, dyes, gluten, dairy, common allergens, synthetic sweeteners, and artificial flavors. But we didn’t stop there. I’ve always been passionate about protecting the environment, and after realizing that basically all pharmaceutical products come in virgin plastic packaging, we committed to using 100% plastic-free packaging for all Wonderbelly products!
Our vision is for all people to treat their digestive health issues without dumping junk into their bodies or our planet. Wonderbelly Antacid is step one of that vision.
And more about my brother, Noah...
Noah Kraft is the co-founder and CEO of Wonderbelly. A serial entrepreneur, Noah has over a decade of experience leading and launching companies in a variety of industries including the corporate world, startup-tech, film and music. Wonderbelly is a personal passion project for Noah and his brother Lucas. With his decade-plus of experience in business, Noah leads the company’s operations and strategy to fulfill Wonderbelly’s mission of creating the most effective solutions for all digestive health needs. Noah resides in Austin and is a graduate of Brown University.
Dr. Hecht was Division Director of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Loyola University Chicago and Chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at University of Illinois–Chicago. She was President of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) from 2009-10, after serving as Chair of the Intestinal Disorders Section. In 2020, she became only the second woman to receive the Julius Friedenwald Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the AGA for an individual’s lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. Her NIH and VA funded research has focused on E. coli and the impact of gut microbiome on intestinal function and health.
Dr. Fass is a professor at Case Western Reserve University and has served in leadership positions in the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, American Gastroenterological Association, and American College of Gastroenterology. He is a reviewer for 70+ journals, has served on the editorial board of 27 journals, is editor-in-chief of 2 journals, and has published 450+ articles, editorials, and commentaries, 62 book chapters and 3 books. He has been named a top doctor since 2004 by publishers including Castle Connolly and was selected America’s Top Doctor in 2021. He has been named World’s Leading Expert in the research and treatment of GERD and esophageal motility disorders by Expertscape.com and was one of the 5 recipients of Mastership in Gastroenterology for 2021 by the American College of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Mayer is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a pioneer of—and leading researcher in—the role of mind-brain-gut interactions in health and chronic disease. He was the recipient of the 2016 Paul D McLean award from the American Psychosomatic Society and the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterological Association. He has been interviewed on NPR and PBS and by national and international media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Atlantic, Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and co-edited 3 books. His book, The Mind-Gut Connection, was published by HarperCollins in 2016 and has been translated into 14 languages.
Wonderbelly Antacid’s active ingredient is calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is an antacid that can relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and upset stomach associated with these symptoms and is found in many of the leading brands on the market such as Tums, Rolaids, and Alka-Seltzer. If you are experiencing other symptoms or your symptoms persist for more than two weeks, you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the appropriate treatment option.
Orders will usually ship within 1-2 business days. We process and ship orders Monday through Friday, not including holidays, in the order that they were received. Once your order has shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking information. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for tracking information to update from the “label created” status. Most packages take 3-5 days to arrive after the ship date.
Wonderbelly uses the same active ingredients as the leading brands. We are committed to using excipients that meet our internal standard and are non-GMO and plastic-free.