"The Brielle Story"
The Smithson sisters come from a long line of physicians and grew up culturing probiotics. It was unusual. We can remember the neighbors asking – what are probiotics? How do you grow that? It never got less weird...
As we got older our interest in health/wellness grew. Kate moved to Colorado, was immersed in all things CBD and started her first business, “Kate Care.” Maria moved to Chicago for a Clinical Neuropsychology Doctoral program. Around this time, they came across an article that showed how certain probiotic strains increase the receptors of CB2 (cannabinoid receptors found in your body) which can support functioning*. Probiotics combined with CBD? Intriguing… A few weeks later, after finishing a yoga class, Kate described how she was taking probiotics and CBD oil separately to relieve her Celiac disease symptoms. This sparked an idea and our first product was born. It’s the first of many and we’re excited to bring it to you!
Maria has decided to pause getting her doctorate and Kate has left Kate Care to focus on bringing science-based, third-party-tested products to the world.
We’re excited to bring you products that restore balance, ignite joy, and make life – just a little sweeter.
*Rousseaux C, Thuru X, Gelot A, et al. Lactobacillus acidophilus modulates intestinal pain and induces opioid and cannabinoid receptors. Nat Med. 2007;13:35