About Us

It began with two Cornell scientists who were researching ways to make human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) without using actual human milk. They became fascinated by the amazing health benefits of this unique fiber and determined to develop the best HMO prebiotics by leveraging the latest scientific findings.

At Layer Origin, we firmly believe we are what we eat. The food we consume feeds us and the bacteria in our gut. By strategically building the bacterial ecosystem in our gut, we can actually optimize many aspects of our health — and it can work at any age.

This philosophy drives us every day in our pursuit of the world's most forward-thinking and most advanced prebiotics. Pure, effective, and clinically-proven, PureHMO® super prebiotics help us build a robust gut to support every layer of our health.

We invite you to start your origin story with us today.

Scientific Advisors

Professor Jonathan Allen, IFT Fellow

Dr. Jonathan Allen is a full professor in food and nutritional science at North Carolina State University. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists. His speciality is mammary gland biology and lactation, nutrient bioavailability (polyphenols, prebiotics), and food digestion in human gut etc.

Professor Min Luo

Dr. Min Luo is a professor of biological science. He was trained at Harvard Medical School and was awarded the outstanding postdoctoral fellow for his research to understand the metabolism of human cells on a molecular level.