Bitter receptors are all over your digestive tract (not just your tongue) for a reason! Bitters stimulate proper digestion, enhance the immune system, help with seasonal allergies, stabilize blood sugar levels, clear up skin, and so much more. We need bitter to tonify the whole body!
There are so many potential benefits to taking bitters! Many people believe that bitters are superior to probiotics in maintaining gut health. Bitters curb sugar cravings, soothe gas and bloating, relieve occasional heartburn, encourage digestive enzymes, bile & HCL production, ease upset stomach and nausea, help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, balance appetite, and support liver function and healthy skin. And because the vast majority of your immune system is in the gut, if you tonify the gut, you help your immune functioning a whole lot!
"...But there is an appealing logic to consuming bitters for health. Just as sweets cause blood sugar, insulin, and hunger to spike and then dip -- often leading, long term, to obesity and Type 2 diabetes -- research indicates bitter foods can have the opposite effect, moderating both hunger and blood sugar." - Dr. Andrew Weil
Our Digestive Bitters comes in four ounce amber dropper bottles, about 30 doses per ounce. Coming soon: Vinegar extracted Digestive Bitters!
As a tonic, you take Digestive Bitters 15 minutes before meals (a half dropperful). You can also take it if you overindulged and have gas, bloating, nausea, or sour stomach (as a remedy). We recommend that you keep your big bottle in the dining room so you remember your dose, and create a small bottle to put in your bag while traveling and eating out!
Taking herbs regularly to stay well is called tonic herbalism. Read more about that here.
Ingredients (locally sourced whenever possible): Alcohol (GF), Water, Burdock*, Hops*, Dandelion*, Yellow Dock* or Gentian*, Cinnamon*, Cardamom*, Orange Peel*, (*organic)
How to Use:
As a tonic (to stimulate proper functioning), take a half dropper 15 minutes before meals. As a remedy (for gas, bloating and upset), take as needed.