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Digestive Bitters

Herbal Digestive Bitters

How does eating a bowl of dandelion greens sound to you? BITTER? Oh yeah…

We need bitter plants in our diet to activate our taste buds and stimulate the central nervous system, triggering the reflexes that support our entire digestive system!

A lack of bitter in our modern American diet has created weak digestive systems contributing to food sensitivities, allergies, gas and bloating. Low stomach acidity is associated with a variety of allergic and immune-mediated disorders, including asthma and skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea as well as bowel disorders, gallbladder disease and arthritis.

But you don’t have to eat a bowl of dandelion greens, if you don’t want to. A few drops of Herbal Digestive Bitters* in your mouth will activate your salivary glands and increase their output of enzyme-rich saliva, helping to break down complex carbohydrates and proteins. Gastrin stimulates the secretion of pepsin, an enzyme necessary for breaking large protein molecules that are necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12.

Bitter plants are very supportive to our entire digestive system starting on the tongue, to the smooth muscle of the stomach, through the pancreas and the liver to increase the production of bile in the gallbladder. Peristalsis in the tubular muscles of the body is stimulated, supporting healthy bowel function. Bitters help to heal and repair the gut wall and stimulate important gut activity for overall health and vitality.

Digestive BittersBitter herbs and plants are considered cooling by nature and help to reduce hot inflammatory conditions in the body. Herbal Digestive Bitters include Gentian Root and Orange Peel and the sweet spicy Cardamom Seed and a little bit of honey. Just a few drops on the tongue before meals is all you need to greatly improve digestion and to support your body to be health and strong.

*Bitters should be used in moderation if diabetic or when pregnant or nursing.

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