If you're interested in aiding digestive health, curbing sugar cravings, boosting the immune system, and even easing stress, try Digestive Bitters.
Bitter is one of the 7 basic tastes, and our body contains tons of receptors for bitter compounds in our mouth and tongue, our stomach, gut, liver, and pancreas. The stimulation of these bitter receptors increases digestive secretions leading to better absorption of nutrients and natural detoxification of the liver.
What's in our bitters, and why
- Dandelion can help with indigestion by buffering or balancing the pH of the stomach, acting as a probiotic, and helping to increase bile production.
- Inulin extracted from bitter, anti-inflammatory burdock root enhances the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
- Volatile oils and flavonoids in wild yarrow have an anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory action on the digestive system.
- Calendula is an often overlooked internal remedy for chronic digestive imbalances, leaky gut syndrome and food intolerance.
- The Cherokee Indians turned to yellowroot to cure indigestion and to improve appetite. This medicinal plant also helps flush out harmful toxins, heal ulcers, reduce harmful bacteria, and can help in the treatment of sinus infections, bladder problems, colds, flu, sore throat, laryngitis, mouth sores, colitis, gastritis, ulcers, chest congestion, diarrhea, and earache.
- Berberine, a bitter compound found in goldenseal roots, is a natural, safe anti-diarrheal. In a clinical trial with 196 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), berberine significantly reduced diarrhea frequency and stomach pain, improving the quality of life. In human and rat studies, berberine from goldenseal significantly speeds up digestion, reducing the time it takes for food to travel through the small intestine.