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The Foragers Bitters is made with a variety of wild early spring greens like dandelion, chickweed, wild onion, cleavers & and a few others. It does a wonderful job of supporting the lymphatic system as well as the immune system & gut.

So what happens within the body when we take bitters? Let’s talk about it! 📚🐛

🌱The relationship between bitter plants and the body is at first one of warning, but if understood and used appropriately they are an excellent digestive ally.

🌱Plant compounds collectively known as "bitters" include iridoids, sesquiterpene, lac tones and alkaloids.

🌱These are secondary compounds that serve no nutritional purpose. Instead, they are the plant's line of defense against microbes and herbivores.

🌱A bitter taste to most mammals is an indication of toxicity. Our digestive system becomes stimulated as a means of expelling potentially poisonous compounds.

🌱This bitter reflex can have beneficial effects such as promoting appetite and strengthening the structure and function of all digestive organs.

🌱When the bitter receptors of the tongue are activated, a chain of neural and endocrine events begins. In the mouth, salivary glands increase their output of enzyme-rich saliva. In the stomach, the gastric hormone gastrin stimulates the secretion of hydrochloric acid.

🌱This quickens the breakdown of proteins and enhances the bioavailability of nutrients. The bitter taste starts the self-repair mechanisms of the intestinal wall and increases the production and excretion of bile by the liver and gallbladder, quickening the removal of toxins and waste product from our bodies.

🌱The incorporation of bitter plants into our diet can improve overall digestive health and increase nutrient assimilation, leaving you healthier and more energized.

The plants used in this tonic were some of the very first spring greens that poked up out of the earth this year. This is a vitamin and mineral rich tonic that is packed full of beneficial nutrients! The base is an organic raw ACV which gives it even more fantastic gut healing properties! It’s loaded with probiotics & you need this one in your life, trust me!

These statements & products have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult expert medical advice before using, during pregnancy, or if you are on any medications. Contraindications may exist.

Foragers Spring Bitters

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