Bitter herbs broadly encompass many botanicals, but are most often thought of as herbs with effects on the gastrointestinal system. Herbal bitters have a long history of use, and are commonly used in cocktails known as aperitifs and digestifs which are served before and after meals to stimulate appetite and digestion. However, bitter herbs act far beyond the digestive system, and may impact the liver, kidneys, skin, lymphatic, circulatory, and immune systems. Bitter taste receptors have been shown to trigger a wide variety of biological processes including regulation of blood sugar and activation of the immune system in response to infections.
Gastrointestinal health is important for detoxification, as inflammation in the intestine increases susceptibility of the organism to toxicity from external and internal agents. Proteins important for all phases of detoxification are expressed at a high level in the small intestinal mucosa. Optimal and integrated functioning of the intestines, liver, and kidneys is crucial for successful detoxification.
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What’s unique about Dr. Shade’s Bitters No. 9? The proprietary bitters combination of Dr. Shade’s Bitters No. 9 includes dandelion, milk thistle, solidago (goldenrod), gentian, burdock, and essential oils of sweet orange, myrrh, juniper, and clove, delivered in the Quicksilver Delivery Systems™ phospholipid encapsulation system. Herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, goldenrod, and burdock are each known for having aspects of bitterness, but they also have potential benefits beyond digestion. Dandelion has a history of traditional use for digestive complaints, and supports healthy liver and gallbladder function. Milk thistle supports normal liver function and detoxification in the setting of toxin exposure. Classically, goldenrod is used to support the health of the urinary tract, while burdock supports healthy blood chemistry with antioxidant and blood sugar balancing effects.
These powerful herbs pack a punch, and they are only 4 of the fabulous 9 in Bitters No. 9!
Our Quicksilver Delivery Systems improve upon liposomal and emulsification technology with smaller, more stable particles made from the highest-grade ingredients available. In addition to exceptional absorption rates, these very small liposomal and nanoemulsified particles enhance lymphatic circulation of nutrients and intracellular delivery. The phospholipids, inherent in the liposomal and nanoemulsified formats, nourish cell membranes, promoting proper function for the absorption of nutrients and the excretion of cellular waste products and toxins.
If pregnant, consult physician before use.
May be stored at room temperature.
Use within 60 days of opening.
Take 2 to 4 pumps by mouth three times daily. Hold in mouth 30 seconds before swallowing. Repeat to desired dosage or as directed by healthcare professional. Take on empty stomach, at least 10 minutes before meals. May be stirred into small amount of water. May take 2-4 pumps in sparkling water as needed for digestive comfort.* Use within 60 days of opening. If pregnant, consult physician before use.