Blackmores Digestive Bitters is a combination of ingredients traditionally used to help maintain healthy digestive function and to help provide relief of indigestion, bloating, flatulence and loss of appetite.
Digestive Bitters is a liquid tonic that may be added to water, juice or herbal tea.
It is important to maintain a healthy digestive system. A decline in gastric acid secretion can lead to poor absorption of nutrients. Gastric secretion declines with age and a significant number of people over 65 have low gastric acidity.
Bitter herbs stimulate the bitter taste receptors on the tongue, which in turn stimulate upper digestive function (i.e. the stomach, liver and pancreas). In the stomach gastric acid secretion is increased, which is beneficial.
The following bitter herbs are used in this formula:
- Dandelion root which is traditionally used for loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feelings of fullness and flatulence. It has traditionally been used to increase bile flow
- Meadowsweet which has traditionally been used for hyperacidity
- Gentian has traditionally been used to stimulate the appetite and digestion, can be used in digestive disorders such as loss of appetite, fullness and flatulence
- Cinnamon bark has traditionally been used to relieve gastrointestinal spasms
Dosage: Adults – Take 5 ml (1 metric teaspoon) in water three times a day 15 minutes before meal.
(If on Blackmores 10 Day Detox Program take 5 ml twice a day before breakfast and dinner.
Children 6-12 years – Take 2.5 ml (1/2 metric teaspoon) in water or juice three times a day 15 minutes before meal.
Children under 6 years – Only as professionally prescribed.
Shake well before use.
Cautions: Contains ethanol (alcohol) Always read the label. Use only as directed If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)
dry root and rhizome
|2 g (2000 mg)|
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)
dry herb flowering
|1 g (1000 mg)|
Gentiana lutea (Gentian)
Dry root and rhizome
Agrimonia eupatoria (Agrimony)
dry herb flowering
Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Ceylon Cinnamon)
dry stem bark
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.