Acid reflux is a common and uncomfortable condition that affects 20% of the US population (and that's a conservative number). While there are several over-the-counter remedies available, they don't come without side effects and long-term downsides. At Velle, we always turn to nature to point us in the direction of a solution, and now we're bringing that solution to you in the form of digestive bitters. One such solution that has gained attention is the use of herbal bitters.
Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing discomfort and potential long-term damage. Common symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, and an acidic taste in the mouth. Luckily, dietary choices and things like stress and lifestyle habits are major factors in acid reflux, which means it's possible to overcome it.
A Natural Approach to Managing Acid Reflux
Herbal bitters have been used for centuries to aid in digestion and improve gut health. These natural tinctures, made from a blend of beneficial herbs and roots, are nature's way of
managing acid reflux. Here’s how:
Stimulating Digestive Juices: Herbal bitters can stimulate the production of digestive juices, including stomach acid, bile, and enzymes. By improving the efficiency of digestion, bitters help ensure that food is broken down properly, reducing the likelihood of acid reflux.
Enhancing Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) Tone: The LES is a ring of muscle that prevents stomach contents from moving back up into the esophagus. Bitters can help strengthen the tone of the LES, preventing the backflow of acid.
Promoting Healthy Digestive Rhythms: Regular use of herbal bitters can support the body’s natural digestive rhythm, reducing instances of indigestion and acid reflux
How to Use Herbal Bitters
Incorporating herbal bitters into your routine is simple. They are typically taken in small amounts before meals. With a tincture such as Bittersweet, you would take one dropperful and hold it for about 10 seconds under the tongue. It will taste very bitter, but this helps to stimulate the receptors that will ultimately communicate the need to create digestive enzymes (if you want to read all about the science behind bitters, read our blog post here). As with any natural remedy, it's important to start with a lower dose to see how your body responds.
Ready to say goodbye to acid reflux and start enjoying your girls brunch without discomfort? Try out Bittersweet here! Our carefully crafted herbal bitters are designed to enhance your digestive health and bring you relief, so that you can be a hot girl without stomach problems.