1.7 oz (50 mL), Precision Pump-Top
BitterX comes as a sequel to the popular Quicksilver Scientific product, Dr. Shade’s Bitters No.9. BitterX is the next level bitter, with a quartet of strong digestive, liver, gallbladder, and kidney supportive botanicals, slightly tempered for flavor with a touch of sweet orange essential oil. The four-fold army in BitterX is comprised of dandelion, gentian root, solidago (goldenrod), and the essential oil of myrrh, delivered in the advanced liposomal format that Quicksilver Scientific is well known for.
One of the critical steps in detoxification is effective movement of toxins out of the liver, into the gallbladder, and out of the body via the digestive tract. With the bile, toxins are transported by some of the same cellular transporters which move the bile salts.1 However, in many people this process is impeded by cholestasis, that is, impaired bile flow and stagnation.2 Various factors contribute to cholestasis including gallstones, biliary disease, chronic liver disease, certain medications, as well as estrogen and endotoxin (also known as lipopolysaccharide or LPS).3 In addition to having a direct negative impact on detoxification, poor bile flow contributes to gastrointestinal dysbiosis and conditions such as small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), which further have a negative feedback on detoxification due to an increase in LPS and inflammatory cytokines.4,5
What’s unique about BitterX? This blend of bitters has a strong effect of activating the transporters necessary to move bile, and toxins, from the liver and out through the gallbladder.* Dandelion supports urinary elimination of toxins, and also has hepatoprotective and bile flow stimulating effects.6 * Gentian, well known as the most bitter herb, also promotes healthy bile flow, and has been demonstrated to increase levels of glutathione and other antioxidant-supporting enzymes.7 * Solidago, a classic herb used to support the urinary system, promotes diuresis and with this the elimination of toxins, simultaneously increasing glutathione S-transferase activity, a critical enzyme in phase II detoxification. 8 * Finally, the essential oil of myrrh, last on the list but very strong in its effects, supports healthy bile flow and has direct microbial balancing qualities.9 * For those who need a bigger bitter, BitterX is the turnkey to supporting the body in the critical processes necessary for effective detoxification.*
Quicksilver Delivery Systems™ brings the power of intravenous therapy into convenient oral delivery.* 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.10,11 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.* 12
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 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. Use within 60 days of opening. If pregnant, consult physician before use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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