Wondering why we’ve included bitter artichoke in our Aller-Blast formula? Sure, at Urban Moonshine we may be easily excitable when it comes to bitters. But trust us, there’s always good reason! In the case of Aller-Blast, we include something bitter for two primary reasons. First and foremost, liver support is essential when it comes to maintaining vibrant health during pollen season. Everyday toxins and exposures that we are faced with are processed through the liver. A well-functioning liver clears these substances efficiently and secretes bile to bind and send them on their way out of the body through the stool. Bitters stimulate the secretion of bile, supporting the liver in its job of detoxification. Without adequate liver function and bile secretion, toxins are left to recirculate in the blood stream. An overload of toxins can hardwire our system for reactivity, including to seasonal exposures.
Another benefit to bitters is that they are known to support healthy, relaxed smooth muscle tone in the bronchial pathways. In this manor, they help maintain open airways for easy breathing during pollen season and beyond.
So perhaps now you’ll smile instead of wince when you taste a little bitter in the background of our power-packed Aller-Blast formula. And even if we don’t edge a grin out of you, we know you’ll be happy with how you feel!