We were asked to review Original Digestive Bitters by Urban Moonshine. These bitters are handcrafted and organic. The literature purports that bitters help to curb sugar cravings, soothe gas and bloating, relieve heartburn, relieve upset stomach and nausea, help to maintain healthy blood sugar, balance appetite, support liver function, promote healthy skin, and encourage digestive enzyme production…. a rather long list of good things, so we agreed.
Jane was especially looking forward to trying this product since we had been on a sweet kick during the month of April, and she wanted a little help breaking herself of the habit. We typically like to have dandelion and/or arugula in our salads, so we are familiar with the “bitter” flavor. The Original Bitters have a very strong bitter taste (much stronger than a bit of arugula in our salad) which was a little tough to take at first and actually helped to curb the desire for sweets.
While we don’t have any idea if the bitters actually enhanced any of our metabolic functions, we can say without a doubt that they did not help our heartburn. However, after two weeks of taking the bitters, Jane and I both noticed a reduced craving for sweets, which was Jane’s main reason for trying the product in the first place. You can also use bitters to make cocktails. Urban Moonshine’s site notes that they will be posting recipes soon. We’ll be watching!