Gallexier Digestive Bitters
Gallexier Digestive Bitters

Gallexier Digestive Bitters

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When we feel the rumbling in our stomach that tells us we’re hungry, what we’re feeling is an increase in stomach acid production and the secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas1.

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Hunger can be triggered by low blood sugar, but it can also be triggered by thinking about, seeing, smelling and tasting food2. Once food is in the stomach, it triggers bile and more digestive enzymes to be released from the liver and gallbladder to continue help break down our meal1. It’s a beautiful system: the presence of food is what triggers the release of the acid and enzymes we need to properly digest that meal.

The way we break down food in the stomach profoundly impacts the whole digestive system. If we eat a meal without enough stomach acid, bile, or enzymes, we are unable to properly break down our food. This causes three types of digestive issues:

  1. Stomach irritation: Heartburn, nausea, feeling of fullness in the stomach3.
  2. Bowel irritation: Larger than ideal food particles draw water into the bowel and over-feed our gut bacteria. This can cause cramping, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and irregular bowel movements4.
  3. Reduced nutrient absorption: It is challenging for the body to absorb vitamins and minerals from foods that are poorly broken down3,5. This can impact every single aspect of our overall health, with the most common symptoms being a weak immune system, brain fog, and fatigue.

Many factors can reduce the production of gastric acid, bile and enzymes, including a history of taking acid-blocking medications5, liver or gallbladder disease6, and due to a natural decline in stomach acid production with age7. Some people also experience lack of appetite, or challenges with recognizing hunger signals from a history of eating when we’re not hungry8.

Bitter herbs can be helpful in people with:

  • Indigestion, bloating, gas, or cramping
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • Nausea, heartburn or stomach aches
  • Low stomach acidity, commonly seen with ageing
  • Sugar cravings
  • Sluggish liver, liver disease, or during a detox
  • Low appetite, or challenges with recognizing hunger signals

Dr. Hilary’s Tips For Improving Digestion

  • Take three deep breaths before you start a meal to take you out of ‘fight or flight’ and put you into ‘rest and digest’. Our digestive organs function most effectively when we are relaxed.
  • Enjoy your meal! The smell and flavour of food is important for enhancing the secretion of gastric acid and digestive enzymes. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and remove distractions to allow you to focus on your meal.
  • Consistency is key. Try to eat meals and snacks at the same times each day so that your body gets used to a routine. You should be getting a little hungry in anticipation of each meal, and if you’re not, then you may be overeating or eating too frequently.
  • Make sure to have having at least one, fully evacuating bowel movement daily. Healthy bowel function helps to regulate digestion in the stomach and small intestine.
  • Heal the gut! Indigestion, cramping, gas, bloating, and heartburn can all be indications of an unhealthy gut environment. Bitters are helpful for improving digestion, but sometimes we can benefit from additional support to address the microbiome.

Gallexier Digestive Bitters contains a synergistic blend of twelve herbs that work together to support healthy digestion.

The taste of any food should trigger a release of gastric acid and digestive enzymes, but tasting something bitter has a more profound response on digestive secretions9. This may be because things that are bitter are more likely to be poisonous than other flavours, so these receptors have been conditioned to be extra-sensitive.

The bitter herbs in Gallexier promote the natural release of gastric acid, digestive enzymes, and bile to help us effectively breakdown food in the stomach. This alleviates symptoms of heartburn, gas, cramping, and bloating, and helps to promote healthy bowel movements.

Gallexier Digestive Bitters contains herbs that enhance the secretion of bile from the liver and gallbladder, which promotes gentle liver detoxification. It contains herbs that soothe the digestive tract, working synergistically with bitter herbs to reduce bloating and cramping.

Gallexier Digestive Bitters also contains anti-inflammatory herbs to heal and prevent damage in digestive tract. A healthy digestive system allows us to absorb the nutrients we need to support our overall health.

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Each 5ml contains

Artichoke leaf (Cynara scolymus) (1:31)  162.4 mg

Dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officinale) (1:97)    51.5 mg

Gentian root (Gentiana lutea) (1:122)   41.1 mg

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) (1:170)      29.4 mg

Yarrow aerial parts (Achillea millefolium) (1:170)     29.4 mg

Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale) (1:249)      20.1 mg

Chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita) (1:270)     18.5mg

Bitter Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) (1:270)     18.5 mg

Bitter Orange peel (Citrus aurantium) (1:331)    15.1 mg

Blessed Thistle aerial parts (Cnicus benedictus) (1:543)      9.2 mg

Cardamom seed (Elettaria cardamomum) (1:1316)     3.8 mg

Buckbean leaf (Menyanthes trifoliata) (1:1316)     3.8 mg 


Vegan | Gluten Free | Yeast Free | Dairy Free | Kosher

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Fructose, lactic acid and water

Gallexier is synergistic blend of twelve herbs that support healthy digestion. The bitter flavour of Gallexier sends a powerful signal to simulate the secretion of gastric acid and digestive enzymes, which helps us effectively break down food1,2,12. Liver-specific herbs in Gallexier stimulate the secretion of bile to further promote digestion and support liver detoxification10,11,13. Gallexier also contains antispasmodic herbs soothe cramping and discomfort14,16,17,19, and anti-inflammatory herbs heal the digestive tract and protect it from damage13-15,18.

Gallexier helps to restore the body’s natural digestive function, which alleviates symptoms of indigestion and promotes the absorption of the nutrients we need to maintain our overall health.

Artichoke leaf (Cynara scolymus) (1:31)   

  • Protects the liver from damage and increases the flow of bile10
  • Enhances the breakdown of fats to support digestion10

Dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officinale) (1:97)

  • Diuretic, which helps to reduce water retention and alleviate bloating11
  • Increases the flow of bile from the liver, which promotes the elimination of toxins and lowers cholesterol11

Gentian root (Gentiana lutea) (1:122)

  • Increases the secretion of stomach acid and digestive enzymes to effectively break down food12
  • Improves heartburn, indigestion and bloating in people with low stomach acidity12

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) (1:170)   

  • Improves liver enzyme function and detoxification13
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to heal the digestive tract and protect it from damage13

Yarrow aerial parts (Achillea millefolium) (1:170)    

  • Calms cramping and indigestion, and reduces gas and bloating14
  • Anti-inflammatory to heal the digestive tract and protect it from damage14

Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale) (1:249)  

  • Reduces nausea and stimulates digestion15
  • Anti-inflammatory to heal the digestive tract and protect it from damage15

Chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita) (1:270)  

  • Soothes the stomach and relaxes cramping in the digestive tract16

Bitter Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) (1:270)  

  • Increases the secretion of stomach acid and digestive enzymes to effectively break down food17
  • Calms cramping and indigestion, and reduces gas and bloating17

Bitter Orange peel (Citrus aurantium) (1:331) 

  • Increases the production of gastric mucous, which heals and protects the stomach lining18

Blessed Thistle aerial parts (Cnicus benedictus) (1:543)

  • Increases the secretion of stomach acid and digestive enzymes to effectively break down food12

Cardamom seed (Elettaria cardamomum) (1:1316)

  • Calms cramping and indigestion, and reduces gas and bloating19

Buckbean leaf (Menyanthes trifoliata) (1:1316)        

  • Increases the secretion of stomach acid and digestive enzymes to effectively break down food12

Adults: Shake bottle well before use. 4 Teaspoons (20ml) daily, 15-60 minutes before meals

Consult a healthcare practitioner if you have gallstones or excess stomach acid or if you are taking antiplatelet medication or blood thinners.

Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond 2 consecutive weeks.

Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae / Compositae / Daisy / Apiaceae / Carrot families. Do not use if you have liver or gallbladder disorders, bowel obstruction, bile duct obstruction, acute stomach irritation, inflammation, and stomach or duodenal ulcers. Discontinue use if you develop symptoms of liver trouble.

Hypersensitivity has been known to occur, in which case discontinue use. Some people may experience headaches.

Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.

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