At Mommy’s Bliss we work hard to ensure we’re using ingredients that are safe, natural and effective. Here is a little information about some of the common ingredients we use in our products and why.
Organic Dandelion Leaf Extract
Organic Dandelion Leaf Extract (Taraxacum officinale) has been used as an aid for stomach upset and as a mild laxative for centuries. It may also promote healthy bacterial function in the digestive tract and contains various vitamins and minerals.
Organic Fennel Seed Extract
Organic Fennel Seed Extract (Foeniculum vulgare) has been used for stomachaches, gas, colic, cramping from diarrhea, and to promote milk flow in nursing mothers for centuries. In our products it is used to help relieve tummy troubles associated with excessive bloating, gas & constipation.
Prune Juice Concentrate
Prune Juice Concentrate with naturally high levels of sorbitol, prunes have long been used to gently & safely promote regular bowel movements.
Lactobacilus rhamnosus GG
Lactobacilus rhamnosus GG is a live culture used to support the growth of good gut bacteria, promoting healthy immunity and digestion. This strain is the most widely studied probiotic in the world with over 800 scientific publications attesting to the safety and healthfulness of these beneficial bacteria.
Sodium Bicarbonate is a therapeutic alkalizing agent for stomach acid that is generally used in effervescent tablets. It is used in Mommy’s Bliss® Gripe Water at a very low level to provide gentle buffering, reduce stomach acidity, and work synergistically with ginger and fennel to support healthy digestion.
Organic Ginger Extract
Organic Ginger Extract (Zingiber officinale) has been used for centuries to treat nausea, digestive cramping, and inflammation. Extract of Ginger is used in Mommy’s Bliss product to help soothe and relax the stomach.
Organic (German) Chamomile Flower Extract
Organic (German) Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria recutita) has been used for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Historically, it has been used to calm frayed nerves, for stomach problems, relax muscles, and aid in sleeplessness and anxiety.
Organic Passion Flower Leaf Extract
Organic Passion Flower Leaf Extract (Passiflora incarnate) was used traditionally in the Americas and Europe as a calming herb for anxiety and insomnia. It continues wide use in Europe and especially in Germany for achieving restful sleep in children and adults.
Simethicone is a non-toxic, biologically inert and extremely safe ingredient; even at amounts far higher than used in our FDA listed over-the-counter drug product. Simethicone decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles, causing them to combine into larger bubbles in the stomach that can be passed more easily, helping baby pass gas and feel nearly instant relief from that full, bloated feeling. Simethicone and similar silica-based antifoaming agents have been safely used as ingredients in foods, drugs and cosmetics for nearly 100 years.
Agave Syrup is a natural sweetener derived from the inulin (a prebiotic soluble fiber) extracted from various species of the agave plant, a succulent plant native to the deserts of the southwestern US and from Mexico. Agave syrup consists of roughly 56% fructose and 20% glucose. It is about 1 ½ times sweeter than table sugar.
Elderberry – There are several species of elder, but Sambucus nigra, or European elder (also called black elder), is most often used for dietary supplement purposes. Elderberry has been used for centuries applied to the skin to treat wounds and taken by mouth to treat respiratory illnesses such as cold and flu. Some evidence suggests that chemicals in elderberries may help reduce swelling in mucous membranes, including the sinuses, and help relieve nasal congestion. Elderberry also contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and may help prevent oxidative damage to the body’s cells.
Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus fulva) has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems. Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. It coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines.
Wild (black) Cherry Bark
Wild (black) Cherry Bark may work as a cough suppressant. It contains cyanogenic glycosides that help decrease the cough mechanism. Wild Cherry bark is a common flavoring ingredient in over-the-counter cough medicines. It has been used to treat many other conditions, including colds, digestive problems, and pain. For colds, the bark seems to work as an astringent, drying up secretions and mucus.
Vitamin D – Mommy’s Bliss gives families three healthy choices for Vitamin D supplementation. Our Vitamin D organic drops contain cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) sourced from lanolin and dissolved in organic sunflower oil. Our Probiotic Plus Vitamin D Drops contain the only vegan Vitamin D3 available; sourced from lichen (a grass-like moss) and dissolved in corn oil along with our Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG probiotic. And finally, our Multi-Vitamin Organic Drops contain Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) sourced from organic mushroom powder.