Info: 100 Chewable Tablets; Ginger Flavour
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice root extract aids in a healthy digestive process by stimulating and increasing natural digestive juices in the digestive tract. DGL has also been traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve abdominal pain, soothe irritated stomachs and intestinal tracts, and improve GI conditions like gastritis.
Each chewable tablet contains:
190 mg Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice 4:1 Root Extract Powder (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) (Equivalent to 760 mg dried deglycyrrhizinated licorice root).
Non-medicinal ingredients: Sorbitol, Xylitol, Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO vegetable source), Stearic Acid, Silica, Natural Peppermint Flavour, Ginger Root Powder, Maltodextrin.
Contains No: Dairy, egg, artificial preservatives, colours, yeast, wheat, gluten, or soya.
Adults: Chew 1 tablet 3 to 6 times per day before meals.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Chewable tablets may not be suitable to people with certain health or dental conditions. If you have any health or dental issues, consult a physician, dentist or other health professional before taking this supplement.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80002423.
By Nathan Zassman
DGL has been shown be helpful for the natural treatment of GERD (acid reflux, also called heartburn). Normally, licorice is high in glycyrrhizin, the sweet (30-50 times sweeter than sugar) component in licorice, which has healing properties. Glycyrrhizin has been used in the treatment of hepatitis and cirrhosis in Japan, may inhibit liver cell injury caused by the exposure to chemicals, and may be effective in inactivating the herpes simplex virus and other viruses. But glycyrrhizin when consumed in excess can cause water retention and loss of potassium and calcium, and is contraindicated for those with hypertension. For this reason, people who consume too much licorice candy (usually black licorice), or who use licorice with the glycyrrhizin not removed, can be at risk for hypertension. Licorice candy does not have the glycyrrhizin removed.
When the glycyrrhizin is removed, it is called DGL, the abbreviation for Deglycyrrhinizated Licorice. DGL can be effective in the treatment of acid reflux, and health professionals skilled and knowledgeable in natural medicine routinely prescribe DGL to heal the esophageal lining, and often to remedy the symptoms of acid reflux (heartburn). For DGL to be effective it needs to be chewed and mixed with saliva.
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