Licorice has been successfully used for around a century to treat peptic and gastric ulcers. Extract of deglycyrrinised licorice root, or DGL, offers the benefits of whole licorice but without the side effects of glycyrrhinic acid (hypertension, oedema or headaches).
Licorice has properties which increase production of prostaglandins in endothelial cells in the stomach, resulting in a cytoprotective effect on gastric mucosa.
Animal studies suggest that it reduces the inflammatory response which leads to ulcer formation, by inhibiting the production of inflammatory molecules such as interleukins or tumour necrosing factor. It also has an antioxidant effect which contributes to its efficacy.
Several studies have shown that DGL:
|Daily serving: 6 tablets
Number of servings per bottle: 16
|Quantity per serving|
|Extract of deglycyrrinised licorice root (DGL)||3 g|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, sorbitol, orange flavour.|
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