Dietary Supplement • Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract
DGL Chewable is deglycyrrhizinated licorice root extract (DGL) in a cinnamon flavored, chewable tablet form which supports:
• Normal gastrointestinal function
• Healthy mucosal membrane function
• Normal gastric acidity
• Healthy inflammatory response
DGL is an extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra (common licorice). Licorice is found on all continents and its name comes from the Greek words glykys meaning ‘sweet’ and rhiza meaning ‘root’ due to the glycyrrhizin within the herb that makes it 30-50 times sweeter than sugar. Glycyrrhizin, a triterpenoid saponin, was thought to be the sole constituent responsible for licorice’s benefits, but with the emergence of deglycyrrhizinated licorice, other beneficial consituents were discovered. DGL undergoes the process of deglycyrrhizination in which most of the glycyrrhizin is removed due to drawbacks some individuals experience with common licorice such as increased blood pressure and lower potassium levels. DGL Chewable contains less than 3% glycyrrhizin.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
|Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract||400 mg|
Other Ingredients: Organic Inulin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mannitol, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.
As a dietary supplement, chew 1 tablet or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Do not use if neck wrap is broken or missing. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a healthcare professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
When imbalance is present in the gastrointestinal tract, the gastric mucosa attracts various immune cells that release proinflammatory compounds such as cytokines, free radicals, and histamine. When DGL is introduced to the gastrointestinal tract, it assists by promoting mucus secretion, maintaining normal acidity, and encouraging gastric epithelial cell proliferation. DGL’s primary constituents are flavonoids and phytosterols, including liquiritin and beta-sitosterol. These compounds engage with multiple inflammation pathways and are considered antioxidants.
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice supports healthy mucosal membrane function by increasing blood flow to the intestinal lining and stimulating the production of prostaglandins, which encourage cell proliferation. This enables the mucosal membrane to retain its structural integrity and function as a stable barrier between the rest of the body and gut environment. By stimulating the formation and secretion of mucus in the gastrointestinal tract, deglycyrrhizinated licorice helps balance the acid and enzymes in the stomach, promotes normal gut tissue function, and encourages cell growth.
DGL’s mucoprotective properties can be enhanced by allowing it to mix with saliva. This mixing promotes the release of salivary compounds that stimulate the growth and regeneration of gastrointestinal cells. The tablet format of DGL Chewable allows the saliva to mix with the DGL and provides easy, consistent dosing.