Solgar Deglycyrrhized Liquorice Root Extract Vegetable CapsulesStandardised Full Potency
Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Nutritional Supplement Features:
Liquorice Root may be helpful in alleviating symptoms of:
Ulcers (stomach and duodenal)
Female hormone imbalance (e.g. premenstrual syndrome)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME) Common cold and influenza
Nutritional Supplement Recommended Dosage:
As a herbal food supplement for adults, 1-3 vegicaps daily of deglycyrrhized liquorice, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Store out of reach of young children. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Although we take great care in what we say about products on this site, you should always read the manufacturer's label on the actual product carefully before taking supplements.
The product on this page is deglycyrrhised liquorice. However, high dose usage of other non-deglycyrrhised liquorice products may cause an accelerated excretion of potassium and retention of sodium, and thus should be avoided if suffering with high bood pressure or oedema unless under medical supervision. Increase in the intake of potassium-rich foods is recommended if using non-deglycyrrhised liquorice regularly.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each Solgar Deglycyrrhised Licorice Root vegetable capsule provides:
Standardised Deglycyrrhised Licorice Root Powdered Extract (<2.5mg [<1%] glycyrrhizin)250mg
Raw Licorice Root Powder225mg
PhytO2X ä (powdered blend of beta-carotene prep. and ascorbic acid)
PhytO2X ä is a special blend of natural antioxidants, the purpose of which is to maintain the freshness of the ingredients.
Encapsulated with natural ingredients: magnesium stearate.
Vegetable capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.
More About Deglycyrrhised liquorice root
The deglycyrrhised form of liquorice (DGL) is clinically proven to treat ulcers in the upper digestive tract, due to its ability to stimulate the normal defence mechanisms that prevent ulcer formation. DGL improves the integrity of the mucosal surfaces of the intestinal tract, increasing the life span of intestinal cells and improving the blood supply to the intestinal mucosa.
The well-established anti-inflammatory activity is due to a 'cortisol-like' effect as well as an inhibition of phospholipase A2, which is responsible for the manufacture of inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
Female Hormonal Tonic
Liquorice contains phytoestrogenic components, which are frequently employed to modify oestrogenic activity in the body due to their weak activity compared to human oestrogen and to their ability to bind to oestrogen receptors in cells. If the levels of oestrogen are too high, the herb's comparatively weak phytoestrogens can occupy receptors that otherwise could have been occupied by the much stronger hormone. If the oestrogenic activity in the body is too low, phytoestrogens can exert a mild positive oestrogenic effect. Research also suggests that licorice root may enhance progesterone activity by slowing its destruction in the liver.
Active compounds in liquorice (glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic acid) enhance interferon activity, the body's natural anti-viral compound. Liquorice has shown an inhibitory effect on viruses associated with common colds, influenza, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME) and herpes infections.
Scientific evidence has shown liver-supportive attributes that may justify the herb's traditional use in Chinese medicine as a powerful detoxifier.
The cortisol-like effect and the inhibition of certain prostaglandins and histamine activity add up to a substantial anti-allergic potential.