What is deglycyrrhizinated licorice DGL?
DGL is a form of licorice that has the glycyrrhizin removed. Glycyrrhizin is an active component of licorice that has been linked to a number of negative wellness, potentially including hypertension and interference with the action of hormones. By removing this compound, deglycyrrhizinated licorice might help alleviate some of the potential risks associated with traditional licorice.*
DGL is available in many formats including powder, lozenge, or capsule form. It is used to help support the stomach and other digestive health needs.*
How does DGL work?
DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) is thought to work by increasing mucus production in the stomach, which helps protect the stomach lining from acid.*
DGL can be taken dissolved in water or milk. It seems best to take it 20 minutes before meals. Chewable tablets should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.
Side effects of DGL are rare but may include upset stomach, diarrhea, and headache. DGL is generally considered safe for most people. However, it should be used with caution in people with kidney disease or high blood pressure. It should also be avoided by pregnant women and nursing mothers.
If you have any questions about DGL, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Please also make sure to talk with your doctor before using any supplement with DGL or licorice.