Licorice Root

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Natural Digestive Support

Unlike the licorice root used in ancient times, Natural Factors’ supplements are made with deglycyrrhizinated licorice. This means that we have removed the compound glycyrrhizin that can raise blood pressure in some people. Now you can enjoy the digestive benefits of licorice without worrying about its side effects.

Licorice root is well known for its distinct herbal flavour and natural sweetness. But before it became a popular culinary ingredient, licorice was used as a medicine. Ancient civilizations throughout Europe and Asia used licorice root and its extracts for their soothing digestive benefits. Licorice root is also used as a “guiding” herb in many traditional Chinese formulas because it can enhance the effectiveness of other herbs.

Raw dried licorice root on a white background Raw dried licorice root on a white background

If you’re looking for a natural way to calm heartburn, indigestion, or other stomach ailments, licorice root is sure to please. 

Rather than just mask uncomfortable symptoms, licorice root enhances your digestive tract’s own built-in defence. By stimulating the production of mucin, the slippery protective coating of the stomach and intestines, licorice root helps shield sensitive digestive tissues from irritation. 

Chewing just one Natural Factors DGL tablet before each meal will give you the long-standing protection of licorice root without the side effects or strong flavour of regular forms.

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