Natural Factors-DGL Chewable Tablets 400 mg 10:1 Extract Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract 180 TAB
Natural Factors DGL Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice 400 mg - 180 Chewable Tablets
Natural Factors Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) is a safe and effective licorice extract. Natural Factors DGL is specially processed to have glycyrrhizin removed to avoid potential side effects such as elevated blood pressure. DGL improves the integrity of the natural mucus lining of the stomach and intestinal wall. It stimulates the protective factors which guard against weaknesses in these linings. Natural Factors DGL Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice contains no artificial preservatives, color or sweeteners; no dairy, gluten, soy, wheat or yeast.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice is the best natural medicine for ulcers. Licorice has historically been regarded as an excellent medicine for peptic ulcer. However, due to the side effects of the licorice compound glycyrrhetinic acid (it causes elevations in blood pressure in some cases), a procedure was developed to remove this compound from licorice and form deglycyrrhizinated liquorice (DGL). The result is a very successful anti-ulcer agent without any known side effects.
How does DGL work?
The proposed mechanism of DGL is that it stimulates and/or accelerates the protective factors which protect against ulcer formation. This mechanism of action is much different than antacids and drugs like Tagamet, Zantac, Pepcid, Prevacid, and Prilosec which work by neutralizing or suppressing gastric acid. An obvious question related to DGL is "Does DGL have any effect on Heliobacter pylori?" The answer appears to be yes as DGL is composed of several flavonoids which have been shown to inhibit H. pylori.