What Is Licorice Extract?
Licorice Powder is extracted from the Glycyrrhiza glabra root, the root of a plant native to many regions including the Middle East, southern Europe, and parts of Asia. In traditional medicine and herbalism, the licorice root has been used as a means to soothe gastrointestinal issues. Modern understanding of the active compound, glycyrrhizin, found in licorice shows potential for anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting properties and possibly even slowing the effects of aging on the brain.
Licorice Extract Benefits & Uses Include:
- Digestive Support†
- Supports Brain Health†
- Immune Support.†
How Does Licorice Extract Work?
Licorice extract isn't something new. It has commonly been used in Asian medicine for hundreds of years and still used to this day in modern Chinese medicine. Licorice stimulates the production of mucus in the gastric tract decreasing irritation, inflammation and may assist in protecting your stomach and esophagus from stomach acid. It commonly is used to assist against heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux acting as a acid suppressant through that same production of mucus. There are more than 20 triterpenoids in the Licorice plant some of which have been identified to be responsible for antiviral activities. Another key ingredient in licorice root that seems to be source of many of its benefits Carbenoxolone, is also being studied for its possible help in slowing the effects of aging on the brain. Carbenoxolone appears to inhibit an enzyme in the brain involved in the making stress related hormones associated with age-related mental decline.†
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 heaping scoop (~600 mg) mixed with 6 - 8 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken 1 - 2 times daily, or as directed by your qualified health professional.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Re-seal zipper immediately after use to preserve freshness.
Statements & Warnings
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.