Used for thousands of years for a variety of different therapeutic applications, licorice is an ideal supplement for people under stress or concerned about adrenal health. This sweet tasting root contains active components that can provide support to your adrenal glands, thus optimizing your body's response to stress. Contains a minimum of 6.5% active ingredient.
Licorice is well known as a flavouring agent and you may not know that it has a rich history of medicinal use. Licorice is an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it helps people during stressful times and recovery from illness and fatigue. Studies show that licorice contains chemicals that have a structure that is similar to the steroid hormones. The end result is stimulation of the adrenal gland and activation of the body’s energy reserves. This response keeps us safe, allowing us to fight for survival, or to flee from dangerous situations. It also increases heart rate; blood pressure and blood flow to the brain, muscles, lungs and heart.
Thus licorice leads to increased energy, mental performance and performance in physical tasks. This response can deplete the body after a while so licorice must be used in moderation. Licorice also contains substances that regulate blood sugar, which also helps its energy enhancing properties. Licorice is a demulcent, an agent that coats and protects mucosal surfaces. In the respiratory tract licorice decreases cough, speeds removal of mucus and helps to heal the tract. In the stomach and intestines DGL licorice protects the lining from ulceration. Licorice also has anti-inflammatory properties and weak estrogen hormonal balancing activity. Natural health practitioners recommend licorice for a variety of needs including increased energy, stress, colds and coughs. DGL licorice is recommended for stomach and intestinal ulcers.
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule)
Adults take 3 capsules 3 times per day with water with meals. May be used up to 4-6 weeks.
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