In the United States and many other countries, gastric difficulty has become an epidemic—with the most common being acid indigestion. With 60-70 million people affected by various types of digestive difficulties, these painful and sometimes damaging symptoms are typically addressed through a variety of popular strategies. Americans spend tens of billions of dollars attempting to correct gastric issues and, as is so often the case, the solutions can sometimes spin off problems of their own.
An “Old/New” Approach
Licorice is a medicinal herb that has been sought after for thousands of years for its many normalizing and adaptogenic qualities. In fact, it is the most commonly applied Chinese herbal remedy worldwide. Why is this product considered so important, and how can it benefit your practice?
Energetix offers a deglycyrrhizinated licorice product called DGL Chewable. Pleasant and easy to take, this cinnamon-flavored tablet allows for mixing of the product with saliva.
- Normal gastrointestinal function
- Healthy mucosal membrane function
- Normal gastric acidity
- Healthy inflammatory response
DGL is an extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra (common licorice). Glycyrrhizin, a triterpenoid saponin, was thought to be the sole constituent responsible for licorice’s benefits, but with the emergence of deglycyrrhizinated licorice, other beneficial constituents were discovered.
In DGL Chewable, most of the glycyrrhizin is removed due to drawbacks certain individuals experience with common licorice such as increased blood pressure and lower potassium levels. DGL Chewable contains less than 3% glycyrrhizin.
DGL in the GI Tract
When imbalance is present in the gastrointestinal tract, the gastric mucosa attracts various immune cells that release proinflammatory compounds such as cytokines, free radicals, and histamine. As DGL is introduced to the gastrointestinal tract, it may assist by promoting mucus secretion, maintaining normal acidity, and encouraging gastric epithelial cell proliferation.
DGL’s primary constituents are flavonoids and phytosterols, including liquiritin and beta-sitosterol. These compounds engage with multiple inflammation pathways and are considered antioxidants.
Upgrade Your Inventory
DGL Chewable will quickly become a staple in your practice as awareness builds of the significance of healthy digestion and how so much depends on it throughout the body.