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I always thought DGL needed to be chewed to be beneficial.


Dear Terry, "On a recent trip to my local health food store, I noticed a DGL product that was encapsulated. I always thought DGL needed to be chewed to be beneficial. What are your thoughts on this?" — Ellie K., Davenport, IA

Dear Ellie, For some time it was thought that DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) needed to be chewed to be effective. However, a clinically-tested, effective DGL is now available in a capsule form. This DGL extract has high flavonoid content and antioxidant activity, yielding more potent effects than standard DGL extracts. Therefore, it provides benefits at a lower dosage - only 300 mg is needed versus the usual 1500-3000 mg.

I recommend looking for a DGL extract that is standardized to contain 3.5% glabridindi, with greater than 10% total flavonoids per dose. I recommend taking the 300 mg suggested daily serving – just like the clinical research.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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