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.
Terry . . . Naturally