Ortho Molecular DGL - 60 ct
Ortho Molecular's DGL, or deglycyrrhized licorice, is a form of licorice root. The deglycyrrhized form of licorice allows for higher dosing of supportive flavonoids, which helps maintain a healthy mucosal barrier in the stomach and intestines.
DGL, or deglycyrrhizinated licorice, is a form of licorice root that has been specially processed to contain only biologically active flavonoids, without glycyrrhizin. The deglycyrrhized form of licorice allows for higher dosing of supportive flavonoids, which helps maintain a healthy mucosal surface in the stomach. Traditionally used to support GI-related complaints, research has shown DGL to promote bacterial balance and promotes a healthy esophageal lining. Along with DGL, this tablet also contains aloe vera, slippery elm bark and marshmallow root, all used to soothe the GI tract. Each pleasant-tasting, chewable tablet of DGL contains 500 mg DGL per serving.
DGL: Historically used to support the gastric mucosa, studies have shown glycyrrhetic acid helps maintain high levels of prostaglandins in the stomach by blocking the activity of two enzymes involved in the metabolism of prostaglandins E and F2-alpha, resulting in extra protection for the gastric mucosa. In chewable doses of 760 mg a day for one month, DGL was found to be superior to placebo in promoting a healthy and protective GI mucosa. In a study of 874 patients comparing the effects of DGL and cimetidine (another known therapy), it was found that DGL was effective in relieving minor GI discomfort.
Marshmallow Root: Marshmallow root is a traditional demulcent (soothing) herb with a long history of use for coating the gastric lining. Marshmallow root contains mucilage polysaccharides, which swell when mixed with liquid, providing a soothing property to mucous membranes. The German Commission E has approved the use of marshmallow root for promoting a normal inflammatory process within the gastric mucosa. The nonofficial British Herbal Compendium 1st edition also indicates marshmallow root for soothing the stomach and intestinal tract.
Aloe Vera Concentrate: Aloe vera, like marshmallow root and slippery elm bark, is a demulcent that has been used throughout history, and has been shown to maintain normal inflammatory balance. Specifically, studies have shown aloe vera is beneficial to the gastric mucosa due in part by its ability to balance stomach acid levels and promote healthy mucus production. An animal study examining the effects of aloe vera on gastric acid secretion and gastric mucosal health found aloe vera balanced gastric acid secretion and at low doses protected mucosa from excess gastric acid.
Slippery Elm Bark: Slippery elm bark is a traditional demulcent that has been used for centuries. Slippery elm bark is rich in mucilage which helps maintain normal inflammatory balance.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.