DEGLYCYRRHIZINATED LIQUORICE (DGL) One of our rare non-organic ingredients – it currently doesn't exist in a certified organic version. Regular organic liquorice root is fairly readily available and liquorice root is a terrific herb for gastro-intestinal support. It also acts as an adaptogen and has synergistic properties - it boosts the performance of other herbs it is fed with. BUT it should NOT be used long term. It can disrupt electrolyte levels, cause fluid retention and even heart problems.
DGL is liquorice that has had the cause of the undesirable side effects - glycyrrhizin - removed. This makes DGL safe for long term use while still retaining the demulcent, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory benefits of the whole root. We decided that its value as a digestive support makes it worth including while we await the development of a certified organic version.
We use DEGLYCYRRHIZINATED LIQUORICE (DGL) in the following products: