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Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is a form of licorice that has had the compound glycyrrhizin removed. This process reduces the risk of side effects associated with regular licorice, such as hypertension and potassium loss.


DGL is commonly used to help soothe gastrointestinal issues, including ulcers, heartburn, and acid reflux. It may also have anti-inflammatory properties and be beneficial for respiratory issues like coughs and sore throats.


Dosage of DGL may vary depending on the specific product and individual needs. It is typically taken orally in chewable tablet or powder form. Follow the instructions provided on the product packaging or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Individuals with a known allergy to licorice should avoid DGL. Additionally, those with certain medical conditions such as hypertension, hypokalemia, or kidney disease should use caution or consult a healthcare provider before taking DGL.

Special Precautions

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a healthcare professional before using DGL. It's important to monitor blood pressure and potassium levels in individuals with underlying health conditions.

Side Effects

While DGL is generally considered safe for most people when taken at recommended doses, some individuals may experience side effects such as nausea, bloating, or headache. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare provider if adverse reactions occur.

Drug Interactions

DGL may interact with certain medications, including corticosteroids, diuretics, and medications for hypertension or heart conditions. Consult a healthcare professional before using DGL if you are taking any other medications.

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