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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice)


Licorice/Nutrient Depletion:
  • GlucoseGlucose: In animals, licorice increased or decreased blood glucose (194; 195).
  • IronIron: In human research, licorice promoted the absorption of iron (275).
  • LipidsLipids: In animal and human research, licorice alone or as part of a polyherbal formulation was shown to have hypocholesterolemic effects (246; 113; 114; 247).
  • PotassiumPotassium: In case reports and clinical trials, hypokalemia and increased urinary potassium have been associated with licorice use (186; 54; 55; 37; 36; 219; 112).
  • SodiumSodium: In human research, the consumption of licorice resulted in sodium retention (214; 219).

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