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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) and DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice)


Licorice/Nutrient Depletion:
  • GlucoseGlucose: In animals, licorice was shown to increase or decrease blood glucose (129; 130).
  • IronIron: In human study, licorice promoted the absorption of iron (146).
  • PotassiumPotassium: In case reports and clinical trials, hypokalemia and increased urinary potassium have been associated with licorice use (106; 24; 25; 22; 21; 121; 61).
  • SodiumSodium: In human study, consumption of licorice resulted in sodium retention (112; 121).

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