DGL Synergy from Designs for Health is a fast-acting, pleasant-tasting, chewable formula of deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), which offers support for the entire gastrointestinal system, but specifically its mucosal lining. It contains a synergistic blend of a standardized, high-quality form of DGL, the amino acid glycine, and calcium in the form of calcium glycerophosphate. These chewable tablets have a great-tasting licorice flavor and are sweetened with xylitol, mannitol, and the plant extract luo han guo.
Licorice for Gastrointestinal Health
Licorice has been well-studied for its ability to support the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It helps to regulate the body’s natural inflammatory response to various foods or medications and, therefore, safeguards the protective barrier of the GI tract.* Licorice is called a mucilaginous herb, which means it produces a soothing coat on the throat, stomach, and intestines. This effect can help calm the throat from any irritating effects of occasional
stomach acid and promotes the health of the entire GI tract. It also supports the body’s mucus-producing cells, so the body can ultimately protect itself. In addition, DGL helps to maintain a healthy bacteria environment in the stomach in order to protect the stomach lining.
What is Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice?
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice has had the naturally-occurring compound, glycyrrhizin, removed to aid in its safety and effectiveness. In some individuals, glycyrrhizin has been associated with negative side effects on blood pressure; however, these effects are eliminated when the glycyrrhizin is removed.
Additional Benefits of DGL Synergy
• Glycine – an amino acid required for the production of bile, which helps to digest dietary fats
• Calcium Glycerophosphate – aids in promoting healthy levels of acid throughout the GI tract
Highlights of DGL Synergy
- Convenient chewable tablet
- Great licorice flavor
- Fructose-free and sugar-free; sweetened with xylitol, mannitol, and the plant extract luo han guo (fruit)
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, chew two tablets before a meal per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
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