Natural Factors DGL 400mg 180 Chewable Tablets
400 MG · DEGLYCYRRHIZINATED LICORICE ROOT
- Helps heal peptic ulcers and prevent their recurrence
- Inhibits H. pylori, the bacteria believed to cause some stomach ulcers and chronic gastritis
- Stimulates mucin production to protect the stomach lining
- Helps treat other stomach complaints including indigestion and heartburn
- Heals canker sores when used as a mouth wash
Natural Factors DGL Licorice Root Extract aids digestion and treats stomach complaints, including heartburn and indigestion. It soothes and protects the stomach lining, helping to heal ulcers and prevent their recurrence. DGL contains no glycyrrhizin, so it’s completely safe, even for people with high blood pressure.
For centuries, licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has been used in traditional medicine to aid digestion and treat stomach complaints, including heartburn and indigestion. However, licorice in its natural form contains a compound called glycyrrhizin that can raise blood pressure and cause other potentially severe side effects in some people.
DGL stands for “deglycyrrhizinated licorice”. It is an extract of licorice root that contains no glycyrrhizin, so it’s completely safe, even for people with high blood pressure. DGL decreases the symptoms associated with acid reflux from the stomach. It soothes the irritated lining of the esophagus and stomach, and also protects against ulcers by stimulating the production of mucin, the slippery protective coating of the stomach and intestines. DGL is also effective in promoting the healing of canker sores.
Scientific research has confirmed these benefits of DGL. Double-blind clinical studies also show DGL is as effective as acid-blocking drugs.
In order to be effective, DGL tablets must be chewed so the DGL mixes with saliva, which activates it in the digestive tract. Taking DGL before every meal is a safe and effective natural alternative to antacids.
- Increases stomach acid to properly break down food
- Enhances digestive function
- Cholesterol support
- Reduces gastric inflammation
As we age, production of stomach acid declines, which reduces the efficiency of digestion and nutrient absorption. Natural Factors Betaine Hydrochloride with Fenugreek supports normal digestion and acts as an effective digestive aid by stimulating the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and reducing gastric inflammation.
Betaine hydrochloride increases the level of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach necessary for proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food. HCl assists in complete digestion of protein by activating pepsinogen to pepsin, encourages the flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes, renders the stomach sterile against orally ingested pathogens, prevents bacterial or fungal overgrowth of the small intestine, and facilitates the absorption of many vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
In the absence of adequate HCl, poor digestion can arise leading to a range of digestive symptoms, such as bloating, belching, indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation. Betaine hydrochloride helps restore the proper acid levels in the stomach and maintain healthy gastrointestinal function. Taking betaine hydrochloride prior to or during meals can help to kick-start the digestive process and help the body digest and break down foods.
Fenugreek seeds help sooth the gastrointestinal tract by providing mucilage to calm down inflammation by coating the lining of the stomach and intestines. Natural Factors Betaine Hydrochloride with Fenugreek supports normal digestion and helps alleviate any symptoms of digestive insufficiency.