Why These Natural Ingredients?
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Extract
Licorice is known for its protection of the gastointestinal and stomach lining, and has the shown the ability to improve function and secretions of mucosal cells within the stomach. Higher doses can be taken without adverse side effects when the glycyrrhizin is removed (as it is with DGL).
The deglycyrrhized form of licorice differs from those often used for adrenal and other health concerns, allowing for higher doses which help heal the gastrointestinal lining. DGL has been found to protect the stomach and gastrointestinal tract through its ability to accelerate the secretion rate of mucus by the gastric mucosa. DGL must be chewed, so when it reaches the stomach it can break up and disperse, to attain gastric healing. Gelatin capsules do not allow DGL to break up and disperse in the stomach.
L- Glutamine for Gut Wall Support
The presence of Glutamine in the diet supports the intestinal lining. Glutamine has been shown to reduce the amount of endotoxins allowed through the gut wall.