Q. You have been writing about problems with heartburn drugs. A prominent naturopathic doctor told me to use DGL.
I take one tab twice per day and have not had any heartburn since starting this regimen. This is excellent information for those who do not want to take drugs that could be potentially harmful.
A. DGL is deglycyrrhizinated licorice. That means the medicinal herb licorice has had the glycyrrhizin taken out. This ingredient is primarily responsible for the adverse effects of licorice, such as increased blood pressure.
DGL has been used to help heal stomach ulcers and is often recommended to ease heartburn. We did not find medical studies supporting this approach, but we appreciate your experience.