The properties of Licorice in supplements
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
|TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):||IH32A8C0|
|Glycyrrhiza Glabra||Liquorice Root, Licorice Root, Liquorice, Licorice|
|Liquiritiae Radix||Liquiritiae Radix|
|Parts Used Medicinally:||Roots, Stolons|
Results of a clinical study published in a journal called Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (Licorice flavonoid oil reduces total body fat and visceral fat in overweight subjects: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study) show that Licorice taken as a supplement could help speed up metabolism among people who take it in conjunction with a regimen of diet and exercise. Researchers observed 84 participants who were moderately overweight and were made to consume the same calorie count. Some were given placebo pills. They found that people who took 200mg of licorice extract daily for 8 weeks experienced significant decreases in body fat, body weight, body mass index, and LDL cholesterol levels.