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Licorice root extract is well-documented for its ability to strengthen the bodyâ€™s stress response and support healthy energy levels. The botanical extract contains a number of active compounds that promote hormone balance, boost immune function and support the bodyâ€™s resistance to fatigue. This liquid formulation of Licorice Root allows for flexible dosing throughout the day to accommodate a range of protocols.
High-stress lifestyles are known to push the stress response system into overdrive, often leading to a rise in levels of the hormone cortisol. While small amounts of cortisol are essential for health and survival, an overproduction of cortisol can ultimately cause the depletion of certain hormones and their precursors (including pregnenolone, DHEA and progesterone), along with a depleted production of cortisol itself, which can lead to low energy levels and fatigue. The structure of the active ingredient in licorice root is very similar to cortisol,1 and helps to block the conversion of cortisol to the inactive cortisone, increasing the activity and half-life of cortisol.2,3 As a result, licorice is useful in protocols in which incremental increases in cortisol are desirable for better stress resilience and energy.1