If you experience worsening symptoms or diarrhea with MucosaCalm, you can attribute your reaction to licorice. Note, however, that the glycyrrhizin component of licorice has been removed from the licorice contained in MucosaCalm. Therefore it only contains deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).
Glycyrrhizin is the component shown to be “effective in killing Helicobacter pylori strains, including those resistant to clarithromycin or metronidazole”. (1)
Of course, anything that can kill pathogens can also lead to diarrhea if the body flushes these pathogens (and their toxins) out of the intestines. However, MucosaCalm doesn’t contain the glycyrrhizin component of licorice, so if you experience an increase in bowel movements, this is unlikely to be the culprit.
So what could it be? During the discussion in the LTYG Private FB Group, some people found that they were sensitive to either NAG or Slippery Elm. They discovered this by taking individual ingredients and testing each one.
My assistant Linsy also did not tolerate MucosaCalm if she had extreme allergies and death reactions (Herxheimer) to almost anything she used to heal her intestines. So she only used marshmallow root for a while and when her allergies / herx decreased she started using MucosaCalm again (knowing the ingredients were really useful).
As with everything, listen to your stomach! You can only take the individual ingredients that you can tolerate and stick to them.
(1) Source: Krausse R., Bielenberg J., Blaschek W., Ullmann U. In vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of Extractum liquiritiae, glycyrrhizin and its metabolites. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2004; 54 (1): 243- 6th
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