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Red Vines Licorice
For what?: Red "licorice"is not real licorice at all, mostly high fructose corn syrup, red dye and artificial flavors. It has no health benefits and is actually toxic. Better quality black licorice, while also sugary, has real licorice in it, a medicinal herb with some health benefits, though it is healthier to use as a tea, tincture or tablet. Read more
Daught ate licorice yesterday and today passed 2 stools the 1st one wasn't seen but second had a couple bright red spots could it B from the licorice?
Red Twizzler Poo: I have had at least a couple handfuls of frantic parents over the years concerned over this kind of stool such that I routinely add " Eaten any Twizzlers" to my army of questions I ask when a child has red poop. Yes, these quite probably are little bits of red licorice you are seeing. Read more
Hey, this is weird but my brown/green stool turned the water in the toilet red. I ate red licorice earlier today but my stomach hurts too. Help!!!
Physiologically, Yes: By inhibition of the enzyme 11? -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (type 2) and subsequent increase in activity of cortisol on the kidney. 11? -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase normally inactivates cortisol in the kidney; thus, liquorice's inhibition of this enzyme makes the concentration of cortisol appear to increase. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron deficiency: Is most common, some say that you could be pregnant! Real black licorice (the real kind, not not any other type of licorice, or artificial) is very metabolically active in the body so lots of things could be the cause. Or maybe you just like it! Read more
None: You do not need to increase cortisol levels if your adrenals are functioning normally. You only need to allow them to respond to physiologic influences. Herbs will not help. You would not want to artificially increase cortisol, if it were possible. That would cause cushing's syndrome. Read more
If I take licorice alone I feel fine. If I take ssri alone I feel fine. If I take these together mentally I go crazy- why?
I tasted some licorice tea yesterday and became really awake. How come when I tried this today I did not feel anything? Only tried it twice.
Different conditions: Don't correlated what you felt yesterday and today. I suppose they have no bearing with each others. Thanks. Take care. Drbelga. Read more
Yes and no: Licorice root can be used for a several illnesses, but medicinal herbs are medicinal and have toxicities just like synthetic meds. Some diseases are peptic ulcers, crohn's, irritable bowel, mouth ulcers, breath freshner. Toxicities include (not limited to) edema, high blood pressure, muscle weakness (possibly caused by interference with potassium levels). Don't take if on digoxin. Check with doc. Read more
Yes: Black licorice is a candy, and licorice root is a plant (glycyrrhiza glabra). Black licorice candy contains glycyrrhizin, the compound made from black licorice root that's used as a sweetener. Glycyrrizin can cause body potassium levels to fall. There are de-glycyrrinated licorice supplements available, if using for that purpose. Http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm277152.htm. Read more
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