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Does licorice help raise cortisol?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: No

Would not use them. Some licorice can mimic mineralocorticoids and cause a different complex problem. Take care

In brief: No

Would not use them. Some licorice can mimic mineralocorticoids and cause a different complex problem. Take care
Dr. Atul Singh
Dr. Atul Singh
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