Potassium is a crucial mineral in your body that helps with cell division and muscle function. For people with kidney issues, potassium levels may be fairly higher than normal levels. High amounts of potassium can build up in the blood which can cause lead to negative outcomes.
Robert talked about some natural ways to lower potassium levels with kidney disease in our previous videos. If you haven’t already, check them out here. In this video, he talks about a secret herb that helps in lowering potassium levels with kidney disease.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice or DGL licorice is what you get after extracting the bad ingredients from licorice. DGL licorice is different from sweet licorice and black licorice. It has shown to lower potassium levels with kidney disease and has a bunch of other benefits for your body. Healthy Kidney Inc. has been using DGL licorice for a couple of years now and it has been doing great to manage uncontrolled potassium levels.
In a study conducted by Kidney International Journal in October 2009, they observed the effects of DGL licorice on hemodialysis patients. The study was titled “Glycyrrhizic Acid Food Supplementation Lowers Serum Potassium Concentration in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients”. After six months of extensive research, the study concluded that using DGL licorice with kidney disease was totally safe and prevented side effects like high blood pressure.
For most people with kidney problems, one or two pills of DGL licorice with each meal can help reduce potassium levels. In other cases, you can safely use a mix of DGL pills and other medications. DGL licorice pills can be easily found online. Be sure to look for the ‘DGL’ on the bottle and it also helps with stomach issues.
Controlling high potassium levels is not an easy task but DGL pills can safely get you started on the right path. It’s an easy, all-natural, and safe option for those with chronic kidney disease looking to reduce potassium levels. Be sure to check with your doctor before taking any medications.
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