Licorice root (liquorice) has been used for several thousand years as an herbal transporter and is the foundation of Chinese herbal medicine. Its major component, 5% Glycyrrhizinic Acid, have been shown to induce interferon production and help sustain proper liver function. This leads to significant antiviral activities, as interferon binds to all surfaces and stimulates the synthesis of proteins that prevent viral infection. Licorice root prevents the suppression of immunity by stress, and displays antibiotic activity. Greens+ ® is both magnesium and potassium rich, to assist with licorice root metabolism and has a low sodium to high potassium ratio, which helps lower high blood pressure levels. Licorice root as well as vitamin C nourish and sustain proper adrenal function. Greens+ has 60mg of licorice root and extract per serving.
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