Lowering Glutamate | Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizin)

Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizin) high in Carbenoxolone – inhibits glutamate release from microglia! “Liquiritigenin effectively reduced glutamate-induced early apoptosis through inhibition of Ca(2+) influx, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and lipid peroxidation.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24012889  “These observations suggest that glycyrrhizic acid may be of therapeutic value for the prevention of cerebral damage elicited by the glutamate.” http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/16952351 Thus, blockade of glutamate release from activated microglia with CBX or DON may be an effective therapeutic strategy against neurodegeneration in MS. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19212100  Why Is This Important? Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous [...]