Licorice extract is an herbal supplement that some claim reduces LDL cholesterol levels and helps with weight loss and skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema. Licorice extract comes in both tablet and liquid form. The supplement can be found in health food stores, online and in big-box stores.
Amazon.com sells the supplement in both liquid and tablet form with prices ranging from about $8 to up to $30 for a 2.2 pound bag of licorice extract tablets (as of September 2009). Amazon.com even offers package pricing if you order more than one supplement.
The Vitamin Shoppe
Another place to find licorice extract is The Vitamin Shoppe. The store sells the product online and in their local stores around the country. One licorice extract product they sell is “Deglycyrrhized Licorice Root.” It is packaged in caplet form and sells for $10.90 (as of September 2009). The Vitamin Shoppe also sells other licorice extract products.
Big-Box Stores and High-End Grocery Stores
Big-box stores like Walmart also sell tablets containing licorice extract. “Rompe Pecho-Sf: Advanced Formula Guaifenesin In A Special Herbal Extract” is one such product. It contains licorice root along with other herbs. The product is intended to loosen phlegm and clear bronchial passageways. Most products sold by grocery and retail stores include only a small amount of licorice extract. If buying from a superstore or high-end grocery store, check the ingredients section of the product to see how much licorice extract it contains before buying.
Puritan's Pride is a catalog and online seller of vitamins, supplements and other health products that carries two types of licorice extract products. “DGL Chewable Licorice Extract” is one product. Packaged in a bottle of 100 tablets, it's priced at $12.99 for three bottles. “Licorice Root 420 mg” is packaged in a bottle of 100 capsules and is priced at $6.99 for three bottles (as of September 2009). Purchase the products by calling (800) 645-1030 or by ordering them online.