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Glycyrrhizic acid

CAS 1405-86-3
MF C42H60K2O16
MW 899.1128
Specification 98%


Licorice Extract Powder active ingredient is Glycyrrhizic Acid. Glycyrrhizic acid is a powerful sweetener, 3050 times as potent as sucrose (table sugar). Chemically, glycyrrhizic acid is a triterpenoid saponin glycoside being either the Ca2+ or K+ salt of glycyrrhizic (or glycyrrhizinic) acid. Upon hydrolysis, the glycoside loses its sweet taste and is converted to the aglycone

Glycyrrhetinic acid plus two molecules of glucuronic acid. The glycyrrhizic acid form is not particularly water soluble, but its ammonium salt is soluble in water at pH greater than 4.5. Although sweet, the taste of glycyrrhizic acid is different from that of sugar. The sweetness of glycyrrhizic acid has a slower onset than sugar, and lingers in the mouth for some time. Additionally, its characteristic licorice flavor makes it unsuitable as a direct flavor substitute for sugar. Unlike the artificial sweetener aspartame, glycyrrhizic acid maintains its sweetness under heating. Licorice extract Powder Glycyrrhizic acid can be use for topical applications. It can also be used in skin care formulations to soothe and relax dry and tired skin.

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* Licorice Extract Powder is used as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and promoting the immune system;

* Licorice Extract Powder has effect on clearing heat and detoxicating, expectorant and trating cough and epigastric abdominal;has the function of treating AIDS;

* Licorice Extract Powder with the function of benefiting stomach, treating weakness of stomach, lassitude, shortness of breath.



* Applied in the food field as multi-functional food additive;

* Applied in the health food field do raw material or dietary supplements;

* Applied in the cosmetic field as a high-grade protect skin factor.

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