Is Black Licorice Bad for You?

Can Black Licorice be bad for you? According to the FDA: Yes.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that the candy contains glycyrrhizin, a sweetening compound that comes from licorice roots. The problem with glycyrrhizin is that it leads to the decline of potassium levels in the body. So when the body is low in potassium, not only can abnormal heart rhythms occur, but also high blood pressure, edema, lethargic tendencies, and even congestive heart failure.

Black Licorice has been linked to health problems in people over the age of 40. They can even end up in the hospital if snacking on black licorice for two weeks at 2 ounces a day!

The FDA has issued a few warnings that should be kept in mind this holiday season:

  • - Don’t eat large amounts of black licorice at one time, no matter how old you are.
  • - If you have been eating a lot of black licorice and have an irregular heart rhythm or muscle weakness, stop eating it immediately and contact your healthcare provider.
  • - Black licorice can interact with some medications, herbs and dietary supplements. Consult a health care professional if you have questions about possible interactions with a drug or supplement you take.

Who would have thought candy could be the scary thing about Halloween?

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  • Daniel Sotirhos

    like government propaganda to me. The one chemical the FDA has a
    problem with just-so-happens to be a all natural licorice root
    derivative, 30-50 times sweeter than sugar, made simply and naturally by
    grinding the root and boiling it? What does FDA stand for again,
    Fabricated-food Distribution Agency?

    • Anonymous

      The FDA probably has a grudge against it as being a real good sweetener it likely competes with HFCS!

  • alphageek

    The world is out to make everything fun dangerous.

  • Lahunken

    That is an just another FDA lie! Licorice has been my favorite flavor and fragrance all my life, and, at 66 years old I can do 40 pull ups, etc. It’s freemasonic corruption: the flavor of licorice is synesthetically onomatopoeic to the “Lost Word”. And, I remember when the FDA outlawed cyclamates. Pepsi put “Diet Pepsi with sugar added” on its bottle caps. I still have one. What a farse! 

    • Meischaster

      I get edema, sever headaches and High blood pressure every time I eat black licorice. Every time. And I love it. I eat it anyway sometimes, and I’m always sorry. It’s not a lie, it just doesn’t happen to affect you. Be happy, not hateful.

  • Miguel Lahunken

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    Finally, I figured out how to get out of this Hellish cycle. I must have been in perinatal matrix three when I died to go back to Valley Forge Army Hospital. I must have been in perinatal matrix two to go back to September 17, 1970. Next time, I must die in perinatal matrix one or in no perinatal matrix whatsoever. To understand these terms, you may go to and buy “The Adventure of self Discovery” by Dr. Stanislav Grof. I read on the internet that Dr. Grof took a little ketamine and thereby relived the torments of all the prisoners of Auschwitz. You know what happened to him? He had put people through the Clockwork Orange treatment in communist Czechoslovakia, and now his evil karma came back to him.
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