I would have used anything to get over the symptoms of GERD! I don't think licorice was that horrible since I only needed it short term.
Capsules will not do it. I HAVE POSTED THIS MANY TIMES - YOU HAVE TO DISSOLVE IT IN YOUR MOUTH WITH SALIVA (SALIVA IS ALKALINE) AND THEN IT COATS YOUR ESOPHAGUS, thereby allowing food to go down and not damage it further.
You take it 20 minutes before eating for that reason, it takes time to coat the esophagus. And don't drink anything either while you're eating, drink water after eating!!!!!!
They had capsules first, but that doesn't work.
Try it if you have GERD, how bad can it really be to get relief from horrible symptoms!!!! ALSO, sleep on your LEFT SIDE!!!!!! TRAIN YOURSELF to do so.