I have suffered from GORD for over 8 years and had been taking omeprazole which did help when taken daily. I read up on the side effects of this drug and wanted to get off it so I started taking licorice root capsules. Two weeks now and my symptoms of GORD have dramatically decreased. I take two in the morning with food and two at night with food. I still get a little reflux with certain spicy foods and wine but hey who doesn't from time to time and at time. I would recommend licorice capsules but it is recommended if you suffer from high blood pressure, diabeties, low potassium and fluid retension then you should take the deglycrrhized licorice (DGL). Read up and give them a try if you want to get off losec etc.