The thing about licorice is that it increases cortisol. So if adrenaline in the morning is causing the heart to beat excessively at rest, won't the licorice increase this feeling? Or does it let your adrenals have a rest so it doesn't have to the job all the time?
How is the licorice extract better than other brands? According to the article on the website, it is supposed to be taken in milk. Does that make a difference with you?