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There’s More to Garlic Than What Meets the Nose

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Garlic is more than a species in the onion genus. Yes you can use it while you’re cooking, and yes, it may leave your breath smelling less than desirable, but have you ever considered its health benefits?

Although garlic is widely known for its flavor, it is also used in herbal medicine because of one key ingredient: Allicin. Allicin, an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic, is responsible for lipid-lowering, anti-blood coagulation, anti-hypertension, anti-cancer, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects. Allicin itself is not found in fresh garlic, however fresh garlic does contain “alliinase,” an enzyme, and “alliin,” a sulfoxide, both of which collectively change to allicin when fresh garlic is chopped.

Nonetheless, the power of garlic is greater than its strong odor and vampire-repellant myth. Using garlic as a supplement, or in your supplement, has the potential to combat sickness, including the common cold, reduce high blood pressure, and improve cholesterol levels, which may lower the risk of heart disease. Garlic may improve bone growth and athletic performance, help detoxify heavy metals in the body, and contains antioxidants that may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

If you’re searching for a supplement that contains garlic, take a look at our 100% Pure Whole Food supplements. Supplements with garlic include Thymo-Immune, Cholester-Right, Cardio-Power, CoQ10-Cardio, Conga-Immune, Detox-N-Cleanse, Liva DeTox & Support, Para-Dysbio-Zyme, Probio-Zyme-YST, and Uro-Kid Support.

Source: Authority Nutrition

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