This powerful Garlic supplement contains deodorized, whole, dried garlic. Each 500 mg capsule is equal to 1250 mg of raw garlic before the moisture is removed. It contains all of the allicin, amino acids, selenium, germanium and other natural ingredients normally available from raw garlic, without any bad odour.
Highly valued throughout the ages as a culinary spice, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Its usage predates written history; Sanskrit records document the use of garlic remedies approximately 5000 years ago. Legend suggests that Egyptian pharaohs prized garlic very highly and slaves building the pyramids were given a daily ration to keep them fit and strong.
Modern research has focused on garlic's potential to reduce the risk of heart disease, cholesterol levels and cancer. Several studies suggest that garlic makes platelets (the cells involved in blood clotting) less likely to clump together and stick to artery walls, therefore acting as an anticoagulant and so reducing the risk of heart attacks. The sulphurous compounds have also been studied for their ability to inhibit cancerous cells and block tumour by slowing DNA replication. The ability of these compounds to depress tumour cell proliferation is still being studied extensively.
Garlic may also lower blood pressure slightly, mainly through its ability to widen blood vessels. Garlic has a long history of use as an infection fighter - against viruses, bacteria and fungi. It has been referred to as 'Russian penicillin' to denote its antibacterial properties. Some skin conditions such as warts and insect bites may respond to garlic oil, or a crushed raw garlic clove.
Garlic is an excellent food to use in cooking and for us to eat daily, certainly it is extremely popular during winter time because of immune supportive effects but eating lots of garlic can give you bad breath, that's why so many people like to take odour-free garlic pills. If you love eating raw garlic but hate the lingering aftertaste, try chewing parsley as it works very well as a breath freshener. Or alternatively, get all the health benefits from taking garlic capsules.