The miracle food for regulating blood pressure and cholesterol
100:1 concentrated extract of deodorised garlic (= 2 g of fresh garlic)
3 + 1 free
Description: Deodorised garlic
The Commission E indicates its use for hyperlipaemia, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, and in the prevention of age-related vascular problems.
ESCOP: Contributor to the prophylaxis of atherosclerosis and for the treatment of hyperlipaemia.
Universally recognised for its multiple therapeutic properties, garlic (Allium sativum L.) is an essential health ally and has been used for over 5,000 years as a food and medicine. It is a powerful, natural antimicrobial, an immunostimulant and also protects cardiovascular health by improving lipid profile and lowering blood pressure.
The key components of garlic include sulphur-containing compounds such as allin, allicin and diallyl disulphide. These have anti-microbial, anti-tumour and anti-platelet properties, contributing to garlic’s extraordinary therapeutic potency.
Our 100:1 concentrated extract of deodorised garlic capsules provide the equivalent of 2 grams of fresh garlic in a single dose.
As a deodorised extract, it has no strong smell or taste, avoiding the problems associated with digesting garlic.
Deodorised garlic: Detailed information
Description and origin
Garlic (Allium sativum L., Amaryllidaceae family) is native to the Siberian desert area of Kyrgyz, and thanks to its nomadic peoples it was brought to China, Arabia, Egypt and the Mediterranean, where it has been cultivated since ancient times (1).
It is a herbaceous plant consisting of a bulb formed of around ten cloves (bulbils), and a cylindrical stem measuring around 40 cm with elongated outer leaves and white or pinkish flowers (2).
The garlic bulb is a typical ingredient in Mediterranean cooking and has been used in traditional medicine as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, antipyretic, anthelmintic and analgesic.
Used for thousands of years, Hippocrates described its effectiveness in case of pneumonia and wound disinfection in his treatise Corpus Hippocraticum (3). Due to its known invigorating and fortifying properties, it was included in athletes’ diets during the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece (1).
Interest in garlic as a medicine emerged in sixteenth century Europe, when it was seen as a panacea due to its multiple applications. Numerous scientific studies have now proven its therapeutic properties.
Garlic bulbs contain essential oils, sulphur-containing compounds such as alliin (S-Allyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide), garlicin (diallyl disulfide) and ajoene. Other constituents include flavonoids, proteins, minerals, amino acids, steroids, adenosine, and vitamins A, B and C (1-2,4).
Garlic has an antioxidant and lipid-lowering effect; it activates fibrinolysis, is a antiplatelet, antihypertensive peripheral vasodilator, anthelmintic and antimicrobial (4).
Garlic is a medicinal plant used for over 5,000 years in various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases. Clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of garlic in lowering blood pressure when tested against a placebo (5). This effect has been linked to action on potassium channels, intracellular calcium concentration and inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme
It has also been linked to increased vasodilation due to sulphur-containing compounds in the garlic bulb: alliin is converted to allicin by the action of the alliinase enzyme (4) and in turn, allicin is a precursor of various conversion products (including ajoenes, vinylidenes, oligo sulphurs and polysulphides). Through a series of reactions, it acts on the synthesis of endothelial nitric oxide, increasing vasodilation and lowering blood pressure (6). Garlic also improves lipid profile, inhibits platelet aggregation and exerts antioxidant and fibrinolytic activity (7).
Together with its use in case of cardiovascular diseases, garlic extract is effective in strengthening the immune system and in liver problems (7). It is also renowned for its antimicrobial properties, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi (3).
Studies have also focused on garlic’s effectiveness in case of neurodegenerative diseases, finding that organosulphur compounds exert anti-neuroflammatory activity, making it a promising candidate for help to fight inflammatory neurodegenerative diseases (8).
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- Potential of garlic (Allium sativum) in lowering high blood pressure: mechanisms of action and clinical relevance. Ried and Fakler (2014) Integrat Blood Press Control 2014:7 71–82.
- Efecto hipotensor del extracto de ajo (Allium sativum) macerado por 18 semanas en un modelo experimental in vivo. Chaupis-Meza et al. (2014) Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica 31(3): 461-66.
- Allium sativum: facts and myths regarding human health. Majewski (2014) Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 65(1): 1-8.
- Evaluating the anti-neuroinflammatory capacity of raw and steamed garlic as well as five organosulfur compounds. Ho et al. (2014) Molecules 19: 17697-17714.
Ingredients: Deodorised garlic Consulting batch information
In 2 capsules: refined soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides, 20 mg of concentrated extract 100:1 of odourless garlic bulb (Allium sativum L.) (corresponds to 2 g of fresh garlic).
Capsule: bovine gelatin, humectant (E422): glycerol.
This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.
Use: Deodorised garlic Consulting batch information
2 capsules per day with a glass of water at mealtimes.
Not recommended for people undergoing anticoagulant treatment. Consult your doctor or pharmacist in case of simultaneous use of anticoagulants. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
Quality: Deodorised garlic Consulting batch information
FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:
This food supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).
Their active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests, which can be viewed online.