What is Garlic Extract?
Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used as a flavoring agent, condiment and for medicinal purposes for over 5,000 years. Garlic is also known as rocambole, ajo, allium, stinking rose, rustic treacle, nectar of the gods, camphor of the poor, poor man's treacle and clove garlic.
Garlic is a bulbous perennial plant with a powerful onion-like aroma and pungent taste. Thousands of studies show consuming garlic has significant protective effects on the body. The portions of the herb used clinically include fresh bulbs, dried bulbs, and oil extracted from the garlic.
Garlic has many active ingredients, including oil-based sulphur-containing compounds such as allicin, alliin, and ajoene, the enzymes allinase, peroxidase and myrosinase, B group vitamins, vitamin C, and flavonoids. Garlic is also rich in a wide range of trace minerals, including copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, germanium, and selenium.
Benefits of Garlic Extract
According to the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Medicine, garlic may help strengthen the immune system. It is rich in antioxidants, which help prevent free radical molecules from destroying cell membranes.
Purity and Concentration of Garlic Extract
Purebulk's garlic extract powder is a 10:1 extract, meaning 10 parts of the garlic bulb were used to make 1 part of the garlic extract.
Potential Side Effects of Garlic Extract
Garlic use can result in side effects that include upset stomach, heartburn, flatulence, bad breath and body odor.
Taking large quantities of garlic may interact with protease inhibitors.
Use of garlic is contraindicated in individuals using the anticoagulant drug warfarin. Because of garlic's anti-clotting properties, those taking anticoagulant drugs (Coumadin, aspirin, etc.) should consult with a physicians before ingesting garlic extract.
If pregnant or nursing or taking any prescription medications, consult a physician before taking garlic supplements.
Those who will soon undergo surgery should inform their surgeons if they are taking garlic.
Because garlic is hypoglycemic in nature, diabetics and people with low blood sugar levels should always consult their physicians before using it. Consult a physician before beginning garlic supplementation if you are taking HIV medications.
Bioavailability, Mixing and Solubility of Garlic Extract
Garlic Extract should be taken with meals and with a glass of water or other liquid. This product should not be taken on an empty stomach because of its potential for gastric irritation.
How should I store it?
You will receive a re-sealable bag of this powder. Store in a cool, dry area protected from light. Reseal after each use.
References & Further Research
Linus Pauling Institute: Garlic University of Maryland Medical Center: Garlic
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