Garlic is widely known for its potent antioxidant activity. Garlic Supplements supports healthy immune function as well as:**
What is Garlic?
Like its relative the onion, this internationally popular plant (Allium sativum) is a prominent member of the Allium genus and Amaryllidaceae (lily) family. Originating in Asia, it is renowned for its boldly fragrant and flavorful bulbs, which have been used in both cooking and traditional wellness practices for thousands of years, with references dating back to ancient Greece, China and Egypt. In addition to its historical presence in various culinary dishes from Europe, Asia and Africa, garlic is thought to be a symbol of protection by a number of cultures.**
Garlic has been extensively researched over the years, with scientists pointing to a wide array of health-supporting benefits. The plant is particularly noted for its effects on cardiovascular wellness. Studies have suggested that garlic appears to help promote free-flowing circulation, healthy blood pressure, and normal cholesterol levels. Research indicates that it also encourages optimal functioning of the immune system and helps to modulate inflammatory response in the body. In addition to supporting cardiovascular health, these qualities may hold benefits for overall respiratory wellness.**
Scientists largely attribute the beneficial properties of garlic to its key compound, allicin, which naturally assists the plant in resisting pests. In addition to imparting the bulb’s distinctive scent and flavor, allicin has evinced immune-supportive properties and acts as a powerful antioxidant that both fights harmful oxidative stress. The bulb also features notable amounts of vitamins C and B6, as well as manganese and selenium.**
Garlic supplement products are sourced from garlic bulbs. Supplements are generally presented in softgel, capsule or tablet form, though liquid varieties are also available. For those who don't care for its potent taste, supplements in pill form are ideal. Some supplements are processed to neutralize garlic’s strong odor while preserving its peak nutritional value.**
Garlic Directions for Use
Talk to your health professional before starting any regular nutritional supplementation. There is no standard garlic dosage. Garlic supplements are available in a wide range, often from 200 mg to 1,500 mg per capsule or tablet. Intake for wellness support may be as much as 5 g daily.**