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Benefits of Garlic Supplements

Updated on July 2, 2013

Why Take A Supplement?

A new era of garlic research has begun: After centuries of traditional lore about the effect of the pungent smelling medicinal herb, garlic is no longer the mysterious plant of yesteryear.

Garlic is now a recognized, modern medicine with natural ingredients properly measurable and clinically detectable effects.

We all buy garlic that is readily available in markets, in grocery stores and in supermarkets garlic and use it in several dishes as well as consume it raw and fresh in some diets such as the Raw Diet.

On the other hand, one can also find garlic supplements which are offered at the drug store or online. This raises the legitimate question: Why should I take a supplement if I so readily eat fresh garlic? The garlic itself is surely much healthier.

That may be true from the nutritional point of view, but not in the field of natural medicine. After all, the health benefits of garlic can only be used medically, if you can measure out the valuable ingredients. This is not possible with the fresh garlic.

The content of health-promoting ingredients of a fresh garlic bulb varies considerably according to type and region. So it may be that a single high-quality garlic clove contains 13 times as many active ingredients as the clove of an inferior kind.

Unfortunately, one cannot detect the value of the garlic with the naked eye. So if you consume fresh garlic, you can not know whether it is effective or not.


A high-quality garlic supplement should guarantee quality and accurate dose of the ingredients . Since supplements are only effective against disease and contribute to health, if they always offer the same amount of active ingredients.

This is then known as a standardized garlic "medication". Standardization provides steady and certain results. The buyer knows that in contrast to the fresh garlic, for example, that he/she is getting the same amount of health benefits contained in active ingredients.

Other benefits which many consumers appreciate to know is that garlic supplements are well tolerated even by those who suffer from stomach and intestinal problems after consuming fresh garlic.

The dreaded odor that arises from the consumption of fresh garlic is avoided because the biochemical development of the odor as the fresh garlic is chewed and digested does not occur.

This does not mean that one should stop consuming fresh garlic or that the clove is not nutritious, however for constant medicinal benefits adding a garlic supplement is recommended.

Health Benefits

The following diseases can be improved with the regular use of garlic supplements;

  • Cardiovascular risk can be reduced by about 25%.
  • The risk of thrombosis
  • The flow capacity of the blood is improved.
  • High cholesterol
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Heart attack
  • Circulatory Disorders
  • Poor welfare
  • Lack of concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Blood Thickness
  • Lack of oxygen in the cells
  • Premature aging
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Bacteria and viruses
  • Colds and Flu
  • Has multiple anticancer compounds and antioxidants especially against Stomach Cancer.

Since many of these diseases and health problems are on the rise, it is very important to regularly benefit from the valuable ingredients of garlic in the form of supplements.

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