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Garlic Oil Supplement Health Benefits

Updated on May 21, 2015

Garlic Oil Supplement

I have been taking garlic oil supplements since I was a teenager, a person told my mother many years ago that you should be taking garlic as a supplement for good health. And ever since then I have been on a garlic regiment for over thirty five years. In that time many reports have shown good and bad side effects from taking a garlic supplement as a herbal supplement. I
personally have never had any bad side effects except for when garlic first came out in a pill form, the main side affect was that a person would have a garlic smell to their breath and when they perspired their sweat would smell like a garlic clove. But since then garlic supplements have improved and many of these side affects have gone away.


The Use's of Garlic.

Garlic is a herb that has been in use in many cooking recipes and in flavoring food for many years. I still use it today to flavor most of the food that I cook. 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. Many names but all still mean the same.

Today and for the past several years garlic supplements have been taken for health reasons. In history garlic has been used as a healing agent for everything from healing a common cold to various other diseases. In many of the articles that I read garlic supplements have been used to help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and heart attacks.

Many studies have been done of garlic herbal supplement by scientists but there is not much data out there that shows by scientific research that garlic heals people. Many people have taken garlic to prevent many diseases from ulcers, colon issues, cancer, and heart disease. I take it because I have seen firsthand that it does work for me with my cholesterol and my high blood pressure. Don’t take my word for it, you should try it yourself to see if works for you. But make sure before you take any supplement that you consult with a primary health care professional is advisable. I would try and find a physician that is trained in the use of herbal supplements.

Garlic to help with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Garlic (Allium sativum)is extremely rich in antioxidants which help to fight off free radicals that flow through your body. These free radicals may contribute to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer and many other life alliterating diseases. Garlic has been used for years to slow down hardening of the arteries which contribute to Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized of buildup of protein aggregates “plaque” that causes damage to the cells in the brain. My father suffered from Alzheimer’s for many years and it is a terrible disease. The accumulation of plaque in the brain and the damage that it causes then promotes the degeneration of the brain which can be common in both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Garlic comes in play with both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients in that it seems to disintegrate the protein aggregates in the brain. By giving the patients high doses of garlic supplements it has been shown to increase the antioxidant enzymes in humans, and it has shown to reduce the oxidative stresses in those with high blood pressure. These combined with lowering cholesterol levels in the blood my help prevent common brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Garlic oil helps with high blood pressure and cholesterol.

One of the leading killers in the world is cardiovascular disease like heart attacks and strokes. High blood pressure (hypertension) and high LDL (bad) cholesterol are the two leading diseases which contribute to cardiovascular diseases. In today’s sociality of eating fast food and high fat diets both of these lead to high LDL bad cholesterol levels in the blood which can play a part in high blood pressure. I am one that suffers from both of these diseases and I have to say that garlic supplements have come to my aid in lowering both of these issues in my life.

Studies have shown that aged garlic extract at doses of 600-1500 mg was just as effective as taking the drug Atenolol for reducing blood pressure. The garlic supplement dose needs to be high to get the desired amount of allicin to do the work.

Garlic has come to my aid in lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in my body. What I like about garlic is that it does not interfere with the good cholesterol in the body. I still am on a low dose cholesterol medication but I supplement with garlic every day and unfortunately I do not watch my diet, which is my fault.

Overall benefits of garlic are different for all people because of the lifestyle and diet that we live with. I know it works for me and has helped me over the years to keep my blood pressure in check and my bad cholesterol levels down. Again I mention that if you are looking at taking a garlic supplement please advise your doctor and let him or her know what you are taking.

Some side affects from garlic supplements.

Like anything, garlic supplements can have side effects. I personally have never had any issues with taking garlic as a supplement except for way back before odorless garlic capsules first came out I would burp garlic and my sweat smelled like I ate a garlic clove.

But there has been some report cases of burning of the mouth, throat, and upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, bad breath, body odor, a stinging sensation on the skin, sweating uncontrollably, rashes, and lightheadedness.

If any of these symptoms do appear stop taking the garlic supplements and seek out medical attention and notify your physician of these side affects you are having.

Aged Garlic Supplement.

Since garlic has been around many studies have been done by many research companies. All garlic is good for you but some research shows that aged garlic has better ingredients in the garlic extract than other forms of garlic.

Aged Garlic Extract came around a few years now since the explosion of people taking garlic supplements. Since there is no many different types of garlic supplements on the market make sure you do your research in depth on what you are considering on taking. It is said that garlic powders and garlic oils products have been sent through a heat processing that could destroy the compounds that make taking garlic supplements good.

During my research I have found much talk about Aged Garlic Extract as being the only garlic supplement on the market that is 100% bioavailable active ingredients which has been proven to show up in the blood stream. According to what I have found if the bottle does not say bioavailable it is not effective.


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