Organic Garlic Bulb
Found in our product: Eliminate
Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion.
Garlic contains compounds with potent medicinal properties
Scientists now know that most of its health benefits are caused by sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed.
Perhaps the most famous of those is known as allicin. However, allicin is an unstable compound that is only briefly present in fresh garlic after it’s been cut or crushed.
Other compounds that may play a role in garlic’s health benefits include diallyl disulfide and s-allyl cysteine.
The sulfur compounds from garlic enter the body from the digestive tract and travel all over, where it exerts its potent biological effects.
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of garlic contains:
Manganese: 23% of the RDA
Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA
Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA
Selenium: 6% of the RDA
Fiber: 0.6 grams
They have decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1.
Garlic also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. In fact, it contains a little bit of almost everything you need.
Garlic supplements are known to boost the function of the immune system. As such they may help prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.
Human studies have found garlic supplements to have a significant impact on reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. It takes about 4 cloves to achieve full impact and that is not desirable as it thins the blood too much. A long-term beneficial effect is more readily achieved going the small dose route as we do.
Looking at LDL (the "bad") and HDL (the "good") cholesterol specifically, garlic appears to lower LDL but has no reliable effect on HDL.
Oxidative damage from free radicals contributes to the aging process. Garlic contains antioxidants that support the body's protective mechanisms against oxidative damage.
The combined effects on reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as the antioxidant properties, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Garlic was one of the earliest "performance enhancing" substances. It was traditionally used in ancient cultures to reduce fatigue and enhance the work capacity of laborers. Most notably, it was given to Olympic athletes in ancient Greece.
Rodent studies have shown that garlic helps with exercise performance, but very few human studies have been done. People with heart disease who took garlic oil for 6 weeks had a 12% reduction in peak heart rate and better exercise capacity. Other studies suggest that exercise-induced fatigue may be reduced with garlic.
Garlic may help detoxify heavy metals in the body and may improve bone health.
As with most things, there are some people who are allergic to it.Also, if you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood-thinning medications, talk to your doctor before increasing your garlic intake. The dosage in a capsule of Eliminate is not large and is quite safe. We are just saying: don’t eat a ton of it every day!