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What Is a Garlic Supplement?

Learn what you need to know about garlic supplements from registered dietician Glen Tobias in this Howcast video.


A lot of people take garlic to prevent certain forms of cancer, heart disease, and the studies are showing that the countries that eat more garlic have less incidences of these kinds of cancers. So there may be something to that. As well as the cardiovascular benefits, there was a check study that was done that shows that people with a garlic supplement or people who ate more garlic will reduce plaque buildup in the arteries, which is a great thing as well. In terms of garlic supplementation, it is probably something you want to think about doing. A lot of them are broken down into Allicin units. The Allicin is the part of the garlic that has been shown to be beneficial. Two of the E3 products have garlic in it, being the omega-3 as well as the adoxine. So I do think it is a benefit in terms of cholesterol lowering that a lot of people will tout. There hasn't been that much definitive evidence about that. Probably can't hurt. I mean it is, protects you from vampires and that thins your blood, so they want you to have nice fatty blood, and I do think garlic is probably a good supplement to take for certain reasons. And if it can help prevent certain forms of cancer, help prevent the plaque buildup in the coronary arteries, then I'm a fan.

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