Bioconcepts Odourless Garlic Capsules 2000mg
For a more socially acceptable garlic tablet, choose Bioconcepts Odourless Garlic 2000mg. The garlic smell has been counteracted, so the unpleasant smell is not present. Helps reduces blood pressure, improves circulation and can help lower cholesterol levels.
Bioconcepts Odourless Garlic 2000mg helps to reduce blood pressure, improve circulation and can help lower cholesterol levels. Odourless Garlic means it is just that – odourless. The garlic odour has been counteracted, so the unpleasant aroma is not present. Garlic capsules reduce blood pressure, improve circulation, lower cholesterol levels and improve the immune system within this advanced odourless formulation.
What is Garlic?
Garlic has been used since time immemorial as a culinary spice and medicinal herb. Garlic has been cultivated in the Middle East for more than 5,000 years and has been an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The bulb is used medicinally.
Garlic contains an odourless sulphur compound called Alliin. Once the clove is crushed or cut, Alliin comes into contact with an enzyme called Alliinase, to form Allicin. Allicin is the chemical considered to be responsible for the beneficial effects of garlic.
Why take Garlic supplements?
Garlic has been shown to be effective in helping to support cardiovascular health. The compounds within Garlicpossesses heart health benefits that help maintain blood fluidity, as arterial walls are not clogged by high levels of cholesterol deposits, thus circulation is improved and blood pressure is reduced. All these benefits help support a healthy heart.
Take Garlic if you want to reduce blood pressure, improve circulation or lower cholesterol levels.
How Garlic works. The science behind the secret…
Allicin ensures Garlic is a powerful anti-microbial. Allicin is a sulphur compound, not essentially contained within garlic, but is made when garlic is crushed or chopped. Allicin has been reported to have strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-viral properties.
Garlic contains many sulphur-containing compounds that performtogether or alone to assist the cardiovascular system. These compounds reduce the risk of oxidative stress, which can lead to damage to the blood vessel lining and enhance the possibility of vessel congestion, atherosclerosis and heart attack. Certain compounds (in particular ajoene) act as a blood thinner helping to prevent unnecessary clotting.
Garlic also contains Vitamin B6, which helps the heart by reducing levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that, at high levels, can harden &narrow the arteries and create blood clots.
Garlic is packed full of antioxidants, including vitamin C and selenium. The two antioxidantshelp drive out free radicals from the body. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that can cause widespread damage to the body's cells and tissues, and are thought to promote many diseases, including heart disease.
Is Garlic right for me?
Bioconcepts very high strength Garlic is one of only a handful on the market that has managed to combine 2000mg of Garlic in an odour-free and socially acceptable capsule.
Garlic has been used to treat the following conditions:
- Atherosclerosis - hardening of arteries
- Colon cancer (reduces risk of stomach, oesophageal, and colon cancers)
- Common cold
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High triglyceride
Garlic supports cardiovascular health
Most of the modern research on garlic has concentrated on its ability to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as offering protection against strokes and heart disease. For example, when the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians reviewed data on cholesterol in 1993, it found that after just four weeks there was a 12 per cent reduction in cholesterol levels in the research groups that had taken garlic.
Scientists have also looked at the role garlic plays in helping prevent the formation of blood clots. A review of recent clinical trials, published in the Journal of Hypertension, showed that taking garlic tablets cut volunteers' blood pressure by between one and five per cent. These results led the report's authors to conclude that taking supplements could cut the incidence of stroke by anything from 30-40 per cent, while heart disease could be reduced by 20-25%.
While garlic has gathered a reputation for helping to maintain a healthy heart, regular amounts of garlic seems to also help the body fight off infections. These antibacterial effects were first discovered in the early 19th century during an outbreak of infectious fever - English priests caught the fever but the French priests, who ate garlic every day, remained healthy. However, you don't need to suffer with a fever to benefit from garlic's health enhancing properties.
In the Press:
BBC News - Why garlic is good for the heart
Researchers have cracked the mystery of why eating garlic can help keep the heart healthy. The key is allicin, which is broken down into the foul-smelling sulphur compounds which taint breath. These compounds react with red blood cells and produce hydrogen sulphide which relaxes the blood vessels, and keeps blood flowing easily.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham research appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. At low concentrations it plays a vital role in helping cells to communicate with each other. And within the blood vessels it stimulates the cells that form the lining to relax, causing the vessels to dilate. This, in turn, reduces blood pressure, allowing the blood to carry more oxygen to essential organs, and reducing pressure on the heart.
The researchers also found that red blood cells exposed to minute amounts of juice extracted from supermarket garlic immediately began emitting hydrogen sulphide. Lead researcher Dr David Kraus said: "Our results suggest garlic in the diet is a very good thing. "Certainly in areas where garlic consumption is high, such as the Mediterranean and the Far East, there is a low incidence of cardiovascular disease."
Judy O'Sullivan, a cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: "This interesting study suggests that garlic may provide some heart health benefits.
A daily dose of garlic can save your life by cutting blood pressure, say researchers
Health Article: Daily Mail
Garlic may lower blood pressure just as effectively as drugs, according to researchers. Scientists looked at 11 international studies in which patients were given a daily garlic supplement in powdered form for between three and five months.
They found significant blood pressure falls among participants - with the greatest drops among those who had higher blood pressure readings to begin with. In some cases, the effects were similar to those achieved with common anti-blood pressure drugs, such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors, said Dr Karin Ried, of Adelaide University in South Australia.
More than 16million Britons have high blood pressure and many more are thought to suffer from it without knowing. If the condition is not treated, it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Doctors recommend that sufferers lower their blood pressure by cutting their intake of salt, losing weight and getting fit.
Now the Australian research suggests that extra help is at hand in readily available over the counter garlic supplements. Dr Ried and her team, writing for the scientific journal BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, said the 600mg to 900mg dosage used in the studies was equivalent to 3.6mg to 5.4mg of garlic's active ingredient, allicin.
A fresh clove of garlic contains 5mg to 9mg of allicin.
*Saving based on per tablet cost correct online at Holland and Barrett when checked on 28/06/2011.
Bioconcepts Odourless Garlic Capsules 2000mg:
- Take one capsule per day, ideally in the morning, with food.
Caution before using Odourless Garlic Capsules 2000mg:
- Always follow the instructions carefully.
- Please tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medicines you are taking, have recently taken or plan to take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, dietary supplements and herbal remedies. Your doctor will decide if you can take this supplement with your
- other medicines.
- If you take this supplement at the same time as some other medicines, the treatment may be affected and so caution is needed.
- If you are uncertain about how to take your medicine ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
- Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
- You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use.
Odourless Garlic Capsules 2000mg contains:
Base of Soyabean oil and silicon dioxide.
Capsule shell contains Gelatine, Glycerol, water.
Free from gluten, yeast, dairy, artificial flavours, colours and preservative.
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An excellent product. Arrived very quickly. I would recommend Odourless Garlic Capsules.