The science behind garlic's health benefits.
Everyone has heard that there are wonderful health benefits to garlic. Garlic has been used as food and natural medicine for thousands of years. Raw garlic as a treatment has some problems. It is harsh on the stomach if you take more than a little. It has an odor that can be unappreciated. It’s benefits for health are hard to measure creating some uncertainty as to its health giving benefits.
Another challenge is that there are many different forms of garlic and these different forms provide different compounds and benefits. There is raw garlic, garlic powder, garlic oil, garlic extracts and aged garlic extract. While all garlic forms are useful, they do not have the same nutritional benefits. Whenever I speak about the benefits of garlic supplements, there is only one form that I can recommend. Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. My endorsement is because Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) has a huge body of scientific research to prove its benefits. No other garlic product has this. There are over 700 studies conducted with Kyolic AGE. This is how consumers can have confidence in any particular nutrient.
My interview is with Dr Matthew Budoff. Dr. Budoff is a preventive cardiologist, with decades of clinical practice and as a top researcher in cardiovascular health. Dr. Budoff has conducted three clinical studies looking at the benefits of AGE for managing cardiac risk. Dr. Budoff started his research into AGE as a skeptic that AGE could provide significant benefit. After four studies, Dr. Budoff has shown that Kyolic AGE has benefits as for wellness.
His research has shown that AGE supports health cholesterol, blood pressure and arteries. AGE was also show to reduce the damage caused by excessive stress in studies. These benefits are being seen, even with patients who are already being treated with conventional medicine. AGE is a safe and effective adjunct nutrient that supports heart and vein health.
Steve Lankford is the host of HealthQuestPodcast.com. Steve has over 40 years of experience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At HealthQuestPodcast.com, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.
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NOTE: The statements presented in this podcast should not be considered medical advice or a way to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. Dietary supplements do not treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of a medical professional before adding a dietary supplement to (or removing one from) your daily regimen. WholeFoods Magazine does not endorse any specific brand or product.
Published by WholeFoods Magazine Online, 1/2/2015