Super Garlic Supplement for Full Benefits of Garlic
Natural Remedies Explorer picks Allicillin™, the high ajoene based super garlic supplement that is superior to allicin garlic supplements. It’s the first ever commercially available garlic supplement containing significant levels of ajoene and dithiins, the most active compounds formed from garlic. If you’re seeking the benefits of garlic, we believe this is the miracle garlic extract you should consider. Read on to find out why.
Allicin is an active sulphur compound with antibacterial and mild anti-fungal activity that is released upon cutting, crushing, or chewing the garlic. Allicin and other thiosulfinates are short-lived, reactive and unstable. Even though allicin can be stabilized in a supplement form it has been shown to decompose in stomach acid and have questionable ability to effectively be delivered throughout the body via the blood stream.
Ajoene and Dihiins
Ajoene and its cousin dihiins, are derived from oil-macerated garlic. They are stable and provide a more effective way to deliver the benefits of garlic to the body. In addition, ajoene is a stronger agent than allicin and has additional benefits shown in scientific studies.
Studies have demonstrated that ajoene is a stronger antimicrobial (anti bacterial and anti-fungal – especially for candida yeast) than allicin, in addition it has been shown to be antithrombic (interfering with the formation of blood clotting – making red blood cells less sticky), a natural blood thinner, anticancer (ajoene decreases basal cell carcinoma tumor size by inducing apoptosis - apoptosis is a process where a cell is degraded in order for it to be ultimately engulfed and recycled), anti-parasitic and anti-mutagenic. The research supporting the benefits of garlic through ajoene is amazing. Expanded information about our Garlic research can be found later in this post.
Taking Garlic Supplements
If you are interested in trying Allicillin™ you should check out our Natural Remedies Methodology. This guide will help you be more effective in evaluating any natural health remedy you try.
Super Garlic Supplement Research
The findings of our research into the super Garlic supplement have been conducted consistent with the approach outlined in our Natural Remedies Research page. Our review of the literature has by no means been exhaustive but has revealed the true significance of the potential benefits of Garlic one can expect.
It’s well known that Garlic has been used as medicine in many cultures for thousands of years. In fact, we now know that garlic has exhibited a truly remarkable array of potential health benefits including: anti-bacterial, anti-lipidemic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-tumorigenic, anti-mutagenic, anti-thrombotic and anti-platelet. ….No wonder it’s claimed to be the first super food!
Researching garlic supplements, however, has been less than straight forward because the particular sulfur compounds responsible for these benefits depend on details of the garlic’s and supplement’s processing. Remarkably, the availability of the sulfur compounds that impart these medicinal properties actually change with factors such as chopping or crushing, heating, ageing, time in a particular state or if in soluble components such as water or oil. No wonder medical studies have been conflicting and results confusing – in part because the available and active sulfur components being investigated can vary.
To consider which garlic supplements are most beneficial lets look at the sulfur compounds potentially available. Garlic starts off with derivatives of the natural, sulfur-rich amino acid known as cysteine. Alliin (pronounced al-lean) is an example of this type of compound. When we cut or crush fresh garlic, an enzyme is released called allinase, which rapidly converts alliin to allicin, a component referenced in many supplements. Allicin, however, is highly unstable with a short life. In the presence of edible oils allicin undergoes a chemical reaction to form ajoene and dithins.
As an example of the potential supplement confusion, some products talk about allicin content, allicin potential or allicin yield. Allicin however is an unstable and reactive compound. Since allicin is not stable on its own, any claims implying actual allicin content in a product may be misleading. Intact garlic cloves themselves do not contain allicin either, although upon cutting or crushing under ordinary circumstances allicin is formed.
The fact is that of the sulfur compounds in garlic, ajoenes and dithiins are among the most biologically active
compounds formed from fresh garlic1 and have been shown to possess the array of benefits listed above. For this reason we believe a supplement high in ajoen and dithins would be a requirement for a ‘best’ garlic supplement. This leads us to our unequivocal choice: Allicillin™, specifically formulated to provide the scientifically supported sulfur components ajoenes and dithiins among others. No other supplement was found to compete.
- 1WholeFoods, June 1992. The Chemistry Of Garlic Health Benefits. Interview conducted by WholeFoods science editor Dr. Richard Passwater with professor Eric Block, Ph.D., one of the foremost garlic researchers. Reprinted by permission of WholeFoods Magazine and Richard A. Passwater (copyright owners)
- Rev Iberoam Micol. 2006 Jun;23(2):75-80. Ajoene the main active compound of garlic (Allium sativum): a new antifungal agent. Ledezma E, Apitz-Castro R.
- Appl Environ Microbiol. 1996 Nov;62(11):4238-42. Inhibition of microbial growth by ajoene, a sulfur-containing compound derived from garlic. Naganawa R, Iwata N, Ishikawa K, Fukuda H, Fujino T, Suzuki A.
- Atherosclerosis. 1992 May;94(1):79-85.Inhibition of cholesterol synthesis in vitro by extracts and isolated compounds prepared from garlic and wild garlic. Sendl A, Schliack M, Löser R, Stanislaus F, Wagner H.
- Biochem Pharmacol. 2001 Mar 1;61(5):587-93. Ajoene, a natural product with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-like properties? Dirsch VM, Vollmar AM.
- Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1994 Feb;38(2):337-9. In vivo activity of ajoene against rodent malaria. Perez HA, De la Rosa M, Apitz R.
- Biofactors. 2010 Jan-Feb;36(1):78-85. Garlic-derived anticancer agents: structure and biological activity of ajoene. Kaschula CH, Hunter R, Parker MI.
- Thromb Res. 1992 Oct 15;68(2):145-55. Effect of ajoene, the major antiplatelet compound from garlic, on platelet thrombus formation. Apitz-Castro R, Badimon JJ, Badimon L.
- Rev Iberoam Micol. 2009 Sep 30;26(3):189-93. Epub 2009 Jul 26. In vitro inhibitory effect of ajoene on Candida isolates recovered from vaginal discharges. Carrero S, Romero H, Apitz-Castro R.
- Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2007 Jun;21(3):281-9. Activities of Z-ajoene against tumour and viral spreading in vitro. Terrasson J, Xu B, Li M, Allart S, Davignon JL, Zhang LH, Wang K, Davrinche C.
We hope that our research into the super Garlic supplement will help you to enjoy the full benefits of Garlic. If you try Allicillin™, we would love to hear from you about your experience. Please send a message through the contact page at NaturalRemediesExplorer.com. Also don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified as we continue to post new research topics.
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