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Garlic Supplement Benefits

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Garlic is a powerful herb that has been used for many years for a variety of medical conditions and diseases. Because it is a pungent herb that can cause bad breath some people prefer to take it as a supplement rather than eat is as a whole food. Although some research suggests that crushed garlic has a higher content of alicin, one of the active components of garlic, this powerful ingredient can still be obtained by taking supplements, epseically those that are standardized for the compound. Garlic supplement benefits are many.

Garlic supplement benefits are similar to those garnered from eating whole garlic. Some garlic supplement benefits include lowering cholesterol, decreasing hardening of the arteries, lowering blood sugar in diabetics, for healing from a cold or respiratory infection, for weight loss, and as an antioxidant.

Garlic supplement benefits are best obtained by those that are manufactured by reputable companies and standardized for active ingredient. The content of garlic can vary based on soil, rain, and sun conditions. A standaradized garlic supplement best guarantees garlic supplement benefits.

As with any herbal supplement or drug, there are risks as well as benefits. Although in general garlic supplement benefits far outweigh the risks, use appropriate caution when taking garlic supplements and consult with your regular healthcare professional before doing so. Avoid garlic supplements prior to surgery or dental work or if taking blood-sugar lowering or diabetic medications.

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