In the US, approximately 70 million adults suffer from high blood pressure, with hypertension being one of America’s more ubiquitous diseases. Botanical supplements are popular in addressing heart health, with the fastest growing variety being Garlic.
With a long history of medicinal use, garlic supplementation for decreasing blood pressure is rated as possibly effective on the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Garlic has been found to increase HDL (good cholesterol), stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the blood vessel walls, a substance which helps them to relax and assist with fibrinolysis which is the process through which the body breaks up blood clots.
Garlic is a brilliant herb for maintaining general health, but also has many other powerful qualities that are not as well known. For example, many people do not know that Garlic is a naturally powerful antibiotic. The active component in garlic is Allicin, a chemical produced when garlic is chopped or crushed. Allicin is a great antibiotic and helps the body to inhibit the ability of germs to grow and reproduce.
Available in pills, capsules, liquid and actual raw cloves, garlic is one of the most popular healthy herbs around today. At HTC, our Garlic supplements are soft gel capsules filled with garlic powder. They have the same effect on health as the whole natural garlic, but are odourless and much more convenient to use.
*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials.