Love it or hate it - Garlic is a great way to support your health. Now, you can enjoy all those benefits even if you can't stand the taste. Swanson Garlic Oil capsules contain highly concentrated doses of this pungent healer.
One way another, we all know garlic. Whether you're one of those people who just have to have it on everything, or you can't stand it to the point you're wondering if you might have a little of the vampire in you; there's no denying the abundance of this potent herb.
Allium sativum, is actually from the same species as the common onion (which is also the same family as the shallot, lily and chive) but if there is one thing that garlic truly is, then it's unique.
With a history of human use that spans anywhere between 5 and 7,000 years (depending on who you believe) there is evidence of ancient Sanskrit herbal treatments long before we were adding it into our cooking. Originally native to central Asia, the Egyptians prized Garlic highly and used to hand out daily rations to the slaves who were building the pyramids to boost their immune systems.
Even as recently as World War One, Garlic was used as an antiseptic to clean wounds and treat dysentery. Now though, you too can enjoy the many benefits of Garlic. These incredibly convenient softgels boast a 500:1 Garlic Oil concentrate, which means from every capsule you'll get the equivalent of 500 mg of fresh Garlic.
There's good news and bad news when it comes to how you choose to enjoy your Garlic. The good news is that as you chop or crush a Garlic bulb, the active compounds in the herb are not only released but if you leave the garlic out for a short while, they can even augment.
The bad news is that most of us don't eat Garlic raw and there is increasing evidence that when you cook the herb, it loses a lot of its goodness. By utilising the concentrated form of Garlic - its oil - in these capsules, you won't have to worry about missing out on any of those important flavonoids and antioxidants.
At the heart of what makes Garlic so good for you (and taste and smell so pungent) is a substance called Allicin. This chemical, which is a precursor to sulphur, is what is thought to be at the centre of what makes Garlic so good for you. Combine this with selenium, the amino acid arginine and other flavonoids and you begin to see why Garlic has been so revered for so long.
A recent study suggested that one of the main ways Garlic can benefit us is by combatting something called ‘metabolic syndrome'. This collection of notorious disorders is characterised by high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and skyrocketing cholesterol levels. Often resulting in obesity.
This not only increases your chance of getting diabetes but also doubles your chances of suffering from heart disease. Using Swanson Garlic Oil can help to fight all these potentially fatal conditions with just one easy, all natural capsule.
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one softgel up to three times a day with a glass of water.Special Precautions
If you are already on other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from your doctor or health practitioner before taking.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.