Aged garlic Extract decreases the build up of plaque in the coronary arteries by greater than 50% in patients already on statin drugs

December 17, 2008

Consistency in the ingredients of an herb is very important in scientific research. Aged Garlic Extract is manufactured with an extraction process that provides consistent amounts of the beneficial components. The sulfur-containing compounds in garlic are classified as either water-soluble or oil-soluble. The oil-soluble compounds smell and the water-soluble compounds are odorless. Normally when garlic is ruptures and rendered into a powder it supplies the smelly oil-soluble compounds that are unstable and degrade rapidly. However, naturally aging Garlic converts the ingredients primarily into the water soluble, mild, stable, and beneficial compounds.

A breakthrough study from UCLA shows the benefits of Aged Garlic Extract in patients with coronary heart disease who are at risk of suffering with a heart attack. In a year-long, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of patients on Statin therapy to reduce their cholesterol and heart attack risk it was found that supplementing with 1,200mg of Aged Garlic extract per day reduced the build up of plaque in their coronary arteries (the arteries inside the heart) by more than 50%. The progression of plaque build up was tracked by electron beam tomography. The Aged Garlic also improved HDL-cholesterol and reduced the level of the inflammation causing amino acid Homocysteine.