It goes great with tomatoes and basil, makes a perfect addition to hummus and guacamole and is the easiest way to ward off vampires. But did you know that garlic may also provide benefits for your health?
If you’re not sure why or how to take a garlic supplement, read on to get acquainted with this aromatic plant:
What does garlic do? For centuries, garlic has been touted as a natural remedy. It contains several different vitamins and minerals, including potassium, iron and vitamin B6. It also contains several compounds (allicin and allin) that may support cardiovascular function, normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as prostate and colon health.
Will my breath stink? Eating mass quantities of cooked or raw garlic may lead to a mass exodus of your friends, family and co-workers, thanks to its sulfur-containing compounds. But luckily, odorless garlic supplements are available – they typically contain aged garlic that has little to any taste or odor.
Which supplement is best? If you’re worried about garlic breath, try an odorless or deodorized aged garlic supplement made from cold-pressed garlic (as mentioned above) – this method reduces or eliminates the pungent odor without compromising the nutritional value. Garlic supplements are available in capsule, softgel or tablet form, so choose the one that best suits your lifestyle.