Why Take a Garlic Supplement?

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.

About Katie

Katie is a Marketing Editor (and loyal customer) at Vitacost.com. In her spare time, she enjoys biking with her husband, playing with her pets and writing bios about herself.

Loading Facebook Comments ...

One comment on “Why Take a Garlic Supplement?

  1. silver price says:

    There are different opinions on how to take garlic. Some people suggest that you should eat raw crushed garlic. The studies have found that by crushing the garlic clove, the allicin becomes more available to the body. The reason to consume raw garlic as opposed to cooking it is that whenever you cook any food the nutrient content is somewhat lost. This is debatable and it is important to know that if you cannot eat raw garlic, or if you simply don’t enjoy the taste, you should be comfortable with eating cooked garlic or taking supplements.

Leave a Reply