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    12 Cloves of Garlic a Day May Be Ideal for Lowering Cholesterol

    By Jennifer Warner

    WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
    on Thursday, June 08, 2006

    June 8, 2006 A single clove may be too little, 20 too much, but a new study suggests about a dozen cloves of garlic per day may be just right for lowering cholesterol.

    Researchers say several studies have shown that garlic is good for the heart, but the optimal dose for reaping the most health benefits of the pungent produce is unclear.

    In their study, researchers fed laboratory rats various doses of raw garlic, ranging from 500 milligrams to 1,000 milligrams per day per kilogram of the rat's body weight, along with a cholesterol-raising diet.

    The research team included Shela Gorinstein, PhD, from the department of medicinal chemistry and natural products at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    After four weeks, the results showed that only the rats that got the 500-milligram daily dose of garlic were resistant to the cholesterol-raising effects of their diet. The 500-milligram dose of garlic was also associated with an increase in the time it would take for blood to clot. Heart attacks and strokes are primarily due to blood clots that block blood flow supply to the heart and brain.

    Although the results aren't directly transferable to humans, the researchers' optimal dose for reaping the heart-healthy benefits of garlic in this study was equivalent to about 1.25 ounces of raw garlic (or about 12 cloves) per day for a 150-pound person.

    The results appear in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

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    I will guarantee you wont get sick if you eat 12 cloves a day.

    Because everyone will stay a mile away from you lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by CROWLER
    I will guarantee you wont get sick if you eat 12 cloves a day.

    Because everyone will stay a mile away from you lol


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    No doubt about that.
    How does one even go about ingesting that much garlic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    No doubt about that.
    How does one even go about ingesting that much garlic?
    Garlic extract from one of the board sponsors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright
    Garlic extract from one of the board sponsors.

    ah, yes the wonders of extracts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright
    Garlic extract from one of the board sponsors.
    Do any of them have the extract in a bulk powder that doesn't smell or are they all in caps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CROWLER
    Do any of them have the extract in a bulk powder that doesn't smell or are they all in caps?

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    It looks like CNW has some bulk powder but it's part of a Red Yeast Rice blend. The rest sell caps.

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    I am a huge fan of garlic for health benefits and I have been for years. Garlic has been used for centuries as a successful natural remedy.

    More info lifted from some of my older posts:

    Garlic is a wonderful substance and it has a wide range of well-documented effects. It has been used throughout history and even today in helping to fight infection and boost immune function, cancer prevention, and the cardiovascular benefits of lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. All of these beneficial effects of garlic are attributed to its sulfur-containing compounds, in particular allicin. Allicin is mainly responsible for the pungent odor of garlic. Allicin is found in fresh garlic and some select products. Fresh garlic works because the grinding process results in allicin. Allicin is produced by an enzymatic reaction when raw garlic is either crushed or somehow injured. The enzyme, alliinase, stored in a separate compartment in garlic, combines with a compound called alliin in raw garlic and produces allicin.

    Allicin is not present in typical garlic tabs. "Research conducted at the Chemistry Department of the University of California showed that commercial garlic products on the market all contain an undetectable amount (<1 ppm) of allicin." So if you opt for galric tabs over eating garlic daily, make certain to get high quality tabs.



    Garlic ingredient delivers death to cancer cells
    The February 2005 issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics (Molecular Cancer Therapeutics) published the discovery of researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel of a way to deliver allicin, a compound present in freshly crushed garlic, to cancer cells for their destruction. Allicin is formed by a reaction between the enzyme alliinase and alliin. The compound readily penetrates biological membranes to kill cancer cells, but the molecules are potent for only a short period of time, prompting the team to devise system for long term delivery.

    The research team, led by Professor David Mirelman, attached alliinase to an antibody used in cancer treatment known as Rituximab, which marks tumors for destruction by the body's own immune system. When injected into mice implanted with human lymphoma cells, the drug bound itself to the target cancer cells. The researchers then injected alliin, which combined with the alliinase to form allicin on the cancerous cells' surface, resulting in the programmed cell death of almost all of the lymphoma cells within three days. A control group of mice who received Rituximab and alliinase alone experienced only a slight amount of cancer cell destruction.

    Dr Mirelman calls the method "weaponizing" an antibody, because the antibody drug docks on the targeted cell and continuously reacts with the alliin molecules which are periodically injected. This allows a steady supply of allicin to reach the cancer cells and destroy them.

    Dr Mirelman stated, "The medicinal value of garlic is no longer an ancient Chinese secret. Years of scientific research led to the identification and understanding of allicin's mode of activity and we are currently studying ways to target and deliver its toxic punch."
  

  
 

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