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Doctor insights on: Kyolic Garlic Supplement

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Anyone know what is a really good garlic supplement i can find at a health food store?

Anyone know what is a really good garlic supplement i can find at a health food store?

Use garlic: If you want the benefit of garlic, eat the real thing. Supplements are often lacking in important ingredients present in the natural foods. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can taking a garlic supplement and sprintec make sprintec ineffective?

Can taking a garlic supplement and sprintec make sprintec ineffective?

NO: I know of absolutely no evidence of garlic interfering with sprintec & in searching online could not find any evidence. I am curious as to what made you think that there could be an interaction. Garlic has many benefits & may be esp. Beneficial in reducing negative effects of oc's. ...Read more

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Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Maybe: Garlic does have some general and very non-specific immune boosting effects, but the exact effect and to what extent is not clear. If you feel your immune system is weak or needs boosting you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are garlic supplement gel caps good for?

Could you tell me what are garlic supplement gel caps good for?

Garlic supplements: It depends on what effects you're seeking. But evidence is growing that garlic -- in both food & supplement form -- may help lower blood pressure. Some others: it may also help cardiovascular health by inhibiting platelet aggregation, and increaseing fibrinolytic activity. May protect against certain cancers too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746107. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take garlic supplement after getting flu shot 5 days ago? It has anti - viral affect, can I take it or not?

Is it ok to take garlic supplement after getting flu shot 5 days ago? It has anti - viral affect, can I take it or not?

OK to take: Garlic is promoted as beneficial for many things. The things for which the evidence is strongest is improving high blood pressure and preventing colon and stomach cancer if garlic is eaten (not supplements). The evidence for preventing viruses/colds is weaker. It should not interfere with desired antibody production following a flu shot. ...Read more

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Can i take a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin c, glucosamine and garlic supplement all at the same after a big meal?

Can i take a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin c, glucosamine and garlic supplement all at the same after a big meal?

Yes: You can certainly take all of them without having any idea of how much money you are wasting. None of these have any benefit for a 30 year old and some recent evidence suggests some you are choosing to take can actually cause harm. ...Read more

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What are the advantages to taking garlic supplements?

What are the advantages to taking garlic supplements?

Garlic supplements: Those who do not like garlic smell will avoid you. ...Read more

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Do garlic supplements make you smell?

Do garlic supplements make you smell?

Yes they can: Yes, some garlic supplements can make you smell. The allicins and other aromatic compounds are exuded through your breath and skin. There are some "odorless" ones, but they are less effective. ...Read more

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Are garlic supplements really beneficial for you?

Are garlic supplements really beneficial for you?

Could be: It depends on what effects you're seeking. Evidence is growing that garlic -- in both food & supplement form -- may help lower blood pressure. It may also inhibit platelet aggregation, and increase fibrinolytic activity -- which could improve cardiovascular outcomes. May also protect against certain cancers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746107. ...Read more

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Is 1000 mg garlic pill to much to take daily?

1000 mgm of garlic: No it is not too much, you can take 1000 mgm daily. ...Read more

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Can Garlic supplements control high blood pressure?

Can Garlic supplements control high blood pressure?

Controversial: I have not seen it work for the couple patients who tried it. There are only small trials with garlic in this setting and the results haven't been conclusive. However, cutting your salt consumption will for sure help lower your blood pressure. Weight loss, smoking cessation, exercise, decreasing alcohol consumption are other non pharmacologic measures which will lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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My family takes garlic supplements to prevent colds and flu. Is there a way to give garlic to my 1 year old?

My family takes garlic supplements to prevent colds and flu. Is there a way to give garlic to my 1 year old?

Garlic as seasoning: Gradually add garlic to foods as seasoning so that everyone in the family becomes used to the flavor. Garlic powder, chopped fresh garlic or dried garlic sautéed and added to dishes adds tons of flavor and replace most of salt used in recipes - a lower salt diet as a benefit. At a year of age children can eat all the "adult" foods just in smaller bites - no need for stage 3 or "toddler" foods. ...Read more

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Co-enzyme q10, magnesium, beetroot, curcumin and garlic supplements to lower BP - your view on effectiveness please?

Co-enzyme q10, magnesium, beetroot, curcumin and garlic supplements to lower BP - your view on effectiveness please?

A waste of time.: Not one of those supplements has any value in lowering bp. The longer you fail to start appropriate and effective treatment the greater your risk of a cardiovascular complication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take garlic, tumeric, and sawpalmetto supplements daily? Have read that they all have blood thinning properties?

Is it safe to take garlic, tumeric, and sawpalmetto supplements daily? Have read that they all have blood thinning properties?

Yes: Yes, these are all safe to take daily. While they all may thin the blood somewhat, keeping our blood thin is a good strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. You should be careful if you are taking pharmaceuticals that thin blood but in general it is good to keep our blood on the thin side and these are quite safe. ...Read more