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Kyolic Garlic Supplement
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
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
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
Can I take my fish oil supplement (2000mg) and garlic supplement (1000mg) after taking iboprofen (400mg)?
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
Can i take a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin c, glucosamine and garlic supplement all at the same after a big meal?
Garlic supplements: Those who do not like garlic smell will avoid you. ...Read more
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
Garlic: Not that I know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Co-enzyme q10, magnesium, beetroot, curcumin and garlic supplements to lower BP - your view on effectiveness please?
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