Aged Garlic Extract Lowers High Blood Pressure
"Hypertension is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke, renal failure, and peripheral vascular disease, and lowering elevated BP can decrease the risk of developing these diseases. Approximately 5 10% of all hypertensive patients have secondary hypertension, which is defined as hypertension resulting from another disease, such as chronic renal disease, hypothyroidism, or hyperthyroidism. In about 90 95% of patients, no medical cause can be found; in these cases, the condition is called essential hypertension or primary hypertension." (Gaby, Alan R., MD. Nutritional Medicine. Alan R. Gaby, M.D., 01/2011. VitalBook file.)
Many nutritional and herbal supplements have been shouwn to aid in the reduction of high blood pressure. Garlic is one of those supplements, and many studies have been published. One problem is that there are numerous types of garlic supplements on the market, and results from one positive study cannot, therefore, automatically be extended to all other types of garlic supplements. It is important, then, to pay particular attention to the type of supplement being used in studies of this type.
In this study, 49 adults with uncontrolled high blood pressure took a placebo or a daily dose of aged garlic extract (Kyolic ).
After 12 weeks, those taking aged garlic extract saw an average reduction in systolic blood pressure of 10 mmHg and 5.4 mmHg in diastolic blood pressure, compared to placebo. Those taking garlic also saw lower pressure in the central blood vessels and arteries that carry blood to and from the heart, as well as more flexible arteries. Also, those taking aged garlic had measurable increases in the gut probiotics lactobacillus and clostridia, signaling a more balanced micro biome.
Reviewing the results, doctors said aged garlic extract is safe for treating high blood pressure, with multiple benefits for heart and circulatory health. (Reference: Frontiers in Nutrition; 2018, Vol. 5, No. 122, Published Online)
The dosage used in this study was 1.2 Grams. This can be achieved by taking 2 tablets per day of Kyolic Reserve 600.