Q: What is Garli-Eze®?
A: Garli-Eze is a proprietary, all natural, diet supplement which delivers high levels of biologically active Allicin. Although these high levels of active Allicin can be obtained by eating fresh garlic, the Garli-Eze is absorbed through the gastrointestinal track (GI), which does not produce any adverse side effects such as stomach upset — the so-called “garlic burp” — which is common when consuming fresh garlic.
Q: What is Allicin?
A: Allicin is a very short-lived bioactive sulfur compound found in garlic. Since 1993 a growing number of peer- reviewed and published studies have demonstrated an association between Allicin standardized garlic supplement consumption and antimicrobial, antibacterial, blood thinning, lipid reduction and other cardiovascular benefits.1
For use in supplements, the nutritional composition of Allicin requires elegant and sophisticated methods to ensure its delivery to the gastrointestinal track (GI), where it is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Q: What makes Garli-Eze® different from other garlic products?
A: Using innovative state-of-the-art manufacturing we have developed a process that delivers as much natural Allicin as fresh garlic to the GI track without any adverse health effects. This all natural proprietary process is designed to eliminate the usual acidic reaction, the so- called ‘garlic burp,’ when high potency garlic mixes with stomach acid.
In fact, Garli-Eze activates in stomach acid yet doesn’t use an ‘enteric coating’, which typically employs a mix of synthetic chemicals designed to protect the capsule contents from stomach acid. Garli-Eze is the first commercial garlic product to perform like fresh, raw garlic.
Q: Has Garli-Eze® been clinically tested?
A: Yes. Dr. Larry Lawson, a world renowned garlic researcher, tested the purity and absorption of Garli-Eze and his work was published as a seminal research article in 2005 in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
It is important to note that this study is the first to inde- pendently confirm the ability of a garlic supplement to provide the activity of fresh, raw garlic yet is easy on the stomach and the breath. Using the Lawson method, this study indicates that Garli-Eze can deliver large amounts of allicin directly to the upper gastrointestinal tract where it can be easily absorbed without the usual stomach upset.
Q: Is eating raw garlic associated with any adverse side effects?
A: Yes, eating raw garlic can cause stomach upset, offensive odors and other adverse side effects.
Q: What does the scientific literature demonstrate about allicin consumption and cardiovascular health?
A: A number of peer-reviewed and published studies have demonstrated an association between allicin consumption and antimicrobial, antibacterial, blood thinning, lipid reduction and other cardiovascular benefits. Dr. Lawson notes, “Of all the effects of garlic that have been reported over the years, perhaps the most interesting on those on the heart and circulatory system.”2
A July 2005 peer-reviewed and published review article concluded, “Garlic has long been used medicinally, most recently for its cardiovascular, antineoplastic, and anti- microbial properties. Sulfur compounds, including allicin, appear to be the active components in the root bulb of the garlic plant. Studies show significant but modest lipid- lowering effects and antiplatelet activity.3
In a 1999 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the plaque volumes in both carotid and femoral arteries of 152 probationers were determined by B-mode ultrasound. Continuous intake of high-dose garlic powder reduced significantly the increase in ath- erosclerotic plaque volume by 5–18% or even effected a slight regression within the observational period of 48 months. Also the age-dependent representation of the plaque volume shows an increase between 50 and 80 years that is diminished under garlic treatment by 6–13% related to 4 years. It seems even more important that with garlic application the plaque volume in the whole collective remained practically constant within the age- span of 50–80 years. These results substantiated that not only a preventive but possibly also a curative role in arte- riosclerosis therapy (plaque regression) may be ascribed to garlic remedies.4
Q: What is the history of garlic use in folk medicine?
A: Garlic, the so-called “spice of life” is well documented in promoting good health and is recorded in the earliest known medical writings, such as Papyrus Ebers scroll.5 Indeed, Indian manuscripts dating from 500 AD treat garlic almost as a panacea for all known ills.6 Later, in 1843 the German physician Georg Friedrich Most, published what at the time was considered a popular family health book which attributed various medicinal properties to the consumption of garlic relating to: ear and tooth aches, herpes, stomach trouble, mucous cough, a remedy for blushing and many other ills.7 By the end of World War II the scientific community has recognized garlic’s properties as a carminative for dyspeptic issues, as an antimicrobial for bacterial and fungal infections. Most recently researchers have studied and published reports on garlic’s ability to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.8