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A more potent form than the raw form, is the Aged Garlic Extract, where garlic extracts are allowed to go through an aging process. This aging process enhances the healing capabilities of garlic.
The highly recommended brand is Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. I, personally, was taking it for many years, and have only good things to say about it. I still take it on the rare odd occasion, these days, when I have a flu, for its anti-bacterial and immune boosting qualities.
The use of garlic dates back thousand of years, as much as 7,000 years. It's use for its medicinal values dates, just as far back. It's been called "the oldest medical remedy"!
It was also so valuable that it was in ancient times, it was used as an exchange commodity. It was worth its weight in gold! Still is, medically!
A side "stinky" joke:
How much garlic do we need to be aroused by it?
Answer: A sackful
Smart Alec question: Oh ... then, how does one deal with the stinking breath?
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Crushed or chopped garlic, allowed to sit or "aired" before cooking, increases its antioxidant capabilities. This is due to the a type of enzymes, alliinase, which is "activated" when garlic is crushed or chopped.
Rich in phytonutrients (allicin, quercetin), which are also antioxidants, counters free radical and free radical effects on cells.
Sulphur compounds (allicin) and quercetin, have anti-bacterial effects.
Sulphur compounds (allicin) and quercetin, have anti-fungal effects.
Sulphur compounds and antioxidants, boost the immune system
Only Aged Garlic Extract balances blood sugar, preventing wild fluctuations.
Raw garlic lowers blood sugar (and does not balance blood sugar).
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