Garlic, Allium sativum, has a long history of use in traditional modalities to support the immune system, cardiovascular health and to promote the body’s ability to detox.
Allicin is one of the main active compounds in garlic and has strong antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It has been shown to assist immune function and gut health, as it can support the healthy development of immune cells and can inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria and yeasts such as candida.
Allicin has also been found to support healthy cholesterol levels and to improve cardiomyocyte (heart cell) function by promoting the reduction of oxidative stress on the heart. It can also support the circulatory and vascular systems and improve mental clarity.