121 – Aged Garlic Improves Cardiac Health – My Interview with Dr. Matthew Budoff

Ongoing research with Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract reveals powerful benefits

Dr. Matthew BudoffEveryone has heard that there are wonderful health benefits to garlic. Garlic has been used as food and natural medicine for thousands of years. Raw garlic as a treatment has some problems. It is harsh on the stomach if you take more than a little. It has an odor that can be unappreciated. It’s benefits for health are hard to measure creating some uncertainty as to it’s health giving benefits.

Another challenge is that there are many different forms of garlic and these different forms provide different compounds and benefits. There is  raw garlic, garlic powder, garlic oil, garlic extracts and aged garlic extract. While all garlic forms are useful, they do not have the same nutritional benefits. Whenever I speak about the benefits of garlic supplements, there is only one form that I can recommend. Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. My endorsement is because Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) has a huge body of scientific research to prove its benefits. No other garlic product has this. There are over 700 studies conducted with Kyolic AGE. This is how consumers can have confidence in any particular nutrient.


My interview is with Dr Matthew Budoff. Dr. Budoff is a preventive cardiologist, with decades of clinical practice and as a top researcher in cardiovascular health. Dr. Budoff has conducted three clinical studies looking at the benefits of AGE for managing cardiac risk. Dr. Budoff started his research into AGE as a skeptic that AGE could provide significant benefit. After four studies, Dr. Budoff has shown that Kyolic AGE has benefits as a preventive and protective nutrient, but can also help improve risk factors for those already diagnosed.

His research has shown that AGE improves cholesterol, blood pressure and arterial plaque. AGE was also show to reduce the damage caused by excessive stress. These benefits are being seen, even with patients who are already being treated with conventional medicine. AGE is a safe and effective adjunct nutrient that supports heart and vein health.

About Dr. Budoff
Dr. Matthew Budoff is an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the director of cardiac CT at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Dr. Budoff presented his findings at the 2014 International Garlic Symposium.  Dr. Budoff presented his three placebo-controlled International Garlic Symposiumdouble-blinded randomized trials using Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract (AGE), titled as “Preventive Effects of Garlic against Cardiovascular Disease.” He demonstrated that Aged Garlic Extract therapy slowed atherosclerosis progression (as measured by serial coronary artery calcium), improved blood vessel function, reduced LDL cholesterol and improved C-reactive protein, homocysteine and high density lipoprotein levels. This helps establish garlic therapy as an anti-atherosclerotic therapy in patients with and without coronary artery disease.


2014 International Garlic Symposium – YouTube Video

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