181 – Aged Garlic Extract has Over 700 Studies – My Interview with James LaValle

Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract has proven nutritional benefits.

James LaValle

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I am a big fan of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract (AGE). I have seen many different garlic supplements over many years from many different companies. There is a lot of anecdotal history of the medicinal uses of garlic. There is no doubt that garlic has been used as medicine for thousands of years. It is no surprise that garlic is one of the most popular and enduring plant based nutrients. It is my interest in the benefits of garlic that lead me to Kyolic AGE. When I first discovered AGE, I was presented with a book of over 350 published clinical studies done with AGE. I was astounded because of the sheer number of studies. The number of studies has now grown to over 700.

I would like for that to sink in. After 40 years studying nutrition, I don’t know of any other company that has invested in this level of research on their ingredients. Many products may have 5 or 10 or 20 studies on their ingredients or finished products. And that is plenty of studies for us to have confidence. But for a company to have over 700 studies is unheard of. The point of this is for you to have an understanding of the depth and breadth of the research. The clinical studies are one of the very important ways that consumers can have insight and confidence when choosing a supplement. When you are choosing a garlic supplement, for example, do you want a product that has little or no clinical evidence for any health benefits, or do you want a product that has many many credible clinical studies?

Garlic_BulbsThere are different types of products and they have many levels of quality and scientific pedigree. You have to determine what brand and product is likely to give you the best result. My goal is to help you know about the good companies with good products that you can trust. It is important for you to understand how to evaluate companies and claims. No matter what brand of product you are considering you should always feel comfortable asking for evidence of claims for health benefits and quality manufacturing. Kyolic is just one of the companies that has a tremendous background that can give you confidence. One of the key advantages is that AGE is odorless and for some people that is one of the most important considerations. So not only is it good for you, you won’t have any garlic odor.

Choosing an appropriate garlic supplement can be a confusing process. Actually, when it comes to garlic there are only four choices:

  1. heat distilled garlic oil in softgels,
  2. heat dehydrated garlic seasoning powder in capsules/tablets,
  3. garlic oil macerates
  4. Kyolic odorless Aged Garlic Extract.

Stainless steel tanks for aging garlic

All garlic supplements have some nutritional value. However, powders and oils contain little or no water-soluble compounds which may be essential to obtain some of the key benefits of garlic. Garlic powders and oils contain some beneficial oil-soluble sulfur compounds. However, these compounds also have a pungent garlic odor as well as harsh, oxidizing side effects. Even though these products may claim to be deodorized, the garlic odor is just masked by chemical or sugar coatings. When the capsules or tablets dissolve, garlic body odor results.

Kyolic odorless Aged Garlic Extract, on the other hand, is truly the only odorless garlic supplement. The exclusive aging process eliminates garlic odor and harsh side effects. Moreover, Kyolic contains various antioxidant properties and is the only antioxidant garlic supplement available. Kyolic is also standardized with SAC (S-Allyl Cysteine), a beneficial water-soluble sulfur containing compound which is characteristic of Aged Garlic Extract.

It is the 20 month aging process that converts the harsh compounds in raw organic garlic into a safe, stable, effective and odorless garlic product. This makes it much easier to take garlic. This becomes more important when you consider that AGE has the clinical studies showing it’s effectiveness. If you want to learn more about the studies with AGE you should listen to my interviews with Dr. Matthew Budoff and Dr. Karen Ried. These researchers have done numerous clinical studies that show how AGE lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of  heart disease and atherosclerosis. Studies have also reveals that AGE benefits the immune system, healthy cholesterol levels and helps fight candida yeast overgrowth. No other garlic has been studied and shown to have these same properties. In this interview with James LaValle we will discuss Aged Garlic Extract and what you need to know. You can also visit Kyolic.com for more information.

About James B. LaValle R.Ph.,C.C.N.
Jim LaValleJames LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment. In addition,  he founded an Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA.  In 2001 he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for  15 years where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. James has 27 years’ experience integrating natural therapies into various medical models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics.




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