Top 10 Garlic Supplements
Garlic Rankings | Highest Rated Brands
How We Found The Best Garlic Supplement
Onlinestrength analyzed 10 best-selling Garlic supplements in the United States, measuring levels of the key active ingredient, garlic (dried, extract, powered, oil), alliin or allicin, as well as presence of heavy metals, preservatives, and watchlist ingredients.
Samples of every Garlic supplement passed heavy metal assays. Higher ranked products contained organically sourced ingredients with out the presence of any watchlist ingredients. Products that contained quality ingredients but contained a higher concentration of preservatives were penalized accordingly.
All Garlic Benefits/Effects/Facts & Information
Garlic (Allium sativum) is a nutrient packed vegetable that may be used medicinally as raw fresh garlic, dried, aged or powdered extract. Ranking 2nd only to turmeric in the amount of clinical research studies backing its effectiveness.
Supplementation of garlic into the diet has shown to benefit cardiovascular health, physical vitality, brain function, and immunity.
Research shows that the regular use of garlic may help prevent colds.
- Cancer killer – Particularly cancer of the stomach and colon
- Antimicrobial – Can kill fungi, bacteria, viruses
- Immune booster
- Cardiovascular health – May help prevent heart attacks and stroke
- Lower High Cholesterol
- Treating or preventing colds
Things to Know About Garlic
Garlic Is Also Known As
Allium sativum , Rustic treacle , Stinking Rose
Things to note about Garlic
Garlic has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Most garlic used in supplements is cultivated in central California.
- Consuming more than 25 grams of fresh raw garlic may cause testicular toxicity. Eating large amounts of garlic should be avoided.
- The term “garlic oil” refers to garlic extracted by means of oil
- Bad breath is the only common side effect with non-aged garlic.
How to Take Garlic
Recommended Garlic dosage, active amounts, other details
To supplement garlic take 900 mg daily of a garlic powder extract standardized to contain 1.3% alliin, providing about 12,000 mcg of alliin daily, or 4-5 mg of “allicin potential.”
Most research studies on garlic used the dosage range of 600 – 1200 mg daily, divided into multiple doses.
Some garlic supplement brands do not believe alliin or allicin is essential for garlic's effectiveness and do not include it in their supplements.
Fresh garlic can be used, too. One small organic clove provides on average 4000 mg of garlic, yielding approximately 4,000 – 12,000 mcg of allicin. Two cloves of fresh garlic is a good amount to eat daily.
*Some garlic supplement brands do not believe alliin or allicin is essential for garlic's effectiveness and do not include it in their supplements.