The active ingredients in garlic are believed to be the many sulphur containing compounds, one of which is alliin. This is converted to allicin when the garlic is chewed or crushed and it is allicin that gives garlic its characteristic smell, and is believed to be the compound responsible for the health benefits of garlic.
Garlic is traditionally used to help maintain cardiovascular health with some evidence that it may help to maintain normal cholesterol levels in the circulation, when part of a healthy low fat diet.
Lamberts® Garlic 1650mg are high potency tablets which are carefully formulated to ensure the ‘allicin potential’ is preserved, whilst the special coating reduces the garlic odour. Each tablet contains a level of garlic, equivalent to 1650mg of fresh garlic, with an allicin potential of 5500µg. The garlic used in these tablets is significantly closer to the nutritional profile of natural, raw garlic than many low priced ‘high street’ brands of garlic.
Garlic can be taken indefinitely but if you are using it for cholesterol problems then don’t forget to have your levels checked regularly in case you need to take other measures.