Just a small amount of aged garlic extract had a similar effect to commonly prescribed medication in reducing blood pressure. Enough to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 16 – 40% according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.
Apparently there is a substantial amount of research on the benefits of garlic for
- cardiovascular benefits
- reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- decreasing platelet aggregation
- preventing fat oxidation
- increasing antioxidant levels
In the study of 79 patients, a dose of 480 mg per day, providing 1.2 mg of S-allylcysteine provided the most effective.