Cold and Flu Support?
A sore throat coming on? Whether viral or bacterial, many have found that the freeze-dried organic garlic, offers a fast relief. See references for scientific research.
Take one to two capsules right when you feel the symptoms are coming on.
A quicker way to lessen the pain of a sore throat: open up the capsule(s) so that you can pour the whole garlic clove powder into a glass of water. Each capsule, by the way, contains 4 to 5 cloves of garlic. To potentiate, add No 7 or Original probiotics. See clinical notes.
Stir and wait for at least a minute, enabling the garlic powder to dissolve in the water. This allows for the enzyme alliinase and the precursor molecule alliin to form allicin, garlic’s major and strongest antimicrobial molecule to form. And drink.
You may, if the sore throat is painful, swig the drink around in your mouth so as to treate your oral cavity and then gargle it as you swallow the water-garlic drink down-the-hatch. You are treating that way the whole GI tract mucous membrane.
Try it, it works amazingly well.
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
- Ankri S and Mirelman D. (1999). Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic; Microbes and infection;2:125-129.
- Ross at al. (2001). Antimicrobial Properties of Garlic Oil against Human Enteric Bacteria: Evaluation of Methodologies and comparisons with Garlic Oil sulfides and Garlic Powder. APpl Environ Microbiol.;67(1):475-480.
- Durairaj et al. (2009). In vitro Antibacterial Acitivity and Stability of Garlic Extract at Different pH and Temperature. Electronic Journal of Biology;5(1):5-10.
- Wallock-Richards et al. (2014). Garlic revisited: antimicrobial activity of allicin-containing garlic extracts against Burkholderia cepacia complex. PLoS One; 9(12):e112726.
Add probiotics to support the immune system.
For example, add to the garlic-water solution a heaping teaspoon of the Number 7 Systemic Booster to the solution. It contains not only strong lactic acid bacteria that produce their own suite of bacterocins (antibiotic like-molecules) against mucosal pathogens, but also contains the ingredient supernatant that enhances our immune system response to the developing assault.
Finally, you may want to consider also adding LactORN, our newest synbiotic formula. After drinking the solution, take a level teaspoon of the LactORN and allow it to dissolve in your mouth. This causes the release of oligoribonucleotides to further stimulate the immune system’s support to help stop the infection from viruses and or bacteria.