When I am wondering and debating with myself about a supplement, it simply means I need more information.
Knowledge is power - and this recent 2023 Article is a great review on what garlic actually does, scientifically speaking.
So without much more, here is the abstract, read this to understand what the article will cover, it is truly worth reading.
In the past, people from many different cultures have utilized garlic to treat and prevent illness. Garlic has received particular attention in modern medicine because of the widely accepted perception that it helps people stay healthy. Garlic supplements are among the most preferred prescription medications in the modern Western world. Furthermore, substantial epidemiological research has demonstrated the medicinal and protective benefits of garlic. The numerous potential benefits of garlic are reported in a vast number of experimental and clinical studies. These effects are primarily attributed to the following: (1) antioxidant and antimicrobial effects; (2) reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases; (3) reducing the risk of cancer; and (4) enhancing the detoxification of foreign substances and hepatoprotection. However, the specific mechanisms and long-term effects of all substances are still poorly understood. The aim of this review was to assess the existing scientific literature and provide an overview of the potential health benefits of garlic, such as its ability to protect against a variety of diseases and toxicity. Additionally, the article may explore the possible research scope and identify areas requiring further study to understand the pathophysiological modes of action and their efficacy in treating a variety of illnesses. Article
- Sahidur, M., Islam, I., & Jahurul, M. H. A. (2023). Garlic (Allium sativum) as a natural antidote or a protective agent against diseases and toxicities: A critical review. Food Chemistry Advances, 100353. Article
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