Aged Garlic Extract
Aged Garlic Extract
I recently attended an event where a visiting US cardiologist Dr Matthew Budoff presented some of his research on aged garlic extract supplementation. I was pretty impressed, so I asked Wagner Health Ambassador Emma Sutherland to tell us more...

Guest writer: Emma Sutherland

Garlic has been famous for its health benefits for centuries, known for its ability to treat a range of ailments from the common cold to high blood pressure.

Taking a therapeutic dose of raw garlic however can be difficult to measure, hard to digest and it certainly won’t do any favours for your breath! For some people, taking raw garlic can cause mild stomach aches and heartburn.

Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract™ is organic raw garlic that has gone through a unique heat free ageing process to ensure the active compounds are not damaged. This process transforms the garlic into a powerful antioxidant, that is more bio available than regular raw garlic, and is odourless.
The ageing process also eliminates the sulphur- containing compounds found in garlic that can cause gut irritation and heartburn for some people.

Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract™ began in Japan following WWII when German Professor, Dr Eugene Schwell, was tasked with the responsibility of restoring the energy levels and overall health of the Japanese population. He introduced the popular Japanese practise of ageing and fermentation to garlic and found it increased the garlic’s potency beyond its natural levels.

It is not only an immune booster. Many studies and over 700 research papers have been conducted on Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, showing its numerous benefits for heart health, blood pressure and cholesterol. Here is what you need to know:

·       According to breakthrough research, Aged Garlic Extract may help to reduce plaque and blockages around the coronary arteries and lower blood pressure. This is due to the ageing process that transforms garlic into a powerful antioxidant. One new compound that is created through the ageing process is S-allyl-Cysteine which is responsible for the beneficial effects of Aged Garlic Extract on blood pressure.
·       A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study focused on middle-aged patients with metabolic syndrome, found Aged Garlic Extract helps to reduce soft plaque within the arteries. This is important information as studies show most heart attacks are caused by soft plaque, which is an inflamed part of an artery which can burst, leading to the formation of blood clots. According to world renowned cardiologist Dr Matthew Budoff, this is what can cause heart attacks.
·       The study also found Aged Garlic Extract decreased diastolic blood pressure and slowed the progression of coronary artery calcification. This means that Aged Garlic Extract may prove useful for patients who are at high risk of future cardiovascular events.
·       A recent clinical study conducted in Australia has shown taking two capsules of Aged Garlic Extract daily can lower blood pressure in those with uncontrolled hypertension to the same degree as commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs.  This is great news for the 3 million Australians who have high blood pressure classified as ‘uncontrolled’.
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Emma Sutherland is a successful mum, author, naturopath and TV presenter and her mission in life is to inspire women to get their mojo back. Her first book “50 Foods That Will Change Your Life” is the ultimate guide to healthy eating for women. Emma was the expert nutritionist on the popular TV show “Eat Yourself Sexy” on Lifestyle You. Inspiring and uplifting, Eat Yourself Sexy encourages women to take control of their lives and get back on the road to loving themselves.

Emma is proud to be the Brand Ambassador for Wagner Health.