In the British Journal of Clinical Practice, garlic extract was studied in 40 patients with high cholesterol. The patients were given 900 mg garlic powder per day, equivalent to 2,700 mg of fresh garlic. During the 4 months, the patients showed significantly lower total cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure than those of the placebo group. A self-evaluation revealed the patients also experienced a greater level of “well-being”.
Editor’s Note: Garlic preparations have consistently shown positive results in reducing blood pressure, reducing elevated total cholesterol and triglycerides levels, and blood-thinning effects, all of which reduce cardiovascular disease risk.