These statements have been approved by the Garlic Information Center in Sussex, UK
Garlic extracts traditionally have been used to help improve circulation. It is thought that allicin is garlic's key component involved in the vasodilation of the small capillaries and alveoli in the lungs. Taking up to three allicin powder capsules per day should help improve circulation and breathing capacity. Allicin powder has been used successfully on volunteers as young as seven. Since asthma is an allergic condition, the allicin should help control the immune system and, thereby alleviate some of the symptoms.
Break open a capsule of allicin powder, and dissolve it in about 20 ml. of water. Soak a cotton pad in the liquid. Bathe the afflicted area with the soaked cotton pad. Repeat this process a few times per day for up to seven days. Your problem should clear within a week. Mr. C. G. from East Sussex, UK, states: "Diluting allicin powder and using it on my recurrent athlete's foot problem has really worked. It does not dry out the skin and, therefore, [it] prevents painful cracking."
Many types of bacteria, especially those that infect the throat, ear, and chest, are sensitive to allicin. Allicin also has been shown to kill E. Coli and Helicobacter pylori in the gastrointestinal tract. Helicobacter pylori is known to be the cause of the majority of stomach ulcers, and treatment requires triple antibiotic combination therapy. "Take just three capsules of allicin powder per day for three weeks, and the bacterium will never return," according to Mr. J. H. from Bexhill-on-Sea, UK.
Recently, researchers in Pennsylvania have shown that by injecting a compound called diallyl disulphide (formed when allicin breaks down in the stomach), tumors can be reduced by half. Another garlic compound (S-allylcysteine) can stop cancer causing agents from binding to human breast cells. Allicin breaks down in the body to form diallyl disulphide. In America, population studies have shown an inverse association between vegetable and fruit consumption and colon cancer risk. Few of these studies have focused on women, but in Iowa a large group of 41,837 women, aged 55-69 years, were monitored for cancer incidence for five years via the State Health Registry. The results showed that consumption of garlic was inversely associated with risk of developing colon cancer.
Medical researchers in America and Oxford, UK, recently stated that garlic supplements have an important part to play in the treatment of high cholesterol. Overall, a 12% reduction in total cholesterol can be expected. The reduction normally will be evident after only four weeks of treatment. Mr. S. B. took four allicin powder capsules a day for six weeks. He saw an amazing 40% reduction in his cholesterol level.
Please read the information listed under Latest Research. It clearly shows that allicin helps prevent the common cold, and it also helps speedy recovery and it inhibits further infection.
It has been reported that garlic can reduce blood sugar levels. This recently was confirmed by a study in Germany, where investigators found an 11% reduction in blood glucose levels in the garlic-treated group. Whether garlic can increase insulin sensitivity is unclear. However a recent study at The Royal United Hospital Bath and The Royal South Hampshire Hospital in Southampton, has shown that allicin can have a beneficial effect on harmful blood fats.
Allicin can remove various poisons, which are secreted by bacteria. It is particularly effective against Escherichia coli-related poisons, which can cause stomach upsets. Interestingly, garlic is the only antibiotic, which also encourages digestion and protects the body against poisons produced by the infection. Furthermore, allicin is unlikely to have any detrimental effect on good stomach bacteria.
The bacteria responsible for a common eye infection are well known. Concern is growing about the number of resistant strains of bacteria developing. Allicin is an excellent antibacterial agent, and it has been shown that one of Alli-C's™ key component, allicin, can kill a wide selection of common (and some not so common) bacteria. Mrs. P. I., from Sheerness in Kent, was struck down with a serious eye infection. Her doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics. Unfortunately, the prescribed antibiotics had no effect on the eye infection. Mrs. P. I. tried taking two capsules of allicin powder for 2-3 days and was delighted to "see" her eye infection clear up very quickly.
Garlic has been used for many years as a natural remedy for asthma and other allergic conditions. "Taking allicin powder has definitely helped my hay fever," states Miss Z. H. of Tenterden, Kent, UK, "I can now relax on fresh-cut grass without getting an attack, and it is nice to actually smell the grass!" Miss Z. H. started by taking four allicin powder capsules every day, and now is taking only two capsules per day. Having had hay fever since she was a teenager, Miss Z. H. is delighted not to have to resort to pharmaceutical agents that often have side effects.
HYPERTENSION (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)
High blood pressure is described as the silent killer. It is important that blood pressure levels are kept as near to normal as is possible. Garlic, in certain forms that can produce plenty of allicin, has been shown to significantly reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
It is well known that MS sufferers have very compromised immune systems. One of the key features of Alli-C™ is its ability to improve the performance of the immune system. It achieves this by enhancing circulation and by preventing minor infections from occurring; minor infection which could put stress on the body and weaken the immune system. Mrs. P. I. from Sheerness in Kent, UK, is convinced that allicin powder really helped her this last winter: "Although I suffer from MS, since taking allicin, this is the first time that I have not suffered from a cold all winter. I feel that this is due to allicin powder, and [I] will be taking it on a daily basis throughout the year."
It was established at Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1999, that the most common cause of chronic sinusitis is fungal infection. Many thousands of people have had operations to clear and unblock their sinus cavities, but unfortunately the problem nearly always returns. Since allicin is proven to kill fungal infections, it is not surprising that Alli-C™ is able to unblock sinus infection.
YEAST AND FUNGUS
Some of the fungi that are susceptible to garlic include Coccidioides, Aspergillus, Histoplasma, Trichophyton, Candida, and Cryptoccocci. The most common fungal infection of adult AIDS patients in America is candidiasis of the mouth, throat, and esophagus. Candidal organisms are very sensitive to allicin.