Garlic Forte contains sulfur compounds (particularly alliin) and other compounds. This product is standardized to contain 12 mg per tablet of stabilized alliin to ensure optimal strength and quality. The compounds in Garlic Forte, particularly the alliin and resultant metabolites which are formed on ingestion, work together to:
-Help maintain normal cholesterol levels within a normal range
-Support cardiovascular system health
-Encourage a healthy intestinal environment to help maintain proper gastrointestinal flora
-Enhance immune system response
-Promote healthy lung function
Alliin (an odorless amino acid) is naturally found in Garlic cloves but is rapidly converted to allicin (a strong smelling volatile sulfide) when exposed to the enzyme alliinase in the presence of water or when the Garlic clove is crushed – as shown below by the absence of the alliin peak in the HPLC trace on the right hand side. Allicin is rather unstable and is the precursor to a range of sulfur containing compounds including, diallylsulfides, ajoenes and vinyldithiins. It is important that quality products take this enzymatic process into account since the strongest published evidence to date is for Garlic preparations standardized this way. Therefore alliin must be present together with the correct amount of alliinase in the tablet to allow full conversion to allicin. Furthermore, because stomach acid can degrade the activity of alliinase, quality products should be enterically coated to protect the enzyme. That is why all MediHerb Garlic Forte tablets are enterically coated and are tested not only for the level of alliin but for its conversion into allicin, “its allicin-releasing ability.”
Suggested Use:1 tablet 1 - 2 times daily.
Enteric coated tablets. Do not break or crush.