Garlic Powder has been traqditionally used to assist with the lowering of Cholesterol
• Contains natural sulfur-based compounds (allicin, ajoene, alliin)
• Considerable evidence affirms garlic's cholesterol-lowering abilities. Depending on the study and form of garlic used, the herb may lower total cholesterol by 6 to 12%, LDL cholesterol by 4 to 11%, and triglycerides by 17%. The effects on HDL cholesterol appear to be minimal. These are not gigantic benefits, but they may be all some patients need.

A German study published in 1990 was one of the largest human trials. In this placebo-controlled randomized study, a total of 261 patients at 30 different medical centers were given either 800 mg of standardized garlic powder daily (containing 1.3% alliin) or placebo. At the start, average total cholesterol in the garlic group was 265 mg/dL and in the placebo group, 261. Over the course of 16 weeks, total cholesterol in the garlic-treated group fell 12% (compared to 3% in the placebo group) and triglyceride levels dropped 17% (compared to 2% in the placebo group). The greatest benefits occurred in patients with initial cholesterol levels of 250 to 300

Garlic for Health
Today, we know garlic is an excellent herb for creating and maintaining overall health, but it also has many lesser known, but powerful qualities. For example, many people don't know that it's a naturally powerful antibiotic. This natural antibiotic is effective against toxic bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Available in pills, capsules, liquid and actual raw cloves, garlic is one of the most popular healthy herbs around today.
Garlic helps platelet stickiness or aggregation to help reduce blood coagulation, and promote heart health. The antioxidant properties of garlic help scavenge harmful free radicals, which can damage LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood stream.
Garlic also promotes increased bile production to help reduce levels of fat in the liver. Garlic pills also help ward off coughs and colds.
Garlic and Your Heart.
The positive effect of garlic on your circulatory system is extremely well documented and it has been proved to: lower blood pressure
decrease platelet aggregation
lower serum triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol ( the bad type) levels increase serum HDL-cholesterol (the good type) and fibrinolysis (the process through which the body breaks up blood clots.)
Plus it stimulates the production of nitric oxide in the lining of blood vessel walls, a substance that helps them to relax.
As a result of these beneficial actions garlic helps to prevent arteriosclerosis and thereby reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Two or three cloves a day have cut the risk of subsequent heart attacks in half in heart patients.
One reason for these beneficial effects may be garlic's ability to reduce the amount of free radicals in the bloodstream. According to a study published in Life Sciences, a daily dose of 1 ml/kg body weight of garlic extract for a period of 6 months resulted in a significant reduction in oxidant (free radical) stress in the blood of arteriosclerosis patients. It's positive effect on the circulatory system improves blood flow throughout the body so has even been hailed as a cure for impotence!

Serving Size: 1 tsp Amount per Serving
Calories 10.4
Protein 0.5g
Carbohydrates 2.2g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
Fat - Total 0g
Calcium 4.8mg
Iron 0.2mg
Sodium 1.8mg