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The power of garlic

Garlic – A Weapon against Infection and Superbugs. Did you think that Garlic could only be used to ward off vampires? Then think again.

Allium Sativum commonly known as garlic has a history of human use of over 7000 years dating back as far as the ancient Egyptians – bulbs of garlic was even found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, placed there to protect him against evil spirits in the afterlife. But these days we are more familiar for its culinary and medicinal purposes.

There is a wealth of research available demonstrating the various benefits that Garlic can have on health. From helping reduce cholesterol and blood pressure to supporting Immune Health. However, were you aware that an extract taken from garlic known as Allicin (a sulphur compound produced by the crushing or chewing of garlic) has been hailed as nature’s natural antibiotic, having a broad spectrum anti bacterial activity? With evidence highlighting its extraordinary potential to kill some of the deadly strains of bacteria such as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) where conventional antibiotics have previously failed.

Allicin is the compound that is produced from the interaction of two other garlic compounds Alliin and Allinase, under normal circumstances it is a very unstable molecule that quickly breaks down into other sulphur compounds. However, a research company called Allicin International has developed and patented a method of capturing and stabilising Allicin from fresh garlic, which is then dried to form a powder and encapsulated. This exciting innovation called AllicinMax has now been shown to combat superbugs such as MRSA, which over recent years has been the cause of numerous deaths in hospitals.

The stabilising process ensures the active ingredient can be converted and distributed in the body to where it is most needed. AllicinMax is the only product available that is known to contain Allicin in its stabilised form.

Research carried out by Dr. Ron Cutler of Queen Mary University, London, supports the claim that Allicin can in fact combat MRSA and other secondary infections which can be contracted whilst in hospital. Using samples of the MRSA bacteria in his laboratories, Dr. Cutler and his team successfully used allicin to eradicate any trace of the infection.

The researchers at Allicin International have also shown AllicinMax to be a powerful weapon against E-Coli, Salmonella, Helicobacter Pylori and many other bacterial infections.

In addition it has many anti fungal and anti viral applications. It is particularly beneficial during the winter months as a preventative – research confirming a 60% reduction in the likelihood of developing a cold and should you be unlucky and fall prey to colds & flu, then it has also been shown to reduce symptom duration and reduce the chances of re-infection.

News of Allicin has since spread across the world and Allicinmax is now available in over 15 countries.

AllicinMax is available to buy at Bare Health, your local Independent Health Store & Holistic Treatment Centre.

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