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Garlic and Vitamin C increase Nitric Oxide Levels by 300%?


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http://www.vitacost.com/newsletter/newsletter.cfm?nl=321&csrc=EM-FYH20070322:main

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There was a small but interesting study just published in the journal Nutrition Research. Six subjects with marginally elevated blood pressure in the range of 140/90 were assigned to take placebo for 10 days. After a one week washout period they then took vitamin C 2,000 mg. daily for 10 days. After one week of further washout the six were then given 650 mg. daily of garlic tablets for 10 days. After the last washout, garlic and vitamin C were then given another 10 days. The vitamin C apparently did not have any effect on blood pressure. The garlic did result in a lowering of systolic but not diastolic pressure. However when both vitamin C and garlic were given together mean systolic and diastolic pressures were reduced to 110-120 and 75-80. The blood pressure increased when the combined supplement was stopped. The authors of the study suggested that garlic and vitamin C increases production of nitric oxide by about 300% which positively affects the inner lining of blood vessel cell walls. Whether this data will be confirmed in a bigger study is yet to be determined. It does remind me of a study on garlic many years ago indicating those receiving garlic improved the elasticity of the aorta and literally reversed decades of aging off this critical cardiovascular component.


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» There was a small but interesting study just published in the journal
» Nutrition Research. Six subjects with marginally elevated blood pressure
» in the range of 140/90 were assigned to take placebo for 10 days. After a
» one week washout period they then took vitamin C 2,000 mg. daily for 10
» days. After one week of further washout the six were then given 650 mg.
» daily of garlic tablets for 10 days. After the last washout, garlic and
» vitamin C were then given another 10 days. The vitamin C apparently did
» not have any effect on blood pressure. The garlic did result in a lowering
» of systolic but not diastolic pressure. However when both vitamin C and
» garlic were given together mean systolic and diastolic pressures were
» reduced to 110-120 and 75-80. The blood pressure increased when the
» combined supplement was stopped. The authors of the study suggested that
» garlic and vitamin C increases production of nitric oxide by about 300%
» which positively affects the inner lining of blood vessel cell walls.
» Whether this data will be confirmed in a bigger study is yet to be
» determined. It does remind me of a study on garlic many years ago
» indicating those receiving garlic improved the elasticity of the aorta and
» literally reversed decades of aging off this critical cardiovascular
» component.
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They both boost Glutathione also.

Regards
Pete


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» There was a small but interesting study just published in the journal
» Nutrition Research. Six subjects with marginally elevated blood pressure
» in the range of 140/90 were assigned to take placebo for 10 days. After a
» one week washout period they then took vitamin C 2,000 mg. daily for 10
» days. After one week of further washout the six were then given 650 mg.
» daily of garlic tablets for 10 days. After the last washout, garlic and
» vitamin C were then given another 10 days. The vitamin C apparently did
» not have any effect on blood pressure. The garlic did result in a lowering
» of systolic but not diastolic pressure. However when both vitamin C and
» garlic were given together mean systolic and diastolic pressures were
» reduced to 110-120 and 75-80. The blood pressure increased when the
» combined supplement was stopped. The authors of the study suggested that
» garlic and vitamin C increases production of nitric oxide by about 300%
» which positively affects the inner lining of blood vessel cell walls.
» Whether this data will be confirmed in a bigger study is yet to be
» determined. It does remind me of a study on garlic many years ago
» indicating those receiving garlic improved the elasticity of the aorta and
» literally reversed decades of aging off this critical cardiovascular
» component.
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In some poorer countries Garlic is used like penicillin…it is a strong natural antibiotic, I have cured infections with garlic only instead of
antibiotics but you need to take a lot of it, and take it early on


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http://www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/1930351

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Influence of garlic powder on cutaneous microcirculation. A randomized placebo-controlled double-blind cross-over study in apparently healthy subjects.

Arzneimittelforschung. 1991; 41(6):626-30 (ISSN: 0004-4172)
Jung EM; Jung F; Mrowietz C; Kiesewetter H; Pindur G; Wenzel E
Department of Clinical Haemostasiology and Transfusion Medicine, University of Saarland, Homburg-Saar, Fed. Rep. of Germany.

In a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind cross-over study it could be shown that 5 h after the administration of garlic powder (Kwai, Sapec; total dose of 900 mg garlic powder) a significant increase in capillary skin perfusion by 55% occurs in the healthy volunteers. Placebo did not cause any changes. The difference between the two study phases is also significant. The increased erythrocyte velocity results from vasodilation of precapillary arterioles which increases diameter of erythrocyte column by an average of 8.6%. Simultaneously inflow of interstitial fluidity accompanied by a significant decrease in haematocrit and plasma viscosity occurs (rheoregulation).


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More interesting properties of garlic:

http://www.asiaandro.com/AOP/201.htm

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Modulatory effects of diallyl sulfide against testosterone-induced oxidative stress in Swiss albino mice

Sahdeo Prasad, Neetu Kalra, Yogeshwer Shukla*

Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow 226001, India

DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-7262.2006.00201.x

Abstract
Aim: Free radicals are primarily responsible for initiating damage to biological targets, leading to different disorders including cancer. The antioxidant enzymes that exist in cells are involved in the protection against the effects of these free radicals and other oxygen-derived species. Epidemiological observations and several laboratory studies, in both cell culture and animal models, indicate the anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic potential of garlic and its constituents. In the present study we investigated the protective effect of diallyl sulfide (DAS), a constituent of garlic, against testosterone-induced oxidative stress in male Swiss albino mice. Methods: The animals were given low (250 µg/animal) and high dose (500 µg/animal) of DAS in corn oil for 7 days along with testosterone (5 mg/kg body weight i.p.). At the end of the study period, the prostate and the liver were dissected to determine various antioxidant enzyme levels (catalase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione reductase, glutathione-s-transferase) and lipid peroxidation. Results: In testosterone treated mice, depleted antioxidant enzyme level was accompanied with enhancement in lipid peroxidation in prostate and liver. DAS significantly restored the testosterone-induced antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation in both the organs. These changes appear to be mediated by the antioxidant-enhancing effects of DAS.

Conclusions: Therefore, the results of the present study suggest that DAS is effective in exerting antioxidant effects by inhibiting testosterone-induced oxidative stress and might be helpful in preventing prostate cancer.


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Interesting…

http://www.puritan.com/vf/healthnotes/HN_live/Concern/BPH.htm

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In a preliminary study, supplementation with a special aged garlic extract (Kastamonu Garlic) in the amount of 1 ml per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day for one month resulted in a 32% reduction in the size of the prostate gland and a significant improvement in urinary symptoms. It is not known whether other forms of garlic would have the same effect.


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» In a preliminary study, supplementation with a special aged garlic extract
» (Kastamonu Garlic) in the amount of 1 ml per 2.2 pounds of body weight per
» day for one month resulted in a 32% reduction in the size of the prostate
» gland and a significant improvement in urinary symptoms. It is not known
» whether other forms of garlic would have the same effect.
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http://www.kyolic.com/html/products/logicfomulas/prostaingredients.htm

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Aged Garlic Extract (AGE)

A variety of health related benefits of AGE have been widely demonstrated. Physicians from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Cornell University recently found that S-allylmercaptocysteine (SAMC), a sulfur compound characteristic of AGE which is only produced during the aging of garlic, can break down dihyrotestosterone which accelerates abnormal cell growth. Both this peculiar organosulfur compound and AGE have also demonstrated antioxidant activity in studies. These effects in combination with AGE’s ability to promote healthy circulation and immune function, make AGE essential for a quality a supplement aimed at providing nutritional support for healthy prostate function.


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» » In a preliminary study, supplementation with a special aged garlic
» extract
» » (Kastamonu Garlic) in the amount of 1 ml per 2.2 pounds of body weight
» per
» » day for one month resulted in a 32% reduction in the size of the
» prostate
» » gland and a significant improvement in urinary symptoms. It is not
» known
» » whether other forms of garlic would have the same effect.
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» Aged Garlic Extract (AGE)
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» A variety of health related benefits of AGE have been widely demonstrated.
» Physicians from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Cornell
» University recently found that S-allylmercaptocysteine (SAMC), a sulfur
» compound characteristic of AGE which is only produced during the aging of
» garlic, can break down dihyrotestosterone
which accelerates abnormal
» cell growth. Both this peculiar organosulfur compound and AGE have also
» demonstrated antioxidant activity in studies. These effects in combination
» with AGE’s ability to promote healthy circulation and immune function, make
» AGE essential for a quality a supplement aimed at providing nutritional
» support for healthy prostate function.
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Garlic Binds to heavy metals - a little known fact.

Regards
Pete


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» » » In a preliminary study, supplementation with a special aged garlic
» » extract
» » » (Kastamonu Garlic) in the amount of 1 ml per 2.2 pounds of body
» weight
» » per
» » » day for one month resulted in a 32% reduction in the size of the
» » prostate
» » » gland and a significant improvement in urinary symptoms. It is not
» » known
» » » whether other forms of garlic would have the same effect.
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» » Aged Garlic Extract (AGE)
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» » A variety of health related benefits of AGE have been widely
» demonstrated.
» » Physicians from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at Cornell
» » University recently found that S-allylmercaptocysteine (SAMC), a
» sulfur
» » compound characteristic of AGE which is only produced during the aging
» of
» » garlic, can break down dihyrotestosterone
which accelerates
» abnormal
» » cell growth. Both this peculiar organosulfur compound and AGE have also
» » demonstrated antioxidant activity in studies. These effects in
» combination
» » with AGE’s ability to promote healthy circulation and immune function,
» make
» » AGE essential for a quality a supplement aimed at providing nutritional
» » support for healthy prostate function.
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» Garlic Binds to heavy metals - a little known fact.
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» Regards
» Pete

garlic is used like penicillin in russia