Garlic

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Available in either capsule or liquid forms.

BENEFITS

  • Part of Dr. Warren’s Core Bartonella Support Program
  • Has Broad Spectrum Anti-Microbial Activity
  • Useful in Gut Cleanses for both Yeast and Bacterial Imbalances
  • Supportive for the Cardiovascular System
  • Promotes Healthy Lungs

Dosage
Capsule: 1 capsule 1-3x/day
Liquid: 3 drops in water or juice 1-3x/day

Cautions
Garlic smells…like garlic. Your breath may smell like garlic. Just a fair warning. I recommend a mint.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Description

Because of our hectic lifestyle, and the way we often consume food that is frequently overcooked, digestion can often be less than optimal. Poor digestion can produce bloating and occasional gas, cramping, diarrhea or constipation, and even lead to incomplete digestion of food proteins that have been linked to food sensitivities. Conversely, more thorough digestion of foodstuffs with enzymes prevents foods from being fermented in the gut and the proliferation of “bad” bacteria and yeast at the expense of “good” intestinal bacteria. More complete digestion of carbohydrates removes the food source for these bad organisms. Another benefit of enzymes is that more nutrition can be derived from food. In addition, regular bowel movements result from this better digestion.

Why We Love Garlic – Balancing The Gut Microbiome and The Lovely Smell

I (Dr. Warren) have a very strong opinion on garlic, because I have a very up and down relationship with this compound over the years. I started my practice using it mainly with patients struggling with gut based conditions (Yeast and Bacterial Overgrowth, AKA SIBO, or SIYO). I was very successful using a whole garlic compound that smelled. BUT….everyone complained about the smell. “Well I’m way better Dr. Warren but my husband won’t kiss me because of my garlic breath.” OK, so I switched to a “scent free version”. It stopped working. Then I switched back to the smelly version and patients once again started reporting improvement…and bad breath.

In the interest of time, I’ll shorten the story and tell you I’ve tried about 6 different garlic supplements and found 2 that worked well (both the whole garlic extracts not just purified allicin and both smell). From my experience, if it doesn’t smell, it doesn’t work as well.

We recommend buying mints if you are taking garlic!

Why We Love Garlic – Ticks, Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, and the Heart

While garlic can be excellent for gut health, another area garlic can be useful in is to nutritionally support patients who have chronic tick-borne infections such as Lyme, Bartonella, and Babesia. We’ve already discussed Garlic’s history of use as an antimicrobial, and there was terrific research published from the John Hopkins research team in 2018 showing Garlic was able to kill Lyme in the lab[18]. Similarly, a study published in 2020 found Garlic to be effective against the persister form of Babesia Duncani[19]. This was new information as previously we thought of Garlic anti-microbial, but not necessarily useful for the parasite Babesia. That may be why I have found this to be helpful for promoting lung health, as Babesia patients frequently report shortness of breath or lung related subjective complaints and as I’ve seen garlic help with those complaints at times. It is highly possible the mechanism for this action is its anti-Babesia properties which were published about in 2020.

Bartonella is particularly difficult on the circulatory system. Unfortunately, it does not currently have the same research money being poured into it as Babesia and Lyme. However, we do know Bartonella is a bacteria that infects cells that line your blood vessels and creates abnormal vascular flows. It is not surprising that garlic could help support a patient with chronic Bartonella as it is anti-bacterial and has extensive research showing it helps the circulatory system! Indeed it seems to pretty much hit the sweet spot for nutritional support in many people. Hmmm you have a condition that affects the circulatory system and is a bacteria? If only we had something that could help nutritionally support the body in both of those areas….oh wait! We do and it’s garlic!

References

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

13 Cañizares, P., Gracia, I., Gómez, L.A., de Argila, C.M., Boixeda, D., García, A. and de Rafael, L. (2004), Allyl-thiosulfinates, the Bacteriostatic Compounds of Garlic against Helicobacter pylori. Biotechnol Progress, 20: 397-401. https://doi.org/10.1021/bp034143b
14 Lemar, K.M., Aon, M.A., Cortassa, S., O’Rourke, B., Müller, C.T. and Lloyd, D. (2007), Diallyl disulphide depletes glutathione in Candida albicans: oxidative stress-mediated cell death studied by two-photon microscopy. Yeast, 24: 695-706. https://doi.org/10.1002/yea.1503
15 Kung-chi Chan, Mei-chin Yin, Wan-ju Chao, Effect of diallyl trisulfide-rich garlic oil on blood coagulation and plasma activity of anticoagulation factors in rats, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 45, Issue 3, 2007, Pages 502-507, ISSN 0278-6915, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2006.10.005. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691506002961)
16 Rana, S., Pal, R., Vaiphei, K., Sharma, S., & Ola, R. (2011). Garlic in health and disease. Nutrition Research Reviews, 24(1), 60-71. doi:10.1017/S0954422410000338
17 Eun Young Park, Sung Hwan Ki, Myong Sok Ko, Choon Won Kim, Min Ho Lee, Young Sok Lee, Sang Geon Kim,
Garlic oil and DDB, comprised in a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of patients with viral hepatitis, prevents acute liver injuries potentiated by glutathione deficiency in rats, Chemico-Biological Interactions, Volume 155, Issues 1–2, 2005, Pages 82-96, ISSN 0009-2797, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2005.04.006. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009279705001493)
18 Feng, J.; Shi, W.; Miklossy, J.; Tauxe, G.M.; McMeniman, C.J.; Zhang, Y. Identification of Essential Oils with Strong Activity against Stationary Phase Borrelia burgdorferi. Antibiotics 2018, 7, 89. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics7040089
19 Zhang, Y.; Bai, C.; Shi, W.; Alvarez-Manzo, H.; Zhang, Y. Identification of Essential Oils Including Garlic Oil and Black Pepper Oil with High Activity against Babesia duncani. Pathogens 2020, 9, 466. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9060466

Warnings

Always be sure to speak with your healthcare provider before starting any new nutritional supplement when pregnant or nursing. For children, we recommend speaking with your child's pediatrician regarding proper dosing. Store away from children.

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