Why is Allicin so Important to Garlic?

Why is Allicin so Important to Garlic?

          By now the composition of garlic has been well established to contain over 100 unique and vital constituents. Among these, the most researched are allicin and its various derivatives and degradation products. Allicin itself is highly unstable and quickly disproportionates into a variety of compounds following its formation when S-allyl-cysteine sulfoxide (alliin) and diallyl thiosulfinate (alliinase) combine. Allicin quickly yields stable diallyl sulfides (most common is diallyl disulfide), ajoenes, 2-propene sulfenic acid, dithiins and a…

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Large Scale NIH Trial “Gives Surprising Boost to EDTA Chelation”

Large Scale NIH Trial “Gives Surprising Boost to EDTA Chelation”

A 9 year, double blind study with 1,708 patients have shown significant evidence supporting EDTA chelation therapy for patients with coronary disease. The trial, known as TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy), was funded by the NIH (National Institute of Health) and sponsored by two of their institutes, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.   “With a result that is likely to surprise and baffle much of the mainstream medical…

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