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Comparing Health Benefits of 2 Popular Types of Garlic

Comparing Health Benefits of 2 Popular Types of Garlic

There are several types of garlic grown around the world.  Here we compare two of the most popular and therapeutically active alliums, Allium sativum, the typical cultivated garlic and Allium ursinum, a wild European garlic known as Wild Bear’s Garlic. Cultivated Garlic (Allium Sativum) Though Allium sativum is known to originate on the great Asian plain, it is today cultivated in virtually every country and culture. It has integrated itself into our daily diet and become the stuff of which folklore…

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Why is Allicin-Rich Garlic So Important?

Why is Allicin-Rich Garlic So Important?

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 variety of other organic polysulfides. These compounds further degrade or interact with enzymes and proteins to create…

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3 Common Mistakes People Make with EDTA Oral Chelation Therapy

3 Common Mistakes People Make with EDTA Oral Chelation Therapy

EDTA chelation therapy is growing in popularity each year, and while IV sessions in a doctor’s office are an option, more people are opting for oral EDTA chelation because of the value, effectiveness, and convenience.  It also uses the same proven and effective form of EDTA given intravenously by a practitioner (Calcium disodium EDTA).  However, this increase in popularity also means more people are taking EDTA incorrectly.   Calcium Disodium EDTA isn’t like most other supplements, and knowing how to take…

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