How does Garlic help regulate Blood Pressure?

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Taking a garlic supplement daily may help to lower your blood pressure. 

Recent research has looked scientifically at the properties of garlic and the results are extremely positive. A 2016 meta-analysis, which looked at a range of individual studies into garlic's health effects, concluded that garlic canlower blood pressure. These results were more pronounced in people with pre-existing hypertension. Exactly half of these studies used Kwai Heartcare® tablets in their tests1.

A different study found that taking 600mg of dried garlic daily could lead to a 12% decrease in bad cholesterol and an 11% rise in good cholesterol 2. Heart health and cholesterol go hand in hand – having a high amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol in your blood is linked with poor blood flow, diabetes, stroke and heart attack.

Garlic also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals your body needs to function correctly. These include vitamins B6 and C as well as calcium and manganese3. Vitamin B6 is thought to lower heart disease risk and it may help prevent arteries from becoming clogged with plaque.

Another essential heart health nutrient is vitamin B1 (thiamine), which is important for maintaining normal heart function. Our bodies can't produce vitamin B1, we need to consume it through our diet or by taking a dietary supplement.

Exactly which molecules in garlic are behind these improvements in blood pressure remains unclear. One garlic-derived molecule that's frequently mentioned is Allicin. It's a natural substance that's formed when garlic cloves are crushed; taking it is believed to help maintain a healthy heart 3.

Each tablet of Kwai Heartcare® is standardised to deliver exactly 300mg of dried garlic extract, 1800µg of Allicin, and 830µg of vitamin B1, which is 75% of your daily recommended intake.

Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet and Antihypertensive medications may be affected by garlic supplements. Consult your GP before taking a new supplement or making changes to your diet if you have a health condition.

  1. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/146/2/389S/4584698
  2. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/125649/
  3. https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/nutrition/ask-the-expert/garlic
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