Garlic lowers blood pressure
Consuming aged garlic extract could help reduce cardiovascular disease
by Newsletter Editor
In this study, 79 people with uncontrolled high systolic blood pressure took aged garlic extract in a dose of 240 mg, 480 mg, or 960 mg per day. After 12 weeks, those in the 480 mg garlic group saw systolic blood pressure decline an average of 11.8 mmHg.
Doctors said a decline of about 10 mmHg could reduce chances of cardiovascular disease by 16 to 40 percent. After just eight weeks, those in the 960 mg garlic group saw 7.4 mmHg lower blood pressure.
Doctors believe, had participants been able to more easily tolerate the higher dose of garlic, results would have continued to improve.