In Britain, at the first sign of a cold , we take Allimax, the best garlic supplement in the world.
Allimax – We’ve got you covered. Allimax delivers real bioactive allicin.
Allimax is the result of a patented process and is the first garlic in the world to contain real bioactive, stabilized allicin in each capsule. Allimax is made in the same way allicin from fresh garlic is formed but a special flood reaction system using only water is able to produce large quantities of stable allicin. The liquid is then carefully dried, under controlled conditions, to maintain its potency. There is no smell or aftertaste.
Allicin is not found in fresh garlic. Fresh garlic contains an enzyme called “allinase” and “alliin”, which are contained in different parts of garlic. Allicin results when allinase interacts with alliin. Since allicin deteriorates very quickly, Allicin powder extract is the only way to get a stable and standardized amount of allicin.
Garlic is remarkable for the number of compounds it contains, including seventeen amino acids, at least 33 sulphur compounds, eight minerals (germanium, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium and zinc) and the vitamins A, B and C. It also comprises fibre and water but not a single trace of allicin, the wonder compound.
In an undamaged clove, alliin and allinase remain completely separate, but once its structure is ruptured – typically by cutting – the two substances come into contact and form allicin. This is the garlic's defence mechanism against an attack from the soil-borne organisms. The exceptional capacity of allicin to kill unwanted organisms is unique in a herbal compound. This transformation is extremely rapid, taking mere seconds. Even more intriguing is the instability of allicin. It remains active only for a short period before degrading.
A quite bewildering array of garlic supplements are on offer when visiting a health-food shop or drug store, all apparently offering you allicin. However, in a review of garlic supplement brands carried out in March 2003, the independent consumer body ConsumerLabs.com
found that the strength of these products, judged on each product’s ability to generate allicin in a laboratory test, varies by as much as 1500 percent. ConsumerLabs.com found that almost a quarter of non-aged products (aged garlic never produces any allicin) yielded less allicin than was generally considered therapeutic and then only in a laboratory and not in your body, which is an altogether different setting.
Eating raw garlic, which itself varies quite widely in its relative yield of allicin, is hardly an option, given the social consequences and more technically, the deactivating effect of stomach acid on the allinase. In any case scientists have found that the amount of allicin released from different garlics around the world can vary by as much as 10 times, and given that the best yield is about a 4% allicin yield, you’d have to munch an awful lot of garlic!
Or garlic oil?
Results of independent analysis from the Camden Food and Drink Research Association and the prestigious Warren Springs Laboratory show that garlic oil does not provide allicin. This is because it is destroyed by the boiling process used in the oil’s manufacture. However, it is fair to say that some oil-based products do contain
potentially beneficial sulphur compounds due to high levels of concentration and they may help various circulatory disorders.
Allimax & Allimax Pro
Traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve the symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections and catarrhal conditions.
Each capsule contains Allisure powder: Allimax-180 mg | Allimax Pro-450 mg
Suggested Usage: Adults-one capsule daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Consult a health care practitioner if you are taking blood thinners or fish oil; have a medical condition such as diabetes, skin disorders or if you develop persistent gastric or abdominal distress. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking protease inhibitors. Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or prior to surgery.
SUITABLE FOR VEGANS OR VEGETARIANS
Allimax is free from artificial colouring, artificial flavours, salt, gluten and preservatives.