Researching into the Benefits of Garlic – Josh Rosenheim

889185969 My guy Josh has basically done a research paper on garlic. What a legend. Here’s a couple bits of info I pulled out of it for the public’s interest:

  • Effectively lowers total cholesterol when taken over a span of a few months
  • Garlic also had a marginally positive effect on HDL cholesterol
  • Ability to lower blood pressure
  • Garlic consumption is associated with a lower risk of stomach cancer in the Korean population (2014 meta-analysis)
  • Contains at least 33 sulphur compounds
  • Garlic has both oxidant and antioxidant properties, which are dependent on how the garlic is prepared
  • Garlic™s anti-hypertensive properties are due to production of H2S (Benavides et al, 2007).
  • H2S has been shown to relax vascular smooth muscle, induce vascodilation and reduce blood pressure (Lefer DJ, 2007).
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(Benavides et al, 2007) Simultaneous traces of vasoactivity (blue) and H2S production (red) in 15ml organ bath of Krebs-Henseleit bufeer (pH 7.35) at 37ºC

Obviously, all credits to Josh. Download the Research Notes here Josh. R Nov.30th 2015