Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Reduces Blood Pressure and Other Cardiovascular Risks
Hypertension affects 30 percent of all adults worldwide and is responsible for approximately 40 percent of all heart related deaths. But new findings in the journal Integrated Blood Pressure Control show that supplementing with a daily dose of Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) effectively lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with uncontrolled hypertension.
This conclusion was the result of a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial involving 88 participants with uncontrolled hypertension. Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, Australia, randomly assigned each patient a daily dose of either 1.2 g of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract or placebo. After 12 weeks the researchers found that patients taking AGE saw a 11.5 mmHg drop in their systolic blood pressure and a 6.3 mmHg reduction in their diastolic pressure. Arterial stiffness improved as well. Those taking the AGE also experienced modest improvements in their inflammatory markers and cholesterol levels.
"This clinical trial clearly shows that Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract has reproducible effects for lowering blood pressure in hypertensive individuals. And it also shows benefit for improving cholesterol levels and reducing inflammatory markers," says Masaki Matsushita, Director of Research and Development at Wakunaga, the maker of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. "This trial is incredibly useful for those at risk of a future heart attack or stroke due to hypertension and high cholesterol."
Click here to read Dr. Ried's published paper in the journal Integrated Blood Pressure Control.