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Aged Garlic Extract vs Allicin

What is Allicin and what does it have to do with Garlic Extract? Allicin is what is referred to as an organosulfur compound (basically organic compounds that contain sulfur) and it is obtained from garlic, usually by crushing or chopping it. Allicin is a a defense mechanism of garlic and is produced when, for example, a… Read More »

Benefits of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid and Weight Loss

What is Alpha-Lipoic Acid? Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a compound that is made naturally in animals and necessary for aerobic metabolism.  It can be found in foods like liver, yeast, spinach, kidney and broccoli, albeit in trace amounts.  It can also be synthesized and it is generally this that is typically used as supplements. In the US alpha-lipoic… Read More »

Policosanol for Cholesterol Benefits and Side Effects

What is Policosanol? Policosanol is a naturally occurring complex alcohol molecule harvested from plant waxes originally derived from sugar cane.  Later it was found that Policosanol can be isolated from bees wax and some plant materials with fatty acids. Small studies and anecdotal evidence seem to suggest that policosanol can reduce the occurence of low density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol)… Read More »