Info: 90 Capsules
Garlic isn't just for eating -- or for warding off vampires (or mosquitoes). One of its main original medicinal uses was as an antiseptic to prevent wound infections, from Roman times right through to World War I, and another has been to combat the common cold. More recently, high doses of garlic have been shown to significantly slow the development of atherosclerosis (measured by ultrasound), lower high blood pressure, reduce platelet stickiness, and reduce instances of a second heart attack (thereby contributing to a much lower death rate).
The heart health benefits of this supplement don't end there, since it also contains Hawthorn, which is known for its ability to enhance cardiac function and protect blood vessels, especially in individuals with congestive heart failure.
Each capsule contains:
50 mg Odorless Garlic (Allium sativum) (Bulb) (12.5:1 Concentrated Extract from Whole Clove Garlic)
100 mg Hawthorn Extract (Crataegus laevigata) (Leaf & Flower) (Standardized to contain 1.8% Vitexin)
250 mg Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus laevigata) (Fruit)
100 mg Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum frutescens) (Fruit) (40M SHU)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Capsule (gelatin, water, silica).
Free of: sugar, salt, yeast, gluten, wheat, corn, soy, milk, additives.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 capsule twice daily.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are taking blood thinners or protease inhibitors, or if you have diabetes, stomach ulcers or inflammation. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80031482.
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