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Consumerlab on garlic

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Allicin yield in garlic preparations can vary by as much as 1,500%, Consumerlab.com study of 14 garlic supplements finds. Online testing firm rated products based on their ability to generate allicin, the chemical most commonly associated with efficacy in non-aged garlic. Allicin yield ranged between 400 mcg and 6,500 mcg among the 13 non-aged garlic products reviewed; firm used 3,600 mcg allicin per gram of garlic as the baseline amount for therapeutic benefit - a standard met by 11 of 14 products tested. Separately, Consumerlab has begun retesting all supplement categories reviewed since 1999. First category to be re-evaluated will be ginkgo biloba, which will include testing of huperzine A - a supplement ingredient marketed for memory enhancement...
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