The common cold is the most common disease of mankind. And even though it is called “common”, one of the reasons why it is so hard to find a cure for it is that the virus that causes it is actually not so common. There are more than 200 known viruses that can cause a cold. There are also many different, frequently mutating forms of flu. Colds and flu are a “moving target”. A treatment aimed at one type of cold or flu can often be of no use in treating the others.
FLU AND COLD TREATMENTS
Antibiotics are generally ineffective against viral infections like those that cause most colds and flu.
This is where the garlic could come in. Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic with powerful antibacterial properties. And garlic is not just an antibiotic. It can produce a number of other compounds with many benefits for our health.
“Garlic’s active ingredient, allicin, could be useful in the battle against infection that does not respond to antibiotic drugs, a serious and growing problem.” Dr. Mercola
RESEARCH RESULTS: ALLICIN REDUCES THE RISK OR CATCHING A COLD
A study conducted in the UK found that a daily garlic supplement containing allicin, a purified component of garlic considered to be the major biologically active agent produced by the plant, reduced the risk of catching a cold by more than half.
The study also found that those taking the supplement who did catch a cold were more likely to make a speedier recovery than those not taking the garlic supplement. The chances of re-infection following a cold were also significantly reduced.
WHY TAKE GARLIC SUPPLEMENTS
After reading all this I believe we all appreciate garlic more. The problem is that from all the people I know, even among those who love the taste of garlic, I know nobody who is crazy about the garlic breath. Another thing to be taken into account is the fact that not all garlic in grocery stores has all the properties that make it beneficial for our health. There is a lot of irradiated garlic from China in grocery stores these days and irradiated garlic has no health benefits except when pickled and only water-soluble compounds then. Experts know how to tell when garlic has been irradiated but the average person usually couldn’t tell the difference.
These are a few of the reasons why many people who want to take advantage of the health benefits of garlic prefer to take garlic extract supplements.
The one we recommend is AlliMax Allicin Garlic Extract. Allimax contains 100% allicin powder and is certified bioactive. No other garlic supplements contain any allicin. They rely on your body being able to generate allicin once you have swallowed the tablet or capsule. A few garlic powder supplements can generate some allicin but this depends on the prevailing stomach conditions and may take several hours to accomplish conversion to allicin. This can often lead to an unwanted garlic odor, while Allimax is completely odorless. New Allimax Allicin Garlic Extract doesn’t need to wait to be converted since it actually is allicin.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH ALLIMAX
My colleague is taking an Allimax pill every day and I don’t remember her ever having a cold or flu. I take Allimax when I get around people who have a cold or flu so as not to catch it, and that usually keeps me out of trouble. Or, if I feel a flu or cold coming, I take as much as 8 capsules a day and that knocks the flu or cold out.
To read more about Allimax go to: http://www.allicin-garlic-extract.com/
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