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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:15 PM

 

Garlic in capsule form

I have read where 2 to 3 cloves per day can help with cholesterol.
Not sure I want to eat that much per day.

Are garlic pills/caps as effective and also any brand recommendations?
Thanks

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Reply Garlic in capsule form (Original post)
SHRED Sep 2017 OP
Warpy Sep 2017 #1
SHRED Sep 2017 #2
Binkie The Clown Sep 2017 #3
SHRED Sep 2017 #6
Binkie The Clown Sep 2017 #4
SHRED Sep 2017 #7
Binkie The Clown Sep 2017 #8
SHRED Sep 2017 #9
applegrove Sep 2017 #5
SHRED Sep 2017 #10

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:19 PM

1. Do deodorized garlic or a garlic-parsley combination

unless you intend moving to the Mediterranean or Shandong Province in China.

Oatmeal every morning might work better.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:20 PM

2. I plan on oatmeal every morning

 

With blueberries, flax, and almonds.

Thanks!

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:41 PM

3. Better than garlic...

From The Journal of the American Heart Association

You can read the entire study at the link, or just jump ahead to the conclusion:

In conclusion, vegetarian diets could effectively lower blood concentrations of TC, LDL‐C, HDL‐C, and non–HDL‐C. These findings have important public health implications with regard to the management of dyslipidemia, especially hypercholesterolemia, via dietary intervention. Further well‐designed RCTs that are designed to evaluate the effects of specific vegetarian diets on blood lipids are required, and additional studies with detailed population information should be performed to clarify the possible mechanism.


The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine says:

In 1948, William Castelli, M.D., began to monitor the population of Framingham, Mass., to study what factors influenced the rate of heart disease.4 Castelli’s study showed that a cholesterol level exists, below where coronary artery disease does not occur. Framingham data show that only patients with cholesterol levels of less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) achieve the lowest coronary artery disease risk. In the first 50 years of the Framingham Heart Study, only five subjects with cholesterol levels of less than 150 mg/dl developed coronary artery disease. Rural residents in Asia, Africa, and Latin America typically have total cholesterol levels of about 125-140 mg/dl.


And how do you get cholesterol that low?

Since our bodies make plenty of cholesterol for our needs, we do not need to add any in our diet. Cholesterol is found in all foods that come from animals: red meat, poultry, fish, chicken, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products.

Choosing lean cuts of meat is not enough; the cholesterol is mainly in the lean portion. Many people are surprised to learn that chicken contains as much cholesterol as beef, 25 mg per ounce.9 Every 4-ounce serving of beef or chicken contains 100 mg of cholesterol. Most shellfish are also very high in cholesterol.

All animal products should be avoided for this reason. No foods from plants contain cholesterol, since plants do not have a liver to produce it. Every 100 mg of cholesterol in your daily diet adds roughly five points to your cholesterol level, although this varies from person to person. In practical terms, 100 mg of cholesterol is contained in 4 ounces of beef or chicken, half an egg, or three cups of milk.

People can reduce their cholesterol levels dramatically by changing the foods they eat. For every 1 percent you reduce your cholesterol level, you reduce your risk of heart disease by 2 percent.10 For example, a reduction from 300 mg/dl to 200 mg/dl (i.e., a one-third reduction) will yield a two-thirds reduction in the risk of a heart attack. For some people, the benefits are even greater.


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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:13 AM

6. Thank you

 

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:46 PM

4. Also...

Garlic is a blood thinner. It can be very dangerous to take too much garlic. How much is too much? It depends. Do you take aspirin? Are you on another blood thinner? Whatever you do, if you are taking garlic in any form tell your doctor or dentist before any surgery or tooth extractions. Failure to do so could be fatal due to extreme bleeding.

And in the for what it's worth department, I have a relative who started taking high does garlic supplements and then had blood vesels burst in her retina. She's now totally blind thanks to garlic overdose.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:18 AM

7. I'm not on anything yet

 

Well...cannabis.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:36 AM

8. Organic, I hope.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:37 AM

9. Yes

 

I grew it.

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