Immune System Support
The benefits of garlic (Allium sativum) have been fairly well documented in literature. Ancient writings from
early medical practitioners such as Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Pliny the Elder and others offer early insight
into mankind’s understanding of garlic as a soother of a variety of complaints and its benefits for digestion,
circulation, energy, and more. Garlic has been, and still is, widely used in many different cultures as part of
their traditional health systems, including China, India, the Middle East, and Africa. Garlic later became
popular as a culinary ingredient in Europe and the United States.
Garlic has long been revered in the natural health community for its beneficial natural compounds including
allicin, the component long thought to provide some of this popular herb’s important health benefits.
However, allicin is naturally unstable and can be easily destroyed during digestion or by other bodily fluids.
Researchers have found that by focusing on certain allicin precursors, such as the enzyme alliinase and
another compound, alliin, the body can be supplied with the raw materials it needs to produce allicin, thereby
increasing this natural compound’s effectiveness in the body while bypassing acidic digestive conditions and
bodily fluids that can reduce or eliminate its effectiveness. In addition, enteric-coating technology can also help
protect garlic and its fragile components from harsh stomach acid, delivering them to the intestinal tract where
they’re more effective.
NOW's new Garlic 5000 Tablets have been formulated utilizing the latest knowledge regarding garlic. This
specialized garlic supplement is standardized to yield specific allicin precursors, which convert to allicin when
ingested. In addition, Garlic 5000 Tablets are enteric coated so the conversion to allicin occurs in the upper
intestine. This not only provides optimal absorption but protects against garlic’s pungent odor as well.
The allicin precursor levels in Garlic 5000 Tablets are achieved through a special process that keeps moisture
low. This unique process was developed by NOW’s methods development group and took almost two years of
research, development, and testing before the process was perfected to the point that we could guarantee 5,000
mcg allicin potential per tablet. Even better, this process allows us to maintain allicin potential while preserving
all of the natural goodness found in whole, fresh garlic. We’re sure you and your customers will enjoy the
benefits of this cutting-edge, odor-controlled garlic tablet!