Aged Garlic Extract Blood Sugar Balance by Kyolic
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Blood Sugar Balance - 100 Capsules
Kyolic Blood Sugar Balance is a synergistic combination of Aged Garlic Extract, made from organic garlic, Salacia, Bitter Melon, Chromium Picolinate, and Niacin. Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Blood Sugar Balance's unique combination of ingredients naturally supports healthy blood sugar balance and weight control, as well as cardiovascular and immune health, for overall well-being. Take Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Blood Sugar Balance each day to in conjunction with a healthy diet, regular exercise and plenty of rest for a safe and natural approach to promote optimal blood sugar balance, healthy weight management and overall cardiovascular and immune function. Kyolic Blood Sugar Balance is free of sodium, yeast, dairy, preservatives, sugar, gluten, artificial colors and flavors.
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Blood Sugar Balance:
- Bitter Melon
- Chromium Picolinate
What Is Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract?
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract is truly the only odorless garlic supplement in the market. The production of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with garlic grown on Wakunaga farms under strictly controlled organic conditions without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Wakunaga's garlic crop is cultivated with time-tested procedures to enhance its beneficial constituents. Quality control begins when the harvested raw garlic is tested for conformity to specified quality standards. Only the finest garlic is used for the production of Kyolic. The unique aging process applied in garlic products available on the market, First, the garlic gloves are clean and sliced. Then, under carefully controlled conditions, the sliced garlic is stored in an aqueous ethanol solution in stainless steel tanks and naturally aged, without heating, for up to 20 months. Through this unique process, the harsh tanks and naturally aged, without heating, for up to 20 months. Through this unique process, the harsh and unstable organosulfur compounds are converted into mild and effective compounds including sulfur-containing amino acids (e.g., S-allycysteine, S-allylmercaptocysteine) and other Maillard reaction compounds that are responsible for Kyolic's health benefits. This conversation eliminates odor-causing components, resulting in an odorless Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract that contains safe, stable, bioavailable and beneficial compounds, Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract is manufactured and quality controlled under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Aged Garlic Extract also complies with the specifications established in the US Pharmacopeia/National Formulary (USP/NF) monograph. Aged Garlic Extract, and its various constituents, have been the subject of over 650 scientific publications around the world including Japan, the United States, South America and Europe since its development in 1955.
Organically grown garlic
Quality Control under ISO 9001 and GMP
Safe with No Contraindications
Multiple Health Benefits
Scientifically Supported (650+ publications)
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract supports overall heart health, maintains normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels, circulation, immune function and overall well-being.
What type of current research is being done with Aged Garlic Extract?
Aged Garlic Extract is used in several university research projects annually. These studies have focused on aspects such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, homocysteine levels, immune stimulation, cognitive effects, and liver function effects. The results are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Some of the institutions involved are Loma Linda University, Brown University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, Cornell, the National, Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health.
Why have researchers focused on Aged Garlic Extract in their research?
Consistency is very important for scientific research. Aged Garlic Extract is manufactured with an extraction process that offers consistent amounts of effective compounds. Simple dehydrated powders used in other garlic pills not only lack consistency but are standardized with non-active compounds that actually are not present in the products you take. This lack of true standardization and inconsistency render these products far less acceptable than Aged Garlic Extract for research and therapeutic purposes.
Many garlic products describe themselves as being standardized? What are the differences between those products?
As you can see from the table below, Kyolic is standardized with S-allylcysteine (SAC). This compound was chosen because it has been proven effective, safe and bioavailable. Various other products are standardized with compounds that are not bioavailable, not present in the product, or are not even effective. It makes no scientific sense to market any botanical based on a marker compound that is not a chemical constituent of the garlic supplement or biologically active in the body. The SAC in Kyolic is both biologically active and present in the supplement itself. This very important difference separates Kyolic from all other garlic brands.
What about products that claim allicin is their active ingredient?
Strangely, not one of these products actually contain allicin or delivers allicin to the blood or liver where garlic actives are measured. Obviously, if it can’t be found in the body, it can’t be an active ingredient. These products are the subject of recent negative media reports that should not be confused with the positive reports on Aged Garlic Extract.
How should consumers choose a garlic supplement?
To be fully safe and effective, a garlic supplement should be an antioxidant and manufactured through an aged extraction process. Consumers should always be sure the product is standardized with SAC and manufactured under current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) established by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an international standard. Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract fits all of these guidelines.
The Kyolic Difference
Choosing an appropriate garlic supplement can be a confusing process. Actually, there are four choices:
- Heat distilled garlic oil in softgels
- Heat dehydrated garlic seasoning powder in capsules/tablets
- Garlic oil macerates
- Kyolic odorless Aged Garlic Extract
All garlic supplements have some nutritional value. However, powders and oils contain little or no water-soluble compounds which may be essential to obtain some of the key benefits of garlic. Garlic powders and oils contain some beneficial oil-soluble sulfur compounds. However, these compounds also have a pungent garlic odor as well as harsh, oxidizing side effects. Even though these products may claim to be deodorized, the garlic odor is just masked by chemical or sugar coatings. When the capsules or tablets dissolve, garlic body odor results.
Kyolic odorless Aged Garlic Extract, on the other hand, is truly the only odorless garlic supplement. The exclusive aging process eliminates garlic odor and harsh side effects. Moreover, Kyolic contains various antioxidant properties and is the only antioxidant garlic supplement available. Kyolic is also standardized with SAC (S-Allyl Cysteine), a beneficial water-soluble sulfur containing compound which is characteristic of Aged Garlic Extract.
Kyolic - Aging Makes The Finest Garlic Truly Odorless
The production of KYOLIC odorless Aged Garlic Extract begins with garlic grown on Wakunaga farms under strictly controlled organic conditions without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Wakunaga’s garlic crop is cultivated with time-tested procedures to enhance its beneficial constituents. Quality control begins when the harvested raw garlic is tested for conformity to specified quality standards. Only the finest garlic is used for the production of KYOLIC.
The unique aging process applied in manufacturing Aged Garlic Extract distinguishes KYOLIC from other garlic products available on the market. First, the garlic cloves are cleaned and sliced. Then, under carefully controlled conditions, the sliced garlic is stored in a stainless steel tank and naturally aged, without heating, for up to twenty months. Through this unique process, the harsh and unstable organosulfur compounds are converted into mild and effective compounds, including the sulfur-containing amino acids that are responsible for KYOLIC’s health benefits. This conversion eliminates odor-causing components, resulting in the truly odorless KYOLIC Aged Garlic Extract that contains safe, stable, bioavailable and beneficial compounds.
Allicin: Not Found in Top Garlic Products
For years, allicin has been deemed as the compound responsible for the benefits of garlic. It has shown an ability to kill bacteria and fungus in test tubes and topically crushed raw garlic has been used in wars to fight infections. However, no clinical trials have been performed with allicin and it has not become a commercial product, mainly because of its chemical instability but also because of its pungent odor and irritating nature.
Allicin is produced by an enzymatic reaction when raw garlic is either crushed or somehow injured. The enzyme, alliinase, combines with a compound called alliin in raw garlic and produces allicin. Because allicin is so unstable, once it is generated it readily changes into other compounds. Thus cooking, aging, crushing and otherwise processing garlic causes the allicin to be decomposed into other compounds. According to two studies of garlic preparations, allicin decreased to nondetectable amounts within one to six days (20-144 hours) This could explain why a study of various products on the market showed that they all contained an undetectable amount (<1 ppm) of allicin.
“Allicin Potential” of Questionable Value
To prevent the typical loss of allicin, some manufacturers have attempted to stabilize alliin and alliinase so that these compounds would not come together until after they enter the body in hopes of producing allicin inside of the body. Such “allicin potential” is measured by adding water to garlic products which contain both alliin and alliinase to determine how much allicin can be produced. However, the actual production of allicin inside the body is not the same as that produced in a test tube for the following reasons:
Intestinal Conditions Hinder the Generation of Allicin:
Stomach acid destroys alliinase, preventing allicin production.
Intestinal fluids further diminish the amount of allicin that can be produced.
Simulated stomach fluids and simulated intestinal fluids have commonly been used to determine the effects of typical digestion on nutrients or chemicals in question. Interestingly, alliinase, the enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of alliin to allicin, has been shown to be irreversibly deactivated at pH 3 or below, an acidic environment typically found in the stomach.Further, a 99% loss in allicin production was observed following consecutive exposure to simulated stomach fluids and simulated intestinal fluids which would occur when one takes a garlic powder orally.Therefore, it appears that unless a garlic powder bypasses the stomach, the amount of allicin produced is negligible.
What About Enteric Coatings?
Some manufacturers have enteric-coated their garlic powder so that it would bypass the stomach. Assuming the best, that a high quality garlic powder is used initially (one that is not exposed to high temperatures which can deactivate alliinase), this form of garlic could potentially deliver alliin and alliinase to the intestinal tract. However, simulated intestinal fluids have been shown to inhibit 40% of the allicin production. The remaining allicin may exert anti-microbial effects on bad bacteria, however, it may also destroy friendly bacteria. Both allicin and raw garlic preparations which contain allicin have been shown to decrease the bacteria flora. Further, being a strong oxidizing agent allicin may irritate the sensitive cells which line the intestinal tract as it has been shown to irritate the cells lining the stomach. Finally, if organically grown garlic is not used as a starting material, enteric-coatings may assist in delivering pesticides and other contaminants in the garlic directly into the intestinal tract for absorption.
Kyolic originated from time-tested organic farming techniques free from pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. Organic cultivation is essential to grow pure and natural garlic bulbs which are well balanced in nutrients. Harvested at full maturity, the garlic cloves are naturally aged to convert harsh and odoriferous compounds such as allicin, into mild, odorless and stable water-soluble sulfur containing compounds which offer the benefits of garlic. Kyolic is quality assured from soil to shelf. The whole production process of Kyolic is controlled by over 250 stringent quality checks to ensure its safety and efficacy, conforming to international GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines. Additionally, Wakunaga has earned the distinctive ISO 9002 certification, recognizing compliance to the international quality standard and demonstrating the company’s commitment to total quality assurance.
Since its establishment, the Wakunaga group of companies has been playing a unique role in promoting public health worldwide through the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high quality medicinal herbs. The corporate philosophy of Wakunaga centers around a commitment to research and a mission to serve public health. This mission is accomplished by providing products of the highest quality, which are supported by truthful science and accompanied by helpful consumer information.
Self-medication now prevails worldwide as a major trend in health care, partly as a remedy for saving government medical costs. On the other hand, self-medication is also a counteraction to side effects sometimes caused by the treatments of “traditional” Western medicine. While modern medical technology is important and crucial to save lives from serious illnesses or injuries, it is essential to prevent diseases as much as possible. Under the current environment, where self-medication is promoted and “alternative” medicine is well accepted, medicinal herbs can be widely used to enhance the immune system and support the body’s natural self-healing power to maintain good health.
Both Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Company, the headquarters in Japan, and Wakunaga of America Company, the subsidiary in the United States, keenly recognize the social responsibility of companies engaged in manufacturing pharmaceuticals and nutritional and herbal supplements. This responsibility permeates every aspect of Wakunaga’s operations.
At Wakunaga, they are leaders in the field of scientific research. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing systems and stringent quality assurance result in products that are safe and effective — products that protect and serve their consumers. It is their continuing mission to promote good health throughout the world.