NOW Foods Garlic 5000 Odor Controlled - 90 Tablet(s)
NOW Foods Garlic 5000 Odor Controlled is standardized to yield allacin precursors, which convert to allicin when ingested. It is enteric coated so that this conversion occurs in the upper intestine for optimal absorption and to protect against garlic's pungent odor. The allicin precursor level are achieved through a special process that keeps Garlic's moisture low. This process maintains allicin potential while preserving all of the natural goodness of whole fresh garlic. Enjoy the benefits of this odor-controlled garlic tablet!
- 5,000 mcg. of Allicin Potential
- Enteric Coated
- One Tablet Per Day
- Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, or tree nuts
NOW Food's Questions & Answers
How do I know that NOW products are safe?
NOW Foods has Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification from the Natural Products Association (NPA), the largest dietary supplement trade association in the U.S. GMP Certification means that every aspect of their manufacturing process has been examined, including their laboratory methods and testing for stability and potency and product formulation, and found to adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices. NOW received and "A" compliance rating, the highest awarded possible, from NPA. NOW is also a member of NPA's TruLabel Programs, the industry's most expansive and successful self-regulatory program.
After I open a product, how long will it retain its labeled potency?
NOW products have an expiration date printed on the product. This date assures tha, provided the product has been kept at or below room temperature (72 degrees F) and in a dry environment, the product will retain its labeled potency at least to the expiration date. Products with the instruction "keep refrigerated" on the label should be kept refrigerated , especially after opening. For some products, several days without refrigeration may not affect them much, but longer periods will.
For other products, refrigeration ensures that the products is kept in a low humidity, rather than a low temperature, environment. Refrigeration is advised to extend the shelf life of many products, especially fish oils, nutritional oils, almond oil, and probiotics. If there is a freshness packet in the bottle, please leave it in while there is still product in the bottle to protect the contents. Discard the packet and lid before recycling the bottle.
Why are there color variations in some of their products?
Color variation occurs with most natural products, and is caused by the product's country of origin, the condition of the soil where the product is grown, enzyme activity, moisture content, heat and oxidation. Products containing a mixture of more than one component may have the greatest color variation.
What are the Agelessâ, desiccant, and charcoal packets in dietary supplement bottles?
These packets are used to absorb excess moisture, oxygen or odor within the bottle, and extend the shelf life of the product. NOW Foods is one of the very few companies that uses Agelessâ packets to extend shelf life and protect the product from degradation.
Why are trademark names displayed on NOW product labels for some ingredients?
NOW Foods strives to use only the highest quality ingredients in its products. Trademarked ingredients indicate that proprietary methods are used in their formulation. These methods generally increase the product's quality and value to consumers. Trademarked ingredients also tend to have a higher degree of scientific backing than non-trademarked ingredients, since the trademark owners often perform additional standardization and frequently submit their material for use in scientific studies.
Where do you obtain the gelatin used in your hard gelatin caps?
It is obtained by the processing of collagen derived from the skin, white connective tissues and bones of beef and pork. Softgel capsules are typically derived from beef gelatin, and NOW also offers some products in Vcaps made from plant cellulose or polysaccharides.
Some of their products contain Sodium Benzoate. I recently heard about this being a problem in soft drinks. Is there any danger with this in their products?
Benzoic acid, Benzoates and related compounds have been extensively studied and have a long history of safe use, but also occur naturally in foods such as fruits and berries, as these form naturally during normal plant metabolic processes. Since the 1990's the FDA has apparently been aware that benzene, a carcinogen, could form at the ppb (parts per billion) level in some soft drink beverages that contained benzoate preservatives and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The vast majority of beverages that were looked at which included these ingredients contained after no detectable benzene or level below the 5 ppb limit for drinking water and the level in these products did not and do not constitute an imminent health hazard.
Making Quality at NOW
Quality is more than a vision for everyone at NOW. It is how they practice their mission, "To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives." It is the keystone for how the entire NOW family demonstrates their commitment to their customers. It is how they hope all their products and services are received by you. It is how they strive to perform every task, great or small. At NOW, quality never rests.
The role of microbiology in quality control at NOW Foods is expanding daily to encompass a wide variety of quality and safety issues. Incoming raw materials and natural food products as well as any supplements formulated and manufactured off site are tested for the presence of undesirable microbes. Materials that do not meet NOW's stringent specifications are returned to the vendor with an explanation detailing the reason for refusal. To ensure all products manufactured at NOW remain free of biological contaminants, various sites throughout their manufacturing plant are monitored regularly for the presence of unwanted microbes.
In addition to ensuring quality and safety, NOW's microbiologists are also directly involved in the formulation of active bacteria products such as probiotics containing acidophilus. NOW Foods has made substantial investment in the development and staffing of an in-house laboratory to meet ever-increasing demands for accurate product analysis of herbal and nutritional raw materials as wall as finished consumer products. Their expert team of highly qualified scientists and technicians work in tandem to develop new and improved analytical methods with the highest accuracy and precision possible to ensure NOW Foods' products will remain among the best the market has to offer.
Their Products Work
Their experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. They have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. Their structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. Their contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today's consumers. They use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.
The heart of their science is third party independent research. They investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality. Their products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. Their products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.What Natural Means to Them
At NOW, they firmly believe that natural products are safer and more effective than synthetic products. They offer an extensive line of more than 1,400 products comprised of both natural and nature-identical products. Their insistence on natural products is one of the many factors the differentiates them from the mass market, where the use of synthetics is rampant. It also differentiates them from many competitors who claim to sell natural products. One look at their labeling reveals that their products are actually manufactured with synthetic ingredients and additives.
NOW Foods was founded for the purpose of providing affordable natural products to everyone, and they hold true to this principle today. As a chemist, their founder Elwood Richard understood the dangers posed by synthetic ingredients decades ago, and he knew that true health and wellness begins with products that are As Natural As Possible. They've been manufacturing and distributing natural and nature-identical products since 1968, and their steady growth over the past 40 years is an affirmation of Elwood's unwavering dedication to providing natural products that are both affordable and effective.About NOW Foods
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, they have made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while they have grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - their commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.