Dr. Mercola Premium Products - Fermented Black Garlic - 60 Capsules
Dr. Mercola Premium Products Fermented Black Garlic can potentially help to maintain blood pressure levels already in the normal range, support healthy immune function and maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range. Dr. Mercola's Fermented Black Garlic ensures that there will be a minimum of 1.2 milligrams of S-allyl-cysteine which provides antioxidant capabilities. SAC is the key to reaping the potential benefits of black garlic. Without it, or with reduced amounts, you won't receive the optimal benefits.
Fermented Black Garlic Benefits:
- Contains S-Allyl-Cysteine (SAC) which delivers enhanced antioxidant benefits compared to the same amount of allicin
- Packed with beneficial sulfur compounds
- Scavenges free radicals
Over 250 million pounds of garlic are consumed annually in the US and it's very popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries, as well as India and China. Raw garlic by itself has many potential health beenfits because it contains Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium and Vitamins B6 and C. But when garlic is aged and fermented into black garlic, it not only has a very sweet and inviting taste, additional nutrients are created and others enhanced. One highly-beneficial nutrient in particular, S-ally-cysteine (SAC), is created from the fermentation process.
The black color occurs due to aging, carmelization, and fermentation. The fermentation process involves high heat and aging time. Even though the process may at first seem simple, what occurs chemically and biologically is quite complex. The effects from aging and fermentation of the raw garlic include decomposition, acid reduction, hydrolysis, synthesis and camelization. Throughout the process enzymes are broken down, and proteins and sugars in garlic combine to create the distinct black color, as well as create the sweet balsamic taste and chewy texture.
- Scavenges free radicals – Including superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl, peroxynitrite radicals, as well as hypochlorous acid and singlet oxygen
- Induces the activity of endogenous antioxidant enzymes – Such as glutathione peroxidase, NAD (P) H: quinone oxidoreductase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD)
- Chelates iron and copper ions and inhibits prooxidant enzymes – Such as nitric oxide synthase (NOS), xanthine oxidase, NADPH oxidase, and cycloxygenase (COX)
About Dr. Mercola
Dr. Mercola was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago, IL. He had a normal childhood, and it was in his school years that he truly took an interest in health and wellness. In his early twenties, he worked as a pharm tech at a physician’s office. He worked at the Illinois Eye Bank to harvest donated eyes to be used for cornea transplant. He also worked at the Kidney Bank.
He first began seeing patients at his private wellness clinic in Schaumburg, IL, in 1985. He was a sole practitioner. It was filled with routine checkups, school physical exams, and seeing chronically ill patients. He was prescribing drugs, but realized that they were not working.
He began exploring the world of natural medicine in the early 1990s. After seeing drastic improvements when his patients modified their diet and became more physically active, he changed the way he practiced medicine.
His passion is to transform the traditional medical paradigm in the United States, and that consumes most of his free time. For 40 years since 1968, he was an active runner; He completed the Chicago Marathon in just over three hours, among other accomplishments. He has also been a computer hobbyist since 1985, with an interest in the Internet that dates back to the early ‘90s.
The existing medical establishment is responsible for killing and permanently injuring millions of Americans, but the surging numbers of visitors to Mercola.com since he began the site in 1997 - they are now routinely among the top 10 health sites on the Internet - convinces him that you, too, are fed up with their deception. You want practical health solutions without the hype, and that's what he offers.