Garlic prevents fatigue!

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  1. abanger

    abanger Member

    Garlic as an anti-fatigue agent.
    (Borge Fagerli @ Nov. 2 2007,11:54)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Raw garlic, or careful extraction and storage in a water-ethanol solution is saving the bioactive ingredients. 3000 published studies showing a range of benefits for health and fitness, and now it also appears that garlic can counteract fatigue through several mechanisms.

    So it is just run in with a lot of garlic in cooking - so your peers should only accept a little tight breath, or may preferably be persuaded to eat it ... even then it's not so noticeable anymore

    Mol Nutr Food Res. 2007 Oct 22;

    Garlic as an anti-fatigue agent.

    Morihara N, Nishihama T, Ushijima M, Ide N, Takeda H, Hayama M.
    Healthcare Research Institute, Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Co.., Hiroshima, Japan. Fax: +81-826-45-4351.

    More than three thousand publications in the past have confirmed the efficacy of garlic for the prevention and treatment of a variety of diseases, acknowledging and validating its traditional uses. Garlic is also used for the treatment of fatigue, Although the mechanism involved remain unclear. The anti-fatigue function of garlic may be closely related to its many favorable biological and Pharmacological effects. In animal studies, garlic has been shown to promote exercise endurance. Differences in the methods of processing garlic result in differences in the intensity of its anti-fatigue effect, and the most favorable form of processing has been shown to be extraction of raw garlic followed by its natural aging for a long period in a water-ethanol mixture. In human studies, it has been confirmed that garlic produces symptomatic improvement in persons with physical fatigue, Systemic fatigue due to cold, or Lassitude of indefinite cause, suggesting that garlic can resolve fatigue through a variety of actions. Recently, primarily in Japan, attempts have been made to measure the intensity of fatigue objectively and quantitatively using biomarkers. Currently available data strongly suggest that garlic may be a promising anti-fatigue agent, and that two further studies elucidate its application are warranted.</div>
  2. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    This is good to know and probably fits in quite well with why folks take garlic tabs when they have a cold.

    It would be good to know what quantity of garlic we are talking about to produce a noticeable anti-fatigue effect?

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