Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
Plaque is a sticky substance formed from fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste, calcium, and fibrin. It can stick to the inside walls of blood vessels and build up over time, which can slow or totally block the flow of blood to the heart causing a heart attack.
In a recent study published in the 2012 issue of Diabetes Care progression of both coronary artery and abdominal aorta calcification was significantly increased in patients taking statin drugs, the longer they took them. (Statins are prescription medications doctors are prescribing to most middle aged Americans for lowering cholesterol.)
Research presented in April 2011 at the American College of Cardiology’s 60th Annual Scientific Session showed LA County Firefighters with Moderate risk for plaque build-up, who were already taking a statin, reduced their risk significantly after taking Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract formula #110 (AGE +CoQ10). After one year their PWV test (which shows arterial calcification progression) decreased by 5.6 percent in the AGE-CoQ10 group, but increased 9.1 percent in the placebo group after one year.
In another study form UCLA medical school, using computed tomography tests to measure calcium deposits, found patients on statins, after taking Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract(AGE), the rate of coronary plaque deposits was reduced by 7.5% per year whereas the patients on statins alone increased by 22% per year.
Kyolic’s specialized aging and extraction process of garlic converts unstable components such as volatile allicin, to stable compounds and includes high levels of water-soluble S-allycysteine which is unique to Aged Garlic Extract (AGE).
There are numerous clinical studies that show AGE (not plain garlic) plays an important role in preventing and delaying heart disease and can be taken safely in conjunction with statins, aspirin and other blood thinners.