New Study Shows Kyolic Lowers Blood Pressure Comparable to Prescription Medication
Our trial suggests that Aged Garlic Extract is an effective and tolerable treatment for uncontrolled hypertension and may be a safe adjunct treatment to conventional anti-hypertensive treatment,” says Karin Ried, Phd, MSc, GDPH, lead author of the study. The conclusion was the result of a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled parallel trial conducted by researchers at the university of Adelaide and the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. You can read the full study here.
Just two capsules daily of Kyolic Reserve Aged Garlic Extract was enough to reduce systolic blood pressure by an average of 12mm of mercury – which is comparable to the effect of many commonly prescribed anti-hypertensive medicines. The partipants in this study we mostly on medications for blood pressure and we not well controlled. So these were some of the more difficult case to control conventionally. Some participants saw as much as a 40mm drop in systolic blood pressure. Kyolic was well tolerated as an adjunct therapy.
In this interview, I discuss this research with Dr. Karin Ried.Dr Ried is Research Director at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Ried has over 15 years experience in medical and public health research, and research interest in complementary and integrative medicine with a focus on nutritional health. Her research projects encompass nutritional medicine, cardiovascular health, bone health, gastrointestinal health, cancer, women’s health, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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