Choosing an appropriate garlic supplement can be a confusing process. Actually, there are four choices:
- heat distilled garlic oil in softgels,
- heat dehydrated garlic seasoning powder in capsules/tablets,
- garlic oil macerates and
- Kyolic® odorless Aged Garlic Extract™.
All garlic supplements have some nutritional value. However, powders and oils contain little or no water-soluble compounds which may be essential to obtain some of the key benefits of garlic. Garlic powders and oils contain some beneficial oil-soluble sulfur compounds. However, these compounds also have a pungent garlic odor as well as harsh, oxidizing side effects. Even though these products may claim to be deodorized, the garlic odor is just masked by chemical or sugar coatings. When the capsules or tablets dissolve, garlic body odor results.
Kyolic odorless Aged Garlic Extract, on the other hand, is truly the only odorless garlic supplement. The exclusive aging process eliminates garlic odor and harsh side effects. Moreover, Kyolic contains various antioxidant properties and is the only antioxidant garlic supplement available.
Kyolic is also standardized with SAC (S-Allyl Cysteine), a beneficial water-soluble sulfur containing compound which is characteristic of Aged Garlic Extract.