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CFS-Allicin What Is Allicin?

What is Allicin?

Garlic RedAllicin is extracted from garlic. It is the substance in garlic which has the most powerful antibacterial properties. Allicin is manufactured by Allicin International, a UK-based company which uses a patented process, guaranteeing a high yield of allicin in a form that is quickly absorbed by the body. You will not get the same result taking garlic capsules or eating garlic – and allicin doesn’t smell!!

Allicin is sold in the UK as “AllicinMax” and is available in capsules, liquid and cream. AllicinMax capsules contain 180mg of allicin powder. Allicin International reports it is safe to take up to 777 AllicinMax capsules in one day!

AllicinMax can be used as a substitute for an antibiotic. It is also antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic.

How does Allicin work?

Flower Close UpAllicin disrupts the cell membrane biosynthesis – this means that it disrupts the system that is responsible for replication of the cell. It does this by inhibiting DNA polymerases and RNA synthesis.

When antibiotics are used against specific bacteria they tend to target one metabolic pathway, if the bacteria cannot ignore the destroyed pathway then the cell is killed. However, sometimes the bacteria can adapt – mutate – by using or developing an alternative pathway, and become resistant to the antibiotic’s effect.

Allicin destroys a large part of the bacteria, not just one pathway. The bacteria cannot adjust to this sort of destruction and so cannot become resistant to allicin in the way they can develop resistance to antibiotics.

(Information taken from ©Copyright 2007 Dr. Joseph Mercola. All Rights Reserved. This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation and information intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from Dr. Mercola is required.)


July 29, 2009 - Posted by | Health Science

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