Garlic and Vitamin C increase Nitric Oxide Levels by 300% ?

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Garlic and Vitamin C increase Nitric Oxide Levels by 300% ?

Post Number:#1  Post by chimp » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:24 am ... 70322:main

There was a small but interesting study just published in the journal Nutrition Research4. Six subjects with marginally elevated blood pressure in the range of 140/90 were assigned to take placebo for 10 days. After a one week washout period they then took vitamin C 2,000 mg. daily for 10 days. After one week of further washout the six were then given 650 mg. daily of garlic tablets for 10 days. After the last washout, garlic and vitamin C were then given another 10 days. The vitamin C apparently did not have any effect on blood pressure. The garlic did result in a lowering of systolic but not diastolic pressure. However when both vitamin C and garlic were given together mean systolic and diastolic pressures were reduced to 110-120 and 75-80. The blood pressure increased when the combined supplement was stopped. The authors of the study suggested that garlic and vitamin C increases production of nitric oxide by about 300% which positively affects the inner lining of blood vessel cell walls. Whether this data will be confirmed in a bigger study is yet to be determined. It does remind me of a study on garlic many years ago indicating those receiving garlic improved the elasticity of the aorta and literally reversed decades of aging off this critical cardiovascular component.

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Very Interesting

Post Number:#2  Post by ofonorow » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:48 am

Thank you for posting this. There are many examples of synergy, and this is apparently a powerful means of lowering blood pressure.

One wonders if vitamin C and lysine produce a similar effect.
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Re: Garlic and Vitamin C increase Nitric Oxide Levels by 300% ?

Post Number:#3  Post by carlp » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:55 pm

Are the deodorized garlic capsules as effective as the ones that are not?

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Re: Garlic and Vitamin C increase Nitric Oxide Levels by 300% ?

Post Number:#4  Post by davsf » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:07 pm

Is there a way to relate 650 mg of garlic tablets with cloves of raw garlic? By weight?

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Re: Garlic and Vitamin C increase Nitric Oxide Levels by 300

Post Number:#5  Post by Saw » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:47 pm

Even a Blind Squirrel makes his own vitamin C.

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