Kyolic: Aged Garlic Extracts (20 Months!)
As we described Kyolic Director of Sales Jay Levy in our Expo East Day 2 Recap, the “world’s most passionate garlic enthusiast” has plenty to stand on in terms of the research supporting Kyolic’s aged garlic extracts.
Eastern medicine has relied on aged garlic for millennia – in fact, Kyolic is owned by a Japanese company called Wakunaga – and thanks to the philosophy of Kyolic’s founder to reinvest significantly into research, there are now more than 1000 peer-reviewed studies focusing on the healing properties of garlic.
As Jay explained to our team, the most consistent and dramatic benefit in the research has to be in the “vein” of cardio health (we had to).
As mentioned, the studies are plentiful, but the TL;DR is that aged garlic extract can both increase the amount of good cholesterol in our bodies and prevent (and possibly even reverse) oxidized cholesterol, i.e., plaque formation.
That said, the Kyolic product catalog certainly isn’t reaching by including bone and immune health products, digestion products, and more.
Speaking of Kyolic’s products, it was fascinating to learn how Kyolic ages their garlic – for a whopping 20 months, by the way – in huge tubs (think beer brewery) mixed with water and ethanol alcohol.
This promotes a bioconversion process that enhances the beneficial properties of the garlic; a more dramatic version of the example Jay gave us of an apple turning brown.
We can give you a sample of Kyolic aged garlic extract, and you can take it yourself to know that you won’t smell like garlic. I know that’s very important.
Jay Levy, Director of Sales at Kyolic
And no, to address the elephant in the room, Kyolic will not make your breath smell like garlic.
Quick to nip that one in the bud (bulb?), Jay told us, “We can give you a sample of Kyolic aged garlic extract, and you can take it yourself to know that you won’t smell like garlic. I know that’s very important.”