Garlic supplementation is known to boost the function of the immune system. One large 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63% compared with placebo (4).The average length of cold
symptoms was also reduced by 70%, from 5 days in placebo to just 1.5 days in the garlic group.Another study found that a high dose of garlic extract (2.56 grams per day) can reduce the number of days sick with cold or flu by 61% (5).
If you often get colds, then adding garlic to your diet could be incredibly helpful.Bottom Line: Garlic supplementation helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.
-Manganese: 23% of the RDA.
-Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA.
-Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA.
-Selenium: 6% of the RDA.
-Fiber: 1 gram.
Decent amounts of Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamin B1.
Garlic also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. In fact, it contains a little bit of almost everything we need.