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Posted by: Spring, Monday, April 23, 2012, 9:28pm
This is a garlic sup, but I would never have guessed right off hand! Talc!

Dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin and pharmaceutical glaze
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:00pm; Reply: 1
(dizzy)(hand)(scared)(mad)(goofy)(naughty)(eek) :P
amazing the thought of a need of all that blo stuffs only to sell a little of garlic ;) ;D ;D
Posted by: brinyskysail, Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:22pm; Reply: 2
It has a phthalate in it?!  I get concerned about phthalates in fingernail polish, let alone putting them straight into my digestive system  :o
Posted by: Cristina, Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:37pm; Reply: 3
SLS?  yakkkkk!!! >:( :( :'(  ... and of course everything else ... got lost in anti nutrients ....
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:48pm; Reply: 4
I don't think so . . (goofy)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:52pm; Reply: 5
I might consider ingesting the additives in the pill if it was for a medicine that didn't come in any other form, and I was concerned that my health would suffer if I didn't take it at all. Examples might be antibiotics (for an infection that wasn't clearing up after several days of natural remedies) or a decongestant to stave off a sinus infection. I'd be much less cautious if it was for a medicine I wouldn't need long-term (such as the antibiotics rather than the decongestant, to use the above examples again.)

But this is for garlic. You can buy it in dried powdered form in the spice section, and the fresh version in the product section of any food store.  There is absolutly no *need* to take this supplement; alternative forms of garlic are readily available.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 12:38am; Reply: 6
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I might consider ingesting the additives in the pill if it was for a medicine that didn't come in any other form, and I was concerned that my health would suffer if I didn't take it at all.


Your health might suffer more if you did take it   :P  ::)  ;)
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 2:42am; Reply: 7
I suppose I should post the illustrious name of this gang of potential killers for the sake of the unsuspecting. Why ingest this when fresh garlic is soooo delicious!! And they have the nerve to call this stuff "all natural!" I got the list of ingredients off the Vitacost website. It is sold in drugstores everywhere. People are trying to get a handle on health and getting slammed by such as this.  :o
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 2:45am; Reply: 8
Quoted from brinyskysail
It has a phthalate in it?!  I get concerned about phthalates in fingernail polish, let alone putting them straight into my digestive system  :o


"There is a good in every bad"

There ain't no good in this one, brinyskysail!!!
Posted by: brinyskysail, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 3:11am; Reply: 9
Quoted from Spring


"There is a good in every bad"

There ain't no good in this one, brinyskysail!!!


Haha  :)  You found the exception...or maybe it's just beyond bad  ;)
Posted by: shoulderblade, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 4:55am; Reply: 10
Quoted from Spring
Dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin and pharmaceutical glaze

I would go with natural Garlic or a simple derivative myself but there is a rational for what looks like a highly over engineered product.

This is from a site called "garlic-control"
Quoted Text
The most potent medicinal compound derived from garlic is allicin and it is for this that most people turn to garlic supplements. The chemistry of allicin is complex - it is not present in natural garlic but is released when garlic is crushed. In addition, allicin is unstable and breaks down quickly. Producing garlic supplements that will release significant quantities of allicin is not easy. This might explain their price.

The price could also be explained by someone conjuring up an elaborate product aimed at people with more money than knowledge.

I would think it would be cheap and easy enough just to put Garlic oil in a Veggie capsule and leave it at that. The highly engineered approach is basically selling a drug with no research record or responsibility.
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 1:08pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from shoulderblade
The price could also be explained by someone conjuring up an elaborate product aimed at people with more money than knowledge.

The highly engineered approach is basically selling a drug with no research record or responsibility.

Which, of course, explains why it is supposedly the "number 1 pharmacist recommended!" I especially like this: "conjuring up an elaborate product aimed at people with more money than knowledge!"  (smile)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 4:19pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from brinyskysail


Your health might suffer more if you did take it   :P  ::)  ;)


If I had a life-threatening infection, I'd take the antibiotic first and worry about side effects (including reactions to "inert" ingredients) later. If somebody posted ingredients like this in a psychiatric medication, I'd advise them to stay on the medicine, and to only wean off with careful medical supervision. There really are cases when the side effects of the pills are less than the benefits the pills provide.


This is not one of those cases. It's better to eat real garlic than to take a pill like this.
Posted by: deblynn3, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 4:46pm; Reply: 13
You should always crush the garlic just before you're going to use it. I was told the allicin pulses out for about 15min.
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