AIM always strives to be on the cutting edge of health and nutrition, and we believe that AIM `s new garlic product will keep us on the razor's edge. Garlic may seem like old hat, but the garlic we are introducing AlM Bear Paw Garlic comes from a relatively unknown species of garlic and provides both old and new benefits!
AIM Bear Paw Garlic is garlic with a difference. While the garlic found at the supermarket and in supplements is Allium sativum, AIM Bear Paw Garlic is a "new" garlic - alpine wild garlic (Allium ursinum).
Alpine wild garlic has never been successfully cultivated. It is found in areas of damp woods and wooded ravines and flourishes in the hills and mountains of Central Europe. Its name is derived from the claim that bears, after awakening from hibernation, eat wild garlic to regain their strength (ursinum is Latin for "bear"). When most of us think about garlic, the distinctive garlic bulb and cloves come to mind, but the active substances in A.ursinum are found in its green leaves.
Although largely unknown in the United States, A. ursinum was called "the new star" of garlic in a 1989 issue of the German health journal Therapiewoche (Therapy Week) and was declared the 1992 European medicinal "Plant of the Year" by the Association for the Protection and Research on European Medicinal Plants.
Like "regular" garlic, AIM Bear Paw Garlic contains sulfur compounds, such as allicin and ajoene, and magnesium. manganese, and zinc. It has the same benefits, too, which include possible antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. However, AIM Bear Paw Garlic has three advantages over domesticated garlic: 1) It has more of the active substances; 2) It has active substances not found in cultivated garlic, or found only when large quantities are taken; 3) It is odorless after digestion.
AIM Bear Paw Garlic contains more ajoene, more gamma glutamyl peptides (GLUT), and more than 20 times as much adenosine as domesticated garlic. This is notable because current opinion states that GLUT and ajoene result in an increase in the electrochemical difference across the membrane of the vascular smooth muscle. This in turn results in a widening of blood vessels, which may affect blood pressure. Adenosine also helps increase blood vessel width and can also reduce platelet aggregation (blood stickiness).
When you first open AIM Bear Paw Garlic, the garlic odor is unmistakable. However, upon digestion the garlic odor is not noticeable. This is because the leaves of wild garlic contain substantial amounts of chlorophyll, which binds nitrogen compounds during digestion and thus prevents the development of the smell associated with the breakdown products of garlic.
AIM Bear Paw Garlic is also easier on the stomach than many other garlic products. Because the gamma-glutamyl peptides and adenosine are responsible for many of its benefits, the allicin content is not enhanced, as it is in many other products. It is the allicin that is responsible for many of the stomach problems people experience when using garlic.AIM Bear Paw Garlic is hand-picked in the spring during a one-week period. It is harvested in the Alpine regions of Europe, in particular, Switzerland. Because it is wild and cannot be cultivated, only the leaves are cut; the bulb remains in the earth to ensure future supplies. Once the leaves are harvested, they are processed quickly. They are cleaned, washed, dried, and milled under low temperatures.
AIM Bear Paw Garlic is truly the better garlic.
Take three capsules of AIM Bear Paw Garlic per day. You may take them at any time. Store in a cool, dry place. If stored properly, shelf life is approximately four years.
AIM Bear Paw Garlic is available in 90-capsule bottles.
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