Many ancient texts refer to the beneficial effects of garlic that have yet to be refuted. It helps digestion and is recommended as a spasmolytic, appetizer, hepatoprotector, choleretic and cholagogue. Many authors refer to it as antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic, and antifungal by indirectly altering one’s internal environment, rather than by direct effect. While restoring general toning, it even inhibits the onset and development of certain degenerative processes.
It is considered a tobacco antidote providing vascular protection as well as protection against lead poisoning. Currently, focus is being placed on its remarkable cardiovascular protective properties, including retinopathy and arteritis. Indeed, garlic acts at all levels of arteriosclerosis. It is traditionally known to help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as assisting with triglyceride and acting as an antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and an antispasmodic. Rich in mineral salts and vitamins A, B and C, it reduces fatigue, irritability and anxiety. Finally, garlic protects against the onset of diabetes and promotes the thyroid metabolism.
Coenzyme Q10, in its ubiquinone form plays a key role in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by mitochondria, a genuine cellular energy producer. Indeed, CoQ10 conveys high-energy cytoplasm electrons from the cells into the mitochondria. Cardiac tissue being very rich in mitochondria, it is extremely important that CoQ10 supports this function.
The combination of garlic and CoQ10 maximises each other’s potential and plays a remarkable role in the cardiovascular system. By adding hawthorn and olive extracts the effects are amplified even further.