Product Type: Tesco Vitamin 50mg
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HEALTHY AND ODOURLESS
Tesco Odourless Garlic Capsules
Member Name: hildah11
Tesco Odourless Garlic Capsules
Advantages: health garlic without the unpleasant odour, bad breath or taste
~TESCO ODOURLESS GARLIC~
I generally like keeping healthy as far as possible. I believe in helping my body maintain my general wellbeing and I am a firm believer of supplementary helpers for my body. I regularly take garlic capsules and other supplementary tablets to boost my immune system. Thanks to the odourless garlic capsules, I can take them without the fear of bad garlic breath.
~Availability, Visibility and Price ~
The odourless garlic capsules are readily available in most supermarkets, pharmacies and outlets which sell health related products. You do not need a prescription to buy them so you find them in the non prescription medicine section. Tesco brands them "General wellbeing."
The capsules are sold in a white plastic bottle with a red screw cap lid and a red label paper wrapped around it. The bottle opening is sealed off with a foil which you have to remove if you are using them for the first time. This inner seal helps to keep them fresh and also assures you that the product inside has not been tempered with. There is usually a drawing on the label which shows the actual shape and size of the capsules inside.
I noticed that in Tesco these "general wellbeing" tablets seem to be colour coded and for the ones I use; Red for garlic, Blue for multi vitamins, Orange for Vitamin C.
In Tesco, odourless garlic capsules come in quantities of 90 or 240 and the prices vary with quantity. They are usually on offer together with the other general wellbeing tablets and you can buy any 3 for the price of 2 with the cheapest one free.
You can store them in your cupboard, in a cool dry place as long as the lid is kept tightly closed to avoid moisture getting in which can cause the capsules to start disintegrating.
* 90 for £1.22
* 240 for £2.91
* concentration 2mg (equivalent to 200mg fresh garlic)
* recommended daily intake 1 to 3 tablets a day.
~Ease to take/swallow~
The capsules are quite a reasonable size so not easily mislaid. They are almost egg shaped, translucent and have a smooth surface right round. The capsules are also soft, a bit rubbery as they have liquid garlic extract in the centre. They should be taken with water, swallowed whole and not chewed. Because they are smooth, they are also easy to swallow. Once swallowed the garlic extract will be released in the stomach during digestion and absorbed in the body like any other stuff which we eat. I normally take these together with the other well being supplements after meals and last thing before I go to bed and let my body do the work whilst I am asleep.
Always read the label in case you are allergic to some of the ingredients.
Store out of the reach of children.
Not recommended for pregnant woman or those planning to get pregnant.
Consult your doctor if taking any other medication.
~The Health Benefits of garlic~
According to research findings, garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and it has been credited with the following benefits:
* reducing heart disease
* lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
* helping to fight off colds
* has antibacterial effects
* just one clove a day will top up your body's supplies of vitamins A, B and C, as well as minerals including selenium, iodine, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium.
Crushed/chopped fresh garlic can also be added to food whilst cooking.
~The undesirable bits~
Some of the reported side effects include:
* garlic can be the cause of heartburn as well as flatulence (can be embarrassing if this happens)
* the smell is unpleasant - this can be overcome by using odourless garlic capsules
* the taste is too overpowering - this can be overcome by using odourless garlic capsules
I would highly recommend these capsules to anyone who wants to have good general wellbeing. They work for me, together with the others I take and I rarely suffer from major colds, sore throats etc. Bear in mind that benefits will be seen over time.
Appreciate some people are predisposed to various illnesses for various reasons so these are not meant to replace proper medication.
Thank you for reading and rating this review.
© hildah11 October 2012
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