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Tesco Odourless Garlic Capsules
Member Name: Elaineee
Tesco Odourless Garlic Capsules
Date: 21/04/13, updated on 21/04/13 (108 review reads)
Advantages: improved my skin
Disadvantages: headache (maybe but could have been a coincidence)
I wanted to improve my skin and hair as I'm sick of spots and my hair grows slowly. I looked on line to find a supplement that might help and up popped garlic. I knew about garlic's benefits for blood, the heart and circulation so some claims I found about good skin and hair made sense to me. Although as with all websites there's conflicting advice, some say garlic causes hair loss but I thought I'd try it- I figured I could do my heart up while I was at it.
The benefit's look great and are many (most claims are not proven) for example:
skin and hair improvement
prevents high blood pressure
anti viral, bacterial etc
boosts the immune system
I looked around and settled on Tesco's capsules as they were not only cheap but also didn't have as high a potency as other supplements and I wanted to start off on a low dose as they do have side effects.
They come in a red tub with the info written on it, the dosage- which is 1-3 aday and the ingredients: Sunflower Seed Oil, Capsule Shell (Beef Gelatin, Glycerol), Silicon Dioxide, Odourless Garlic Extract, Triglycerides and Sunflower Lecithin.
They come in 90 or 240 bottles of which 90 cost me £1.20 so cheap. These contain 20mg which is equivalent to 200mg fresh garlic, so quite a lot lower than some supplements I was looking at- although you are told you can take upto 3 a day, I didn't I only took 1 or 2.
The capsules are gel cased and easy to swallow. These don't produce an after taste or bad breath or anything.
I started taking one before bed time. Within days I woke up with a banging migraine headache. I didn't think anything of it as I get bad heads anyway. The strange headache continued. Still I thought nothing of just a bug coming or just one of them things. Anyway I had a feeling it was the supplements so I looked it up and found headaches can be a rare side effect, so I stopped taking them and hey presto headache gone. That was the only side effect I think I had they didn't give me heartburn for example which is also listed as side effect. Also you shouldn't take Aspirin with it as garlic can cause blood thinning.
Apart from a headache any benefits?
I'm undecided, without a before and after blood test or high blood pressure test I can't say if there was an improvement on that score, but I didn't want them for that anyway. I can say that my skin improved after only a month or so of taking them. It could have been a coincidence but I wasn't doing anything else different- not changed hand cream or soap or anything. My hair hasn't grown but was shiny while I was taking them (but I had changed shampoo) and my nails did and do feel stronger. I didn't get a cold whilst using these supplements but again I can't be sure if this is down to the garlic as I may not have caught one anyway. It will be interesting to see if my skin goes back to having dry patches now I've stopped taking them. It does feel less 'moisturised' already though so maybe it was the garlic benefiting it. Apart from my skin seeming better I didn't notice any difference in me- except a bad headache (although I can't be 100% it was the garlic supplements causing it but it seems likely as the ache stopped when I stopped taking them).
It's a shame about the headache as I would have liked to continue taking them as I did notice an improvement in my skin (I think) and that's what I wanted them for- I still got spots though.
3 stars from me it would have been more except for the headache
Summary: Garlic without the smell
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