What is Garlic supplement?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Garlic Oil Garlic Extract Spring Valley Odorless Garlic Softgels Show all

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Garlic, a species in the onion family Alliaceae, is used as a spice and for medicinal purposes it is used to treat hyperlipidemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cancer, and infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 51 10
Support immune health 28 9
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 12 3
Elevated blood pressure 3 0
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) 3 1

Show all 28 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Garlic supplement

Side effect Patients
Flatulence 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Nausea 1
Need to eat to help with nausea 1
Taste bud irritation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Garlic supplement

Dosage Patients
daily 7
1 capsule(s) daily 1
960 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,050 mg daily 1
2,000 mg daily 1
1,000mg as needed 1
2 5mg as needed 1
600mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Garlic supplement

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 16
Did not seem to work 11
Course of treatment ended 4
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 2
Expense 1
See all 34 patients who've stopped taking Garlic supplement

Duration

Currently taking Garlic supplement

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Garlic supplement

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 12
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 22
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4 patient evaluations for Garlic supplement

Jun 21, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Detoxifier)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 23, 2010 (Started Feb 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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