Allicin is the latest ingredient launched for the dietary supplement industry by Cactus Botanics.
Allicin, a potent active compound found naturally and abundantly in garlic, is a tested ingredient for healthy immune support and more. Allicin is garlic's own naturally occurring defense mechanism against attacks by pests. When the garlic plant is attacked or injured it produces allicin through an enzymatic reaction. The enzyme allinase converts the chemical alliin to allicin, which is toxic to insects and microorganisms. The antimicrobial activity of allicin was discovered in 1944. Since its discovery, garlic has gained an excellent reputation as a provider of key nutrients. In time, modern science has backed folklore about its natural strengthening effects.
"Using our proven expertise in independent laboratory testing, we manufacture deodorized garlic powder through a unique drying and buffering process," explains Carol Cheow, general manager of Cactus Botanics. "Our safe, odor-controlled and bioavailable garlic powder can surely meet specific requirements."