Ingredients of Shimbhala Herbal Extracts – clinical studies/Trials
Clinical study – 3 GARLIC
Clinical Study Shows Aged Garlic Extract Reverses Heart Disease
LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/
presented at the 9th annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography to be held July 10-13, 2014 in San Diego, California.
This double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, which was conducted at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, had 55 middle-aged patients diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and volunteering for the study.. All the participants underwent screening at the beginning of the study to measure the total coronary plaque volume as well as dense calcium, non-calcified plaque, and low-attenuation plaque. The screening was done using Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA), a revolutionary non-invasive imaging technology that accurately measures calcium deposits and plaque build-up in the arteries.
Materials and Methods used in study
After evaluation, the subjects were given either a placebo or a dose of 2,400mg Aged Garlic Extract every day. A follow up screening was conducted a year after initial screening to assess any potential changes.
The UCLA researchers, led by Matthew Budoff, MD, found that the patients taking Aged Garlic Extract had slowed total plaque by 80%, reduced soft plaque, and demonstrated regression (less plaque on follow-up) for low-attenuation plaque, the most vulnerable component of atherosclerosis. This is a novel study for a natural supplement which has shown to not only control but even reverse heart disease.
Dr. Matthew Budoff states, “Our studies demonstrate the benefit of Aged Garlic extract on both plaque changes over time and new plaque formation. We have completed 4 randomized studies to date and all have led us to concur that AGE is both beneficial for slowing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and reversing the early stages of heart disease. Few therapies have ever been able to slow or stop atherosclerosis and AGE is now in an elite class of therapies that allow us to potentially reverse the process of heart disease.”