A combination of freeze-dried concentrates of whole garlic and cinnamon bark oil.
The medicinal properties of fresh garlic have been known for centuries. The problem that has arisen in presenting garlic as a supplement is the inherent instability of the initial active substance, allicin, which is created when a clove of garlic is crushed. Allicin is not found, as such, within the garlic clove. Instead, when the clove is crushed, allicin is formed instantaneously from the interaction of an enzyme called alliinase on a precursor of allicin called alliin. By selecting the highest quality garlic cloves, rich in alliin and alliinase, and then gently freeze-drying them, a concentrated powder is produced which only releases the prime active allicin component when ingested and rehydrated, i.e. all of the allicin is released within the gastro-intestinal tract.
Allicin has the broadest spectrum of activity of all the plant antimicrobial substances tested, with dramatic inhibitory effects over a vast range of microorganisms, not only against many bacteria (including E. coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus) but also many yeasts, fungi, protozoa and even viruses. Perhaps the most important discovery, however, was that allicin has virtually no effect on the beneficial lactic flora of the gastrointestinal (G.I.) and genitourinary (G.U.) tracts.
Cinnamaldehydes are the major components of cinnamon bark oil. These compounds are very potent against gramnegative bacteria like E. coli, and gram-positive bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) and are also strongly active against yeasts and fungi. In fact, cinnamaldehydes have the greatest antibacterial and antifungal activity of all of the common volatile oils. Cinnamaldehyde is included in Pharmax’s Alli-Cinn at a concentration below the levels at which lactic acid bacteria are affected.
Alli-Cinn 60 caps
Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings per container 60
Amount per serving
Freeze dried garlic concentrate 500mg
(Allium sativum) clove
Freeze dried cinnamon bark oil concentrate 200mg
(Cinnamomum cassia) providing 40mg cinnamaldehydes
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, silica, vegetable magnesium stearate.
One capsule taken twice daily with meals or as professionally directed.
Keep out of reach of children.
Contra-indications: None known if recommended intake is followed.
Provides: 20,000ppm (10mg) cysteine sulfoxides, including allicin which, when ingested releases 9,000ppm (4.5mg) antimicrobial activity as total thiosulfonates, including allicin.