Can eating raw garlic alone help with Candida, or will a garlic supplement alone help? The answer to that question is that both options are good.
I prefer to eat lots of garlic in my diet. I often add partially cooked garlic into my food, especially salad.
All spring and summer, I tend to have one or two cloves of garlic finely chopped, mix that in with olive oil, maybe lemon juice, a bit of pepper and salt, and that gets put on salads. This is a standard salad dressing I make.
A lot of people say they chop their garlic and leave it to stand for a little while to allow the active ingredient to come out into its own.
Dr. Benjamin Lau wrote an excellent book on garlic. Dr. Lau’s work was one of the first serious books on the science behind why garlic is such an effective immune stimulant and antifungal.
In many studies, garlic has been shown to have just as good, if not better, effect as an antifungal than drugs like fluconazole. We know that people who eat lots of garlic regularly in their diet are going to benefit.
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Garlic supplements are also a good idea. I recommend buying a standardized garlic supplement. Don’t buy just any garlic supplement. Buy a garlic supplement that has a documented percentage of allicin in it. Allicin is converted to ajoene through an enzymatic reaction, and ajoene is an even more powerful antifungal agent.
By getting a standardized supplement with a guaranteed percentage of allicin, the benefits are even more potent than from garlic alone.
When you consider an antimicrobial for Candida, always try and get something with a bit of oregano in it, a bit of garlic in it, and a bit of grapefruit seed extract in it. You want antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic actions all in one supplement. That kind of multi-modal supplement saves you taking ten different pills. It also has far better action, especially if the product is balanced.
Consider adding garlic to your diet every day. I also recommend ginger daily in your diet and taking garlic as a supplement. You’ll get much better benefit by including garlic both as food and as a supplement.