Garlic contains a wide spectrum of organic sulfur compounds that are thought to play important roles in health.
The most important garlic sulfur compound appears to be allicin. Allicin is formed from the precursor alliin by
the enzymatic action of allinase. Allicin and the other organosulfur compounds of garlic can support many
functions in the body. For example, a number of clinical studies show that garlic supplements help support
healthy cardiovascular function; lipid levels and blood pressure maintenance. Research also shows that garlic
supports normal immune function, fungal defense, and possesses antioxidant properties.