What is Allicin?

What is Allicin?

Allicin is the major biologically active component of garlic, but it is not exist in Fresh Garlic. You read that right, the chemistry of garlic is extremely complex. Only when fresh garlic is chopped or crushed, the enzyme alliinase converts alliin into allicin, which is responsible for the “garlic breath“.

Relastionship of Alliin, Alliinase, Allicin,

Relastionship of Alliin, Alliinase, Allicin,


The biological activity of allicin is very powerful, which made it like an extreme athlete in function food ingredients. This is why you can’t buy purified allicin supplements, it might be allicin-derived compounds when supplements are put on the shelf.  Although there are still brands that claim 100% yield allicin, the truth is not what you think.

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Most garlic supplements provide human body with allicin by converting alliin. And most of the clinical trials also verify its effectiveness by verifying garlic extract instead of purified allicin.

In this case, the activity of alliinase, or the conversion rate of allicin is very critical. Many manufacturers and brands provide information on the allicin of their powdered garlic supplements, but few provide information on the “allicin release.”

Our unique extraction process guarantees that the alliinase activity (or the allcin conversion rate) of Garlife™ garlic extract is more than 3 times that of ordinary products.

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Bioactive, or benefits of Allicin

Immune-Modulatory Activity

Allicin counteracts cardiovascular diseases in various ways.

Antioxidant properties that can help significantly reduce oxidative stress

Antimicrobial Activity (including fungi and bacteria)

Potential benefits in preventing or anti-cancer

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