Re: New garlic based ACE inhibitor supplement
The manufacturer of Bearlic "claims" that Bearlic (Allium ursinum), also known as Bear's Garlic, has twice the amount of ACE inhibitors and other hypotensives found in cultivated garlic products and works through at least 3 distinct mechanisms.
I wonder what all that means? I had to stop taking my Ace Inhibitor because of unpleasant reactions with my high potassium diet. Would Bear's Garlic (Allium ursinum) have the same unpleasant interaction? Allium ursinum acts by opening up the ATP-dependent potassium (KATP) channel in the smooth muscles of blood vessels. Does this mean that Allium ursinum effects serum potassium similar to Ace Inhibitors?
Also...... if one is already taking an Ace Inhibitor, or other heart meds, could there be a possible interaction with Bear's Garlic (Allium ursinum)? Could Allium ursinum cause a coughing problem in some, similar to Ace Inhibitors?
Perhaps I am being too cautious, but after going through many bad experiences and interactions, I have learned to put caution first.
If someone tries this, feedback would be appreciated.
CHF,AFib,HBP,Diabetes,Asthma since 1987
⇒ Avg BP 2008-2017: 119/69 readings: 7,514
⇒ Avoid unhealthy chemicals,odors,irritants
⇒ 1500 cal diet and exercise
⇒ 6.25 coreg; .125 digoxin
Last edited by Machaon; 04-27-2009 at 06:04 AM.