In mice, garlic's effect on the gut also affects the brain.

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The gut is in a complicated relationship with the brain. The dynamic goes both ways: A troubled gastrointestinal system sends distress signals to the brain, and a bothered brain sends similar signals to the gut. On Monday, at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando, scientists gave a glimpse of what happens to the brain when gut health declines — and presented a delicious intervention that may help prevent that decline from happening.

With the results of a mouse study, scientists from the University of Louisville make a compelling case for the consumption of garlic. This pungent member of the onion genus Allium contains a compound called allyl sulfide, which, as these scientists discovered, helps keep gut microorganisms healthy — which in turn keeps cognitive health robust.
https://www.inverse.com/article/54665-gut-brain-health-memory-garlic

Anyone find regular garlic intake helps ME cognitive or gut symptoms?
 

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Garlic didn't provide any noticeable benefits for me. Onions also have allicin (garlic has only slightly more), but they didn't provide noticeable benefits either, and at one time made my ME symptoms worse. I've never had gut symptoms from ME.
 
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interesting......

Garlic is something I only eat cooked, because raw garlic is too heating internally and therefore I've been advised by my chinese herbalist to avoid raw garlic and onion.

in our household, my husband serves as the person who consumes very large amounts of raw garlic often. And I don't. It doesn't seem to be sparing him from cognitive senior moments.
 

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Garlic didn't provide any noticeable benefits for me. Onions also have allicin (garlic has only slightly more), but they didn't provide noticeable benefits either, and at one time made my ME symptoms worse. I've never had gut symptoms from ME.
I have some gut symptoms but nothing like some of the severe ones other members have reported.
I've taken strong allicin pills that improve my ME symptoms, but unfortunately in high enough doses also tend to give me acid reflux because of how harsh they are on my stomach. Haven't found a happy medium.
That is interesting. I wonder why it does something.
I have not found it to make any difference but then again i have not taken it in a standard dose each day.
 
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I wonder why it does something.
Garlic, along with onions and shallots, increases glutathione, which might have some bearing on its benefits.


Hydrogen sulfide is a signaling transmitter, has also been shown to be involved in the regulation of inflammation. Recent studies have shown that sulfur-containing compounds from garlic have beneficial effects in attenuating outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease and inflammation by a mechanism that may be related to the H2S signaling pathway ....
 

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I took massive dose of strong garlic capsules yesterday and felt great in the evening,
however, I spent a bad night with nausea.
My night sleep is always fine, so I guess I can't tolerate too much Garlic.

The dosage recommanded on the bottle is 2 caps a day, and I took 8...:woot:

Each caps contains 142 mg garlic extrac ( 1025 µg vinyldithiines + sulfides)