Garlic supplements are one of the most popular herbal products in the U.S. Garlic may help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, slow the development of atherosclerosis, and aid other conditions.
But testing by ConsumerLab.com found one product without any of a key garlic compound and another had less than 1% of the expected amount of this compound. Other products claiming "high potency" were actually low potency. Two products were contaminated with lead. In all, 8 products failed testing.
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