Studies related to Interferon Alpha and Garlic

Systemic Production Of IFN-alpha By Garlic (Allium Sativum) In Humans

Effect Increase
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 100
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Consumption of garlic products at 2g has noted that raw garlic cloves, but not boiled garlic, is associated with an increase in circulating interferon alpha by 384% and an increase in circulating nitric oxide levels at resting conditions by 224% when measured 2-4 hours after ingestion. There was no significant reduction in potency after 7 days of ingestion.