What’s Black Garlic Extract?
Black garlic extract powder is produced by fermented Black Garlic as raw material, using purified water and medical-grade ethanol as extraction solvent, feeding and extracting according to a specific extraction ratio. Black Garlic can undergo a Maillard reaction during fermentation, a chemical process between amino acids and reducing sugars.
This reaction further improved the nutritional value of black garlic and further upgraded the practical components of black garlic extract. For example, the market and consumers recognize antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, liver protection, anti-allergy, immune regulation, and other functions.
Black Garlic Extract Sources
What is the source of Black Garlic? The source of black garlic is Garlic (Allium sativum L.). Black garlic extract is processed from black garlic through an extraction process. Fresh garlic has a strong and more offensive pungent taste because it contains allicin. However, in the process of garlic fermentation to form garlic. Allicin gradually converts into other practical components and decreases, making the garlic petals black and increasing the sweetness. It also changes the consistency of the garlic petals, making them chewy, like eating jelly.
Composition Analysis of Black Garlic Extract
Polyphenols: black garlic polyphenols in black garlic extract are converted from allicin during fermentation. Therefore, in addition to a small amount of allicin, there is also a part of black garlic polyphenols in black garlic extract. Polyphenols are a kind of micronutrient that can be found in some plant foods. They are rich in antioxidants and have many beneficial effects on the human body.
S-Allyl-Cysteine (SAC): This compound has been proved to be the essential active ingredient in black garlic. According to scientific research, taking more than 1 mg of SAC has been verified to reduce cholesterol in experimental animals, including protecting the heart and liver.
In addition to the above two components, black garlic extract contains trace S-Allylmercaptocystaine (SAMC), Diallyl Sulfide, Triallyl Sulfide, Diallyl Disulfide, Diallyl Polysulfide, Tetrahydro-beta-carbolines, Selenium, N-fructosyl glutamate, and other components.
Black Garlic Extract Manufacturing Process
Black Garlic is a kind of functional food that is made of fresh Garlic (Allium sativum L.) by fermenting the whole bulb or peeled garlic hair in a chamber that regulates temperature (60-90°C) and humidity (70-90%). The control of temperature, humidity, and fermentation time is the key to the production process. Black garlic extract is to further purify and concentrate the beneficial ingredients in black garlic according to different extraction ratios, such as 10:1 or 20:1, based on black garlic. It also means that taking 100mg of black garlic extract is equivalent to 1000mg or 2000mg of black garlic. In recent years, this pure natural plant-derived ingredient has been more and more favored by the market.
Black Garlic Extract Benefits
Compared with fresh Garlic Extract(https://cimasci.com/products/garlic-extract/), the active ingredient Allicin in Black Garlic Extract is less. Still, it has a higher concentration of many nutrients, antioxidants, and other beneficial ingredients than Garlic Extract. These higher concentrations of ingredients bring many health benefits to the human body:
Support brain health
Garlic produces a substance called “SAC” during fermentation, which is a potent antioxidant and plays an antioxidant role in the human body. As an antioxidant, SAC can reduce inflammation in the body and prevent cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It may also help improve memory and other parts of cognitive function.
A healthy immune system means your body is more effective against infections and bacteria. In addition, antioxidants can fight free radicals and prevent oxidative stress that leads to cell damage. By reducing inflammation, antioxidants in black garlic can help strengthen your immune system.
Blood glucose control
Uncontrolled hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes increases the risk of complications, including kidney damage, infection, and heart disease; in a study of rats on a high-fat and high sugar diet, treatment with black garlic extract improved metabolism as lowered cholesterol, reducing inflammation and regulating appetite. An earlier study on diabetic rats found that the antioxidant activity of black garlic helps prevent complications usually caused by hyperglycemia. In addition, the effect of aged black garlic on decreasing TBARS levels in the liver is very significant.
According to a study involving more than 220 women at risk, the antioxidant activity of black garlic may even help prevent the development of gestational diabetes. In another study in 2019, researchers fed mice a high-fat diet. Compared with the mice without black garlic, the blood glucose and insulin levels of the mice with black garlic decreased significantly.
Heart and Liver health
As we know, Fresh raw Garlic is known for its ability to help improve heart health. Black Garlic can provide the same protection. Black Garlic can also maintain healthy cholesterol LDL levels and triglyceride levels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.
Black Garlic protects the liver from side effects. One explanation of the protective effect of black garlic on the liver is that black garlic can improve cell death and reduce lipid peroxidation, oxidative stress, and inflammation by regulating the JNK signal cascade. Black Garlic protects the liver not only in acute toxicity but also in chronic diseases. As the concentrated product of more black garlic extracts, black garlic extract has a more noticeable effect.
A research report proved the protective effect of single clove black garlic on liver injury in the sub-chronic toxicity model:
Black Garlic Extract Safety
The black garlic extract is a safe and effective dietary supplement with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can be used to help patients suffering from diabetes or obesity. Countries worldwide have widely accepted it because it does not carry any significant risks when ingested into your body.
Black Garlic Extract Side Effects
There are no reports about the side effects of black garlic extract. However, if you are a garlic allergy or taking blood-thinning drugs, please consult your doctor before taking it, and avoid taking it in large quantities.
Black Garlic Extract Dosage
Many people interested in black garlic extract will consider the question, How much black garlic to eat a day？ Currently, there is no official agency to limit the dose of black garlic extract, but it is proven safe to take it within 1500mg/day. Combined with the mainstream brands in the current market, the recommended dosage of 300~600mg/day is safe and effective.
Black Garlic Extract Specifications
- Black garlic Extract 10:1
- Black garlic Extract 20:1
- Polyphenols 1%~3%(UV)
- S-Allyl-L-Cysteine (SAC) 1%(HPLC)
Black Garlic Extract Application
With the continuous exploration of black garlic’s efficacy, some brands began to try to apply black garlic extract to daily chemical products. For example, Agiva brand used black garlic extract in their black garlic extract conditioner and shampoo. However, most of the applications of black garlic extract in the market are focused on food supplements like capsules and tablets, such as Tonic Gold, a brand of aged black garlic extract tablet.
Where to buy Black Garlic Extract in bulk?
As China’s most significant black garlic extract manufacturer, Wuxi Cima Science Co., Ltd has been producing black garlic extract for 12 years. In addition to the conventional specifications listed above, CIMA accepts particular specifications for black garlic extract to meet some of your challenging needs for the formula. With years of production and sales experience, CIMA is familiar with the quality requirements of governments for food supplements. Heavy metals, microorganisms, and chemical residues (solvent residues) meet the needs of the United States and European governments. If you are interested in or wanna know more about black garlic extract, CIMA welcomes you to contact and discuss at any time, and we will reply to your questions within 24 hours.
Black Garlic Extract Price
Cima Science has not set MOQ about black garlic extract, and we can meet the early sample stage of the new project and the ample supply of brands already in mass production. The price of black garlic extract depends on different quantities and transportation modes. FedEx will send the sample orders in the test phase. You can select express delivery, air, or sea shipment for formal commercial orders according to different arrival time requirements, and their transportation costs are also different.
If you are interested in CIMA’s black garlic extract, you can contact our salespersons to inquire about the wholesale bulk price for black garlic extract.
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