AGV Products Co

Jiayi Shi, Taiwan

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Jiayi Shi, Taiwan
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Han C.-H.,Taipei Medical University | Liu J.-C.,Taipei Medical University | Chen K.-H.,National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | Chen K.-H.,AGV Products Co | And 7 more authors.
Botanical Studies | Year: 2011

This study evaluated the effects of processed garlic (PG) on the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and the diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and on the BP of hypertensive humans. The color of raw garlic changed to black through enzymatic browning over two-week processing periods, and the active compound S-allyl-L-cysteine was analyzed and calculated as 75.3 mg/100 g in PG. PG was found to effectively reduce the blood pressure of SHR after 4, 6, and 8 weeks with a single daily dose of 30 and 50 mg/kg. We conducted a placebo-controlled trial to test the efficacy of PG on lowering SBP and DBP of 44 hypertensive subjects over a period of 8 weeks. PG significantly lowered SBP after only 2 weeks (p<0.01), while a significant reduction in DBP (p<0.05) took 8 weeks. This significant DBP reduction was also found in the placebo group (p<0.05), which might be attributed to a placebo effect. After 8 weeks, PG lowered SBP by 8.05 mmHg. In conclusion, taking two 500 mg capsules of PG for 8 weeks can significantly lower blood pressure in hypertensive subjects.


The invention relates to a tri-enzyme hydrolysis method for preparing an oligo-saccharide enhanced oat-based drink product useful in lowering cholesterol, triglyceride, blood sugar and improving gastrointestinal function which comprises not only oat -glucan and but also a higher amount of isomalto-oligosacchride. In accordance with the invention, whole grains of oats are micronized to an average particle size of 100 microns prior to enzyme treatments, and a product of creamy milk-like texture is obtained without filtration so that nutrients of the whole grains of oats are retained. This invention enhances the value of oat-based processing to yield additional health-associated content and illness (such as hyperlipidaemia and hyperglycemia) prevention efficacy that are beyond the potential of oats per se.


The present invention relates to a process for preparing a functional fermented milk product with low acidity and containing a low content of lactose and enriched with galactooligosaccharide and Bifidobacterium, and functional fermented milk product prepared therewith. The process is characterized by converting lactose in milk materials to galactooligosaccharide before subjecting the milk materials to lactic fermentation. The process is further characterized by adding fructooligosaccharide to milk materials before subjecting the milk materials to lactic fermentation; the addition of fructooligosaccharide promotes growth of Bifidobacterium during lactic fermentation and increases the amount of galactooligosaccharide in the final product.


The invention relates to a tri-enzyme hydrolysis method for preparing an oligo-saccharide enhanced oat-based drink product useful in lowering cholesterol, triglyceride, blood sugar and improving gastrointestinal function which comprises not only oat -glucan and but also a higher amount of isomalto-oligosacchride. In accordance with the invention, whole grains of oats are micronized to an average particle size of 100 microns prior to enzyme treatments, and a product of creamy milk-like texture is obtained without filtration so that nutrients of the whole grains of oats are retained. This invention enhances the value of oat-based processing to yield additional health-associated content and illness (such as hyperlipidaemia and hyperglycemia) prevention efficacy that are beyond the potential of oats per se.

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