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    Does anyone else here get hangover-like symptoms the day after consuming real garlic?



    Whenever I eat the stuff, I wake up the next morning nauseous, fatigued, and with a headache. The greater the intake the worse the hangover. Ironically, if the garlic is consumed with alcohol, it seems to mitigate the effects quite a bit.



    I've been unsucessful attempting to track down a possible MOA for this reaction. I'm more curious than bothered by it. I never really craved the stuff, nor do I eat a lot of Italian anymore. Any ideas?

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    Salicylic acid? Sulphur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adreno View Post
    Salicylic acid? Sulphur?


    No problems with the former and I've fairly well ruled out the latter with every other sulphur containing supplement I could try. It's still a possibility though...

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    I wonder if naturally occurring sulphites might be causing this. Sometimes I get a rush of what feels like inflammatory response if I eat a whole bunch of raw garlic quickly. It goes away after a minute or two, but I havn't noticed a hangover the next day.



    Apparently this hangover is a common thing because Google returned a crap ton of hits about this.

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    Never experienced this first hand, but i also googled it and alot of info came up so it must be pretty common.

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    I'm wondering if it's the oil-soluble organosulfur compounds that are responsible. I'm reading some studies showing these are cytotoxic where the water-soluble ones are not. Could explain why I only react to real garlic and not garlic powder/salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberCT View Post
    nauseous, fatigued, and with a headache. The greater the intake the worse the hangover.


    People around me tend to suffer from these things when I eat alot of garlic. Not me though, I feel great.

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    I used to take Kyolic and they claim the aging process makes it exert unique effects. Maybe mitigates these compounds. I never got this from this supplement, but have noticed it with raw garlic. I read that cooking it also mitigates this response and would agree with this from my experience. I don't know what it does to the allicin however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hexadec View Post
    I used to take Kyolic and they claim the aging process makes it exert unique effects. Maybe mitigates these compounds. I never got this from this supplement, but have noticed it with raw garlic. I read that cooking it also mitigates this response and would agree with this from my experience. I don't know what it does to the allicin however.
    Yep, was just reading about that here. Looks like aged garlic extract is mostly the water-soluble components with minimal amounts of oil-soluble. Think I'll pick up a bottle to try.






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    Lol, same here.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ginnungagap View Post
    People around me tend to suffer from these things when I eat alot of garlic. Not me though, I feel great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaWd View Post
    Lol, same here.


    Thread on it here, you have to register though. It is worth it:

    http://www.datbtrue.co.uk/forums/sho...=garlic&page=5

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    I wouldn't describe it as you have, OP, but I definitely feel effects from garlic if I eat more than a clove or two. Sometimes I roast a whole bulb of it with meat and such, and feel quite over-dosed on the stuff.



    It's a kind of hangover feeling I suppose. Something anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubbieblue View Post
    Thread on it here, you have to register though. It is worth it:

    http://www.datbtrue.co.uk/forums/sho...=garlic&page=5


    Thanks for that link!

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    Consumed more garlic last night as an experiment (and I had nothing else to eat in the apartment)... gluten free meatballs that are apparently laden with the stuff. I really shouldn't have done that. Now I'm hungover and, in addition, dizzy, easily startled, tremor, and muscle weakness. This is worse than I remember it. A side effect of going gluten free a year ago was elimination of most garlic containing foods. I guess, like frequent alcohol use, I haven't developed any sort of tolerance to it.



    Funk hooked me up with a bottle of aged garlic extract last night. I'm looking forward to trying it... maybe in a week!

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