After several years using this brand, I've stopped buying it for the following reasons:
Each capsule supposedly contains the same 1000 mg amount but the capsule size has been reduced to about one half it's original size.
A good amount of garlic used to come out when I broke open the old, larger capsule but the new, smaller capsule sometimes doesn't have more than just a drop or two when opened. Common sense asks how can a half size capsule contain the same amount as one twice it's size?
Additionally, Spring Valley no longer prominently lists the actual amount of garlic on the front label, nor does it appear in the specifications panel here on Walmart.
More troubling is that soybean oil is listed under "added ingredients" which based on the tiny amount that does come out of each capsule, I strongly suspect is more soybean oil than garlic (allicin.)
This would explain why the price is so cheap compared to true, garlic supplements like Kyocera and others.With Spring Valley, you're paying mainly for soybean oil and only a very tiny drop or two at that! Put your money towards a quality garlic supplement with certified allicin amount and quality. Anything with inert "added ingredients" is nothing more than useless filler.
Since supplements are unregulated, it's very probable a lot of manufacturers do whatever they want, which means customers are wasting money on something they only think is a quality product.
Don't be fooled. If nothing else, buy real garlic and realize the smell is part of staying healthy!
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