[Fermented Black Garlic SAC] Improves Brain Fatigue, 3 Benefits of Fermented Black Garlic SAC

[Fermented Black Garlic SAC] Improves Brain Fatigue, 3 Benefits of Fermented Black Garlic SAC

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[Fermented Black Garlic SAC] Improves Brain

Fatigue, 3 Benefits of Fermented Black Garlic SAC

Fermented Black Garlic SAC
Improves Brain Fatigue? ‘This’ in Black Garlic
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Effects of Fermented Black Garlic SAC
1. Improves Brain Fatigue
2. Enhances Sleep Quality
3. Improves Work Performance

Hello, I am Jinny, a pharmacist.

Have you ever heard of "garlic injections"? Garlic injections, known to be favored by celebrities and athletes, are often sought after by many for the purpose of fatigue recovery. These injections typically feature a compound that combines thiamine and "allicin" found in garlic as the main ingredient.

However, a recent discovery has gained the attention of the scientific community— a substance in garlic that offers superior fatigue recovery mechanisms compared to allicin. This substance is known as "SAC" (S-allyl-L-cysteine). SAC is a compound generated in garlic, much like allicin, and it is known to have various effects, such as anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and immune-enhancing properties.

Let's look into scientific research to explore how SAC can contribute to reducing fatigue.

1. Improves Brain Fatigue

Brain fatigue refers to a situation where the functions of the hypothalamus, which regulates our body's blood pressure, hormones, body temperature, and heart rate, gradually deteriorate. However, the rate of this decline is very slow, and it often doesn't manifest noticeable symptoms outwardly. Such brain fatigue affects not only the brain but the entire body. Typical symptoms of brain fatigue include feeling physically heavy, mental fogginess, frequent forgetfulness, and frequent headaches.

Research on SAC as an ingredient that can help alleviate brain fatigue has been conducted extensively. In a human clinical trial where 20 adult men and women consumed 2mg of SAC for four weeks, it was found to improve brain fatigue.

"The high-content garlic extract containing SAC introduced this time is a material that can reduce fatigue that occurs mainly in brain activity, without extreme physical exertion."

Reference :  松永尚之, 瓜生圭介, 丸勇史. (2022). SACニンニクによる脳の疲労からくる疲労感の軽減効果. Food Style 21, 26(4), 25-30.
2. Enhances Sleep Quality

Sleep is the most certain way for the brain to rest. However, simply sleeping for a long time does not necessarily relieve fatigue.

In cases where you don't fall into a deep sleep and wake up frequently during sleep, there have been research results indicating that various physical and mental symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, anxiety, as well as mood disorders are often observed. Therefore, the depth and quality of sleep can be considered crucial for fatigue recovery.
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In a human clinical trial conducted in 2019 to observe the effects of SAC on sleep, the group that consumed SAC showed a decrease in the number of awakenings during sleep, and an improvement in sleep quality was observed.

"Continuous consumption of SAC significantly improved sleep quality and reduced the number of awakenings during sleep after 3-4 weeks of consumption compared to the placebo group."

Reference :  長田裕子. (2019). 熟成にんにくエキス含有食品摂取による疲労感および睡眠の質に関する研究―ランダム化二重盲検プラセボ対照並行群間比較試験―. 薬理と治療, 47(3), 527-536.
3. Improves Work Performance

The UK Test, based on the subject's task performance, task characteristics, and workload during continuous addition tasks over a certain period, is a test used to diagnose the subject's work performance. This test has been employed in various assessments, including the SAM**** Electronic Job Aptitude Test and police officer exams.
*UK Test (Uchida-Kraepelin Psychomotor Test): A test method used for diagnosing mental work capacity, concentration, intelligence, and more.

In a paper published in 2017, it was confirmed that the group consuming SAC showed a significant increase in task performance in the UK Test. Additionally, it was noted that SAC intake helped suppress stress levels and improved concentration.

"In the UK Test, the experimental group showed a significant increase in task performance after 4 weeks of intake, while there was no significant change in the control group. Furthermore, SAC intake helped suppress the increase in stress and improved concentration."

Reference :  長田裕子. (2017). 熟成にんにくエキス含有食品摂取による抗疲労効果に関する研究―ランダム化二重盲検プラセボ対照並行群間比較試験―. 薬理と治療, 45(3), 405-421.

Today, we explored how SAC can help alleviate mental fatigue based on academic research. While taking supplements with SAC or similar compounds can be beneficial, the most important factor is improving your lifestyle.

Firstly, it's essential to sleep no later than 2 a.m. People of all ages experience the release of growth hormone during the first 90 minutes of sleep, which plays a crucial role in relieving fatigue. Growth hormone is most abundantly secreted between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Additionally, getting sunlight is a good practice. Sunlight exposure contributes to the synthesis of serotonin, often called the "happiness hormone." Serotonin also plays a role in the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for good sleep quality.
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I hope you have a healthy day both physically and mentally. This was Jinny.

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