Does garlic extract increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels?
The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well garlic extract is able to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 1.3 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Garlic Extract to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Using Garlic Extract to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.
The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.
There are 3 studies in the database on garlic extract; the confidence rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.