I just ate my first crushed garlic. I did 3 cloves of it since I have been taking the softgels and hopefully have some tolerance built up already. I probably ate it too fast and may not have gotten the full benefit of it. I have read some places it should sit about 10 minutes. Of course, I forgot to do that. Just remembered now. Breathe smells wonderful now.
I have also heard people say to chop it up real well. I chewed mine real well so it should be about the same as chopped. Not sure how well I did for my first attempt.