What’s you take on this?
”Some manufacturers have enteric-coated their garlic powder so that it would bypass the stomach. Assuming the best, that a high quality garlic powder is used initially (one that is not exposed to high temperatures which can deactivate alliinase), this form of garlic could potentially deliver alliin and alliinase to the intestinal tract. However, simulated intestinal fluids have been shown to inhibit 40% of the allicin production. The remaining allicin may exert anti-microbial effects on bad bacteria, however, it may also destroy friendly bacteria. Both allicin and raw garlic preparations which contain allicin have been shown to decrease the bacteria flora. Further, being a strong oxidizing agent allicin may irritate the sensitive cells which line the intestinal tract as it has been shown to irritate the cells lining the stomach. Finally, if organically grown garlic is not used as a starting material, enteric-coatings may assist in delivering pesticides and other contaminants in the garlic directly into the intestinal tract for absorption.”