My boyfriend suffers from erectile dysfunction due to nerve damage from type 1 (childhood) diabetes. He is 24, thin, and otherwise healthy. His doctor gave him a prescription that has had minimum effectiveness. I poured 1 tablespoon of each into a regular spoon for both of us (I took it as well to be supportive) which we swallowed and followed with milk. We took it late in the morning and had horrible garlic burps all day. I suppose we should have cooked it with food, but garlic doesn't go well with breakfast and I hoped for help as soon as possible. This didn't give us the results we were hoping for (though I was feeling extra affectionate by mid-afternoon). I wish I could try it again, but I doubt he'll be interested in garlic for a while, cooked in food or not. If you're going to experiment, please plan more carefully than I did.