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Milk Thistle, 450 mg
Specials: $13.75 each
Milk Thistle: supports healthy liver and gall bladder function, protects against liver toxins, supports healthy and clear skin, etc.
Free of all common allergens | Vegetarian | Standardized
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum), a member of the sunflower family, has been used by herbalists for more than 2,000 years. It is among the most ancient of known herbal medicines, early healers discovered that milk thistle could stimulate the flow of bile from the liver, supporting healthy digestion and various liver-related ills. Recent research confirms the fact that Milk Thistle extract does protect against liver toxins. One of the most important toxins that Milk Thistle protects against is alcohol, a study reported on the use of 420 milligrams of silymarin daily in patients with liver problems. Twenty subjects were followed up for six to thirty-six months, 50% of them showed definite improvement. A standardized extract is derived from the seed of the milk thistle plant. This extract is comprised of compounds, called silymarin, which research indicates have antihepatotoxic (liver protectant) properties. Silymarin consists of numerous flavonolignans, including silybin, isosilybin, dehydrosilybin, silydianin and silychristin. Both silymarin and silybin function as antioxidants, protecting cell membranes from free-radical-mediated oxidative damage. In addition, these compounds protect red blood cell membranes against lipid peroxidation and hemolysis (breaking down of the red blood cells) caused by certain red blood cell poisons. In fact, in numerous studies conducted on silymarin indicate that it not only protects liver cells from toxic substances, but that it also stimulates protein synthesis to accelerate the regeneration and production of liver cells. Moreover, Milk Thistle may increase the effectiveness of glutathione in the liver; glutathione is a potent antioxidant.
May support healthy liver function
May support healthy and clear skin
May support healthy gall bladder function
1 tablet taken 1 to 3 times daily preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional
If you have a liver disorder or are pregnant or lactating consult your health care practitioner prior to using Milk Thistle.
Milk thistle may cause loose stools or aggravation of hemorrhoidal veins with extended use. Consult a health care practitioner if these side effects become severe or do not go away.
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and pharmaceutical glaze
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