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Plant & Herb Extract
- Milk Thistle Extract 35:1 163mg Providing 80% Silymarin 130.4mg.
- (EQUIVALENT TO 5700MG OF PURE MILK THISTLE)
- Microcrystalline Cellulose,
- Stone Ground Rice,
- Magnesium Stearate.
Take three capsules daily with meals.
If you are pregnant or lactating, taking medication or under medical supervision, please consult your GP or medical professional before taking supplements. Do not exceed recommended dose. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store is a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children NOT intended for use by persons under the age of 18
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What is Milk Thistle?
The scientific denomination of Milk Thistle is Silybum Marianum, and it is a flowering weed, which usually grows in the Mediterranean regions, but it was recently naturalized in various other climates, such as California and Australia. Also, its popular name is inspired from its visible white splashes, which were traditionally believed to be Mother Mary’s milk. When the plant is mature, it usually is between three and six feet high, and it features unique, purple flower heads.
How does it work?
You’ve probably heard of the numerous beneficial effects of this amazing plant, and how it can lower your cholesterol levels, strengthen your liver, and make you more energetic. All these amazing effects are determined by the main active ingredient contained known as silymarin.
Silymarin is a group of several constituents, and it is found in the plant’s seeds, being a very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Likewise, according to different scientific researches carried on in the 1950’s, it also has liver protective and amazing regenerative proprieties. The theory is that the Milk thistle extracts eliminate toxins that are harmful for the liver, and enhance the cells’ natural regenerative proprieties. Plus, it is also believed to improve the effects of the estrogen.
Used To Treat
During the last 2000 years, Milk thistle has been utilized to treat numerous liver ailments, and severe disorders. Nowadays, the Milk thistle extracts are employed to cure and treat a much wider array of affections including:
- alcoholic hepatitis
- liver poisoning
- liver cirrhosis
- viral hepatitis
Likewise, these extracts are used for their protective role against toxic liver medications.
- 1. Diabetes
Various studies have shown that Milk thistle extracts are also extremely beneficial to patients who suffer from type 2diabetes because it aids them keep under control their blood sugar levels.
- 2. The Heart
Milk thistle is good for the heart because it decreases cholesterol levels in the body, and in some situations it may even reduce the growth of cancer cells in prostate, cervical and breast cancer.
- 3. Mushroom poisoning
The benefits don’t stop here as Milk thistle has been considered for a very long time an antidote for Amanita phalloides, or the death cap mushrooms. This is most probably due to the ability of silymarin to inhibit the liver ailments generated by the toxins contained in this mushroom. Likewise, in various studies, positive effects have been revealed, when Milk Thistle has been consumed within 48 hours after a poisoning.
- 4. Other uses
Milk Thistle has countless other traditional uses, which have not been scientifically proved yet. For example, it is frequently employed for all sorts of seasonal allergies, gallbladder disorders, dyspepsia, and it is even considered a terrific cure for hangovers.
- Antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects on the body cells
- Improves cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, and supports liver cells to regenerate extremely fast
- Prevents several types of cancer
- Helps people deal with seasonal allergies
Goes well with
Some evidence has emerged that silymarin may be better absorbed when bound to phosphatidylcholine.
How to take/dosage
Milk thistle is a highly beneficial substance, but it ought to be consumed responsibly. An extract that contains 70% to 80% silymarin has been utilized for most studies in the positive use of this plant, and generally, the standard dosage is of 200mg, which ought to be taken twoor three times a day.
Possible side effects
Despite a really low toxicity level, it may still present certain side effects in some situations. Fortunately, these unexpected side effects are not very severe, and they will most likely vanish after a very short period of time.
For example, for some people Milk thistle main act like a mild laxative, and may provoke diarrheal symptoms, and very few individuals have experienced bloating gases, nausea, loss of appetite, and indigestion. Plus, those who are sensitive to the Compositae/ Asteraceae plant family are more likely to experience allergic reactions to Milk thistle.
Furthermore, given that all liver diseases are extremely harmful, you must not start taking any sort of natural supplement, or any sort of medication without having consulted with your medical care provider in advance. Otherwise, your condition might get worse, and you may experience very unpleasant side effects.
Note: Since liver disease is a serous condition, always check with your physician before taking any new supplement or medication.
1. Medications changed by the liver Certain medications are changed and/or broken down by the liver. Taking milk thistle extracts could affect how quickly the liver breaks down these medications. It may even increase the potential side effects of such medications.
2. Medications used for lowering cholesterol (Statins)
Pregnant or breast-feeding women are advised to avoid milk thistle extracts. This is not based on any known safety concerns, but as a precaution since no long term studies have been carried out on use of milk thistle during pregnancy or while nursing.
Things to note
If you have a disorder that may get worse because of estrogen surplus, you are recommended to avoid Milk thistle extracts that have been produced using the whole plant. This is very important, because in some situations the plant’s extracts may act just like estrogen.
Milk Thistle supplements that have been manufactured using solely the seeds of the plant will not act like the estrogen hormone.
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