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Milk Thistle Complex

Milk Thistle Extract is a concentrated extract that supports healthy liver function.‡

$28.00 or Original price was: $28.00.Current price is: $25.20. / month

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Description

The dried fruit of milk thistle contains a flavonoid complex known as silymarin.  This constituent is responsible for the medical benefits of the plant.  Silymarin is made up of three parts: silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin.  Silibinin is the most active and is largely responsible for the benefits attributed to silymarin.  Silymarin is a milk thistle extract that nutritionally supports liver function.  This highly active botanical protects the liver from free radical damage, supports glutathione concentrations and promotes superoxide dismutase activity.  Milk thistle extract also stimulates protein synthesis in hepatic cells.‡

The ingredients in Milk Thistle Complex may protect the cells of the liver by blocking the entrance of harmful toxins and helping remove these toxins from the liver cells.  As with other bioflavonoids, silymarin is a powerful antioxidant.  Silymarin has also been shown to regenerate injured liver cells.  Recent studies have shown that silymarin has the ability to block fibrosis, a process that contributes to the eventual development of cirrhosis in people with inflammatory liver conditions secondary to diseases such as alcohol abuse or hepatitis.‡

Milk Thistle Extract is derived from the fruit of Silybum marianum and standardized to contain 80% silymarin.‡

 

 

Warning:  If you are pregnant or lactating woman, have any health conditions, or are taking any medication, make sure to consult your healthcare provider prior to use.

‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Dosage

One vegetable capsule one to two times daily.

Count

60 Vegetable Capsules

Science

Abenavoli L, Izzo AA, Milić N, Cicala C, Santini A, Capasso R. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum): A concise overview on its chemistry, pharmacological, and nutraceutical uses in liver diseases. Phytother Res. 2018 Nov;32(11):2202-2213. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6171. Epub 2018 Aug 6. PMID: 30080294.

Camini FC, Costa DC. Silymarin: not just another antioxidant. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2020 Mar 5;31(4):/j/jbcpp.2020.31.issue-4/jbcpp-2019-0206/jbcpp-2019-0206.xml. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2019-0206. PMID: 32134732.

de Avelar CR, Pereira EM, de Farias Costa PR, de Jesus RP, de Oliveira LPM. Effect of silymarin on biochemical indicators in patients with liver disease: Systematic review with meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul 21;23(27):5004-5017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i27.5004. PMID: 28785154; PMCID: PMC5526770.

Tajmohammadi A, Razavi BM, Hosseinzadeh H. Silybum marianum (milk thistle) and its main constituent, silymarin, as a potential therapeutic plant in metabolic syndrome: A review. Phytother Res. 2018 Oct;32(10):1933-1949. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6153. Epub 2018 Jul 17. PMID: 30015401.

Aller R, Izaola O, Gómez S, Tafur C, González G, Berroa E, Mora N, González JM, de Luis DA. Effect of silymarin plus vitamin E in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A randomized clinical pilot study. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Aug;19(16):3118-24. PMID: 26367736.

Vargas-Mendoza N, Madrigal-Santillán E, Morales-González A, Esquivel-Soto J, Esquivel-Chirino C, García-Luna Y González-Rubio M, Gayosso-de-Lucio JA, Morales-González JA. Hepatoprotective effect of silymarin. World J Hepatol. 2014 Mar 27;6(3):144-9. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i3.144. PMID: 24672644; PMCID: PMC3959115.