Milk Thistle

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People supplement with Milk Thistle to help support and maintain healthy liver function.

If you are interested in healthy liver function, you should consider adding Milk Thistle to your diet. Milk Thistle has been used for more than 2,000 years as a natural way to help boost liver function. It possesses an antioxidant flavonoid called Silymarin that has properties to fight cell-damaging free radical damage, not only in the liver, but also throughout the body.

  • May protect liver cells
  • May aid the body in regenerating liver cells
  • 180 gluten free, rapid release capsules
  • Vege Rapid Release
Directions: For adults, take one (1) capsule once or twice daily, preferably with meals.
  • Supplement Facts
  • Serving Size 1 Softgel
  • Servings Per Container: 180
  • Amount Per Serving / Percent Daily Value
  • Milk Thistle Extract 250 mg **
  •    (Silybum marianum) (seed)
  •    *(a 4:1 Extract, equivalent to 1,000 mg whole herb)
  • **Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Celullose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate. Contains <2% of L Silicon Dioxide.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Avoid this product if you are allergic to ragweed or daisy-like flowers. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.

Tips and Tricks

Tip: Silymarin, the active ingredient in Milk Thistle, is fat soluble, meaning it is best to take milk thistle with a meal containing fat of any kind.


Trick: Milk Thistle works best if you use it regularly after you’ve discontinued liver harming medicine or alcohol consumption.

FAQS

Q: What does milk thistle do?

A: Milk Thistle helps protect the liver from damage, aids the liver’s detoxification process, and may also help the liver to regenerate liver cells.


Q: Is milk thistle good for your liver?

A: Milk thistle may not only be good for your liver, it may be the best for your liver! Just like all herbal supplements, studies on milk thistle supplementation show varied outcomes. It is believed through these studies that milk thistle does have some beneficial effects on the liver, suggesting that it aids detoxification, helps regenerate new liver cells, and also helps decrease liver damage.


Q: How much milk thistle should you take?

A: You should be taking about 500mg of milk thistle that has been standardized to contain 80% Silymarin if you want to use the dosage that is commonly used in research studies. In the studies, subjects were typically given 420mg of Silymarin, the active ingredient in milk thistle. You can find standardized milk thistle on Vitamin World’s website here.

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