Milk Thistle Supplement

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Milk Thistle

Some plants have been known to impart health throughout the centuries. While not all traditional methods of maintaining health are valid, some have proven time and again to be useful supplements.

One such plant, Milk Thistle, is still being used for its many health benefits today. As more research uncovers its benefits, milk thistle supplement is becoming a powerhouse for promoting longevity and general health.*

What is Milk Thistle?

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is a hearty plant that has been used for more than 2000 years. [1] The two most popular commercial extracts of Milk Thistle, silymarin and silibinin, are present within the seeds of the Milk Thistle plant. [1]

Our milk thistle supplement is a 4:1 seed extract. An extract is better than a ground up Milk Thistle plant because the extract contains higher amounts of flavonolignans and flavonoids. These include silybin A, silybin B, isosilybin A, isosilybin B, silydianin, silychristin, isosilychristin, and taxifolin, which are the active ingredients in the plant. For example, if we sold ground up plant powder, it could have zero silybins as each plant has varying levels of the active ingredient. This is one reason many people prefer to take the full spectrum Milk Thistle plant as opposed to a single extract.

Milk Thistle Uses

Milk Thistle supplements the health of many different vital systems in the human body.* [3]

Milk Thistle supplement has been used to support many different common health issues and is now being used as a natural way to help supplement a healthy liver. [1,2] Milk Thistle's ability to promote properties of a healthy liver have been recognized for centuries.* [2]

Among the many Milk Thistle uses, it is also known to be an cellular health supplement.* [3]

Milk Thistle's cellular health effects are widespread and work through many mechanisms. [3] The many different active flavolignan and flavanoid compounds in Milk Thistle have demonstrated cellular health benefits through multiple pathways.* [3]

What makes Milk Thistle's effects even more exciting is its low cost to the consumer, leading fitness gurus to promote it as an inexpensive way to stay healthy. [3]

Milk Thistle Dosage

Most users take between 100 and 600 mg of Milk Thistle. [3]

Sources

  1. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835426
  2. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3326063
  3. http://ar.iiarjournals.org

Additional Resources

Milk Thistle Examine Page
Milk Thistle Wiki

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*Statements found within have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking if you are pregnant, nursing, have any cardiovascular or other medical issues, or anticipate surgery. Keep out of the reach of children.

Scientific studies cited are not conclusive and have limitations, due to of their closed environment nature. Referenced studies will not necessarily determine your experience with a supplement or nootropic, since there are many unaccounted variables, which fall outside the scope of the studies.

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