Silymarin, Milk Thistle, 300 mg
Item #: 4735
Size: 60 Vcaps
Silymarin, Milk Thistle Extract
Protects Liver Cells From Toxic Injury; the seeds of the Milk Thistle plant yields an extract called Silymarin that enhances the metabolism of liver cells and protects them from toxic injury, enviornmental toxins and pollutants.
A study is being sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Its purpose is to investigate the effect of silymarin, derived from the milk thistle plant, Silybum marianum, in preventing and reversing the complications of chronic infection with hepatitis C virus and/or clearing hepatitis C infections. ..."It is hypothesized that silymarin will not lead to clearance of HCV infections but can prevent progression of liver disease in participants with chronic HCV hepatitis and, in some cases, reverse hepatic lesions that are already present, as well as improving the quality of life in individuals who use this dietary supplement. This exploratory project is anticipated to result in successful initiation of larger and more definitive studies of the effect of milk thistle on HCV infection. Evidence of beneficial effect of an inexpensive and benign herbal dietary supplement would have great impact on the large global population suffering from chronic HCV infection."
Here is another quote worth noting: "Anyone who is a heavy user of alcohol should take milk thistle regularily, as should patients using pharmaceutical drugs that are hard on the liver, including cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. I recommend this herb to all patients with chronic hepatitis and abnormal liver function, and have seen cases of normalization of liver function in persons who took it every day for several months and also worked to improve their diets and lifestyles. If you work with toxic chemicals or feel you have suffered toxic exposures from any source, take Milk Thistle. It will help your body to recover from any harm." (From the book Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, MD, p.177)
Silymarin/Milk Thistle Extract has been extensively researched in Europe for over 30 years. Silymarin nutritionally supports healthy liver function. Turmeric, also included in our Silymarin capsules, has been researched for the following: for its anti-inflammatory action, for liver problems, for skin diseases and wound healing, digestive disorders, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis and immune support.
Turmeric has been added to complement the effects of Milk Thistle Extract.
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Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Rice Flour and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Warning: Due to Tumeric content, not to be used by pregnant or lactating women or by persons with gall bladder problems, stomach ulcers or other stomach disorders unless recommended by a health care practioner.