Supports Healthy Liver & Gall Bladder Function, & Even Supports Clear Skin!
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum), a member of the sunflower family, has been used by herbalists for more than 2,000 years.
Milk Thistle is among the most ancient of known herbal medicines, early healers discovered that milk thistle could stimulate the flow of bile from the liver, supporting healthy digestion and various liver-related ills.
Recent research confirms the fact that Milk Thistle extract does protect against liver toxins.
One of the most important toxins that Milk Thistle protects against is alcohol, a study reported on the use of 420 milligrams of silymarin daily in patients with liver problems.
A standardized extract is derived from the seed of the milk thistle plant. This extract is comprised of compounds, called silymarin, which research indicates have antihepatotoxic (liver protectant) properties. Silymarin consists of numerous flavonolignans, including silybin, isosilybin, dehydrosilybin, silydianin and silychristin. Both silymarin and silybin function as antioxidants, protecting cell membranes from free-radical-mediated oxidative damage.
In addition, these compounds protect red blood cell membranes against lipid peroxidation and hemolysis (breaking down of the red blood cells) caused by certain red blood cell poisons. In fact, in numerous studies conducted on silymarin indicate that it not only protects liver cells from toxic substances, but that it also stimulates protein synthesis to accelerate the regeneration and production of liver cells. Moreover, Milk Thistle may increase the effectiveness of glutathione in the liver; glutathione is a potent antioxidant.
Natrol Milk Thistle is standardised to contain 420mg silymarin per dose (2 capsules) and is available in 60 count 100% vegetarian capsules.
May support healthy liver function
May support healthy gall bladder function
Can help balance Estrogen levels & fight/shrink uterine fibroids
May support healthy and clear skin
Beyond the treatment of liver disorders, the herb milk thistle helps enable the liver to operate as it should, helping the body metabolise estrogen.
When naturopaths and holistic doctors look beneath the symptoms of an illness to its underlying cause, often they discover that the liver has had a role to play. This is true across a vast range of different ailments including uterine fibroids.
When a woman has taken birth control, synthetic hormones or pharmaceutical drugs her liver functions less effectively and is unable to metabolize estrogen leaving a woman with excess which heightens premenstrual syndrome and the more serious condition, uterine fibroids.
Serving Size 2 capsule
Amount Per Serving: Milk Thistle (seed) 525mg (80% silymarin, 420mg), Dandelion 85mg, Black Radish 60mg, Burdock 60mg, Ginger Extract 60mg, Parsley 35mg.
Other ingredients: Hypromellose, Water, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Maltodextrin.
Does NOT Contain:
Milk, Egg, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Peanuts, Soybeans, Yeast, Artificial Colors or Flavors, Added Sugar or Preservatives
Directions: Take 2 capsules, once daily with food.
If you have a liver disorder or are pregnant or lactating consult your health care practitioner prior to using Milk Thistle.
Milk thistle may cause loose stools or aggravation of hemorrhoidal veins with extended use. Consult a health care practitioner if these side effects become severe or do not go away.
Note: If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.