Milk Thistle Extract may assist with liver health and possible re-habilitation. Milk Thistle helps to rejuvenate liver cells and support healthy liver function.
What is in Milk Thistle Extract?Our Complete Milk Thistle Extract contains a premium-quality extract standardized to 80% silymarin (the extract from the seeds) and is combined with 250mg of ground milk thistle seed per vegetarian capsule.
Health Benefits Of Complete Milk Thistle Extract (Silymarin)Milk Thistle has been used for centuries to support liver health, keep toxins out of the liver and has no known side effects. For centuries, Milk Thistle has been trusted for its healthy properties, especially for liver concerns.
Why Our Milk Thistle Extract is a Good ValueThe quality of milk thistle products on the market varies dramatically. Our Complete Milk Thistle Extract contains fresh, potent, standardized extract plus 250mg per capsule of micro-ground milk thistle seed. Our product tests (in the laboratory) to 80% silymarin. Remember, if a supplier does not list their concentration, don't buy it because there's no way of knowing what you are getting. 100% vegetarian capsules are used--no gelatin.When you purchase Milk Thistle Extract from Whole Health, you can be sure you're getting a consistent and fresh product in a 100% vegetarian capsule.
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Milk ThistleFind ProductsAlso indexed as:Carduus marianus, Holy Thistle, Marian Thistle, Marythistle, Silybum marianum, Silymarin, St. Mary’s Thistle, Thistle© Steven FosterCommon names:Holy Thistle, Marian Thistle, Marythistle, Silymarin, St. Mary’s Thistle, ThistleBotanical names:Carduus marianus, Silybum marianum
Parts Used & Where Grown
Milk thistle is commonly found growing wild in a variety of settings, including roadsides. The dried fruit (also called achenes) are used to produce modern herbal extracts.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyAlcohol Withdrawal 420 to 600 mg of silymarin daily [3 stars]Though not a treatment for withdrawl symptoms, milk thistle extract is commonly recommended to counteract the harmful effects of alcohol on the liver, as this herb speeds the regeneration of injured liver cells.Hepatitis 420 mg of silymarin daily [2 stars]Supplementing with milk thistle may support the liver.Liver Cirrhosis 420 mg of silymarin daily [2 stars]Supplementing with milk thistle may protect liver cells and improve function.Type 2 Diabetes 200 mg per day of silymarin [2 stars]Supplementing with silymarin (a component of milk thistle) may help lower blood sugar levels.Gallstones Refer to label instructions [1 star]Milk thistle extracts in capsules or tablets may be beneficial in preventing gallstones.
Traditional Use (May Not Be Supported by Scientific Studies)
Medical use of milk thistle can be traced back more than 2,000 years. Nicholas Culpeper, the well-known 17th-century pharmacist, cited its use for opening “obstructions” of the liver and spleen and recommended it for the treatment of jaundice.
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