Milk Thistle 500 Mg - 100 Capsules

What is Milk Thistle and how does it work?


The milk thistle is a  flowering plant of the daisy family. They are native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The name "milk thistle" derives from two features of the leaves: they are mottled with splashes of white and they contain a milky sap.


The seeds of the milk thistle have been used for 2,000 years to treat chronic liver disease and protect the liver against toxins. Increasing research is being undertaken on the physiological effects, therapeutic properties and possible medical uses of milk thistle.


Traditional milk thistle extract is made from the seeds, which contain approximately 4-6% silymarin. It is a very important mineral for the proper function of all cells, tissues, and

organs in the human body. It is also an electrolyte, a substance that conducts silymarin. For many centuries extracts of milk thistle have been recognized as "liver tonics". Research into the biological activity of silymarin and its possible medical uses has been conducted in many countries since the 1970s, but the quality of the research has been uneven. Milk thistle has been reported to have protective effects on the liver and to greatly improve its function. It is typically used to treat liver cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis (liver inflammation), toxin-induced liver damage including the prevention of severe liver damage from Amanita phalloides ('death cap' mushroom poisoning), and gallbladder disorders.


Toxin-induced liver damage

Research suggests that milk thistle extracts both prevent and repair damage to the liver from toxic chemicals and medications. Workers who had been exposed to vapors from toxic chemicals (toluene and/or xylene) for 5ヨ20 years were given either a standardized milk thistle extract (80% silymarin) or placebo for 30 days. The workers taking the milk thistle extract showed significant improvement in liver function tests and platelet counts vs. the placebo group.


In a 2009 study published in the journal Cancer, milk thistle showed promise in reducing the liver damaging effects of chemotherapy in a study of 50 children.


Other uses:

Beside benefits for liver disease, other unproven treatment claims include:

  • Lowering cholesterol levels.

  • Reducing insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes who also have cirrhosis.

  • Reducing the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers.

  • Used in many products claiming to reduce the effects of a hangover

  • Reducing liver damaging effects of chemotherapeutic drugs.

  • Clinical study has shown that liver function tests can be improved in active hepatitis patients.

  • silymarin may have use, potentially, in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy (a progressive kidney disease).



Sources:

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicines (NCCAM)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

CDC; Medline Plus; Wikipedia


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