Milk Thistle is an advanced herbal formula providing the key ingredient silymarin, one of the most potent liver-protective agents known. It is also useful in the treatment of psoriasis, as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
This product is SUITABLE FOR Vegetarian – Vegan – Kosher use and is FREE OF SUGAR, SALT AND STARCH · FULL POTENCY
Silymarin, a chemical extracted from the seeds. Silymarin is actually a group of flavonoids which are thought to help repair liver cells damaged by alcohol and other toxic substances. Silymarin increases glutathione production by the liver by about 30% thus increasing detoxification capabilities significantly. Glutathione is used to make glutathione peroxidase, the body’s most potent free-radical fighting enzyme. Silymarin also stimulates protein synthesis in the liver encouraging the growth of healthy liver cells. Bile activity and mobilization is also stimulated by silymarin.
Skin cell replication is affected by silymarin so that skin cell maturation and multiplication is normalized – a useful adjunct in the treatment of psoriasis.
Silymarin aso has anti-inflammatory actions due to the inhibition of leukotrines, the boosting of antioxidant enzyme systems and the elimination of certain toxins which trigger inflammatory reactions.
Potential applications of Milk Thistle:
- liver toxicity
- general liver protection and support
- Herxheimer reaction (detox side effects e.g. after systemic treatment of candidiasis.
- oestrogenic liver toxicity as seen in in oestrogen dominant premenstrual tension