Milk Thistle is the nature’s best gift to liver health. For more than 2000 years, this herb has been traditionally used as a natural remedy for common liver disorders such as liver cirrhosis, jaundice, and hepatitis because of its abilities to detoxify and protect liver functions. Milk Thistle Extract is rich in silymarin, a potent antioxidant that reduces oxidative damage and production of cell-damaging free radicals.
Milk Thistle is a flowering herb native to Asia Minor, Northern Africa, Southern Europe, Southern Russia, and has been cultivated to North and South America. It produces a solitary purple flower and marbled leaves. It got its name from the milky white fluid produced from the leaves when the leaves are crushed. For thousands of years, Milk Thistle has been a favourite among the herbalists for its amazing abilities on nourishing the liver, thanks it its rich concentration of silymarin. Milk Thistle is loaded with silymarin that according to research, can also improve insulin resistance in diabetes, cholesterol balance, cardiovascular health, and gallbladder functions.
Serving Size: 250mg
Servings Per Container: 400
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Milk Thistle Extract
(Standardised to 80% Silymarin)
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: None
Take 250mg (scant 1/8 teaspoon) once or twice daily.
For adults only. If you are pregnant, lactating, using prescription medicine or have a medical condition, consult your Doctor before taking this product.
Standard Spoon Measurements
1/16 teaspoon - 140mg
1/8 teaspoon - 280mg
1/4 teaspoon - 560mg
Nature’s Most Powerful Liver Support
For decades, Milk Thistle has been the subject of diverse studies on its liver-protective benefits. Scientists discovered that all of its amazing benefits on the liver are due to a flavonoid complex called silymarin, composed of silybin, silydianin, and silychrisin. These unique phytochemicals are antioxidants that neutralise free radicals that can damage liver cells. Silymarin increases glutathione levels in the liver by up to 35%, which enhances the liver’s detoxification capacity, eliminating hormones, drugs, toxins, and other chemicals. Flavonoids in Milk Thistle stimulate healthy levels of superoxide dismutase, an essential antioxidant enzyme that also protect liver cells from free radical damage. Lastly, silymarin in Milk Thistle Extract supports protein synthesis in the liver that encourages formation of new liver cells and repair of damaged cells.
History of Milk Thistle’s Health Benefits
Milk Thistle has been used medicinally for over 2000 years in Greece. The famous Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder wrote that Milk Thistle was excellent for “carrying off bile”. Historical accounts also revealed that it was used by the English herbalist Culpepper for the treatment of jaundice and gallstones, as well as for cleansing the liver and spleen.
Fast forward, Von Haller recorded the healing and nourishing benefits of Milk Thistle to the liver in its “Medizinishen Lexicon” in 1744. It was in 1968 when a group of German scientists discovered that the medicinal benefits of Milk Thistle are due to its rich concentration of silymarin.
The potential benefits of Milk Thistle Extract may include:
- Supports optimum liver health and functions
- May be effective in enhancing the liver’s detoxification capacity
- Cleanses the spleen
- Possibly effective for jaundice
- Increases glutathione and superoxide dismutase in the liver
- Stimulates cellular regeneration in the liver
- Provides potent antioxidant protection for liver tissues
- Possibly effective for reducing insulin resistance in diabetes
- May be effective in providing neurologic support
- Helps with effective cholesterol management
- May be effective for reducing alcohol-induced pancreatic damage