1 Capsule 1 to 3 times/day
Milk Thistle is one of the most powerful ways to protect your liver from 10’s of 1000’s of industrial chemicals found in everyday products.
Possible benefits: Potent defence against toxins and regenerates and protects the liver; protects against atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes; performs over 300 critical metabolic functions; detoxifies drugs, alcohol, and antibiotics, can protect against mycotoxins and mushroom-based poisons; protects against fatty liver and cirrhosis; a powerful glutathione precursor; prevents amyloid-beta deposition in the brain (and may protect against Alzheimer’s); reduces elevated liver enzymes (AST and ALT) in NAFLD and AFLD; protects against nerve damage and abnormal brain ageing; protects against cardiovascular disease; may prevent weight gain, facilitate weight loss; reduces LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, boosts HDL levels; lowers blood sugar and HbA1c; may help in kidney complaints; chemoprotective; prevents metastatic activity (cancer spread); helps mitigate side effects of chemo and radiation treatment; powerful anti-ageing supplement; may help menopausal symptoms; regulates hormones.
The Longer Story: When the liver can’t effectively neutralize and dispose of toxins, they can accumulate in the liver and in body fat, or circulate in the bloodstream – ultimately ending up in bones, lymph or brain. Milk thistle extracts can arrest and even reverse liver damage from toxins. (1000’s of over-the-counter drugs have been associated with liver damage).
The liver also contributes to detoxification by promoting the production of glutathione, the body’s ‘master’ antioxidant. Every living cell in the body needs glutathione but the liver needs much more of this disease-fighting substance and the body’s stores of glutathione are not unlimited.
Milk Thistle helps alleviate damage from excess calories and carbohydrates – and binging. With the ability to actually stop fat from lodging in the liver, Milk Thistle has been acknowledged in several studies as an inexpensive, non-toxic adjunct treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Milk Thistle also greatly benefits diabetics.