A Botanical Extract to Support Healthy Liver Function
Milk Thistle capsules contain 175 mg of milk thistle extract, standardized to contain a minimum of 80% silymarin. Douglas Laboratories' Milk Thistle capsules are free of lactose and other common allergens.Health Functions:
Milk thistle, a common herb native to the Mediterranean, has been widely used for its nutritional support of liver function for over 2000 years. Fruits (often mistakenly referred to as seeds) of the dried milk thistle flower are rich in three flavonolignins: silybin, silydianin, and silychristin. Together, these are known as silymarin, the bioflavonoid complex responsible for milk thistle's powerful protective and regenerative activities in the liver.
Silymarin protects liver cells by acting at the cell membrane. By binding to the outer membrane, silymarin prevents harmful toxins from entering the cell, thereby protecting against liver intoxication.
Silymarin further protects the liver as an important component of the liver's antioxidant defense. As an antioxidant, silymarin quenches free radicals, thus protecting against lipid peroxidation. In addition to its protective functions, silymarin stimulates damaged liver cells to regenerate. Milk Thistle is a significant source of silymarin, a powerful bioflavonoid complex that has antioxidant, protective, and regenerative functions in the liver. Milk thistle's role in protecting and supporting healthy liver function is well documented in the scientific literature. Ingredients:
Each capsule contains:
Milk Thistle Fruit, dried
(min. 80% silymarin) 175 mg Servings:
One to three capsules daily. Use continuously for maximum benefit.Caution:
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach o children.Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.