Milk thistle extract silymarin, supplement dosage, health benefit, side effects, dosage and benefit for liver
Milk thistle extracts have been used as traditional herbal remedies for almost 2000 years. The extracts are still widely used to protect the liver against toxins and to control chronic liver diseases. Recent experimental and clinical studies suggest that milk thistle extracts also have anticancer, antidiabetic, and cardioprotective effects. Several trials have studied the effects of milk thistle for patients with liver diseases, cancer, hepatitis C, HIV, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia.
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is an herbal supplement used to treat liver and biliary disorders. Silymarin, a mixture of flavanoid complexes, is the active component that protects liver and kidney cells from toxic effects of drugs, including chemotherapy.
Side effects, caution, risk
Milk thistle extracts are known to be safe and well tolerated, and toxic or adverse effects observed in clinical trials seem to be minimal.
Exacerbation of hemochromatosis by ingestion of milk thistle was a case report published in a medical journal.
Availability and to purchase
Milk-Thistle extract 4:1 (seed) 250 mg per softgel
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