Thistle (Milk Thistle) is used by herbal specialists for more than 2000 years. It belongs to the family Brassicaceae, it is among the oldest known medical herbs. Old time’s healers discovered that it stimulates the production of bile by the liver, promotes good digestion and helps maintaining health of the liver. Recent studies confirm that the extract of Milk Thistle protects against toxins in the liver – especially alcohol. There is a recent study, based on the use of 420 milligrams of silymarin in patients with liver problems. Twenty subjects were monitored for a period of 6 to 36 months, 50% of which show a marked improvement.
The Thistle standardized extract (Milk Thistle) is extracted from the seed of the plant. It consists of compounds called silymarins, which have antihipotoxic (liver protective) action. Silymarin consists of many flavonolignans including silibinin, isosilibinin, silicristin, silidianin and others. Silymarin and silybin serve as antioxidants, protecting cell membranes from oxidative destruction caused by free radicals. In addition, these ingredients preserve the membranes of red blood cells against lipid peroxidation and hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells) caused by certain poisons.
Many studies conducted on silymarin indicate that it not only protects liver cells from toxic substances, but also stimulates protein synthesis to accelerate the regeneration and production of liver cells. Moreover, Milk Thistle may increase the effectiveness of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant in the body.
- Supports healthy liver function
- Supports the health of the gallbladder
- Supports healthy and clean skin condition
HAYA Labs Milk Thistle is standardized to contain 80% silymarin (80mg) and is available in package of 60 vegetarian capsules.
Typical daily dosage ranges 200-600 mgs:
Take 2 capsules, 2-3 times a day.