What is Milk Thistle
Milk thistle – also known by its scientific name Silybum marianum – is a flowering herb related to the dandelion plant that's native to warm climates in Europe.
The seeds and leaves of the milk thistle plant have been used in traditional herbal medicine for over 2000 years. This herbal supplement is a powerful liver tonic with antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties that assist detoxification
Benefits of Milk Thistle
- Provides potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- Protects liver health and supports efficient detoxification
- Improves skin health and reduces acne lesions
- Regulates healthy blood sugar levels
- Acts as a galactagogue compound to boost breast milk production
How it Works
Milk thistle extract contains a high dose of active silymarin, which collectively refers to a group of powerful flavonoid compounds. The three components of silymarin are silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin. These compounds are behind milk thistle's benefits, offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to defend your cells from free radical damage.
Milk thistle is most popular for supporting the health of your largest detoxification organ, the liver. This supplement creates a protective environment that may support the regeneration of healthy liver cells and stop toxins binding to the liver, allowing this organ to work optimally. Research also suggests milk thistle extract helps to reduce raised liver enzymes in those with liver damage.
A healthy liver breaks down and removes excess hormones and toxins from the body. So, supporting liver function with milk thistle extract may improve your skin and reduce hormonal breakouts by enhancing detoxification and regulating hormonal balance.
Taking milk thistle can help to balance blood sugar levels. Studies show it has a positive impact on blood sugar over both the short and long-term. This is likely due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver-supportive properties – the liver is an organ that stores and releases glucose depending on the body's needs.
Additionally, promising research suggests this supplement could promote breast milk production, helping moms to give their little ones the best start in life!
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Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.