Milk thistle is one of the most effective herbs known for relieving liver disorders.
Many herbalists and medical practitioners believe that milk thistle can protect the liver from damage caused by alcohol, chemicals, drugs, diseases, and toxic plants. Milk thistle contains a chemical substance, silymarin, which is purported to protect liver cells in the following ways: Silymarin has antiinflammatory effects, which keeps liver cells from swelling in response to injury. Silymarin seems to encourage liver cell growth. By changing the outside layer of liver cells, it also prevents certain toxins from getting into liver cells.
More than 300 clinical tests have proven that there is strong scientific basis that Milk Thistle can protect the liver from damage by toxins and pollutants. s
The bioflavonoid complex silymarin is responsible for the benefits of the plant and supports normal liver function.
· Silymarin in milk thistle also acts as an antioxidant.
Minos. King of Crete. Son of Zeus and Europa. Legend tells the story of how he would send seven young boys and seven young girls to be eaten by the minotaur.
What they left out in the legend, is that it was believed he fed his minotaur silybum marianum, a scary looking plant with red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins.
Minos knew that if you let your minotaur do crazy shit like eat a bunch of children, he better have a hell of a liver. Silybum marianum, better known today as milk thistle, helps clean out the liver and gallbladder. It’s also a powerful anti-oxidant and protects against free radicals in the liver.
In addition, it’s believed to benefit the heart by lowering cholesterol and help with diabetes in people who have type 2 diabetes and cirrhosis. While it might not give you a buzz or pump you up like CHAOS, a cap a day of this stuff keeps you pumping iron in the gym instead of sitting at the doctor’s office.
Supplement facts: Milk Thistle 200mg -Standardized 80%Silymarin extract High in Milk Thistle flavonoid.Serving size: 1 capsule.
Recommended use: 1 capsule a day, preferably between meals.