Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has a much-deserved reputation as a liver tonic and rejuvenator. The flavonoid and antioxidant silymarin has been credited with protecting the liver from alcohol, drugs, heavy metals, pesticides and other toxins. Milk thistle can be helpful for treating virtually all liver disorders including jaundice, cirrhosis, hepatitis and is helpful in repairing liver damage since it stimulates the production of new liver cells and prevents formation of damaging, pro-inflammatory leukotrienes. It also protects the kidneys and is good for adrenal disorders. Other uses include gallstones, psoriasis, diabetes, colitis and other inflammatory bowel disorders as well as weakened immune function.
Milk thistle improves levels of one of the body’s most important antioxidants, glutathione. In addition, clinical trials show that milk thistle enhances immune response and protects the liver. Jarrow Formulas’ Milk Thistle is a highly concentrated 30:1 standardized extract that contains 80% total milk thistle seed flavonoids.
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