Solaray Guaranteed Potency Milk Thistle Extract is intended to provide nutritive support for a normal, healthy liver. Milk thistle is considered by many to be one of the best liver tonics in the world. Milk thistle is commonly found growing wild in a variety of settings, including roadsides.
Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies). Medical use of milk thistle can be traced back more than 2,000 years. Nicholas Culpeper, the well-known 17th-century pharmacist, cited its use for opening “obstructions” of the liver and spleen and recommended it for the treatment of jaundice.
The dried fruit of milk thistle contains a flavonoid complex known as silymarin. This constituent is responsible for the medical benefits of the plant. Silymarin is made up of three parts: silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin. Silibinin is the most active and is largely responsible for the benefits attributed to silymarin. Milk thistle extract may protect the cells of the liver by blocking the entrance of harmful toxins and helping remove these toxins from the liver cells. As with other bioflavonoids, silymarin is a powerful antioxidant. Silymarin has also been shown to regenerate injured liver cells. Recent studies have shown that silymarin has the ability to block fibrosis, a process that contributes to the eventual development of cirrhosis in people with inflammatory liver conditions secondary to diseases such as alcohol abuse or hepatitis.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Keep your licensed health care practitioner informed when using this product.
- Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing.
- Store in a cool, dry place.