About Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is a herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean region. The plant has pinkish-purple flowers and prickly pale green leaves with distinctive white veins. It belongs to the daisy/ ragweed family and has been used for over 2000 years by traditional healers in Europe to treat liver disorders such as cirrhosis, jaundice and fatty liver.
Milk Thistle Extract is derived from ripe seeds of the milk thistle plant. The active compound in Milk Thistle Extract is Silymarin, a flavonoid with potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Being a powerful free radical scavenger that protects healthy liver cells while flushing out toxins, Silymarin works as an effective liver detoxifier and cleanser. Along with supporting healthy liver functioning, Silymarin is also clinically proven to enhance insulin resistance and cholesterol levels for overall health and wellness. Silymarin has another key benefit: it helps increase glutathione levels in the body. As glutathione is the Master Antioxidant with multiple health benefits, Silymarin helps improve overall wellness too.
Benefits & Uses of Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle is traditionally believed to have numerous therapeutic properties. Many of these have been clinically validated as well in recent years.
Here is a brief look:
Milk Thistle supports liver health
This is Milk Thistle’s most well known health benefit that traditional healers have reposed faith in for treating liver disorders like fatty liver, jaundice and cirrhosis. Silymarin - the active ingredient that’s a potent antioxidant i.e. free radical fighter - scavenges free radicals for detoxification effect inside the liver, the site of toxin filtration. This in turn helps liver health.
Milk Thistle supports skin health
Silymarin has significant anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps prevent ultraviolet B sun damage that occurs due to sun exposure of skin. This helps protect the skin and promote skin health.
Milk Thistle promotes healthy cholesterol levels
Silymarin helps lower LDL, the ‘bad’ cholesterol to improve blood cholesterol count that in turn may help lower risk of cardiac disease and stroke.
Milk Thistle helps reduce insulin resistance
Silymarin helps reduce insulin resistance for better diabetes management for those suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Milk Thistle helps improve cognition
Oxidative stress is linked to cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s. Silymarin helps increase resistance to oxidative stress and that in turn helps improve cognitive function.
Milk Thistle supports bone health
Milk Thistle may help reduce bone mass loss related to estrogen deficiencies. This helps strengthen bones and protects from osteoporosis.
Potential Side Effects &Precautions
Milk Thistle is a relatively safe herb even when taken for long durations. However, it may cause nausea, diarrhoea and bloating in some people.
We recommend starting on any supplement after consulting with your healthcare professional. Under-18 individuals, and pregnant and lactating women should avoid supplements until prescribed by their doctor.
Why Take Milk Thistle Supplement
Milk Thistle is a herb whose leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible but the availability of the herb can be difficult. Even if you do get the herb, you may not like the taste. More importantly, the actual quantity of Silymarin in it is likely to be low. The better option is to consume a quality Milk Thistle Extract Supplement from a reputed seller. The extract is a concentrated form rich in pure Silymarin and it provides all the benefits of the herb in an easy to consume and more bioavailable manner.
Bottom Line on Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle is a traditionally trusted therapeutic herb in use for over 2000 years. Its healing power comes from its active compound called Silymarin that has significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. While its foremost traditional application has been to treat liver ailments, it is also believed to have numerous other health benefits.
WOW Life Science Milk Thistle Capsules
WOW Life Science Milk Thistle Capsules contain pure and premium milk thistle extract rich in natural silymarin.
The natural silymarin present in Milk Thistle Extract is a potent flavonoid antioxidant and powerful free radical scavenger that protects healthy liver cells, flushes out toxins, supports healthy liver functioning, Silymarin is also clinically proven to enhance insulin resistance and cholesterol levels for improved overall health. Silymarin is known to improve glutathione (the master antioxidant) levels in the body for overall wellness.
WOW Life Science Milk Thistle Capsules are available in packs of 60 capsules each. The capsules are vegetarian (non-gelatinous). Each capsule contains an optimized dosage of 420 mg of pure Milk Thistle Extract without any added fillers, binders, flavourings, additives or preservatives, and helps provide healthy liver function support and other associated health benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Milk Thistle Extract? How does it support liver health?
Milk Thistle (Silybummarianum) is a herb native to the Mediterranean region that has been used for over 2000 years by traditional healers in Europe to treat liver disorders such as cirrhosis, jaundice and fatty liver. WOW Life Science Milk Thistle Capsules contain premium quality Milk Thistle Extract rich in Silymarin, the key antioxidant that powers the health benefits of Milk Thistle.
What is Silymarin? How does it help my health?
Silymarin is a flavonoid with potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Being a powerful free radical scavenger, it helps protects healthy liver cells and flush out toxins. Silymarin works as an effective liver detoxifier and cleanser. Along with supporting healthy liver functioning, Silymarin is also clinically proven to enhance insulin resistance and cholesterol levels for improved overall health.
Does this supplement contain anything other than Milk Thistle Extract?
No, not at all. WOW Life Science Milk Thistle Capsules contain only and only high-quality Milk Thistle Extract encased in vegetarian capsules without any additives, fillers or binders. This product is also 100% natural, vegetarian, gluten-free & stearate-free.
Do I need to take any precautions while taking this dietary supplement?
Please note that this product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Do not take this supplement if you are pregnant or lactating. If you are taking any prescription medication or have strong allergies; please consult a healthcare professional prior to using this product. Also, if you experience any severe reaction, discontinue use and immediately seek medical help.