The ultimate liver protection

Unhealthy lifestyles, obesity, and the excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs take their toll on your liver, which is especially susceptible to toxicity and damage. One of the best products for you liver is a pink flowering plant.

Milk thistle, also know by the Latin name Silybum marianum, is a thorny thistle with bright pink flowers native to the Mediterranean and is used all over the world as a herbal medicine for improving liver health. 

As well as begin used for thousands of years there is a wealth of research on Milk thistle and it has been shown to have liver protective effects – against things like alcohol, and environmental toxins - and even has regenerative effects on damaged cells.

Studies suggest Milk thistle could help improve liver disease with a recent study in people with fatty liver, a common liver problem related to unhealthy lifestyle and diet, found that a Milk thistle supplement for 6-months improved liver function and the health of the liver tissue itself.

If you want to try Milk thistle the usual daily-recommended dose an extract providing equivalent to 200–400 mg silymarin. Silymarin is the name for the phytonutrients in Milk thistle.

 

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