Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

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Immune Support & Balance

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Before or after meals

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Milk thistle supports anti-oxidant processes throughout the body. It is also beneficial for liver detoxification, digestion, immune health, and promoting healthy blood sugar already within the normal range.

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Milk thistle is most effective when taken before or after meals.

Milk thistle can also be consumed as a tea, and is commonly found in in 'detox' teas.

Milk thistle is generally well tolerated but can cause mild digestive upset or allergic reaction.

Milk thistle interacts with some medications. We have accounted for some interactions in your Quiz, but we always recommend checking with your health care provider before starting any new supplements.

Milk thistle in large doses can be toxic, so keep away from children and consult a health care practitioner if you have any concerns about what dose is right for you.

Milk thistle is a member of the Asteracea family of plants, along with ragweed. If you have a seasonal allergy to ragweed you may also be allergic to milk thistle.

Not intended for children. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are lactating, do not use these products without first consulting your health care provider.

The active phytonutrients in milk thistle are called silymarin and silybin, which are flavonoids. Flavonoids have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Milk thistle has been used throughout history for it's benefits to liver health.

Milk thistle may help promote healthy immune responses and inflammation by supporting the liver.

Milk thistle is a plant native to Europe, which grows up to 2 metres high and has large purple flowers. It is now commonly found growing throughout the Americas, Africa, Austrialia, and Asia.

Do not consume if you are pregnant or breast/chest-feeding.