Milk thistle is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a liver protectant as well as to relieve digestive disturbances. Liver health is the major indication for milk thistle, and according to a recent meta-analysis, milk thistle is effective as a supporting element in the treatment of several serious liver diseases such as cirrhosis. Other research indicates that milk thistle may have a protective effect in the inflammatory response to hepatitis C virus, and though it is not anti-viral, improves symptoms as well as general quality of life and wellbeing in many liver conditions. Milk thistle has also been used to treat toxin induced liver diseases. The active component of milk thistle is the lipophilic extract of the seeds known as silymarin, which has antioxidant, antifibrotic (anti-scarring) and can inhibit the binding of toxins to liver cell membrane receptors. Emerging areas of milk thistle research are its use as a promising anti-neoplastic agent in many types of cancers as well as its use to improve the glycemic profile and blood lipids of type 2 diabetics. We have added powerful Turmeric for added antioxidant protection.
Directions: Adult Dosage: Take 2 Vcaps® daily. Use for a minimum of 3 weeks to see beneficial effects.
Ingredients (per capsule): Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum) (Fruit and Seed)(80% Silymarin)…...150 mg. Organic Turmeric Powder (Curcuma longa).……350 mg.
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vcaps® (hypromellose, water), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).Contains no colour, flavour, sugar, starch, soy, wheat, corn, dairy, or yeast.
Caution: Risk Information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, or if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction, or if you have stomach ulcers or if you have excess stomach acid. Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Wheat, soy, corn, dairy and yeast free.