Milk Thistle Extract is a unique herb which contains a natural compound called silymarin. Silymarin nourishes the liver like no other nutrient currently known. The liver acts as the body's filter constantly cleansing to protect you from toxins. Over time, these toxins can accumulate in the liver. Milk Thistle's potent antioxidant properties and rejuvenating actions help keep the liver strong & healthy.
In herbalism, Milk Thistle Extract is used in cases of liver diseases (cirrhosis, jaundice and hepatitis), gallbladder disease, and is claimed to protect the liver against poisons. Silibinin (syn. silybin, sylimarin I) is a hepatoprotective (antihepatotoxic), antioxidant (radical-scavenging agent), thus stabilizing and protecting the membrane lipids of the hepatocytes (liver cells). Silicristin inhibits the enzymes peroxidase and lipoxygenase. Silidianin is a plant growth regulator.
Its potent extract is used in medicine under the name silymarin (a flavonolignane complex consisting of silibinin A and B/silybin/silymarin I, isosilibinin A and B, silicristin/silymarin II, silidianin). Silibinin is used against poisoning by amanitas, such as the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) as well as in cerebral edema and acute hepatitis therapy.
1. Milk Thistle Extract is widely used in drug, health products, food and cosmetics.
2. Milk Thistle Extract has the functions of protecting liver cell membrane and improving the liver function.
3.Milk Thistle Extract has the function of detoxification, reducing the blood fat, benefiting the gallbladder, protecting the brain and removing the free radical of body.
4. Milk Thistle Extract has the function of radiation hardening, arteriosclerosis preventing, and skin-aging delaying.