Silymarin

What is this product used for?

Milk Thistle is notorious for it liver supporting ability.

The seeds contain a bioflavonoid complex known as silymarin. Silymarin, which is the active ingredient, is simply the purified extract of the fruits (seeds) of the plant. It is responsible for the main medical benefits and it is made up of three main flavonoids:

  • silybin – also known as silibinin
  • silydianin – also known as silidianin
  • silychristin – also known as silicristin

Silybin makes up 50% – 70% of silymarin and has been shown in clinical studies to be the most biologically active and beneficial constituent of the extract, silymarin, responsible for roughly 70% of milk thistle’s total health benefit.

This powerful herb may protect the cells of the liver by blocking the entrance of harmful toxins and helping remove these toxins from liver cells. As with other flavonoids, it is a powerful antioxidant which works to maintain health and energy by protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and lipid peroxidation, which can injure healthy cells and tissues.

Ingredient Highlights

Organic Milk Thistle Seed

Silybum marianum

Milk Thistle has been shown to:

  • Reduce nephrotoxicity (toxins in the kidneys)
  • Reduce hepatotoxicity (toxins in the liver)
  • Help with viral hepatitis
  • Reduce neurotoxicity (toxins in the brain and nervous system)
  • Reduce depression
  • Reduce some cancers
  • Protect against gallbladder disorders
  • Protect the liver against damaging effects of venomous snake bites and insect stings/bites
  • Protect the liver against damaging effects of mushroom poisoning
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Boost immune health

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Full Ingredients

Active Ingredients per tsp (4g)

Ingredient Amount
Organic Milk Thistle 4,000mg

 contains ~120mg of Silymarin per tsp

 

Inactive ingredients: None

Cautions: Do not give to ruminants. May cause digestive upset or allergic reaction. May mimic effects of estrogen. If animals’ condition worsens or does not improve, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.

Contraindications: None

Dosing

Sprinkle over food or steep as a tea

*Up to 20lbs – ¼ tsp per day

*21-40 lbs – ½ tsp per day

*41-80 lbs – 3/4 tsp per day

*Over 81lbs – 1 tsp per day

For first time use, gradually increase into your pets diet

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Do not freeze.