Helping you to protect your liver, Blackmores Milk thistle aids normal liver function and may help protects liver cells. It has antioxidant activity. It also supports regeneration of liver cells.
- Standardised potency.
- High dosage preparation.
The major action of milk thistle is on the liver. The liver performs an incredible number of functions in the body. The major functions of the liver include the production of bile and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats and many other compounds used by the body. It also metabolises drugs and detoxifies numerous ingested substances such as alcohol, as well as toxins produced by the body.
Milk thistle supports the liver and has an antioxidant and free radical scavenging action. This action appears to be largely due to the action of the active constituents in milk thistle which are a complex of flavanolignans collectively called silymarin.
Silymarin can help protect the liver against toxins that cause liver damage, as well as stimulate the replacement of old and damaged cells with new liver cells.
Dosage: Adults – Take 1 tablet 3 times a day before meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.
Cautions: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your healthcare professional before use.
Side effects: May occasionally cause a mild laxative effect.
Active ingredient per 724 mg tablet:
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) extract 100 mg
equiv. to dry fruit 7000 mg
(standardised to contain flavanolignans 84 mg)
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.