Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum

Milk thistle is a flowering herb related to the daisy and ragweed family. It is native to Mediterranean countries but is now found worldwide. The primary active compound in milk thistle is silymarin, which is known for its antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Silymarin is composed of several flavonolignans, the most potent being silybin.

Why We Use it

Milk thistle is renowned for its liver-protective benefits. It helps to detoxify and regenerate liver cells, making it a crucial component in AlphaCleanse. This herb supports liver function by enhancing the liver's ability to produce bile and detoxify harmful substances from the body. Additionally, milk thistle has been shown to improve liver enzyme levels, which are often elevated in individuals with fatty liver disease.

Key Benefits

  • Supports overall liver health*
  • Provides antioxidant protection*
  • Promotes liver cell regeneration*

Milk thistle is sometimes called "St. Mary’s Thistle" or "Holy Thistle" due to its historical use in religious ceremonies.

Science-Backed Evidence

Modulatory effects of silibinin in various cell signaling pathways against liver disorders and cancer - A comprehensive review. 2016. Tianjin Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, China
Milk thistle in liver diseases: past, present, future. 2010. University Magna Graecia, Italy
Hepatoprotective effect of silymarin. 2014. Institute of Health Sciences, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, México
The therapeutic potential of milk thistle in diabetes. 2014. School of Medicine, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Silymarin in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. 2016. Nephrology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania.

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