BIO-SILYMARIN MILK THISTLE
Bio-Silymarin is a standardized extract from a native plant that grows wild throughout the world. Milk Thistle has been used in Europe as a remedy for liver problems for thousands of years. Its use was extensively documented in the first century (AD 23-79), noting that the plant was excellent for protecting the liver. Early Christian tradition dedicated milk thistle to the Virgin Mary, calling it Marian Thistle. In the 19th century the Eclectics used the herb for varicose veins, menstrual difficulty, and congestion in the liver, spleen and kidneys. Milk thistle has also been taken to increase breast-milk production, stimulate the secretion of bile, and as a treatment for depression.
Milk thistle acts by nutritionally supporting the body's ability to maintain normal liver function. It has shown positive effects in treating nearly every known form of liver disease, including cirrhosis, hepatitis, necroses, and liver damage due to drug and alcohol abuse. Milk thistle works due to its ability to inhibit the factors responsible for liver damage, coupled with the fact it stimulates production of new liver cells to replace old damaged ones. The detrimental effects of environmental toxins, alcohol, drugs and chemotherapy may be countered with this valuable herb.
Our Bio-Silymarin milk thistle is about 4 times stronger than other products. It contains 410 mg of total silymarin and 156 mg of silybin in each Vegi-cap. Other products contain only 50 to 100 mg of active ingredients. Nothing else is added.
Proprietary Blend - U.S. and International Patents Pending
Supplement Facts: A Proprietary blend of concentrated extracts from 500 Milk Thistle Extract, 81.96% total Silymarin.
Serving Size - 1 capsule
Servings per container - 60
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Frequently asked questions:
What is Bio-Silymarin™?
Bio-Silymarin™ is an all-natural concentrated and purified extract of the seeds from the Milk Thistle plant, Silybum marianum. It consists primarily of 'Silymarin', which is the name for the group of milk thistle compounds called flavinoids. Silymarin is found nowhere else in nature. Milk Thistle is one of the oldest herbal medicines known, and one of the best understood. It was used as far back as ancient Egypt, where it was held to be one of the most important herbs for clear complexion and healthy digestion, signs of proper liver functioning. During the times of the Greeks, it was also well known and was considered the most important of all the healing plants by Hippocrates, who is known as the Father of Modern Medicine to this day.
During the Roman era, Milk Thistle seeds were carried throughout all the empire and were so important in their medical practices that they became one of the staple items of trade. During the Middle Ages in Europe, the seeds of the Milk Thistle were commonly used to treat liver diseases, and were one of the few medicines that helped cure victims of the black plague. In China, Milk Thistle usage goes back as far as their medical writings recall. Even today, Milk Thistle seed is the number one treatment option for addressing serious liver issues in most of the world. It is about as time-tested and well proven as any medicine known to man. The molecular structure on Silymarin is in fact the model upon which almost all of the modern pharmaceutical liver drugs are copied.
The active ingredients in Bio-Silymarin™ are the chemicals called flavinoids, and which include a number of closely related molecules. The most important of which are called silybin, (also known as Silibinin, or Silybinin) silydianin, and silychristin. Bio-Silymarin™ is purified specially to enhance these particular compounds.
What are the benefits of Bio-Silymarin™?
Bio-Silymarin™ protects the liver by direct action as a specific liver cell antioxidant and by promoting the growth of healthy new liver cells. It also plays a roll in the digestion of fats and appears to help keep harmful substances from passing into the interior of the liver cells, a gatekeeper or guardian for the cells, so to speak. Milk thistle can help prevent or reverse liver damage caused by alcohol, recreational drugs, pesticides, toxins and hepatitis. The triggering of new cell growth also suggests a mechanism that could explain its beneficial effect even in cases of advanced circumstances. And it is safe.
Who can use Bio-Silymarin™?
Any one who lives a modern lifestyle with all of our junk food, stress, preservatives, toxins and pesticides can help ensure healthy liver function with Bio-Silymarin™. It is pure and more potent than any other brand of Silymarin on the market. If you are pregnant or nursing, as with all supplements, you should consult with your doctor first.
Can people with serious diseases also use Bio-Silymarin™?
Many of the modern, synthetic medicines used to fight the most serious threats of our times can and will damage the liver. These drugs can also cause stomach problems, and Silymarin has been used for thousands of years to help support liver regeneration and treat indigestion. Bio-Silymarin™ is safe and effective and while there are no known contraindications, it is always wise to consult with your doctor if you are on any other medication.
Is Bio-Silymarin™ safe to use with other therapies?
There are no documented interactions of Bio-Silymarin™ with other therapies. No adverse side effects or dangerous interactions have been noted.
I saw a show talking about the use of milk thistle in treating the most serious prostate problems. Is Bio-Silymarin™ good for this?
One of the most exciting new discoveries in the last few years regarding Prostate Cancer is the finding that Silymarin has potent regulating activity on the growth of the cancer. While there are no approved drugs for this condition based on Silymarin yet, these finding have opened a whole new concept in addressing the disease. This is an area that is being actively pursued by some of the major pharmaceutical companies. This is an area that you may be interested in discussing with your doctor or researching further.
How do we know Bio-Silymarin™ works?
Since Milk thistle has been used for over 3,000 years, a lot has been written about its health effects. The U.S. Governments National Library of Health (pubmed.com) currently lists almost a thousand recent research papers documenting silymarin's effectiveness. These peer-reviewed articles are from the major research centers of our time, places like Harvard University, John Hopkins and the National Institute of Health. These studies unequivocally document silymarin's effectiveness in:
- Liver antioxidant effects
- Treatment of cirrhosis of the liver caused by alcoholism
- Treatment of chronic hepatitis
- Treatment of poisoning due to eating wild mushrooms and other toxins
- Assisting in liver repair
- Reversing insulin resistance in metabolic syndrome and diabetes
- Protecting the liver against damage caused by anti-cholesterol medication