While used for more than 2,000 years to help support liver function, Milk Thistle has been far less studied than Berberine and Turmeric Curcumin by today’s modern science community. Here are just a few articles to get you started on your quest for knowledge!
For best results and least chance of stomach upset you should take 1 capsule daily with a meal.
Both! As milk thistle usage evolved over the years consumers found that they wanted to take more milk thistle than was easily ingested as the whole herb.
To answer this need, extractions were developed. Today, the vast majority of milk thistle consumed is in the form of an extract.
The commonly accepted nomenclature for milk thistle extracts is to state both the extract amount per serving (375 mg) and the whole herb equivalent (1500 mg in our case). If you look at the Supplements Facts panel on your bottle label, you should see both of these amounts listed.
Milk Thistle has been used for centuries to help support the natural function of the liver and support the body’s natural detoxification process. Here is a great infographic that outlines 7 different benefits:
Infographic Source: DrAxe.com
Since you are likely considering Milk Thistle to help support your liver function and your body’s natural detoxification process it only makes sense to use a Milk Thistle that is Certified Organic and is therefore free of pesticides, fertilizers and other harmful chemicals.
You should not take Milk Thistle if pregnant or nursing; have high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, gallstones, intestinal obstruction/inflammation or bile duct obstruction. Do not use if you have allergies to plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family including ragweed. If you are taking prescription drugs or have gastrointestinal disease, consult your healthcare professional prior to use.
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* 3 lbs is approximately 6 bottles of our liquid or capsule products, 5 lbs is approximately 9 bottles of our liquid or capsule products
* For our Berry flavored Super Green Powder 3 lbs is approximately 4 tubs, 5 lbs is approximately 6 tubs
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