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Swanson Milk Thistle capsules target the liver to cleanse every toxin, chemical and contaminant that we are in contact during the course of our lives.

Silymarin, the key active compound in milk thistle has been shown to increase glutathione production in the liver thus increasing its detoxification capabilities. Silymarin also stimulates protein synthesis in the liver encouraging the growth of healthy liver cells. In addition, bile activity is stimulated with the ingestion of milk thistle, an attribute that is both supportive to the liver and to the gall bladder.

Silymarin may also help normalise skin cell replication leading to success in numerous inflammatory skin concerns.

Dosage: As a food supplement, for intense detoxification, use two capsules three times a day of Milk Thistle daily; otherwise use one or two capsules daily.  Do not exceed the daily dose. 

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children. Please seek professional advice before taking this supplement if you are pregnant or likely to become pregnant, and/or if you are on prescribed medication.  Food supplements are not to be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the daily dose. It should also be noted that taking milk thistle should be avoided by those who have allergies in the same plant family, such as chrysanthemum, daisy, marigold, and ragweed.  Milk thistle supplementation should be used with caution, as any supplement should. If you have a liver problem, consult your doctor before adding any new herbal remedy to your prescribed medication.

Side effects of milk thistle consumption can include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling queasy
  • Heartburn
  • Upset stomach

You should be careful not to take more than 1200mg per day, as this can cause toxic effects.

Two capsules contain 500mg Milk Thistle. Other ingredients Gelatin, may also contain one or more microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate or silica.

Product Code: SWN0057