HealthAid Milk Thistle Complex with added Choline is a food supplement that contributes to lipid metabolism and maintenance of normal liver function. The liver is the metabolic centre for the body, responsible for the processing of much of the body’s metabolic waste. The liver processes this through two main mechanism, known as phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification. Modern lifestyle choices can force the liver to work hard and nutritional support may be beneficial for it to function optimally.
Milk thistle is a weed-like plant that grows wild in Europe, North America, and Australia. In the 17th Century Nicholas Culpepper recorded that milk thistle opened “obstructions” of the liver and spleen. By the 19th Century, German physicians were using milk thistle tinctures for many liver conditions. For thousands of years milk thistle tinctures, milk thistle seeds and milk thistle seed extracts have been used to treat liver problems and gall bladder problems.
Milk thistle contains a bioflavonoid called silymarin which itself contains several compounds. Silymarin is a potent antioxidant and possesses powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Research has confirmed that a compound called silybin is the most active component within silymarin, but unfortunately, silybin has been poorly absorbed by the body until now.
Scientists have found that adding phosphatidyl choline to silybin overcomes this lack of availability to the body. Choline contributes to lipid metabolism and maintenance of normal liver function.
HealthAid Milk Thistle tablets are specially formulated using several of the most potent herbs such as Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Turmeric and Artichoke together with Lipotropic factors.
Our in house pharmacist Shabir Daya has written four articles about milk thistle complex:
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- How To Heal Your Liver
- Milk Thistle For Liver Detoxification
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Directions: As a food supplement, adults and children over 16 years of age, two tablets daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Milk Thistle Complex is Free From Yeast, Gluten, Wheat, Soya, Starch, Dairy, Artificial Colours, Preservatives and Flavourings.
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:
- feeling queasy
- upset stomach
You should be careful not to take more than 1200mg per day, as this can cause toxic effects.
Two tablets of HealthAid Milk Thistle Complex contains (average): Beta Carotene 20mg, Thiamin (vitamin B1) 2.8mg, Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 3.2mg, Niacin (vitamin B3) 36mg, Vitamin B6 4mg, Folic Acid 400µg, Vitamin B12 2µg, Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) 12mg, L-Cysteine 200mg, L-Glutamine 200mg, L-Methionine 200mg, Choline 200mg, Inositol 200mg, Dandelion Root 200mg, Artichoke Leaf Powder 200mg, Milk Thistle Extract** **standardised to min 80% silybins 80mg. Curcumin Extract 50mg. Bulking Agents (di-calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose), L-Cysteine, L-Glutamine, L-Methionine, Choline Citrate, Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinalis), Inositol, Artichoke Leaf Powder, Standardised Milk Thistle Extract, Curcumin Extract, Anti-caking agents (veg. magnesium stearate, veg. stearic acid, silicon dioxide), Beta Carotene, Glazing Agent (opadry clear), Niacin (nicotinamide), Pantothenic Acid (calcium pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCL), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Thiamin HCL (vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin).
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