Do you want to take care of your liver, which plays a role in the proper digestion of food, energy production, and detoxification of the body? In addition to adopting healthy eating habits, avoiding alcohol consumption, and regular physical activity, consider supplementing with milk thistle. This plant contains many valuable ingredients that positively affect the proper functioning of the liver and bile ducts.
Milk thistle has been known since ancient times and is currently a popular ingredient in food supplements. The extract obtained from milk thistle seeds is a source of a complex of flavonolignans, referred to as silymarin, of which silybin is one of the most active components.
Silybin is a natural antioxidant that has a beneficial effect on our body. It interacts with the immune system and also participates in stimulating liver cells to regenerate . It has been observed that taking silybin is associated with a reduction in insulin resistance, a decrease in fasting insulin and glucose levels, as well as a decrease in total cholesterol, LDL fraction, and triglycerides . Silybin can modulate the expression of genes involved in the homeostasis of bile acids, which are essential for the proper digestion of fats, and also have a positive effect on maintaining normal levels of ALT and AST transaminases [3,4]. The activity of these enzymes is determined in the so-called liver test, which is used to diagnose liver damage. Our liver is constantly exposed to unfavourable factors such as an unhealthy lifestyle, toxins, alcohol consumption, and medication use, so it is worth considering supplementation to support its proper functioning.
Our Milk Thistle, 100 mg of silymarin, is a food supplement containing an extract from milk thistle seeds (Silybum marianum), DER 20:1, standardised to min. 80% silymarin and 30% silybin and isosilybin. One daily dose of one capsule provides 125 mg of seed extract, including at least 100 mg of silymarin. This amount of extract corresponds to 2.5 g of milk thistle seeds. The product is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Milk thistle will support the proper functions of your liver so that you can enjoy good health and well-being. Take care of your liver with milk thistle!