A well-researched, standardized botanical extract, milk thistle contains potent antioxidants that can protect liver cells from free radical damage, strengthen liver cell membranes, and help maintain the liver's built-in antioxidant system - glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD).
- Studies show these three important botanicals have strong liver-protective properties
- A top seller for over 20 years
- Now with Siliphos - silybin phytosome
- And Meriva - curcumin phytosome for better absorption
In numerous studies, its active ingredient, silymarin, has been utilized to prevent liver cell damage by carbon tetrachloride, ethanol, acetaminophen, mushroom toxins, and benzopyrene from automobile exhaust. Silymarin has also been shown to help maintain the body's normal inflammatory response. Of the three flavonoids comprising silymarin, silybin predominates and is the most potent. Siliphos provides the benefits of silymarin (flavonoid complex from milk thistle) and phosphatidylcholine in one compound. Siliphos is a phytosome, a water-soluble flavonoid (in this case, silybin) made lipid-friendly by the addition of phosphatidylcholine. This allows for better incorporation of this liver-protective flavonoid into liver cell membranes. Studies indicate the silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex in Siliphos provides superior bioavailability compared to conventional milk thistle products.
Cynara scolymus (artichoke) has a long history of use in hepatic support. Turmeric has been used traditionally in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to support liver function. The primary efficacious agent is the yellow pigment curcumin. Curcumin's hepatoprotective activity is likely due to its strong antioxidant activity and potential to maintain the body's normal inflammatory response. Binding curcumin to the hepatoprotective phospholipid phosphatidylcholine (as Meriva) not only increases bioavailability but enhances its hepatoprotective effects.
Available in 60 Vegetarian Capsules.
Country of Origin: USA
Manufacturer: Thorne Research
Shipping Weight: 0.1
Silybin Phytosome (seed) (Silybum marianum extract / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 150 mg
Artichoke extract (leaf) (Cynara scolymus) 150 mg
Curcumin Phytosome (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 150 mg
Other Ingredients - Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule. May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space: Cellulose, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide. Contains ingredients derived from soy (phytosomes).
This product contains Milk Thistle, which may interfere with the update of P450 drugs.
Please Note: This is a human supplement, not one designed specifically for pets; however, it is completely safe and effective for use on your pet. Our holistic veterinarian has reviewed and recommended the following usage instructions:
|Pet Type ||Weight (lbs) ||Daily Dosage|
|Cats ||All ||1/2 capsule|
|Dogs ||under 25 ||1 capsule|
| ||25 - 50 ||2 capsules|
|50 - 100 ||3 capsules|
|over 100 ||4 capsules|
- The label on this Thorne supplement provides dosage for humans.
- Ingredients in this product have not been adequately tested for use in pregnancy or lactation.
- If animal is pregnant, lactating, or might become pregnant while taking this product, consult your veterinarian before using.