European Milk Thistle by Life Extension (Silymarin-Silibinins-Isosilybin A & B) - Side Effects, Dose

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European Milk Thistle by Life Extension (Silymarin-Silibinins-Isosilybin A & B) - Benefits, Herbs, Side Effects, Dose
(This is the supercharged version of milk thistle extract)

European Milk Thistle (Silymarin-Silibinins-Isosilybin A & B) - 380 mg, 120 Softgels

The liver is a large glandular organ with functions including storage and filtration of blood, secretion of bile, detoxification of various substances, and conversion of sugars (which it stores) into glycogen.  The liver is also responsible for processing many vitamins and nutrients into a form that can be utilized by the body and processing many toxic chemicals for elimination.

Modern living involves daily exposure to substances that are toxic to our bodies which impose heavy loads on the liver.  Therefore, a healthy liver is critical to well-being.  Certain lifestyle risks and medical conditions make it all the more important to ensure that the liver is being maintained at its functional best.

In Europe and Asia, herbal liver tonics have been in common use for centuries virtually side effects free.  The effectiveness of the herbs used has been validated during the past decades through modern research and clinical studies. 

These herbs generally contain antioxidants, cell membrane stabilizing agents, bile secretion enhancing compounds, or nutrients that prevent depletion of endogenous antioxidants such as glutathione.  Hepato-protection is beneficial not only for the liver but for the overall health and vitality of our body.

Silibinin is of particular importance for those who may have concerns for the health of their liver.  The most biologically active flavonolignan found in silymarin is silibinin.  Standardized milk thistle extract usually consists of 60-70% silibinin.  Silibinin's main hepato-protective properties is that of free radical scavenger and membrane stabilizer.  Other important antioxidant effects of silibinin are due to its influence on the superoxide dismutase and the enzyme system associated with glutathione.

In addition, silymarin and silibinin actually help maintain a normal rate of protein synthesis in the liver, leading to more efficient cellular functions such as cell division.  Silibinin's influence on the 5-lipooxygenase pathway can also account for its role in supporting healthy liver function free from side effects.

Milk thistle extract has long been valued for its role in ensuring healthy liver function with nothing but positive side effects.  This extract consists of silibinin and other similar compounds.  Until recently, researchers believed silibinin was the most biologically active ingredient in milk thistle extract.  Highly advanced extraction technology has now enabled scientists to isolate silymarin constituents and test their efficacy against various cell lines.  Among the compounds tested, a silymarin constituent called isosilybin A&B proved to be the most efficient in maintaining healthy cell division.

European Milk Thistle Silymarin with Isosilybin A & B is the first milk thistle extract to contain standardized, premium-quality potencies of silymarin, silibinin and isosilybin A&B.  They provide the full spectrum of milk thistle compounds that promote a healthy liver and prostate with nothing but positive side effects.

The botanical extract in European Milk Thistle Silymarin is a triple standardized milk thistle extract.  In addition to an optimal 80% standardization of the main active compounds, European Milk Thistle Silymarin is further standardized to two highly active isomers silibinin and isosilybin A&B.  Most premium milk thistle extracts are devoid of or lack consistent amounts of the most active flavonolignan isomer isosilybin A&B.


Supplement Facts: 120 Softgels.  Serving Size - 1 Softgel.  Servings/Container - 120


Milk thistle extract (seed) [providing 240 mg Silymarin, 90 mg Silybin, 24 mg Isosilybin A and Isosilybin B], phospholipids

380 mg

SILIPHOS Phytosome milk thistle extract (seed) [providing 23.76 mg Silybin]

80 mg

Other Ingredients:  Other ingredients: sunflower oil, gelatin, soy lecithin, glycerin, purified water, soy fatty acids, carob color, beeswax, dl-alpha tocopherol, soybeans.

Dosage and Use:  Suggested dose is one capsule, twice per day with or without meals.  Some people will take only one capsule a day.  Some people may require up to four capsules a day.  Not for use by pregnant or lactating women.

Note:  The right amount of silibinin is extremely important for effectiveness (as is the case with most nutritional supplements).  Those who complain that supplements do not deliver as promised often use products that contain miniscule doses of the main active ingredient.  Fortunately, more herbal extracts including silibinin, are now available in guaranteed potency form in sufficient amounts to produce beneficial results free from side effects.  This botanical extract in has been concentrated and dual standardized to ensure the highest quality, consistency, and biological activity.




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