What is Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) Liquid Tincture:
Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) – Liquid Tincture comes from a plant native to the Mediterranean region in the plant family Asteraceae, which also includes other plants like sunflowers and daisies. It gets its name from the milky-white liquid that runs off of the plant’s leaves when they’re crushed. It is also known as St. Mary’s thistle, holy thistle and silybum.
Milk Thistle is best known as an aid to liver detox. The plant contains the flavanoid silymarin, which acts as an anti-oxidant that functions to inhibit the liver-damaging effects of free radicals that are produced from the metabolism of toxic substances such as ethanol, acetaminophen, and carbon tetrachloride… it has also been shown to have anti-fibrotic properties and also to inhibit toxins from binding to cell membrane receptors in the liver…. a mighty potent herb indeed!
More generally speaking, the liver helps remove toxicity and harmful substances from our blood, aids in hormone production, detoxifies the body, releases sugar into the bloodstream (in order to give our body steady energy), and secretes bile into our small intestine so fat can be absorbed from foods. You can see why liver problems and poor liver function can create so many seemingly unrelated problems, such as fatigue, poor digestion, hyper/hypo-glycemia, jaundice, and other conditions.
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