Lamberts Milk Thistle, Tabs, 90 x 200mg

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  • One of the most extensively studied herbs in use today
  • We use a standardised extract from mature milk thistle seeds
  • A guaranteed level of 200mg silymarin per tablet
  • One of the strongest available
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

A traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over indulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach. Based on traditional use only.Milk thistle may be useful in treating liver disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Silymarin is the main active ingredient of the fruit of the plant Silybum marianum (commonly known as milk thistle). It is an herb mainly endemic to the Mediterranean and was widely used by botanists in the United Kingdom in the 16th century. Silymarin consists of 3 individual isomers called Silybin, Silidanin and Silicristin. These substances belong to flavonolignans, a powerful group of plant active ingredients, of which Silybin is considered the most powerful. Milk Thistle is one of the herbs with the most references in the scientific literature.In the international literature there are more than 300 publications about its chemical composition and mechanisms of action. For the preparation of 250mg of titrated extract (the amount contained in each tablet of Milk Thistle by Lamberts) 8.5g of thistle fruit are required. Each tablet of Lamberts titrated Milk Thistle extract is guaranteed to deliver 200mg of Silymarin and like all Lamberts formulations is manufactured in the UK to strict Pharmaceutical GMP standards.

Milk thistle is often promoted for its liver-protecting effects.

It’s regularly used as a complementary therapy by people who have liver damage due to conditions like alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis and even liver cancer.It’s also used to protect the liver against toxins like amatoxin, which is produced by the death cap mushroom and is deadly if ingested.Studies have shown improvements in liver function in people with liver diseases who have taken a milk thistle supplement, suggesting it could help reduce liver inflammation and liver damage.One study also found that it may slightly extend the life expectancy of people with cirrhosis of the liver due to alcoholic liver disease.

Milk thistle has been used as a traditional remedy for neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease for over two thousand years.

Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties mean that it is possibly neuroprotective and could help prevent the decline in brain function you experience as you age.

In test-tube and animal studies, silymarin has been shown to prevent oxidative damage to brain cells, which could help prevent mental decline.

Osteoporosis is a disease caused by progressive bone loss.

It usually develops slowly over a number of years and causes weak and fragile bones that break easily, even after minor falls.

Milk thistle has been shown in experimental test-tube and animal studies to stimulate bone mineralization and potentially be protective against bone loss.

It’s been suggested that the antioxidant effects of silymarin may have some anticancer effects, which could be helpful for people receiving cancer treatment.

One reported effect of milk thistle is that it can boost breast milk production in lactating mothers. It’s thought to work by making more of the milk-producing hormone prolactin.

Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. While not dangerous, it can cause scars. People may also find it painful and worry about its effects on their appearance.

It’s been suggested that oxidative stress in the body may play a role in the development of acne.Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, milk thistle may be a useful supplement for people with acne.

Interestingly, one study found that people with acne who took 210 milligrams of silymarin per day for 8 weeks experienced a 53% decrease in acne lesions.

Milk thistle may be a useful complementary therapy to help manage type 2 diabetes.

It’s been discovered that one of the compounds in milk thistle may work similarly to some diabetic medications by helping improve insulin sensitivity and decrease blood sugar (43Trusted Source).

In fact, a recent review and analysis found that people routinely taking silymarin experienced a significant reduction in their fasting blood sugar levels and HbA1c, a measure of blood sugar control.

Some people are advised to be cautious when taking milk thistle. These include:

Pregnant women: There is no data on its safety in pregnant women, so they
are usually advised to avoid this supplement.
Those allergic
to the plant: Milk thistle may cause an allergic reaction in people who
are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae family of plants.
People with diabetes: The blood sugar-lowering effects of milk thistle may put
people with diabetes at risk of low blood sugar.
Those with
certain conditions: Milk thistle can have estrogenic effects, which may worsen
hormone-sensitive conditions, including some types of breast cancer.

Milk thistle is a safe supplement that shows potential as a complementary therapy for various conditions, including liver disease, cancer and diabetes.