Steadfast’s Milk Thistle is one of the safest, most natural, and reliable solutions to promote liver health and protect it from damage. Milk Thistle has been used as a a complementary therapy for a variety of ailments related to the liver, kidney, and gallbladder for over 2000 years. The active ingredient present in Milk Thistle is a group of plant compounds called Silymarin which accounts for all its beneficial effects. It works as an effective liver detoxifier and cleanser and is used to control chronic liver diseases. Silymarin has many antioxidant properties that may help the liver and gallbladder repair itself by encouraging the growth of new cells. It also helps to protect against liver damage from alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, and even liver cancer.
People taking recreational and pharmaceutical drugs regularly and anyone with a liver condition that may threaten the integrity of liver cells can benefit from taking Steadfast’s Milk Thistle.
The liver is the prime organ in the body that helps to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract and remove it from toxins and harmful substances. It is exceptionally vulnerable to toxic attacks as varieties of substances reach the liver directly following their absorption. Liver health depends on multiple factors like ageing, drugs or medication, alcohol, obesity, etc. These situations can put stress on the liver and call for greater support and protection of this extremely vital organ. Steadfast Milk Thistle can come to the aid here.
Health Benefits of Milk Thistle
The active ingredient in Milk Thistle, i.e. Silymarin helps to:
Protect Liver from Damage: Silymarin acts as a free radical scavenger and modulates enzymes associated with the development of cellular damage, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. These hepatoprotective effects are scientifically backed by clinical studies in patients with alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis patients. It also helps to reduce damages caused by viruses and toxins. Studies have shown that silymarin can can protect intact liver cells and cells not yet damaged permanently by reducing oxidative stress and the resulting cytotoxicity. Detoxify Organs: Silymarin in Milk Thistle supports the detoxification of organs like the liver and gallbladder because of its powerful antioxidant properties. It supports detoxification and removal of chemicals and environmental pollutants. Provides Antioxidants: Silymarin present in Milk Thistle acts as a powerful antioxidant and aids in fighting free radicals which may otherwise pose damage to our healthy cells and organs.
Improve Cholesterol Levels: Milk Thistle has also been shown to benefit our heart health by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing good cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Type-2 Diabetes: Milk Thistle may be a useful complementary therapy to help manage type-2 diabetes. Milk Thistle helps improve insulin sensitivity and decrease blood sugar levels andmay also be useful for reducing the risk of diabetic complications like kidney disease.
Reduce Inflammation: Research shows that Milk Thistle supplement may help to protect against inflammation in the airways with allergic asthma.
Who should consume Milk Thistle?
• Those on long term medications/supplements.
• Regular consumers of alcohol
• Chain smokers
• iIndividuals under constant stress
How Should You Consume Milk Thistle?
Take one tablet twice a day with water before meals.
When should you consume Milk Thistle?
Take one tablet before lunch and one before dinner or consult your physician/dietician before taking the supplement.
Consult your physician before using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue using it two weeks before surgery.
What are the constituents of Steadfast Milk Thistle?
Starch, Bulking Agent [INS 460(i)], Disintegrant [Sodium Starch Glycolate, INS 466], Dispersing Agent [INS 1201], Anti-Caking Agent [INS 553(iii), INS 551], Anti-Sticking Agent [INS 470(iii)], Colour [INS 172(ii), INS 171], Milk Thistle Extract (80%)
Starch, BulkingAgent [INS 460(i)], Disintegrant [Sodium Starch Glycolate, INS 466], Dispersing Agent [INS 1201], Anti-Caking Agent [INS 553(iii), INS 551], Anti-Sticking Agent [INS 470(iii)], Colour [INS 172(ii), INS 171], Milk Thistle Extract (80%)
1. What is Milk Thistle Extract? How does it support liver health?
Milk Thistle is a herb native to the Mediterranean region, that has been used for centuries as a complementary therapy for a variety of ailments, related to liver, kidney, and gallbladder. Research suggests that silymarin is the active ingredient in Milk Thistle that protects the liver from toxins due to its antioxidant properties.
2. What is Silymarin?
Silymarin is the active ingredient in Milk Thistle. It is a flavonoid with antioxidant properties. Silymarin works as an effective liver detoxifier and cleanser. Along with supporting healthy liver functioning, Silymarin helps to regulate cholesterol levels for improved overall health.
3. Why would I use Milk Thistle?
As it provides the greatest support for your liver at the best price. Anyone who has a need or desire for maximum liver cell protection and wants to get the most for their investment can benefit from taking Milk Thistle. It includes people who live or work in a toxic environment, a person who is taking recreational or pharmaceutical drugs on a regular basis, those who are moderate to heavy drinkers of alcohol, and anyone with a liver condition that may threaten the integrity of liver cells. All of these situations can put stress on the liver and would call for greater support and protection of this very important organ.
4. Does Milk Thistle lower enzyme levels and protect liver cells?
All clinical studies in this area, both in vitro and in vivo, have shown that Milk Thistle extract reduces enzyme levels by actually protecting liver cells and reducing hepatocellular necrosis meaning liver cell death.
5. Does Milk Thistle help to kill the hepatitis virus?
Milk Thistle does not possess antiviral effects. It has been scientifically shown to protect liver cells from damage and help to regenerate liver cells.
6. Can Milk Thistle reverse cirrhosis of the liver?
Milk Thistle is not intended to treat any condition or disease. It has been shown in clinical studies to protect liver cells from damage and help regenerate liver cells. Cirrhosis is generally considered an irreversible condition that can sometimes be slowed or halted depending upon the severity and cause. For example, cirrhosis caused by alcohol consumption can sometimes be stopped in its tracks by the complete removal of alcohol from the diet.
7. Is Milk Thistle safe to use?
Yes, it is non-toxic and has no harmful effects. There are no known contraindications for using Milk Thistle extract. Additionally, there is no known toxicity level.
8. How long can I safely use Milk Thistle?
The clinical studies showed no detrimental effect on long term usage. In fact, they indicated a sustained beneficial effect with long term usage. So, for as long as one wants to provide protection to your liver, they can take Milk Thistle.
9. Should I take Milk Thistle with meals or on an empty stomach?
It is always advisable to take Milk Thistle after a meal for better absorption. We advise it be taken between meals, so it can be digested and absorbed on its own for maximum delivery to the liver.
10. Is there any contraindication of using Milk Thistle?
According to the clinical data, there is no medical reason for not using Milk Thistle extract of any kind.