Organika Blessed Thistle, 500mg, 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Organika Blessed Thistle Details
- Helpful for nursing mothers to increase breast milk
- Supports digestion
- Useful for feminine health
- Easy to swallow Vcap
- 500 mg potency
Blessed thistle is primarily used to increase the milk supply of nursing mothers. It is believed to do this by acting on the brain to stimulate the release of prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production. Blessed thistle is a bitter herb. Think of the increase in saliva in your mouth when you taste something bitter. Bitter foods, or herbs, not only cause the release of saliva in your mouth but they also cause the release of digestive juices in your stomach.
Therefore blessed thistle is used for stimulating the appetite and soothing indigestion, which is often are caused by lack of digestive juices.
Most blessed thistle supplements are made as encapsulated dried herb, a tincture of the same plant parts or loose dried herb. In order to help with digestion, bitter herbs must be tasted, like when you take in a tincture or tea. Encapsulated herbs are swallowed, thus bypassing the taste buds, and will not stimulate digestion.
Blessed thistle belongs to the ragweed plant family and should not be used by anyone who is allergic to ragweed.
PMS, menopause, pregnancy, stress, breast health, sexual health and emotional well being. These are all major health concerns for women - some frustrating like PMS, others wonderful like pregnancy. What each has in common is a large hormonal component.
Hormones can fluctuate drastically depending on diet, nutritional status, toxicity level, and other factors such as job and family stress.
It’s important for each of these health concerns (and many others) that hormones be maintained at a healthy level, in respect to optimizing production, but also in respect to breaking down or detoxifying excess or un-needed hormones. Too much is just as harmful as to little.
The female human body can be thought of as a complex network of cells that communicate via hormone messengers. These messengers are responsible for telling cells what to do and when to do it. In the female body the sex hormones, estrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and testosterone, play an important role in the maintenance of health and fertility. High or low levels of these hormones can cause different complaints, depending on the age of a woman. In addition, normal hormone levels protect other body systems from breaking down, for example the cardiovascular and skeletal systems.
The digestive process takes food material, breaks it down into absorbable pieces and transports it into the body. It is a complex process, involving many organs. Digestion begins with the scent of food stimulating the secretion of saliva. When food enters the mouth enzymes in the saliva begin to break it down. Chewing physically breaks down food pieces and stimulates saliva production. The mucus membranes of the mouth can absorb some nutrients.
Swallowed food travels don the esophagus and into the stomach. The stomach uses muscular contractions to mix the food with digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. High acid levels kill germs that may be in the food. Food stays in the stomach longer if it contains more fat and shorter if it contains more sugar.
The small intestine attaches to the stomach. Near it’s beginning, ducts from the liver and pancreas release digestive juices. Nutrients are absorbed through the thin intestinal wall and transported via the bloodstream, to where they are needed. The remainder of the food is pushed through into the large intestine where water is absorbed. The remaining food is compacted and prepared for excretion as stool.
Take 2 Organika Blessed Thistle 500mg capsules 3 times per day with a glass of water.
Serving Size: 2 VCaps
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Blessed Thistle (Dried aerial parts) (Cnicus benedictus L.)
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose / Pullulan (Vegetarian Capsule)
Allergy Information: Contains no dairy, egg, artificial preservatives, colours, artificial sweeteners, wheat, soya, or corn.
Warning: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have hypersensitivity to plants of the Asteraceae / Compositae / Daisy family, or if you are breastfeeding. Do not use if you are pregnant.