Organika Milk Thistle Details
- Standardized 80% Extract.
- Protects liver and aids in detoxification.
- Supports digestion by increasing bile secretion.
- Stimulates glutathione production by the liver.
- Great addition to any detox program or on its own!
Derived from fresh European source milk thistle plants, Organika's milk thistle provides liver detoxification and support in a convenient standardized extract capsule. Prescribed by doctors in Europe to patients with compromized livers, milk thistle has been clinically proven to cleanse the liver of toxins, regenerate damaged liver cells, and optimize the production of bile. OrGanika's milk thistle can be used for daily cleansing in a moderate dose, or for more intensive cleansing in a higher dose.
Milk Thistle - For Liver Health
Milk thistle was used historically as a digestive aid, to promote the flow of digestive juices, and as a tonic for nursing mothers, to increase milk supply. Nowadays it’s popularity stems from its ability to detoxify and protect a very important organ, the liver. Our liver is responsible for filtering out most everything that should not be in our body and processing it so that it doesn’t cause damage to other cells. It also metabolizes hormones and fats, and makes sure that the transportation system for fats (cholesterol) is working properly. The livers secretions, called bile, carry metabolized waste products out into the intestine where they can be excreted.
The medicinal activity of milk thistle is in a molecule called silymarin. It causes liver cells, hepatocytes, to resist toxic compounds and regenerate themselves. It also increases glutathione in the liver. Glutathione is an antioxidant that the liver uses to catch damaging free radicals that are created when the liver changes toxins into harmless chemicals. Silymarin also blocks the toxic effects of drug overdoses and poisonings. Milk thistle is a bitter herb that causes the release of digestive juices and bile, thus helping with indigestion and intestinal cleansing. Natural health practitioners recommend milk thistle for liver toxicity, indigestion, poisonings, drug overdoses, hepatitis, jaundice, gallbladder dysfunction and high cholesterol.
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a sulphur-based molecule made from three amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid. It is an important antioxidant in the liver’s detoxification pathways. Glutathione changes chemicals and metabolic byproducts into harmless substances for excretion from the body, by deactivating harmful free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that in their bid to become more stable must bump into healthy cells and cause damage. Glutathione is responsible for detoxifying many compounds, including those found in cigarette smoke, alcohol, aspirin and acetaminophen. As an antioxidant in other parts of the body, glutathione protects red blood cells, helps immune cells kill invading microbes and stops cells from being harmed by radiation.
The liver processes the majority of toxins in the body. It excretes most of the processed toxins through the bile and into the intestine. Most medications are also processed in the liver. If you are on prescription medication consult your health professional before cleansing the liver.
Detoxification involves dietary, supplemental and physical interventions. It usually focuses on one or more of the main organs of detoxification, the liver, kidneys, bowels, lungs or skin.
Your body needs a variety of vitamins, minerals, and other molecules so that it can process and excrete toxins. It is important for you to help your body by giving it a variety of fresh and nutritious foods. These suggestions are intended as a guide. Do not consume any food that you are sensitive to even if it is listed here.
Take 1 Organika Milk Thistle 250mg capsule 3 times per day with a meal.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Milk Thistle Seed
Standardized 80 % Extract (Silybum marianum) (Providing 200 mg Silymarin)
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Additional Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate.
Allergy Information: Contains no salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, artificial preservatives, colours or sweeteners.
Warning: Keep bottle tightly closed. Store away from direct heat and moisture. Always read label. Use only as directed.