Nature's Way Standardized Milk Thistle

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Milk Thistle extract is standardized to 80% silymarin.

Nature's Way Standardized Milk Thistle extract is a technically advanced herbal product. Standardization assures specific measurable levels of important compounds that provide beneficial activity in the body

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 200 mg per day of silymarin
Supplementing with silymarin (a component of milk thistle) may help lower blood sugar levels. (more)
Gallstones
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Milk thistle extracts in capsules or tablets may be beneficial in preventing gallstones. (more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 200 mg per day of silymarin In a double-blind trial, supplementation with 200 mg per day of silymarin (a component of milk thistle) three times per day for four months significantly lowered blood sugar levels compared with a placebo in patients who were taking a blood sugar–lowering drug (glibenclamide).1
References

1. Hussain SA. Silymarin as an adjunct to glibenclamide therapy improves long-term and postprandial glycemic control and body mass index in type 2 diabetes. J Med Food 2007;10:543-7.

Gallstones
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Milk thistle extracts in capsules or tablets may be beneficial in preventing gallstones. In one study, silymarin (the active component of milk thistle) reduced cholesterol levels in bile,1 which is one important way to reduce gallstone formation. People in the study took 420 mg of silymarin per day.

References

1. Nassuato G, Iemmolo RM, et al. Effect of silibinin on biliary lipid composition. Experimental and clinical study. J Hepatol 1991;12:290-5.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Milk thistle is commonly found growing wild in a variety of settings, including roadsides. The dried fruit (also called achenes) are used to produce modern herbal extracts.

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Supplemental Facts

Ingredients


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Amount Per Serving %DV
Blessed Thistle (stem, leaf, flower) 180 mg *
Milk Thistle extract (seed), 80% silymarin 175 mg *
*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other ingredients: Millet, Plant-derived capsule.

Additional Information

Additional Info


Take 1 capsule three times daily with food or water.


Freshness &l safety sealed with printed outer shrinkwrap and printed inner seal. Do not use if either seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children.


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