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Milk Thistle Liver Cleanse

Milk Thistle has a long standing reputation for helping to relieve liver problems

Anatomy picture of the liver in the human body

A liver cleanse is a great way of supporting this hard-working organ.

What does my liver do?

Your liver is a wonderful organ and is essential to your good health. It works away tirelessly filtering any toxins that you have absorbed or ingested before allowing nutrients to move into your blood stream.

It’s the largest organ in your body and performs a number of functions including metabolising carbohydrates and proteins. It also stores vitamins and minerals, helps excrete toxic substances from your blood, and produces bile to help you to digest and absorb fats.

It’s also the only organ in your body that is capable of repairing itself. This does depend on how badly your liver may be damaged. For example in cases such as cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol abuse this is unlikely.

Why do I need a liver cleanse?

During your lifetime, the liver has to deal with a wide range of toxins, chemicals and contaminants that we come into contact with. It does a wonderful job of filtering most of them out of our systems for the most part. However, it can become overburdened making the body less effective at being able to store, break down and excrete the toxins from our systems. It’s thought that by the time you reach around 40 years of age you have accumulated so many toxins that the effectiveness of your liver may have reduced by between 20% and 40%.

Signs that your liver is not functioning at peak efficiency may include digestive disorders, weight gain, constipation and nausea. Other signs include skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis, and / or the appearance of age or liver spots. You may also feel bloated or sluggish and have trouble concentrating. In extreme cases the skin can actually turn yellow, known as jaundice.

What is milk thistle?

A milk thistle plant

Milk Thistle is a prickly herb with dark green leaves with milky white veins running through them. The plant originated in the Mediterranean countries and favours warm, sunny areas where it will thrive. The plant is often mistaken for a weed due to its thorny appearance. It is in the same family as artichokes, which are also considered to be good for your liver.

Milk thistle contains something called Silymarin.  Silymarin is only found in the Milk Thistle seed and has been traditionally used to treat liver disorders for hundreds of years.

What is milk thistle used for?

Milk Thistle has a long standing reputation for helping to relieve liver problems having been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years.

Milk Thistle has also traditionally been used as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory and as a way to help digestion.

In Germany, Milk Thistle has been prescribed by doctors to treat alcoholic cirrhosis, hepatitis, jaundice, and any inflammation or poisoning of the liver.

Liver cleanse

Milk Thistle has also been found to have a very effective ability to encourage the liver to cleanse itself of accumulated toxins. Milk Thistle also supports the liver by preventing the depletion of glutathione – an amino acid essential for the detox process.

Protecting your liver

Milk Thistle can be taken as a preventative measure to help protect your liver against possible damage from toxins. It is a good option to take Milk Thistle at times when you know you are likely to put your liver under more stress than usual, such as at a festivals, parties or at Christmas time.

Thisilyn Milk Thistle is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over indulgence of drink and food such as indigestion and upset stomach, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the label.

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