Milk Thistle, also known as Silybum marianum, is a flowering herb of the Asteraceae family (which also includes sunflowers and daisies) that may help support balanced levels of oxidation. Native to Mediterranean countries, the Milk Thistle plant is noted for its red or purple flowers, pale green leaves and white veins. The name "Milk Thistle" refers to these white veins as well as the milky-white liquid that seeps from the plant's leaves when they are crushed.
Traditionally, Milk Thistle has a history of usage in the Middle East and Europe as well as noted appearances in traditional Chinese practices and Ayurveda that dates back almost 2000 years. One of the most common documented Milk Thistle uses in traditional practices is its ability to act as a natural detoxifier and support liver function.
Claims of the beneficial properties of Milk Thistle have been made for hundreds of years. Until the investigative ability of modern science came along, nobody was sure where exactly these Milk Thistle benefits stemmed from. Thankfully, modern research has shown that a group of bioactive constituents in Milk Thistle known as Silymarin may be responsible for the array of Milk Thistle health benefits. Silymarins are comprised of a complex combination of polyphenolic molecules such as several flavonolignans which are considered unique to Milk Thistle. Some of these flavonolignans are:
Silibinin (diastereoisomeric blend of Silybin A and Silybin B)
Isosilibin (Isosilybin A and Isosilybin B)
Clinical studies and other research surrounding Milk Thistle benefits have revealed that Silymarin benefits overall cellular and liver function. Some researchers believe that interaction between Silymarin and oxidation levels may have something to do with it, yet findings from several research endeavors suggest that Silymarin benefits extend beyond balancing oxidation levels, which may be why many people report experiencing a wide range of Milk Thistle benefits.
It seems that many people who take a Milk Thistle supplement are familiar with Milk Thistle benefits to oxidation levels and metabolic function, however, many people don’t know that Silymarin actually plays a significant role in promoting cognitive function! Research has found that Silymarin may help promote cognitive function through several means, particularly through its interaction with oxidation and inflammation levels. However, Silymarin was also found to help promote BDNF, a major component for overall cognitive function. Make no mistake, this is not your typical Milk Thistle supplement, this specialized extract is for those looking to get the most out of the potential Milk Thistle benefits from Silymarin! Nootropics Depot’s High Potency Milk Thistle extract is standardized to 200mg of Silymarins.
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Silymarins Minimum Content: 200mg
As a dietary supplement, take one High Potency Milk Thistle Extract capsule 1-2 times daily.
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Nootropics Depot offers 60ct. or 120ct. jars of high quality High Potency Milk Thistle capsules. Nootropics Depot's High Potency Milk Thistle capsules have been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
Also Known As: Marian thistle, Mary thistle, St Mary’s thistle, Our Lady’s thistle, Holy thistle, Sow thistle, Blessed Virgin thistle, Christ’s crown, Venue thistle, Heal thistle, Variegated Thistle, Silybum marianum
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