What is Swanson Milk Thistle Liquid Extract?
If ever there were a natural healing supplement with a suitably auspicious sounding title, Milk Thistle has to be it. The name itself actually refers to the white, milky fluid which seeps out of the leaves of this atavistic flower when crushed, and for as long as man can remember, it has been used to treat liver related problems.
Also known as St Mary’s thistle, Lady Thistle and Holy Thistle; Milk Thistle has been used in medicine for over 2000 years. Swanson Milk Thistle Liquid Extract is an incredibly potent tincture version of this herbal remedy which employs absolutely no alcohol or sugar whatsoever. That means that you can be safe in the knowledge that whilst it is helping cleanse your liver, it is doing you absolutely no collateral damage at the same time.
Used first by Europeans for its health benefits – the plant Silybum marianum (which grows to about ten feet tall and sprouts red and purple flowers) is indigenous to several parts of the world, including Southern Russia, North Africa and Asia Minor.
What is Swanson Milk Thistle Liquid Extract used for?
The liver is an incredibly important organ in our bodies but what does it do that it requires so much help.
- Produces Bile to aid our digestive process
- Cleanses our blood
- Stores energy in the form of Glycogen
That’s an incredible level of responsibility for such a small organ and because the liver has to act like a filter for so many of the harmful toxins in our body, there is always a strong chance that filter will need cleaning.
You may have heard that the liver is the one organ which self regenerates. This is true, it can grow back, but what if you never give it the chance?
Swanson Milk Thistle Liquid Extract can help the liver displace liver binding toxins and actually give our body a faster and more effective healing period. Not only that but because Silymarin is a flavonoid, it will also aid in the stabilisation of the membranes on the liver’s cells through its antioxidant capacity.
A small but regular dose of Swanson Milk Thistle Liquid Extract each day, dropped conveniently and innocuously into a glass of water, can help to protect all kinds of people.
- Mild alcohol consumers
- More severe problems like alcohol induced Cirrhosis
- Chronic hepatitis
- Or if you’re just looking to give your liver a bit of friendly help
What is the recommended dosage of Swanson Milk Thistle Liquid Extract?
As a dietary supplement
Take 2 ml (approx. 56 drops) two times per day in a glass of water. Shake well before use.