- Increases the liver’s ability to filter blood.
- Helps prevent damage from environmental toxins, alcohol and bacterial
Milk thistle is a member of the daisy family which features spiny pinkish purple flowers. This herb is found in many different regions of the world including Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Milk thistle is commonly used to strengthen liver function because it increases the filtration ability of the liver. It may be recommended by herbalists to prevent damage to the liver from toxins such as alcohol or bacteria.
Nature’s Sunshine milk thistle T/R (time release) works to provide the body with a constant and balanced supply of the active ingredient called silymarin. Silymarin works to protect the liver and enhances its function. It may also help prevent damage to the liver tissues and reduce absorption of some toxic materials. Another function of silymarin is to encourage the synthesis of protein in liver cells. In addition, milk thistle also contains antioxidants. One milk thistle T/R tablet contains 350 mg of milk thistle which provides 280 mg (80 percent) silymarin.