In this article you will discover:
- What milk thistle is
- How milk thistle can help to protect against alcohol liver disease
- How much milk thistle to take to protect against alcohol liver disease
Milk thistle is an herb which has medicinal properties and been used medicinally for as long as 2000 years.
The achenes (dried fruits) of milk thistle are used for medicinal properties.
Throughout the world it grows in all types of situations and locations.
The powerful antioxidant bioflavonoid called silymarin is contained in the seeds of milk thistle.
Milk thistle is traditionally used for the following health conditions:
- Alcohol Liver Disease
- Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Numerous studies have shown that the powerful antioxidant bioflavonoid silymarin can protect the liver from the toxic effects of excess alcohol, which helps to reduce the chances of alcohol liver disease.
It does by working as a potent antioxidant stopping factors such as free radicals causing liver cell damage.
Plus, silymarin helps to boost an important liver antioxidant enzyme called glutathione.
Silymarin alters the structure of liver cells to protect against toxins as well as helping to regenerate toxin damaged liver cells.
It also helps to reduce fibrosis. How Much Milk Thistle Do You Need To Take To Help Protect Against Alcohol Liver Disease?
To help protect against alcohol liver disease, you can take milk thistle in supplement form, in doses up to 200mg three times per day.
It is best to take these doses between meals.
Note: Milk thistle has a mild laxative effect, so be wary of taking too much.
So, to sum up…
Milk thistle is very good at protecting against alcohol liver disease, due to the powerful antioxidant bioflavonoid called silymarin
Apart from helping to protect against alcohol liver disease, milk thistle can help with the symptoms of gallstones, cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis.
If you want to protect yourself from alcohol liver disease, it would be a good idea to take milk thistle supplements between meals every day.
Stewart Hare C. H. Ed Dip NutTh
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