Milk Thistle Liver Support

Milk Thistle 100 mg 60 ct capsules

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What is Milk Thistle?

Found in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, milk thistle belongs to the daisy family and has been used for thousands of years for protection of the liver. Silymarin, a component of milk thistle seeds, or milk thistle extract, is a flavonoid that provides antioxidants naturally.

Our Milk Thistle

Our milk thistle supplement contains 100 mg of milk thistle standardized to 80% silymarin. Each bottle contains 60 capsules. Our milk thistle for dogs can be used by people or pets. Research suggests that Silymarin (the flavolignans removed from milk thistle) and its antioxidant properties can be beneficial for dogs (5). Studies also suggest that milk thistle may support a healthy liver in dogs. Liver problems are often associated with Cushings.

How much should I give my dog?

The recommended dosage for dogs is 2 mg of milk thistle for each lb of dog weight. So a 50 lb dog should be given 1 capsule per day. A 25 lb dog should be given 1/2 capsule per day. But always consult your vet when giving your dog new supplements.

What are the Benefits of Milk Thistle?

Milk Thistle has been studied for its antioxidant properties that may support the liver(1). Other reported silymarin and milk thistle benefits include their anti-inflammatory properties which may support cell structure. Studies also imply that the active ingredients in milk thistle may support skin health.

Are there any side effects of Milk Thistle?

Very few side effects have been reported after using milk thistle. In rare cases it may have a laxative effect, but such instances are uncommon. It is always important to consult your doctor or physician before starting any new supplement.

1). Asghar Z, Masood Z. Evaluation of antioxidant properties of silymarin and its potential to inhibit peroxyl radicals in vitro. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2008 Jul;21(3):249-54.

2). Tamayo C, Diamond S. (2007). Review of clinical trials evaluating safety and efficacy of milk thistle (Silybum marianum [L.] Gaertn.). Integrative Cancer Therapies.

3). Joi A. Nichols, Santosh K. Katiyar (2010). Skin photoprotection by natural polyphenols: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and DNA repair mechanism). Joi A. Nichols, Santosh K. Katiyar (2010). Skin photoprotection by natural polyphenols: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and DNA repair mechanisms

4.) Gaby, Alan R. (2006). The Natural Pharmacy: Complete A-Z Reference to Natural Treatments for Common Health Conditions.

5.) Varzi HN, Esmailzadeh S., Morowati H. Effect of silymarin and vitamin E on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in dogs. (2007).   Journal of Veterinary P5. Varzi HN, Esmailzadeh S., Morowati H. Effect of silymarin and vitamin E on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in dogs. (2007).   Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 477-481.

You may also want to consider SAMe for liver support.

** These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with your physician before taking any food supplements.