Milk thistle is known as an elixir for your liver and the king of detoxifying herbs. No herb is more beneficial and more powerful at cleansing than milk thistle.
Milk thistle has been proven effective in supporting the liver in detoxification from:
Milk thistle has long been used to support liver function. Milk Thistle contains powerful antioxidants that may protect your body from nerve damage, abnormal brain aging, and cancer.
The active ingredient in it is called Silymarin and it has incredible cleansing effects on the liver and gallbladder. Silymarin can protect against glutathione depletion and increase glutathione levels in the liver. Milk thistle strengthens the liver cell walls, buffering them from invading toxins, and supports liver regeneration.
Silymarin helps increase levels of glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD) your bodies two most powerful intracellular anti-oxidants.
Glutathione is known as your bodies master antioxidant and maybe your bodies most important antioxidant to prevent disease. It’s benefits to support healing or preventing cancer, heart disease, dementia, autoimmune disease, autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
Glutathione is a molecule that is produced naturally in your body and is a combination of three amino acids: cysteine, glycine and glutamine.
The secret behind glutathione’s detox power is the sulfur compounds it contains. According to Dr. Mark Hyman MD, sulfur is sticky and acts like fly paper and all of the toxins in your body like free radicals, mercury and radiation stick to it and are then eliminated by the body.
Milk thistle has ability to cleanse your body of environmental toxins. So it's also great at preventing disease.
Milk Thistle lower oxidation of LDL cholesterol and helps treatment for diabetic neuropathy.
Milk thistle can reduce the damaging effects of radiation and detoxify your body of radiation. From cell phones to microwaves we are exposed to radiation continually and this can add up and have a negative impact on your health over time.
The recommended daily intake for doing a milk thistle detox is 150 mg 1-3x daily for treatment or 50 to 150 mg daily for maintenance.