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Milk thistle is your friend!

Did you know that milk thistle is one of the most powerful known liver-supporting herbs?

Milk thistle can help strengthen liver function and can assist with regenerating and repairing damaged liver cells.

It activates the structure of new liver cells to substitute those that are damaged and it promotes incredible apoptosis (that’s the death of cells which occurs as a normal and controlled part of an organism's growth or development)!

This wonderful herb, blocks the negative effects of estrogen. It has a cellular content of antioxidant compounds, such as glutathione, which is highly beneficial.

If you decide to try milk thistle, note that doses vary among brands and not all products contain the same amount of active ingredient. Look for one that is standardised to contain 70–80% milk thistle. Follow the dosage that your health practitioner advises you or, alternatively, follow the information on the label, but note that it is of your own accord.

Look for supplements that have been verified for safety and content by an independent lab.

Usually, milk thistle causes few, if any, serious side effects.

Research shows that taking milk thistle can “inhibit human T-cell activation, an autoimmune response that occurs in psoriasis”.

Warning: Please note that the advice given here is general. Before taking milk thistle consider seeking advice from your healthcare practitioner (GP), especially if you're taking medication. It is extremely important to understand that all medication is broken down by the liver therefore milk thistle might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. So, taking milk thistle along with some medication that are broken down by the liver, might increase the effects and side effects of some medications, for example by lowering cholesterol (statins). This could increase or decrease how well these medications work.

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