What is the connection between milk thistle and your liver?
Milk thistle is packed with novel phytonutrient compounds that help quench free radicals and support normal cell division.
This is good because your liver is inundated with oxidizing compounds and other toxins every day.
Maintaining normal cell division is a key part of helping your liver function the way it should.
Your liver is one of your body’s hardest working organs. It is ground zero for your body’s detoxification process—but it also helps turn food nutrients into things your body can use and plays a role in hormone, bile and glycogen production as well.
Everyday life is hard on your liver—but there are nutrients that can help. Consider a nutritional supplement that is focused on liver support, such as Advanced Milk Thistle from Life Extension.
- Delivers a proprietary blend of milk thistle extract combined with phospholipids to aid absorption
- Contains liver-friendly silybin, silymarin and isosilybin A & B milk thistle compounds
- At the recommended dose of two softgels a day, this 120-softgel bottle contains a 2-month supply
Milk thistle has a compound in it called silymarin that is really good at scavenging free radicals.
Free radicals cause oxidation, which is sometimes referred to as oxidative stress. These chemical reactions can inhibit your liver from doing its job.
Silymarin is a common thistle compound—but it’s not the only one worth mentioning.
Cells in your liver normally divide as a part of their day to day functions: reproduction, repair, etc.
Maintaining normal cell division is a big part of liver function—this process helps your liver do its most important job: detoxifying your body.
Two milk thistle compounds, isosilybin A and B, are great for maintaining liver cell division.
Many Compounds, One Extract
Advanced modern extraction techniques allow us to isolate the different compounds in milk thistle.
So instead of saying this supplement contains “this amount” of silymarin and leave it at that, we can tell you exactly how much of each compound there is.
Check the label, and make sure your liver supplement has silymarin, silibinin and isosilybin.
Phospholipids Boost Thistle Absorption
The most prominent liver-friendly compound in milk thistle is called silybin. But silybin is not very water-soluble. This makes it difficult for your body to absorb—which inhibits silybin’s ability to get to your liver in the first place.
So, we’ve combined silybin (and the other milk thistle compounds in our Advanced Milk Thistle formula) with something called a phytosome—a tiny ball made of plant-derived phosphatidylcholine (a phospholipid).
Phytosomes are “carrier molecules,” that help transport certain hard-to-absorb compounds across the barrier between your intestines and your bloodstream—in this case, helping silybin cross the barrier.
Combining the liver-friendly compounds in Advanced Milk Thistle with the silymarin, silybin and isosilybin creates a truly advanced milk thistle liver support supplement. Try Advanced Milk Thistle today.