Now Foods, Silymarin, Milk Thistle Extract, 2X - 300 mg, 200 Veggie Caps
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Expiration Date: Aug 2017
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Shipping Weight: 0.41 lbs (0.19 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-04753
- UPC Code: 733739047533
- Package Quantity: 200 Veggie Caps
- Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.6 x 4.6 in, 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.95
- Supports Liver Function
- With Artichoke & Dandelion
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Silymarin (Silybum marianum), also known as Milk Thistle, is an herb that is well-documented in early traditional herbal medicine. Studies abroad and in the U. S. have indicated that constituents in Silymarin may help to support the healthy liver function.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily. Consider taking these other NOW products: Modified Citrus Pectin and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Cellulose (capsule), cellulose powder, silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
NOW Silymarin 2X has twice the Milk Thistle Extract (300 mg per capsule) as in our regular strength product (150 mg per capsule).
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Natural color variations may occur in this product.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum) (Fruit and Seeds) (Standardized to 80% Silymarin Flavonoids)||300 mg||†|
|Dandelion Root Extract (Taraxacum officinale) (4:1)||100 mg||†|
|Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) (Leaf)||50 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
Milk thistle is a very safe and proven herb that has been used for over 2000 years. Milk thistle is well-known as a liver herb, protecting the liver, aiding its daily functions and helps to regenerate damaged liver cells. Considering that numbers of harmful chemicals and drugs in our environment and how to inhale/eat them, coupled with stressful lifestyle like drinking, lack of sleep etc, our liver is constantly overworked. Our liver is involved over 300 bodily functions and it doesn’t take a rest (or we will die). Therefore, it is most important to take milk thistle daily! It is also a powerful anti-oxidant that can reduce bad cholesterol, boost immune system, halting cancer growth, diabetes, neuro degenerative diseases and many more! This product also comes with dandelion, another liver herb that is commonly used with milk thistle. Dandelion also comes with the most of the same benefits as milk thistle. Artichoke is another thistle-like plant with similar benefits. This is a powerful combination since the herbs work in synergy to aid our liver (much better than standalone). This bottle is certainly value for money with 200 caps. 2 caps will give the benefits needed so it will still last for 100 days! The caps are vegetarian, not too big and easy to swallow. The product does contain magnesium stearate. Whether there is any health effects from magnesium stearate like claimed, it is highly debateable. It is also highly recommended to take fiber supplements to aid the body in removing the toxins removed by the liver. Check out my page for more reviews!
For my personally, besides taking it on a regular basis for liver protection, I give it to my 14 year old to control acne (which is often caused by the hormones overloading the liver) and I myself take it in increased amount whenever I have shoulder pain. Here's the blurb where I describe it on my website: Excellent value for double strength silymarin combined with dandelion root and artichoke extract. Now also makes a 1x Silymarin extract called Now Silymarin which contains silymarin in a base of turmeric powder and is also an excellent silymarin combination when taken in small amounts (up to double recommended) since too much turmeric powder can causing a burning sensation. Now Silymarin 2x contains no "hot" herbs in it though so can be taken in large amounts if necessary. Besides cleaning the liver of all manner of toxins, silymarin protects it, too. One of the first clinical studies on its properties was conducted on rats where half were fed silymarin then all of them were fed deathcap mushrooms. All the ones who had silymarin lived while all the ones without it died. Even so, it is not recommended to test silymarin's protective effects by eating poisons which are toxic to the liver!