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► One of The Most Effective & Best Milk Thistle Supplements For All Natural Liver Support !
Posted by 3827GreenWood on Nov 13, 2013
This product by Now Foods is one of the most effective milk thistle supplements in the market for all-natural liver support. As a premier liver tonic, Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) delivers a natural flavonoid complex known as Silymarin, which has unique protective benefits for liver tissues. Researchers have identified one constituent of Silymarin, Silibin, as the most biologically active. Unfortunately, Silymarin, and even more Silybin, have a poor intestinal absorption, that limits their benefits. That's where Siliphos comes in. This advanced milk thistle supplement uses patented Phytosome technology to bind Silybin to natural soy phospholipids (Non-GMO) for enhanced bioavailability. I'm aware that several clinical studies have shown that Siliphos is 4-8 times more bioavailable than conventional milk thistle extracts. With that, it allows 4-8 times greater absorption of the key healing element of the milk thistle into the blood steam where it can do its good work. Through my own research, the patented Phytosome technology is actually owned by a large and well-known Italian firm named Indena. Indena is the world's leading company in the identification, development and production of active principles derived from plants, for use in the pharmaceutical, health-food and personal care industries. We all have great affections on natural products and the healing power of herbs, but as we also know, poor bioavailability in natural ingredients is a well-known issue for years and different strategies have been developed by researchers to ameliorate the absorption. The effectiveness of any herbal supplement (even medication) is soley dependent upon delivering an effective level of the active compounds. For milk thistle, this means delivering an effective level of Silybin. It only makes sense that if you can increase the absorption and utilization of these components that you will see better results. The patented Phytosome process ensures the vital link between bioflavonoid and bioavailability takes place before the herbal supplement or herbal extract is taken into the body, improving absorption, increasing biological availability, and enhancing delivery to the tissues. Researches have shown that an herbal Phytosome is more biologically active; therefore, it provides all the benefits of botanicals at reduced dosage. It also means we get more bangs for bucks! As demonstrated by a number of pharmacokinetic studies in comparison with free Silybin and Silymarin, Siliphos represents the most absorbable form of Silybin known until now. It's great to be able to get Siliphos at a super competitive price here in iHerb. If you're looking to use a top-notch quality with most potent and purest milk thistle supplement for support of healthy liver enzymes, this supplement has no equal. I am very happy with the results. I have not missed a day of taking this product and have been feeling Great-Great-Great! This product comes with 90 veggie caps per bottle. If you take 3 capsules per day, that will lasts for 30 days. I will suggest 3 caps per day for 3 months for intensive repair, detox and healing, and then 2 caps per day for maintenance in which one bottle can lasts for 45 days. Do remember to take supplement at least 30mins before each meal. Taking everything into account, I highly recommend this high quality product. I hope you'll find my review helpful to you. I am a strong advocate on scientific medical research and evidence-based information, and constantly want to differentiate between marketing hyperbole and real world effects. If you like my review, please kindly click ‘Yes’. And also, please feel free to check out my page for more reviews by clicking my name 3827GreenWood at the top of this review. Best wishes and good health to everyone!
improved milk thistle
Posted by Reviewer2825344 on Sep 18, 2013
worth the extra cost..noting an improvement in mental clarity, balance and general well-being
absorbability of up to 4.6 times of standard Milk Thistle extracts.
Posted by Hungarian on May 19, 2014
Silybin typically exhibits poor bioavailability; however, this clinical strength NOW product features Siliphos, a phytosome comprised of Silybin complexed with phosphatidyl choline, which has demonstrated absorbability of up to 4.6 times of standard Milk Thistle extracts.
Posted by Reviewer1631643 on Oct 10, 2013
I can't review the product because it never came. It's been 6 weeks and I haven't received a refund. I've sent multiple emails to try to resolve this but I haven't received a reply.
Now Foods has recently downgraded the quality of this product.
Posted by 5607165855274082952 on Nov 27, 2016
Now Foods has recently downgraded the quality of this product. They used to include rice powder as excipient and hence used less of the nasty stearic acid. Recently I discovered that they no longer use any of the rice powder. Instead they used more of the nasty stearic acid because they've take away the rice powder altogether. Rice powder is only used in quality capsules to replace all the nasty stuffs like stearic acid and/or magnesium stearate. These nasties coats the active ingredient with a waxy surface that significantly reduces the absorption of the active ingredient into the body. The only reason cheap manufacturers use Stearic acid and/or magnesium stearate is because it makes the encapsulation process much easier whilst sacrificing on absorbability and efficacy. Stearic acid and magnesium stearate also induces inflammation. If you take a handful of supplements from Now Foods (or any other cheap brands that uses these nasty excipients), chances are you take in a lot of these nasty stuffs every day, as well as the fact that your body gets to absorb only very little of the active ingredients. Well done Now Foods, not only have you just downgraded your product quality but your company's reputation as well. One star from me is considered generous, because instead of hoping you'd upgrade the quality of your excipients in capsules, you downgrade them instead. I might have to switch to the UltraThistle brand which uses only rice powder as the sole excipient in their silybin phytosome capsules. Hope Iherb would stock this quality brand in the future.
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