The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have catalogued more than 400 scientific studies of Milk Thistle and its active compounds in their database. Milk Thistle is widely thought to be one of the most beneficial herbal remedies used globally.
Used for more than 2,000 years to support the liver naturally, Milk Thistle gets its name from the white fluid that comes from the plant’s leaves when they’re crushed. Over the past 40 years, intensive chemical, pharmacological and clinical research has confirmed the therapeutic value of Milk Thistle in a wide range of liver-related as well as non-liver-related conditions.
- The active component in Milk Thistle is known as Silymarin, a flavonoid that is both an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant, which may help decrease oxidative stress.* According to Web MD, Silymarin is sometimes used as a natural restorative for liver and gall bladder issues.
- Milk Thistle is known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of alcohol. In the EU, Milk Thistle is sometimes prescribed as medication.
- The American Botanical Council published a study on August 16, 2004 showing that Milk Thistle exhibited promise for “stimulating cell regeneration in the kidneys.” Milk Thistle’s effect on kidney health is believed to “closely mirror the herb’s effects on the liver.”
- The same study showed that Milk Thistle “appears to raise levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and may also help reduce blood pressure.”
- The renowned Mayo Clinic has published insights on Milk Thistle, including findings that show the herb “may improve blood sugar control.”
- Milk Thistle even “appears to have neuroprotective properties.”1
Take a look at the label of Kenzen® Cleanse & Detox. The botanical you see is the Milk Thistle plant. It is an important ingredient of the Proprietary Synergistic Cleanse & Detox Complex.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
1 Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2010;74(11):2299-306.