Naka Milk Thistle 110 Vegerable Capsules
"Mariendistel" brand milk thistle from Naka is a high potency supplement ideal for detoxification, weight loss and digestive support. Formulated with a blend of supportive herbs including Dandelion, Artichoke, Beet Root and more.
Milk thistle was used historically as a digestive aid, to promote the flow of digestive juices, and as a tonic for nursing mothers, to increase milk supply. Nowadays it's popularity stems from its ability to detoxify and protect a very important organ, the liver. Our liver is responsible for filtering out most everything that should not be in our body and processing it so that it doesn't cause damage to other cells. It also metabolizes hormones and fats, and makes sure that the transportation system for fats (cholesterol) is working properly. The livers secretions, called bile, carry metabolized waste products out into the intestine where they can be excreted.
The medicinal activity of milk thistle is in a molecule called silymarin. It causes liver cells, hepatocytes, to resist toxic compounds and regenerate themselves. It also increases glutathione in the liver. Glutathione is an antioxidant that the liver uses to catch damaging free radicals that are created when the liver changes toxins into harmless chemicals. Silymarin also blocks the toxic effects of drug overdoses and poisonings. Milk thistle is a bitter herb that causes the release of digestive juices and bile, thus helping with indigestion and intestinal cleansing. Natural health practitioners recommend milk thistle for liver toxicity, indigestion, poisonings, drug overdoses, hepatitis, jaundice, gallbladder dysfunction and high cholesterol.
Adults, take 1 capsule 3 times per day. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications or health products.
Consult a health care practitioner if you have any of the following: gastrointestinal lesion, ulcer, or a bleeding disorder or are taking an anticoagulant, blood thinner, anti-inflammatory or antibiotic, or are having surgery. If you have a thyroid disorder. If you are taking beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers. If you have a gastrointestinal tract disorder, intestinal obstruction, or have intestinal spasms. If you have a gallbladder, liver, or kidney disease. Do not use if: you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a bile duct obstruction; you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Sampositae/Daisy family.