Milk Thistle is a herb recognized since ancient times for its medicinal value. It grows in moderate climates of North America and Europe, easily recognized by its large purple thistle-like flower heads. By the Middle Ages, the seed of the milk thistle plant was used to support liver functions, to promote the flow of bile and as a general tonic for the stomach, spleen, gallbladder and liver. Milk Thistle consists of three potent liver protective flavonoids: silybin, silydianin and silychristin. Collectively these are known as silymarin. To be effective milk thistle products must be standardized to contain this active blend. Kirkman\'s Milk Thistle is standardized to contain 80% silymarin. Recent research has indicated that silymarin helps to protect against the depletion of the antioxidant glutathione in liver cells. Kirkman offers Milk Thistle Hypoallergenic Capsules 100 mg. which provide 80 mg. silymarin.
|Each Serving Contains||Amount per Serving||% of Daily Value|
|Milk Thistle (Seeds)||100mg||*|
|* Percent of Daily Value Not Established|
Sugar-Free, Starch-Free, Soy-Free, Acacia-Free, Wheat-Free, Corn-Free, Milk-Free, Yeast-Free, Casein-Free, Gliadin-Free, Gluten-Free