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Milk Thistle (SILYMARIN)

The milk thistle is a thistle of the genus Silybum Adans., a flowering plant of the daisy family (Asteraceae). They are native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The name "milk thistle" derives from two features of the leaves: they are mottled with splashes of white and they contain a milky sap.

The seeds of the milk thistle have been used for 2000 years to treat chronic liver disease and protect the liver against toxins. Increasing research is being undertaken on the physiological effects, therapeutic properties and possible medical uses of milk thistle.

Research into the biological activity of silymarin and its possible medical uses has been conducted in many countries since the 1970s. Milk thistle has been reported to have protective effects on the liver and to greatly improve its function. It is typically used to treat liver cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis (liver inflammation), toxin-induced liver damage, and gallbladder disorders.

Reviews of the literature covering clinical studies of silymarin vary. A review using only studies with both double-blind and placebo protocols concluded that milk thistle and its derivatives "does not seem to significantly influence the course of patients with alcoholic and/or hepatitis B or C liver diseases".

A different review of the literature performed for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services found that while there is strong evidence of legitimate medical benefits, the studies done to date are of uneven design and quality that no firm conclusions about degrees of effectiveness for specific conditions or appropriate dosage can yet be made.

A review of studies of silymarin and liver disease which are available on the web shows an interesting pattern in that studies which tested low dosages of silymarin concluded that silymarin was ineffective[13], while studies which used significantly larger doses concluded that silymarin was biologically active and had therapeutic effects.

Beside benefits for liver disease, other unproven treatment claims include:

Used as a post (oral steroid) cycle therapy for body builders and/or in the hopes of reducing or eliminating liver damage

Lowering cholesterol levels

Reducing insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes who also have cirrhosis

Reducing the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers.

Used in many products claiming to reduce the effects of a hangover

Used by individuals withdrawing from opiates, especially during the Acute Withdrawal Stage.

Reducing liver damaging effects of chemotherapeutic drugs

Clinical study has shown that liver function tests can be improved in active hepatitis patients.
Supplements with this ingredient:
Advanced Post Cycle Therapy (Post Cycle Support)
Beast Epi 18 (Prohormones)
Beast Super Halo (Prohormones)
Cycle Assist (On Cycle Support)
DecaFire (Prohormones)
eMonster (Prohormones)
Finaflex 550-XD (Prohormones)
Mammoth DNA (Prohormones)
Mass Construction (Prohormones)
MegaPlexx (Prohormones)
Methyl 1-D (Test Boosters/Hormone Regulation)
Methyl Tren 550 (Prohormones)
MethylDrol (Prohormones)
Milk Thistle (On Cycle Support)
Monster Plexx (Prohormones)
Mutate (Prohormones)
Natural PCT (Post Cycle Support)
Organ Shield (On Cycle Support)
PCT Revolution Black (Post Cycle Support)
Post Cycle 3X (Post Cycle Support)
RA Silver Bullet PCT System (Post Cycle Support)
Reaper (Prohormones)
Sasquatch DNA Pure Mass (Prohormones)
Size 350 (Prohormones)
Stakabol (Prohormones)
Testadrol Extreme (Prohormones)
Testavate 500 (Test Boosters/Hormone Regulation)
Xtreme Anabolic Stack (Prohormones)
Xtreme H-50 (Prohormones)
Xtreme Mass (Prohormones)
Xtreme Tren SD (Prohormones)
Xtreme Tren Six (Prohormones)

Links to additional information on Milk Thistle (SILYMARIN)
Milk Thistle (Added on 5/27/2011)
Milk thistle (Added on 5/27/2011)
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) (Added on 5/27/2011)
Milk Thistle (NCCAM Health Information) (Added on 5/27/2011)

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