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How milk thistle supports liver cleansing and detoxing to keep you healthy

How milk thistle supports liver cleansing and detoxing to keep you healthy



How milk thistle supports liver cleansing and detoxing to keep you healthy

Why liver cleansing and detox programmes are so important
The key to improved energy and vitality is a healthy digestive tract and liver.  Our bodies are exposed to a multitude of pollutants and toxins on a daily basis. These can come from everyday sources, including alcohol, cigarette smoke, workplace and environmental chemicals, saturated and trans-fats, coffee and junk food.

Up to a certain point, the body does an impressive job of naturally filtering out and excreting the toxins via the liver and digestive tract. Eventually, however, the filters can become clogged and overloaded. This can damage the delicate lining of the gut wall and make it more permeable to toxins, further increasing their absorption.

The toxin buildup can then disrupt the fragile balance in the gut, and lead to a general decline in health.  A gentle liver cleansing and/or detox programme may help to avoid the toxin buildup in the first place. This can help to maintain digestive tract and liver health, which in turn supports increased vitality.

Who might benefit from a liver cleansing / detoxification programme?
A buildup of toxins to a level that has begun to disrupt the delicate balance in the gut is often accompanied by various symptoms. These include:

•    constipation, heartburn, bloating, indigestion, excessive flatulence, irregular bowel movements and/or nausea
•    harmful bacterial overgrowth
•    frequent skin complaints, e.g. rashes
•    recurrent tiredness, sleep disturbances, irritability and mood swings
•    increasing susceptibility to food allergies and immune imbalances
•    weight gain

This is why naturopaths will often recommend a liver cleansing / detox programme to people who are experiencing one or more of these symptoms.

How does Milk Thistle support liver cleansing and detoxing?
The liver requires a regular supply of important nutrients to maintain its normal function. Milk Thistle is a potent liver cleansing and support herb, with a long history of maintaining liver and digestive health.

Milk Thistle is a rich source of a complex active compound called silymarin, which in turn provides the powerful antioxidant, silybin. Silybin has been shown1,2 to help protect the body (and especially the liver cells) against the free radical damage that can result from stress and environmental pollution.
By supporting liver health and function, Milk Thistle helps the body with its natural detoxification processes.  The result is often greater overall health and vitality, and a healthier digestive system.

1Hagymasi K et al. Extrahepatic biliary obstruction: can silymarin protect liver function? Phytother Res 16 Suppl (2002): 78-80
2Valenzuela A, Guerra R. Protective effect of the flavonoid silybin dihemisuccinate on the toxicity of phenylhydrazine on rat liver. FEBS Lett 181.2 (1985): 291-4

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How milk thistle supports liver cleansing and detoxing to keep you healthy

Do you suffer from a lack of energy or vitality? Learn how to achieve a healthy digestive tract and liver with a liver cleansing detox programme.

How milk thistle supports liver cleansing and detoxing to keep you healthy

Why liver cleansing and detox programmes are so important
The key to improved energy and vitality is a healthy digestive tract and liver.  Our bodies are exposed to a multitude of pollutants and toxins on a daily basis. These can come from everyday sources, including alcohol, cigarette smoke, workplace and environmental chemicals, saturated and trans-fats, coffee and junk food.

Up to a certain point, the body does an impressive job of naturally filtering out and excreting the toxins via the liver and digestive tract. Eventually, however, the filters can become clogged and overloaded. This can damage the delicate lining of the gut wall and make it more permeable to toxins, further increasing their absorption.

The toxin buildup can then disrupt the fragile balance in the gut, and lead to a general decline in health.  A gentle liver cleansing and/or detox programme may help to avoid the toxin buildup in the first place. This can help to maintain digestive tract and liver health, which in turn supports increased vitality.

Who might benefit from a liver cleansing / detoxification programme?
A buildup of toxins to a level that has begun to disrupt the delicate balance in the gut is often accompanied by various symptoms. These include:

•    constipation, heartburn, bloating, indigestion, excessive flatulence, irregular bowel movements and/or nausea
•    harmful bacterial overgrowth
•    frequent skin complaints, e.g. rashes
•    recurrent tiredness, sleep disturbances, irritability and mood swings
•    increasing susceptibility to food allergies and immune imbalances
•    weight gain

This is why naturopaths will often recommend a liver cleansing / detox programme to people who are experiencing one or more of these symptoms.

How does Milk Thistle support liver cleansing and detoxing?
The liver requires a regular supply of important nutrients to maintain its normal function. Milk Thistle is a potent liver cleansing and support herb, with a long history of maintaining liver and digestive health.

Milk Thistle is a rich source of a complex active compound called silymarin, which in turn provides the powerful antioxidant, silybin. Silybin has been shown1,2 to help protect the body (and especially the liver cells) against the free radical damage that can result from stress and environmental pollution.
By supporting liver health and function, Milk Thistle helps the body with its natural detoxification processes.  The result is often greater overall health and vitality, and a healthier digestive system.

1Hagymasi K et al. Extrahepatic biliary obstruction: can silymarin protect liver function? Phytother Res 16 Suppl (2002): 78-80
2Valenzuela A, Guerra R. Protective effect of the flavonoid silybin dihemisuccinate on the toxicity of phenylhydrazine on rat liver. FEBS Lett 181.2 (1985): 291-4
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