Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) contains silymarin and other flavonoid constituents. It has been traditionally used to assist nursing mothers in producing milk, and in treating liver disorders including jaundice. In modern times, milk thistle helps protect and regenerate liver cells. Eighty percent silymarin milk thistle preparations have powerful antioxidant activity. The silymarin increases glutathione from the liver and can help the body detoxify chemicals, hormones, and drugs. Silymarin has been shown in clinical and experimental studies in treating several types of liver disease including cirrhosis, hepatitis, chemical and alcohol induced fatty liver, it also prevents and treats gallstones. It has been used clinically to help individuals with psoriasis and diabetes. Health Concerns Milk Thistle 80, is the same standard used in European preparations.
Milk Thistle (80% Silymarin) (Silybum marianum) 50:1 Each tablet supplies 160mg Silymarin
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr. Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. All are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.