Examining the prickly plant: Milk Thistle

Examining the prickly plant: Milk Thistle

So.. What is Milk Thistle?

You've probably heard about milk thistle, but what exactly is it? And no, it's not a type of dairy product! 
Contrary to what the name might suggest, milk thistle is actually a flowering herb that belongs to the daisy family. And let me tell you, this herb is no ordinary wallflower. It's been used in Western herbal medicine for centuries as a natural remedy for all sorts of ailments. 

Why Should You Care About Your Liver?

Your liver is like the superhero of your body, working tirelessly to detoxify and filter out all the junk you put inside it (we're looking at you—late-night pizza, maybe a cheeky beer!). But sometimes, even superheroes need a little help. That's where milk thistle comes in.

The Benefits of Milk Thistle

First and foremost, milk thistle is a liver lover. It helps to protect and regenerate liver cells, making it a go-to remedy for liver support.
The active ingredient in milk thistle is a flavonoid compound called silymarin. Silymarin is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, making milk thistle a popular choice for supporting liver health. 

How To Incorporate Milk Thistle Into Your Routine?

So, you're probably wondering how to get your hands on it.. Luckily, milk thistle is available in various forms, including supplements such as BYHEALTH Milk Thistle.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

Some of our other premium supplements containing milk thistle include BYHEALTH Liver Detox and BYHEALTH Women's Care & Liver Cleanse.                                                                                                                                      
Don't forget, it's always best to consult with your healthcare provider before adding milk thistle or any supplement to your routine.

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2. Johnson, A. et al. (2020). Milk Thistle: A Comprehensive Review of its Health Benefits. International Journal of Natural Remedies, 15(2), 67-89.
3. Abenavoli, L., Capasso, R., & Milic, N. (2018). Milk thistle in liver diseases: past, present, future. Phytotherapy Research, 32(11), 2202-2213.
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