Organic Milk Thistle
Found in our product: Acne & Beyond
Silybum marianum has other common names including cardus marianus, blessed milkthistle, Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary's thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, variegated thistle and Scotch thistle. Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world.
This plant is widely known and highly praised due to the powerful organic components found in its seeds. It is from milk thistle seeds that the extract is derived, which includes high concentrations of silymarin, the most unique and active ingredient in the extract. The extract also contains various fatty acids, including linoleic acid.
Milk thistle helps to alleviate inflammation due to its rich antioxidant content. It also prevents skin aging and promotes a healthy glow. The silymarin in it helps in the treatment of psoriasis, in fighting redness, itching, and thick skin patches.
An important health benefit of milk thistle is in its ability to detoxify the liver, speed organ repair, treat certain symptoms of cancer, treat fungal infections, and cure hangovers. It also protects the body against side effects of pharmaceuticals, slows the onset of Alzheimer’s, reduces the risk of heart diseases, and manages the symptoms of diabetes.
The combination of antioxidants, fatty acids, and silymarin in milk thistle extract can actually work to regulate insulin levels and maintain even blood sugar levels for people who suffer from or are at risk of developing diabetes.
It contains high concentrations of beneficial fatty acids and omega-3s, which are essential for maintaining heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids are able to balance the cholesterol levels in your body, which can prevent atherosclerosis, thereby lowering your risk of experiencing a stroke or a heart attack.
In preliminary research studies, it appears that milk thistle extract can have an inhibitory effect on the growth of cancer cells and tumors on the skin and can also help prevent cancerous growth in the prostate, breast, and cervix.
It is an anti-inflammatory and helps lower the cholesterol levels in the body. It cleanses the blood and prevents oxidative stress. Milk Thistle improves the low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol), total cholesterol, and triglycerides levels in the body.
By purifying the body of metabolic waste, it helps improve the function of the gallbladder, kidneys, and spleen, thereby preventing the risk of gallstones.
It is not a commonly allergenic substance. The dosage contained in Acne No More is small enough to make most issues below irrelevant. However, if you are planning on taking large doses of Milk Thistle it has been known to cause the following:
Also, if you are allergic to ragweed, you should avoid using anything containing milk thistle, as they are closely related. Women with estrogen deficiencies or endometriosis check with their physician as it can cause estrogen levels to fluctuate.Caution is also advised, as always, for breastfeeding or pregnant women.