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Milk thistle extract is one of nature's most potent weapons to support liver health. Until recently, however, the technology hasn't been available to fully harness this plant's full benefits.1 The problem has been the star component of milk thistle, called silybin, does not dissolve well in water.2,3 This makes it difficult for your body to absorb all of it.2,4,5 Scientists have developed a novel technology to overcome silybin's poor bioavailability. The solution is to mix silybin with a nutrient called phosphatidylcholine.
Phosphatidylcholine facilitates transport across the intestinal lining into the bloodstream, making it an ideal "carrier molecule" for silybin.4,5 Scientists believe that phosphatidylcholine molecularly bonds to silybin ushering it through the membranes of cells in the intestinal tract.4 This silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex is absorbed nearly five times better than silymarin alone, and its ultimate bioavailability to the liver, its target organ, is ten-fold greater than silymarin alone.6-8
This novel milk thistle extract with phosphatidylcholine contains standardized concentrations of silybin and isosilybin A and B not found in other milk thistle extracts.
Serving Size 1 softgel
Servings Per Container 120
Milk Thistle Phospholipid Proprietary Blend
Milk thistle extract (seed) [providing 240 mg Silymarin, 90 mg Silybin, 24 mg Isosilybin A and Isosilybin B], phospholipids
SILIPHOS® Phytosome milk thistle extract (seed) [providing 23.76 mg Silybin]
Other ingredients: sunflower oil, gelatin, soy lecithin, glycerin, purified water, soy fatty acids, carob color, beeswax, dl-alpha tocopherol.
SILIPHOS® is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A., Italy.
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Mix of Siliphos and standard extract
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Comments about Life Extension European Milk Thistle, 120 softgels:
Milk Thistle is of course well known for liver health. But is not highly bioavialable. Siliphos is a propriatary compound to improve bioavailability.Most Siliphos supplements are only Siliphos. This is a mix of Siliphos and other extracts. But the other products generally have more Siliphos. Honestly, I don't know which is better, more Siliphos or a mix. But, I hope LEF knows what is best.I can say that my liver enzime numbers have come down since taking it. So, it seems to work.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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