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Novel Method Boosts Milk Thistle Liver Concentration 10-Fold!

By Raegan Linton

Summary

The seed extract of the common milk thistle, rich in silymarin and its active component, silybin, has now been thoroughly proven to mitigate and, in some cases, reverse liver damage. These compounds have efficacy in liver disease caused by alcohol, by diet and inactivity, by viruses, and by exogenous toxins. They can slow the deadly progression to cirrhosis, the end-stage of all liver diseases.

Researchers have found that when silybin is combined with phosphatidylcholine, the absorption and bioavailability of an oral dose of silybin is increased 10-fold.11 This breakthrough improves the delivery of the benefits of milk thistle extracts for liver health.

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