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The active components in milk thistle extracts are a group of chemical compounds collectively known as silymarin. Silybin is considered one of the most active constituents of silymarin.
Silymarin and silybin are antioxidants, in other words, they protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are toxic by-products of oxygen metabolism in living cells. These free radicals can cause significant damage to living tissues when produced in quantities that exceed the body’s neutralising mechanisms. Stress, medicines, injury, alcohol consumption, and infections can all lead to increased generation of free radicals.
Due to its antioxidant properties, silymarin helps to protect cell membranes from damage induced by free radicals. Silymarin also stabilises liver cell membranes and prevents binding and penetration of toxins, such as ethanol, paracetamol, Amanita phalloides from poisonous mushrooms, and others. In addition, silymarin may help the liver to generate new cells and proteins to recover from injury. Apart from its benefits as antioxidant, silymarin also has anti-inflammatory properties. It may reduce the damaging effects of inflammation and prevent scar tissue formation.
In summary, silymarin:
Is a free radical scavenger that protects cell membranes from damage caused by toxins and oxidative stress
Increases total antioxidant capacity by increasing the levels of intracellular antioxidants, namely glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Helps the liver to recover from injury
Has anti-inflammatory properties
Protects against scar tissue formation
Each capsule contains:
Bio-Milk Thistle 360 mg
[from European organic milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.) extract 200 mg (80 % silymarin) and PHOSPHOcomplex™ 160 mg (phosphatidylcholine 104 mg, silybin 56 mg)]
Other ingredients are calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and vegetable cellulose (capsule).
Contains no known allergens, no sugar or gluten, no artificial flavours or preservatives.
Suggested Directions for Use:
Adults 18 years and older: Take 1 capsule per day with food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Hypersensitivity (allergy) to milk thistle, daisy, marigold, or ragweed or any of the other ingredients in Bio-Milk Thistle.
Consult your healthcare professional before taking Bio-Milk Thistle if you are pregnant, take other medication or have any medical condition. For more details, please see the Patient Information Leaflet.
Category D: Health Supplement
This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.
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Main centre areas: R85
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Additional costs may be incurred should your order be very heavy.
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