Milk thistle to prevent liver toxicity

    You're going to hear more about using milk thistle to prevent liver toxicity. There's been a lot of scientific research on this herb. In Germany, physicians use milk thistle to prevent liver toxicity and cirrhosis from hepatitis, alcohol, and other drugs. They also use an IV form to treat mushroom poisonings.

    Milk thistle contains silymarin...a mixture of substances that prevents the uptake of toxins into liver cells...neutralizes free radicals...and enhances liver cell regeneration.

    People usually take 200 to 400 mg/day of a concentrated silymarin extract. Teas aren't concentrated enough.

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