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Milk thistle is a herb traditionally used as a liver protectant and to support liver function. Milk thistle is also used to relieve digestive disturbances and heartburn.
Each capsule contains the following as active ingredient:
Milk thistle extract (providing 200mg silymarin) 250mg
Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatin free), microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate (vegetarian flow agent)
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Store in a cool dry place, below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.
Silymarin is composed of six major flavonolignans, each of which may contribute to silymarin's hepatoprotective properties. Antioxidant or free radical-antagonizing actions from flavonoids present in milk thistle have been cited as a likely mechanism of action of milk thistle.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take 1 capsule three times a day. Use for a minimum of 3 weeks to see beneficial effects.
Avoid if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Don’t exceed indicated dose, nor combine with other medication or pre-existing illness without medical advice.
Side effects may include gastrointestinal distress, headache and skin rash. Hypersensitivity (allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
There are no known contraindications.
No serious interactions have been identified at the recommended dose.
Hypersensitivity (allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.