Milk thistle contains multiple constituents with strong antioxidant activity that can protect liver cells from free radical damage, strengthen liver cell membranes, and help maintain the liver's built-in antioxidant system – glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD).* In numerous studies, the milk thistle constituent silybin – the most active flavonoid in milk thistle – has been utilized to prevent liver cell damage from carbon tetrachloride, ethanol, acetaminophen, mushroom toxins, and benzopyrene from automobile exhaust.* Thorne’s Siliphos provides the benefits of silybin and phosphatidylcholine in one well-absorbed compound.* These ingredients likely provide the synergistic benefit of sparing liver cells from degradation.* Studies indicate this silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex provides superior absorption compared to conventional milk thistle products.*
Silybin, normally a water-soluble flavonoid, is converted into a lipid-soluble compound by complexing it with phospholipids, such as phosphatidylcholine, to make a phytosome. The phytosome preparation allows for better absorption of this liver-protective flavonoid into liver cell membranes.*
Silymarin has been shown to help maintain the liver’s normal inflammatory response to liver-toxic compounds.* Of the three flavonoids that comprise silymarin, silybin predominates and is the most biologically active of the three.
Phosphatidylcholine is not merely a passive "carrier" for the active flavonoid silybin, but is itself an active ingredient with documented efficacy for promoting liver health.* Silybin protects the liver because of its significant antioxidant activity, while phosphatidylcholine helps repair and replace liver cell membranes.*
One Capsule Contains:
Silybin Phytosome* (Silybum marianum extract (fruit) / Phospholipid complex from Sunflower) 180 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Leucine.
*This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s silybin phytosome (Siliphos®). Siliphos is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
Take 1 capsule two to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.