Why milk thistle?

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OK, so you’ve read the list of 45 bio-live wholefood ingredients contained in our Alkalizing Greens, some you recognize, and some, like Milk Thistle frankly sound a little obscure. While it may look more like a weed than something you ingest, Milk Thistle is a detox powerhouse.

St Mary’s Thistle, AKA Milk Thistle is beloved by herbalists for its role in healing the liver. Studies show it can protect hepatocytes (liver cells) from long-term damage caused by chemotherapy drugs, alcohol and paracetamol. Hepatitis and other conditions that damage the liver cause a hardening or fibrosis, which negatively impacts liver function. St Mary’s thistle has been found to reduce this fibrosis.

Milk thistle seeds, consumed as a powder, tea, tincture or standardized extract, may be helpful for not only healthy liver function, but as a side effect also works to increase the condition of the kidneys, spleen, gall bladder as well as the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.

The seeds are a concentrated source of the flavonoid antioxidant called "silymarin" which also exhibits immune boosting and anti-inflammatory qualities.

These are the many reasons Dr Laubscher included this special nutrient rich ingredient in THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalizing Greens.