Silymarin Milk Thistle or Mary Thistle

A Weed that Boosts GSH

Silymarin Milk Thistle, Mary Thistle and Wild Artichoke, it promotes glutathione production, prevents lipid preoxidization and helps maintain GSH levels.

Milk Thistle Uses

It has been used by herbalists and complimentary medicine practitioners for detoxification and liver disease. It is very effective at savaging free radicals and protects liver from toxins and pollutants.

It is used for hepatitis, alcoholic cirrhosis, gallbladder disease, jaundice and for a type of mushroom poisoning.

It also promotes production of new cells in the liver.

It is also good for kidney protection, adrenal disorders, gallbladder, inflammatory bowel disorders, psoriasis, and weakened immune systems. It has anti cancer prostate properties for prostate and breast cancer.

In practice when combined with NAC, in some GSH depleted states it can increase glutathione levels by 35 percent.

Dietary Sources

The scientific name is silybum marianum. The parts used are the Milk Thistle Fruit, leaves and seeds.

Because of poor water solubility it is not effective in tea form. It is available concentrated in a capsule.

Dosing recommendations vary. If you choose to treat your liver disease with this it is highly recommended you work directly with a MD who is experienced and even certified in complimentary or alternative medicine.

Liver disease does not always allow a second chance if you don't get it right the first time.

Silymarin Milk Thistle Supplements?

Called nature's liver protector, milk thistle is a natural liver detoxifier due to a powerful compound called silymarin, which has been shown to defend the liver from many toxins such as carbon tetrachloride and even alcohol. Along with it you can take vitamin C and E for improved antioxidant protection.


Methionine is another source to boost glutathione levels. Learn more here.

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