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    Milk Thistle

    The Drinking Buddy

    • Supports healthy liver function*
    • Harvested across Europe
    • Gently extracted in Spain
    • Powerful antioxidant properties
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    Non-GMO
    Non-GMO
    Vegetarian
    Vegetarian
    Gluten-Free
    Gluten-Free
    Vegan
    Vegan
    The basics
    Limited Research
    Limited Research
    Traditionally Used
    Traditionally Used
    Since ancient Roman times, Milk Thistle has been used to support healthy liver functions in Europe. In the modern era, research on the plant's impact on the liver has been inconclusive. Laboratory studies have been strong and clinical studies mixed. Still, if you are looking for something to help your liver, this plant does have strong evidence and history behind it.
    The basics
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    Did you know?

    The milk thistle plant is native to the Mediterranean and is part of the Asteraceae family, which also includes ragweeds and daisies.

    Research and benefits

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    Supports liver health

    Milk thistle is one of the longest studied herbs for liver health. It has been used traditionally for over 2,000 years and has been clinically studied since the 1960s. Milk thistle has been extensively studied in the lab, in people and in animal studies. There are mixed results as to the efficacy of milk thistle for liver health.*

    Number of studies
    5
    Years of studies
    1989-2016
    Double-blind placebo
    Yes

    Milk thistle is one of the longest studied herbs for liver health. It has been used traditionally for over 2,000 years and has been clinically studied since the 1960s. Milk thistle has been extensively studied in the lab, in people and in animal studies. There are mixed results as to the efficacy of milk thistle for liver health.*

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    Extracted in Spain

    Our milk thistle is extracted in Spain using ethanol, a consumable form of alcohol, as a solvent. Other milk thistle extracts commonly use harsh extraction solvents. Following extraction, the milk thistle is dried and analyzed before being shipped to the United States for testing and encapsulation.

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    Better
    ingredients

    Our milk thistle is harvested in Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany, where it has been planted since the Middle Ages. The flower is farmed for its seeds, which contain Silymarin, a unique flavanoid complex with powerful antioxidant function.*

    Harvested across Europe ·
    Harvested across Europe ·

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