Milk Thistle is traditionally used in Western herbal practice to support liver health and healthy liver function, support gallbladder function and support digestive comfort. Milk Thistle also supports natural liver detoxification processes. Wagner Milk Thistle One-A-Day 50,000 mg is supplied in the convenience of a one-a-day capsule.
This formula contains:
■ Milk Thistle to support natural liver detoxification processes
■ Milk Thistle, traditionally used in Western herbal practice to support liver health, support healthy gallbladder function and support digestive comfort
Recommended Adult Dosage:
Take 1 hard capsule with water, once daily. Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Precautions and contra-indications:
If symptoms persist, seek the advice of a healthcare professional. Always read the label. Take only as directed. Dietary supplements can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. If taking prescription medication or if in doubt, consult your healthcare professional.
Gluten, wheat, yeast, dairy products, egg, artificial flavours, artificial sweeteners.
Each hard capsule contains:
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) ext. dry conc. 714.29 mg
from minimum seed dry 50 g
stand. to contain silymarin 550 mg
Contains encapsulating aids.
Frequently asked questions:
Q1 What is Milk Thistle?
A1 Milk Thistle is a plant that grows in Mediterranean
countries and that has a long traditional use in Western
herbal medicine. In the 4th century BC, the ancient Greeks
already used it to support liver and digestive health.
Q2 Can it help support digestive comfort?
A2 When a person feels uncomfortably full soon after a meal,
this is called indigestion or dyspepsia. Symptoms may
include pain and discomfort in the stomach area, bloating
or feeling nauseous after eating. It affects up to 1 in 10
people and is more prevalent in women.7
Indigestion can be caused by poor bile flow. Bile is a fluid
that is made in and released by the liver and stored in the
gallbladder. Bile supports digestion by breaking fats down
into fatty acids.10 Research shows that Milk Thistle can
help improve production and flow of bile.9,11 This can help
relieve indigestion and digestive discomfort such as
bloating or feeling full soon after a meal.
Q3 How does milk thistle support liver function?
A3 Milk Thistle’s active ingredients Silymarin and Silybin
can help protect the liver against damage. They act by
preventing toxins and foreign substances from penetrating
and damaging liver cells. Silymarin also stimulates the
production of new liver cells so damaged ones can be
replaced,1,3,8 and helps lower the liver enzymes ALT and
AST. Raised levels of these enzymes are indicative of liver
disease, improved levels are associated with improved
Q4 What is liver detoxification and how does Milk Thistle help with this?
A4 The liver is the largest organ in the body, with hundreds
of different functions. Neutralizing toxins is one of them,
and this is called liver detoxification.
As an antioxidant, Milk Thistle keeps glutathione levels from
dropping too low, and in healthy humans it raises glutathione
levels in the liver by as much as 35-50%. Glutathione is an
antioxidant that helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals,
drugs, and hormones.1,2,4