Milk Thistle

To assist in removing reactive oxygen species from your pet’s body, I recommend the beautiful natural detoxifier herb milk thistle. Most everyone connects the herb milk thistle with liver health, but do you know what makes it so valuable? A main constituent of milk thistle seed extract is silymarin, a flavonoid compound. For many pets, a regular detoxification protocol can be very beneficial.

One of the most studied botanicals around the world, I've chosen to include milk thistle because it can:
Help protect the liver against toxins
Support immune function
Promote free radical scavenging
Help preserve glutathione
Research shows that milk thistle promotes many positive effects throughout an animal's entire body. Milk thistle not only helps detoxify the liver, but it is proven to help stimulate regeneration of liver cells.


Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) for the Therapy of Liver Disease

K Flora, M Hahn, H Rosen, K Benner - The American journal of …, 1998 -

Selectivity of silymarin on the increase of the glutathione content in different tissues of the rat A Valenzuela, M Aspillaga, S Vial, R Guerra - Planta medica, 1989 -

Cisplatin nephrotoxicity and protection by milk thistle extract in rats

G Karimi, M Ramezani, Z Tahoonian - … -Based Complementary and …, 2005 -

Stimulatory effects of silibinin and silicristin from the milk thistle Silybum marianum on kidney cells

J Sonnenbichler, F Scalera, I Sonnenbichler… - … of Pharmacology and …, 1999 - ASPET

Coadministration of milk thistle and indinavir in healthy subjects

R DiCenzo, M Shelton, K Jordan… - … : The Journal of …, 2003 - Wiley Online Library