Silymarin is a highly concentrated milk thistle extract that is designed to nutritionally support liver function.
Silymarin also provides antioxidant defense and stimulates protein synthesis on a cellular level.
As a dietary supplement‚ take 1 capsule‚ 1-4 times daily‚ between meals.
- Serving Size: 1 Capsule
- Servings Per Container: 60
- Amount Per Serving:
- Milk thistle 250 mg
- -(Silybum marianum) extract (seed)
- (standardized to contain 80% silymarin)
Other Ingredients: vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Non-GMO. Gluten free.
If you are pregnant or lactating, have any health condition, or are taking any medication, consult your health professional before use.
Silymarin has been associated with GI discomfort in some individuals, including cramping, flatus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or dyspepsia. There is one report of an individual who experienced intermittent episodes of sweating, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and weakness requiring hospitalization. Milk thistle should be avoided by individuals with allergies to members of the aster (Compositea/Asteraceae) family. Consult your physician for more information.
Some studies have reported that milk thistle can affect the way that the liver breaks down medications metabolized by the cytochrome P450 system, altering the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Consult your physician for more information.
Keep out of reach of children.
Comments about Pure Encapsulations® Silymarin milk thistle extract:
I started giving this to my senior dog a couple years ago when his liver levels started to rise dramatically. I did a lot of research on Silymarin and figured I would try it. It worked to bring his liver levels back down to normal. He is now 13 yrs. old. His Veterinarian told me that as dogs age, their liver levels will rise normally over time. She told me that she believes this Silymarin has kept the rising of these levels down very well and has told other senior dog parents to try it also. Veterinarians suggest 5 mg. per pound of body weight. He weighs just under 50 lbs., so I give him 250 mg. per day (divided by half a dose in the morning and half a dose in the evening). They are capsules so I just break the capsule and sprinkle the powder on his food. There is no taste to the powder (yes, I have tasted it), so he has no trouble taking it that way. It does not cause him any stomach upset or other noticeable disagreements with his system. I will continue to use this product and highly recommend it.