What are milk thistle?
Milk thistle is flowering herb commonly found in Mediterranean countries. It is also called Mary thistle and holy thistle. For many years, people have used milk thistle to treat liver and gallbladder problems. It is believed that silymarin, the antioxidant compound taken from milk thistle seeds, helps to treat conditions such as cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis and gallbladder disorders.
Some claim milk thistle may also:
- Provide health benefits by lowering cholesterol levels
- Helps those who have type 2 diabetes. 
Why take milk thistle?
Milk thistle is well-known to support the function of the liver. Milk thistle is also thought to help people who have a damaged liver through alcohol addiction. Living in today’s day and age, it can be hard not to be effected by the toxins in our environment. The liver’s main function is to help release toxins from the body by using a filtering process. However, if someone has high toxic levels caused by conditions such as Candida overgrowth, too much sugar in the diet and alcohol, then the liver can become sluggish. Therefore, taking a milk thistle supplement could help improve the efficiency of your liver helping you to release the toxins from your body quicker.
When to take milk thistle?
Milk thistle should be taken daily. We recommend you take three tablets per day, any time of the day is fine, just stick to a similar time daily.