|Silymarin 80 Full Spectrum and Standardized|
Milk Thistle Seed Extract for Botanical Liver Support
Planetary Formulas Full Spectrum Silymarin 80 is a highly concentrated extract
of milk thistle seeds (Silybum marianum), which modern research has shown supports
many aspects of a healthy liver. This extract delivers a total of 168 mg of
silymarin, which is a mixture of flavanolignans including silybin, silydianin
and silychristin, and matches the constituent profile of extracts used in human
research studies. Extra milk thistle seeds are added to ensure the presence
of important secondary compounds.
Supplement Facts for 260 mg
Silymarin Supports and Promotes Natural Liver Function
Silymarin is a group of biologically active constituents of milk thistle, an
herb with a 2,000-year history of folk usage. Native to the Mediterranean, it
is found widely throughout Europe and the United States. This tall plant with
a purple flowering head and spiny, green leaves is mottled with streaks of white.
The white streaks are said to have been caused by a drop of Mother Mary's milk.
Its Latin name (Silybum marianum) reflects this symbolic association.
Milk thistle has been used by many notable herbalists in the past, from Roman
naturalist Pliny (who said it was excellent for "carrying off the bile,"
giving an early clue to its effect on the liver) to Hildegarde of Bingen, the
famous 12th-century abbess. In more recent times, it was used by the Eclectic
botanical physicians here in the United States. Traditionally used as a food,
it is currently used widely in Europe.
The most active group of constituents in milk thistle is the flavonoid complex
known as silymarin. Silymarin consists of the flavolignans: silybin, silydianin
and silychristin. The silymarin flavonoid concentration is highest in the oily,
small, hard seeds of the plant and typically found in concentrations of 4-6%.
Planetary Formulas Full Spectrum Silymarin 80 is standardized to 80% silymarin
content, the same amount utilized in most modern studies.
Silymarin's main action is on the liver, the complex organ involved in
more than 500 crucial body functions. Studies have shown that silymarin is absorbed
when given orally. In vitro studies with silymarin demonstrated antioxidant
activity and the ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation of cellular membranes.
In addition, silybin helps control histamine release from white blood cells.
Silymarin also helps regulate the balance of prostaglandins in the liver. Prostaglandins
are hormonelike molecules that regulate a variety of bodily functions.
In today's world, the liver is constantly challenged by inhaled chemicals and
car exhaust, ingested pesticides, artificially manufactured foods, toxin exposure,
alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, prescription and OTC drugs, birth control pills,
smoking, junk food and low-fiber, high-calorie foods. The list goes on, and
the need for liver support is substantial.
Manufactured without the use of toxic solvents, Planetary Formulas Full Spectrum
Silymarin 80 delivers 210 mg of milk thistle seed extract, including 168 mg
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Milk Thistle Seed Extract (80% silymarin) 210 mg
Organic Milk Thistle Seed* 50 mg
*Organically Grown and Processed in Accordance with the California Organic Foods
Act of 1990.
Other Ingredients: sorbitol, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon
dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Warning: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional
before using Milk Thistle Silymarin product.
Suggested Use: One to two Silymarin tablets daily, between meals, or
as recommended by your health care professional.