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Milk Thistle is a plant named after the white veins that usually rest on its large prickly leaves.

What is Milk Thistle?

Milk Thistle is a native Mediterranean plant and is also referred to as Mary thistle and holy thistle [1]. The herb can also be found in certain parts of California. One of the active ingredients in this herb is Silymarin. Silymarin is a flavonoid that is believed to possess antioxidant properties and has been used for over 2,000 years to support a healthy liver for both men and women [1]. In more recent times, the herb and its extract have gained global recognition due to its numerous health benefits. *

How could Milk Thistle Extract Improve My Health?

This herb has proven to be an ultimate super herb due to its health benefits. We will introduce you to the benefits and the reasoning behind consuming the Milk Thistle 80% Extract. These possible health benefits include antixodiant support, liver health, blood sugar management, youthful vigor, healthy cholesterol and brain health. *

  • Healthy Cell Replication. Milk Thistle extract is a source of silymarin. This active ingredient is composed of compounds known as flavonolignans [3]. By nature, silymarin is an antioxidant. This makes it the perfect tool for boosting the immune system, supporting DNA damage, as well as supporting damaged cell growth. Researchers at the University of Minnesota reviewed numerous studies that touched on the relationship between this extract and unhealthy cells and their finds were amazing. They discovered that there was strong preclinical evidence for silymarin's hepatoprotective and anticarcinogenic effects [2][3]. This included the support of healthy cell growth in the prostate, skin, cervical and breast cells. The silymarin molecules present in Milk Thistle extract are of a type that is known as silybin [2]. This is an antioxidant that stimulates protein synthesis and changes the external appearance of cells. By doing this, the cells are protected from damage and mutation. It also ensures that toxins do affect the healthier parts of our body's cells. *
  • Liver Health. Milk Thistle and its extract have proven to have fibrogenic managing properties in addition to the ability to help with liver cell regeneration [1]. Our extract may help rebuild liver cells and at the same time, remove toxins from the body that are usually processed in the liver. The extract will also come in handy to support a healthy liver that was once affected by active alcohol consumption, pesticides in our food, the presence of heavy metals in water as well as eliminate the effects of air pollution. For example, the Milk Thistle extract produced a small increase in glutathione and a decrease in lipid peroxidation in peripheral blood cells in patients with poor alcohol liver support [1]. In animals, the extract was able to support liver health caused by Tylenol (acetaminophen), carbon tetrachloride, radiation, iron overload, phenylhydrazine, alcohol, cold ischemia and Amanita phalloides [1]. This proves that this super herb is a perfect solution for managing different liver conditions. The liver is an essential organ since it is responsible for the detoxifying functions in our body. Since the condition of our blood is reliant on the liver, the liver should be kept efficient by all means. *
  • Blood Sugar. Compelling research conducted by the National Institute of Health states that use of the Milk Thistle extract may help support the management of healthy blood sugar levels. The idea behind this is that silymarin may help control the body's glycemic index (blood sugar levels) [4]. A study conducted on mice in 2016 showed that the Milk Thistle extract had positive effects on InsuIin levels [4][5]. People with low blood sugar will always have problems related to InsuIin-resistance. However, the use of our extract may help keep your InsuIin levels in check. *
  • Anti-Aging Effects. The anti-oxidant properties in the Milk Thistle extract will help support free radical damage in the body. This will assist the body in getting rid of pollutants from the blood and various systems such as the digestive system [6] and these actions may support healthy aging. The protective qualities of this extract on the skin will also ensure that healthy skin, wrinkles, discoloration and dark spots are effectively managed. At the same time, the antioxidant properties of this extract will come in handy in the maintenance of healthy eyes, joints and muscles [7]. *
  • Healthy Cholesterol Levels. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Milk Thistle extract has powerful pro-calming properties in body cells [8]. This helps to manage healthy cholesterol levels through the cleaning of blood and the support of oxidative stress within the arteries. A study conducted on people with low blood sugar and stated that cholesterol levels were supported in people taking Milk Thistle [8]. *
  • Brain health. This extract possesses neuroprotective properties [10]. Early research suggests that consumption of the extract is beneficial for brain cognition and memory health. Animal studies conducted also suggest that silymarin may suppress the formation of amyloid beta-protein (a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s), thereby helping to support brain health [9][10]. *

Suggested Usage / Dosage

The recommended dosage for this extract is 500 mg for up to three times daily.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

2-years from Date of Manufacture.

References

  1. Flora, K., Hahn, M., Rosen, H., & Benner, K. (1998). Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) for the therapy of liver disease. The American journal of gastroenterology, 93(2), 139-143.
  2. FALAH, H. H., YAZDANI, D., AMIN, G., & MAKI, Z. M. (2005). MILK THISTLE AND CANCER.
  3. Davis-Searles, P. R., Nakanishi, Y., Kim, N. C., Graf, T. N., Oberlies, N. H., Wani, M. C., ... & Kroll, D. J. (2005). Milk thistle and prostate cancer: differential effects of pure flavonolignans from Silybum marianum on antiproliferative end points in human prostate carcinoma cells. Cancer research, 65(10), 4448-4457.
  4. Kazazis, C. E., Evangelopoulos, A. A., Kollas, A., & Vallianou, N. G. (2014). The therapeutic potential of milk thistle in diabetes. The review of diabetic studies: RDS, 11(2), 167.
  5. Vessal, G., Akmali, M., Najafi, P., Moein, M. R., & Sagheb, M. M. (2010). Silymarin and milk thistle extract may prevent the progression of diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Renal failure, 32(6), 733-739.
  6. Rasul, A., & Akhtar, N. (2012). Anti-aging potential of a cream containing milk thistle extract: Formulation and in vivo evaluation. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(6), 1509-1515.
  7. Baxter, R. A. (2008). Anti‐aging properties of resveratrol: review and report of a potent new antioxidant skin care formulation. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 7(1), 2-7.
  8. Coon, J. S. T., & Ernst, E. (2003). Herbs for serum cholesterol reduction: a systematic review. Journal of Family Practice, 52(6), 468-479.
  9. Nencini, C., Giorgi, G., & Micheli, L. (2007). Protective effect of silymarin on oxidative stress in rat brain. Phytomedicine, 14(2), 129-135.
  10. Kittur, S., Wilasrusmee, S., Pedersen, W. A., Mattson, M. P., Straube-West, K., Wilasrusmee, C., ... & Kittur, D. S. (2002). Neurotrophic and neuroprotective effects of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) on neurons in culture. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 18(3), 265-269.

   
Delivery Methods

We ship worldwide using NZ Post Priority and Express Tracked mail service. All orders placed with us are tracked so that you can find your order at any time, once it has been dispatched.

Delivery Time
Most orders are shipped by 4 PM within two business days. If for some reason we cannot ship your order by 4 PM within two business days, we will email you to let you know within 48 hours.

NZ Delivery Time
All New Zealand orders are tracked. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging, with 3 - 5 business days to arrive.

USA Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Canada Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Australia Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 6 - 8 days. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent.

All Other International Countries Delivery Time
We use Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent.
Returns With Us Are Easy

Biotanica® maintains a total customer satisfaction guarantee on all Biotanica® auto-delivery products. If you, the customer, are unhappy with the product for any reason, you can return the unused item(s) for a full refund of the purchase price minus delivery and handling. To obtain your refund, you must email us at: returns@BiotanicaHealth.com with your order number so we can process your refund.

Your order number can easily be found next to your name on grey package it arrived in.

To receive your refund, your return must be received at our delivery facility within 30 days of purchase. You pay for return delivery.

Please send your package to:

Biotanica® Health
P O Box 147200
Ponsonby
Auckland
1011
New Zealand

We will not accept or issue a refund for any packages marked return to sender or refused. If you return a package, we recommend that you get proof of shipment. Upon receipt of your returned product, a refund will be issued to your credit card.

After the delivery department receives your return, it generally takes 3 - 5 business days or less to process your refund. Once a return is processed, it can take up to one billing cycle for the refund to be posted to your account, depending on your financial banking institution.

Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

   

You get a full 30 days to return your item to us. If it's not right for you, you've changed your mind or for no reason whatsoever simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund your order less any applicable bank and service fees.

Returns are easy, simply click here for our returns policy. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Biotanica® is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone.

Milk Thistle is a plant named after the white veins that usually rest on its large prickly leaves.

What is Milk Thistle?

Milk Thistle is a native Mediterranean plant and is also referred to as Mary thistle and holy thistle [1]. The herb can also be found in certain parts of California. One of the active ingredients in this herb is Silymarin. Silymarin is a flavonoid that is believed to possess antioxidant properties and has been used for over 2,000 years to support a healthy liver for both men and women [1]. In more recent times, the herb and its extract have gained global recognition due to its numerous health benefits. *

How could Milk Thistle Extract Improve My Health?

This herb has proven to be an ultimate super herb due to its health benefits. We will introduce you to the benefits and the reasoning behind consuming the Milk Thistle 80% Extract. These possible health benefits include antixodiant support, liver health, blood sugar management, youthful vigor, healthy cholesterol and brain health. *

  • Healthy Cell Replication. Milk Thistle extract is a source of silymarin. This active ingredient is composed of compounds known as flavonolignans [3]. By nature, silymarin is an antioxidant. This makes it the perfect tool for boosting the immune system, supporting DNA damage, as well as supporting damaged cell growth. Researchers at the University of Minnesota reviewed numerous studies that touched on the relationship between this extract and unhealthy cells and their finds were amazing. They discovered that there was strong preclinical evidence for silymarin's hepatoprotective and anticarcinogenic effects [2][3]. This included the support of healthy cell growth in the prostate, skin, cervical and breast cells. The silymarin molecules present in Milk Thistle extract are of a type that is known as silybin [2]. This is an antioxidant that stimulates protein synthesis and changes the external appearance of cells. By doing this, the cells are protected from damage and mutation. It also ensures that toxins do affect the healthier parts of our body's cells. *
  • Liver Health. Milk Thistle and its extract have proven to have fibrogenic managing properties in addition to the ability to help with liver cell regeneration [1]. Our extract may help rebuild liver cells and at the same time, remove toxins from the body that are usually processed in the liver. The extract will also come in handy to support a healthy liver that was once affected by active alcohol consumption, pesticides in our food, the presence of heavy metals in water as well as eliminate the effects of air pollution. For example, the Milk Thistle extract produced a small increase in glutathione and a decrease in lipid peroxidation in peripheral blood cells in patients with poor alcohol liver support [1]. In animals, the extract was able to support liver health caused by Tylenol (acetaminophen), carbon tetrachloride, radiation, iron overload, phenylhydrazine, alcohol, cold ischemia and Amanita phalloides [1]. This proves that this super herb is a perfect solution for managing different liver conditions. The liver is an essential organ since it is responsible for the detoxifying functions in our body. Since the condition of our blood is reliant on the liver, the liver should be kept efficient by all means. *
  • Blood Sugar. Compelling research conducted by the National Institute of Health states that use of the Milk Thistle extract may help support the management of healthy blood sugar levels. The idea behind this is that silymarin may help control the body's glycemic index (blood sugar levels) [4]. A study conducted on mice in 2016 showed that the Milk Thistle extract had positive effects on InsuIin levels [4][5]. People with low blood sugar will always have problems related to InsuIin-resistance. However, the use of our extract may help keep your InsuIin levels in check. *
  • Anti-Aging Effects. The anti-oxidant properties in the Milk Thistle extract will help support free radical damage in the body. This will assist the body in getting rid of pollutants from the blood and various systems such as the digestive system [6] and these actions may support healthy aging. The protective qualities of this extract on the skin will also ensure that healthy skin, wrinkles, discoloration and dark spots are effectively managed. At the same time, the antioxidant properties of this extract will come in handy in the maintenance of healthy eyes, joints and muscles [7]. *
  • Healthy Cholesterol Levels. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Milk Thistle extract has powerful pro-calming properties in body cells [8]. This helps to manage healthy cholesterol levels through the cleaning of blood and the support of oxidative stress within the arteries. A study conducted on people with low blood sugar and stated that cholesterol levels were supported in people taking Milk Thistle [8]. *
  • Brain health. This extract possesses neuroprotective properties [10]. Early research suggests that consumption of the extract is beneficial for brain cognition and memory health. Animal studies conducted also suggest that silymarin may suppress the formation of amyloid beta-protein (a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s), thereby helping to support brain health [9][10]. *

Suggested Usage / Dosage

The recommended dosage for this extract is 500 mg for up to three times daily.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

2-years from Date of Manufacture.

References

  1. Flora, K., Hahn, M., Rosen, H., & Benner, K. (1998). Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) for the therapy of liver disease. The American journal of gastroenterology, 93(2), 139-143.
  2. FALAH, H. H., YAZDANI, D., AMIN, G., & MAKI, Z. M. (2005). MILK THISTLE AND CANCER.
  3. Davis-Searles, P. R., Nakanishi, Y., Kim, N. C., Graf, T. N., Oberlies, N. H., Wani, M. C., ... & Kroll, D. J. (2005). Milk thistle and prostate cancer: differential effects of pure flavonolignans from Silybum marianum on antiproliferative end points in human prostate carcinoma cells. Cancer research, 65(10), 4448-4457.
  4. Kazazis, C. E., Evangelopoulos, A. A., Kollas, A., & Vallianou, N. G. (2014). The therapeutic potential of milk thistle in diabetes. The review of diabetic studies: RDS, 11(2), 167.
  5. Vessal, G., Akmali, M., Najafi, P., Moein, M. R., & Sagheb, M. M. (2010). Silymarin and milk thistle extract may prevent the progression of diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Renal failure, 32(6), 733-739.
  6. Rasul, A., & Akhtar, N. (2012). Anti-aging potential of a cream containing milk thistle extract: Formulation and in vivo evaluation. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11(6), 1509-1515.
  7. Baxter, R. A. (2008). Anti‐aging properties of resveratrol: review and report of a potent new antioxidant skin care formulation. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 7(1), 2-7.
  8. Coon, J. S. T., & Ernst, E. (2003). Herbs for serum cholesterol reduction: a systematic review. Journal of Family Practice, 52(6), 468-479.
  9. Nencini, C., Giorgi, G., & Micheli, L. (2007). Protective effect of silymarin on oxidative stress in rat brain. Phytomedicine, 14(2), 129-135.
  10. Kittur, S., Wilasrusmee, S., Pedersen, W. A., Mattson, M. P., Straube-West, K., Wilasrusmee, C., ... & Kittur, D. S. (2002). Neurotrophic and neuroprotective effects of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) on neurons in culture. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 18(3), 265-269.

   
Delivery Methods

We ship worldwide using NZ Post Priority and Express Tracked mail service. All orders placed with us are tracked so that you can find your order at any time, once it has been dispatched.

Delivery Time
Most orders are shipped by 4 PM within two business days. If for some reason we cannot ship your order by 4 PM within two business days, we will email you to let you know within 48 hours.

NZ Delivery Time
All New Zealand orders are tracked. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging, with 3 - 5 business days to arrive.

USA Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Canada Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent

Australia Delivery Time
We use tracked Priority shipping which may take up to 6 - 8 days. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent.

All Other International Countries Delivery Time
We use Priority shipping which may take up to 8 - 12 days. For Express Orders please allow for 4 - 6 days for delivery. Please allow for 2 business days for processing and packaging before your order is sent.
Returns With Us Are Easy

Biotanica® maintains a total customer satisfaction guarantee on all Biotanica® auto-delivery products. If you, the customer, are unhappy with the product for any reason, you can return the unused item(s) for a full refund of the purchase price minus delivery and handling. To obtain your refund, you must email us at: returns@BiotanicaHealth.com with your order number so we can process your refund.

Your order number can easily be found next to your name on grey package it arrived in.

To receive your refund, your return must be received at our delivery facility within 30 days of purchase. You pay for return delivery.

Please send your package to:

Biotanica® Health
P O Box 147200
Ponsonby
Auckland
1011
New Zealand

We will not accept or issue a refund for any packages marked return to sender or refused. If you return a package, we recommend that you get proof of shipment. Upon receipt of your returned product, a refund will be issued to your credit card.

After the delivery department receives your return, it generally takes 3 - 5 business days or less to process your refund. Once a return is processed, it can take up to one billing cycle for the refund to be posted to your account, depending on your financial banking institution.

Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

   

You get a full 30 days to return your item to us. If it's not right for you, you've changed your mind or for no reason whatsoever simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund your order less any applicable bank and service fees.

Returns are easy, simply click here for our returns policy. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Biotanica® is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone.

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