Milk Thistle

Supplement Info on Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle otherwise known as silybum marianum, holy thistle, silybum or lady’s thistle is a herb in the daisy family abundant in North Africa and the Middle East. Used for over 2,000 years, milk thistle has been suggested to help people with liver problems, bad cholesterol and some cancers.

 

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Supplement Info on Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle otherwise known as silybum marianum, holy thistle, silybum or lady’s thistle is a herb in the daisy family abundant in North Africa and the Middle East. Used for over 2,000 years, milk thistle has been suggested to help people with liver problems, bad cholesterol and some cancers.

 

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A key benefit milk thistle may have for athletes is its ability to treat and prevent several liver problems. Athletes that decide to use performance enhancing drugs to gain muscle and strength increase their risk for several health problems. Two common liver injuries steroid users may face are acute cholestasis and tumors. Supplementing with milk thistle can help prevent these health issues for athletes that decide to maximize their genetic potential.

Milk thistle has also been shown to help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol. While this may not seem like an attractive benefit for a supplement, having good health can ensure a long career for hard training athletes.  Milk thistle has also been shown to have slight positive effects on the reduction of some types of cancers cells. Supplements containing milk thistle can be a natural and extremely safe way to help ensure proper health while still working toward new physical limits as an athlete.

 

Sources and Dosage

Several parts of the milk thistle plant can be prepared and eaten. Roots can be boiled or eaten raw, leaves can be trimmed and boiled and eaten like spinach, and the stems can be stewed. Although milk thistle is a common herb, it may be easier for an athlete to simply buy a supplement containing milk thistle. Some supplements containing milk thistle here at MFN are:

 

-Liver Matrix by Pro Science Labs

http://www.muscle-freaks-nutrition1.mybigcommerce.com/liver-matrix/

 

-Life Support by AI Sports Supplements

http://www.muscle-freaks-nutrition1.mybigcommerce.com/life-support-120-ct/



 

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