European Milk Thistle Description from Life Extension
Milk thistle extract is one of nature's most potent weapons to support liver health. Until recently, however, the technology hasn't been available to fully harness this plant's full benefits. The problem has been the star component of milk thistle, called silybin, does not dissolve well in water. This makes it difficult for your body to absorb all of it. Scientists have developed a novel technology to overcome silybin's poor bioavailability. The solution is to mix silybin with a nutrient called phosphatidylcholine.
Phosphatidylcholine facilitates transport across the intestinal lining into the bloodstream, making it an ideal "carrier molecule" for silybin. Scientists believe that phosphatidylcholine molecularly bonds to silybin ushering it through the membranes of cells in the intestinal tract. This silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex is absorbed nearly five times better than silymarin alone, and its ultimate bioavailability to the liver, its target organ, is ten-fold greater than silymarin alone.
This novel milk thistle extract with phosphatidylcholine contains standardized concentrations of silybin and isosilybin A and B not found in other milk thistle extracts.
|Serving Size: 2 Softgels|
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Milk Thistle Phospholipid Proprietary Blend||760mg||†|
|-Milk thistle extract (seed) [providing 480mg Silymarin, 180 mg Silybin,|
|-48 mg Isosilybin A and Isosilybin B], phospholipids|
|SILIPHOS Phytosome milk thistle extract||160mg||†|
|-(seed) [providing 47.52 mg Silybin]|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: sunflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob color, beeswax.
Take two (2) softgels daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. European Milk Thistle is both grown and processed in Europe. This premium quality extract is triple standardized to the main active compound silymarin, but also standardized to three highly active isomers (silybin, isosilybin A and B).
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.