Health - Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by jmoore4948, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. jmoore4948

    jmoore4948 Newbie

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    milk thistle seed.- know anything about ?

    i'm a heavy drinker and my girlfriend used to work at a vitamin store. she's always trying to make me take milk thistle seed pills. the bottle says it promotes healthy liver function. i know that the liver is an organ can rebuild itself, but can anyone explain to me how? does anyone have any experience with it? just wondering.
     
  2. nikonikad

    nikonikad Gold Member

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    Why do you not ask your Doc, because he could help you better
     
  3. buzzsaw

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    I take it twice a day. It is a natural anti-oxident and liver regenerator from what I have researched. I figure, it can't hurt and only help. I am also sure to take plenty of Thiaman (B1) after drinking, this helps alot.
     
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    jmoore4948 Newbie

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    do you know if it's a waste to take while still drinking heavily everyday? i'd think so, but i don't know.
     
  5. wizard warior

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    i would bet it is a waste cause your just undoing all the good the milk thistle is trying to do at the same time,well you will not be helping the milk thistle to 'do its thing' so to speak
     
  6. Tony Blair

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    My opinion: It can only help. It isnt going to make the liver any worse off
     
  7. joevette

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    Alot of bodybuilders take milk thistle when using liver toxic steroids, ie. orals. Most get liver function tests done and they ussually turn out fine.
     
  8. yahouda

    yahouda Newbie

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    Hi,


    It is mentioned in a couple of posts. I buy the Jamieson bran Milk Thistle 4500mg tablets guarenteed 80% Silymarin.


    Anyone concerned about the negative effects of substances on the LIVER must research this I Googled Milk Thistle. The antioxidant power it has is awsome.


    It doesen't make you Superman but taking 2 tablets a day should be the Mantra of this section of the Forum.


    I put it in the same category as safe sex and not sharing needles.


    Y.
     
  9. noeticbuzz

    noeticbuzz Newbie

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    Thats exactly why you should be taking it.


    Milk thistle contains silymarin and it protects the liver from the damages of alcohol and stimulates the production of new liver cells to replaced the one you've been drinking to death.
     
  10. wgoff

    wgoff Newbie

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    if you drink regularly it is a good idea to take milk thystle for liver protection .....but also take cranberry xtract as well this helps promote kidney function as...the kidneys function is the clean out the toxins of the blood (which you will have after a night of heavy drinking)