By combining the Milk Thistle extract with pure, freshly powdered, certified organic Milk Thistle seed, this formula blends science with tradition to provide a full spectrum of active constituents. The organic Burdock and Dandelion are harvested at their peak from our certified organic farm and are dried and milled immediately prior to use to preserve freshness.
Milk Thistle has been used and extensively studied as an aid to healthy liver function. Silymarin, although well-known, is but one of many liver supporting substances found in the seed of Milk Thistle. Many clinical studies have demonstrated that Milk Thistle provides potent antioxidant protection, against free radicals and other toxins that normally enter into the liver and cause damage to the liver cells.
Dandelion is a gentle and effective herb is valued in many cultures. Classified as a "bitter"; a group of herbs that have been used traditionally to improve appetite and support normal digestion.
In the folk medicine of many countries, Dandelion root is regarded as a "liver tonic", a substance believed to support the liver in an unspecified way. Preliminary studies do suggest that Dandelion root stimulates the liver to increase bile flow. Once bile is released by the liver, its two main functions are to carry away waste and to break down fats during digestion. It remains to be proven what physiological function this has in the body.
Burdock is valued in many cultures for its safety and effectiveness. The root, leaves and seeds were known to the ancient Greeks as healing remedies. With the exception of Chinese Medicine which employs seeds, it is the roots that are used today as both a food and a traditional medicine. Its popularity as a food is increasing as more people turn to macrobiotic diets.
In vitro (test tube) studies of Artichoke report that this remarkable vegetable contains constituents that provide protection for the liver from a variety of toxins. It is also a bitter herb and stimulates bile flow.
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