Drinking Alcohol? Take this herb for your Liver.

Dec 22nd 2017 Posted by MDR

Although a glass of red wine can be healthy for your heart, too much alcohol can be very toxic to your liver. This essential organ does lots of the dirty work to keep you healthy by filtering toxins and removing debris. If your liver is sick, so are you.

For thousands of years, wise men in India prized the Milk Thistle plant for its ability to promote health. The plant contains many hepatoprotective compounds, including, Silymarin which acts as an antioxidant. It protects the liver by reducing cell damage caused by free radicals and lipoperoxidation produced from the metabolism of toxic substances like alcohol, acetaminophen, and carbon tetrachloride.

Silymarin also enhances hepatic glutathione which increases the liver's antioxidant defenses. Scientists think this creates a detoxifying effect in the liver, which may be one reason why milk thistle may be beneficial for the liver.

Milk Thistle also has beneficial effects beyond the liver for skin, bones, insulin, cholesterol and overall health. You can find Silymarin sold on its own in supplements, or in the MDR Longevity Antioxidants formula that also includes many other protective Antioxidants, like Grape Seed, Green Tea, Pine Bark, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Quercetin, Superoxide Dismutase, Tumeric, Resveratrol and more.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3959115/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27387273

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