Milk thistle

The Details

Found inSilybum marianum also known as milk thistle

Dosage (PMS & Period Support Capsule): 50mg of Siliphos®

Supplier: Indena S.p.A (Italy)

Unique Features: Siliphos® represents a patented milk thistle extract that undergoes rigorous purification and standardization processes before being encapsulated within a unique phytosome structure derived from sunflower lecithin. This special encapsulation is pivotal as it facilitates the absorption of milk thistle's active components within your body. Without this encapsulation, the raw milk thistle extract would be poorly absorbed, making it essential for reaping the full benefits of the supplement. Siliphos® is a registered trademark owned by Indena S.p.A.

Understanding the Benefits

Silymarin (aka milk thistle) and its extracts have undergone extensive research for their potential to promote a balanced response to inflammation, particularly in the context of stress reduction and enhanced liver function. Research indicates that milk thistle extracts may offer support to the liver, particularly when facing challenges. Since the liver plays a crucial role in processing and eliminating estrogen from the bloodstream, maintaining its health is integral to a healthy menstrual cycle.

The Research

There are 600+ plus published papers looking into how silymarin works. Take a dive into the research to see what the science says. Below are three papers to get you started.

** Fetoprotectivity of the flavanolignan compound siliphos against ethanol-induced toxicity. Phytotherapy Research 14, 517–521 (2000).

** Silibinin inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines through inhibition of NF-κB signaling pathway in HMC-1 human mast cells. Inflammation Research 62, 941–950 (2013).

** Anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activities of silymarin acting through inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase. Phytomedicine 7, 21–24 (2000).