Coyne Healthcare Milk Thistle Complex – Tonic Health NZ
Bio-Milk Thistle may help relieve digestive disturbances or indigestion, including discomfort following overindulgence.
The active components in milk thistle extracts are a group of chemical compounds collectively known as silymarin. Silybin is considered one of the most active constituents of silymarin.
Due to its antioxidant properties, silymarin helps protect cell membranes from damage caused by free radicals. Silymarin also stabilises liver cell membranes and prevents binding and penetration of toxins. In addition, silymarin may help the liver generate new cells and proteins to recover from injury. Apart from its benefits as an antioxidant, silymarin also has anti-inflammatory properties. It may reduce the damaging effects of inflammation and prevent scar tissue formation.
In summary, silymarin:
Is a free radical scavenger that protects cell membranes from damage caused by toxins and oxidative stress
Increases total antioxidant capacity by increasing the levels of intracellular antioxidants, namely glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Helps the liver to recover from injury
Has anti-inflammatory properties
Protects against scar tissue formation