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How do you know if milk thistle is working
A 45-year-old female asked:
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Not enough info: Working for what? Not aware that there is any evidence that milk thistle can do anything.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
Diabetology 55 years experience
Probably Never: Milk thistle (silymarin) is a flowering herb related to the daisy and ragweed family. It is native to Mediterranean countries.
There is no proof that... Read More
3.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old male asked:
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
More hype than data: Active ingredient in milk thistle (silymarin) helps when given IV in animals-limited data in humans. Oral milk thistle isn't the same-limited absorpti... Read More
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Don't waste $$$.: There's no firm, replicable evidence that these agents have any real benefit to the liver. Find out what's actually wrong with the liver and see if i... Read More
1.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old female asked:
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I just add them to a: Warm herbal tea.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 51-year-old member asked:
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: In addition to its well-known benefits to the liver, Milk Thistle is one of the substances that have been demonstrated to help maintain telomere lengt... Read More
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old male asked:
Hepatology 23 years experience
No: A large nih funded clinical trial dailed to show any benefit of using milk thistle for hepc. It doesnot help but probably harmless.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
A Verified Doctoranswered
See details: You make an assumption that it does work. In my experience it has little value while it is purported to have a number of properties including liver pr... Read More
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Milk thistle: Looks nice as a flower. May not taste good. Other than that you will be spending money for something that is not regulated and can contain anything th... Read More
709 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old male asked:
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: but why would you do so. It's of no proven medical value and can cause diarrhea and other adverse events.
3.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 69-year-old female asked:
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Milk thistle : Has a half life of about 6-8 h, up to 30-40 h for complete clearance and providing normal liver function.
124 viewsAnswered Nov 16, 2019
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