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How long does it take for milk thistle to work

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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

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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
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.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Good question!: Both milk thistle and ragweed are in the asteraceae botanical family. While this might be enough to increase the chance they share common allergens, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 34 years experience
Yes: Milk thistle is a good antioxidant and spirulina is a good souce of protein. They are safe to take together.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
What for?: It would be prudent to talk to the doctor who prescribed synthroid. For information, you may visit this site:https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplem... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Milk thistle: May improve the "liquidity" of bile. There is no hard information that it is of benefit in the treatment of gallstones in humans.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Milk thistle: Milk thistle is a herb that supposed to lower cholesterol and help in liver disease. Taken over time it can cause diarrhea and bloating.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: It is common in herbal medicine to combine several different herbs together red clover and milk thistle are commonly combined and can be safely taken ... Read More

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