A 44-year-old member asked:
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how long will it take for milk thistle to start working?

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Dr. Richard Lipman
54 years experience Diabetology
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 it is effective for liver disease, heart disease or diabetes. There effective drugs for these problems, why waste time and money on non proven, probably ineffective supplements?
Answered on Jul 13, 2017
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