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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for milk thistle to start working?

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Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 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 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?
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A 69-year-old female asked:

How long does it take milk thistle to leave your body?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for milk thistle to work?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
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 protection human studies are lacking.
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