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A 57-year-old female asked:

Is milk thistle pills in a bottle good to cleanse and help with liver function if so what brand do you recommend thanks ?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
No. There is no evidence that it is safe and does what it promises. And, especially in India, they can add whatever they want to it and do. Some may contain mercury or arsenic or Viagra. Go to uptodate.com and read more. Then discuss with you team. Do not bet your life on unproven supplements. You can even start your own supplement business if you want to make money by selling snake oil.
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