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Can I Take Milk Thistle With Other Vitamins
Yes.: Milk thistle, standardized to contain 70-80% silymarin, one of the most potent liver-protective and restorative substances known, can be used with other vitamins. It stimulates protein synthesis and production of new liver cells, without stimulating malignant liver tissue. In experimental models, silymarin protected against the 2 strongest liver-damaging peptides from amanita phalloides. ...Read more
I take milk thistle plus codliver plus multi vitamin and evening primrose is this to much to take or is it ok?
Is milk thistle and vitamin E effective? Can one take too much of either or is there a recommended dose to provide optimal benefits
Yes and yes:
Both are effective for many things. Milk thistle protects the liver from toxins but may also help type 2 diabetes ; lower cholesterol. Usual dose is 140 mg of silymarin 3x/day. It's safe but can interact with many drugs so read about interactions at http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/milk-thistle. Also see http://ahha. Org/milkthistle. Htm
for info on vit e see comment. ...Read more
I have gilbert's syndrome. Noticed milk thistle made it worst (eyes) so stopping. I have multi vitamins. Can I take? What vitamins to avoid during gs?
Hey man!: You need a good relationship with a sensible, reality-based physician. Gilbert's is a non-disease and taking milk thistle -- a "pop" remedy for "liver disease" that has failed most but not all scientific studies -- was a waste of your money and health. An economical daily vitamin-and-mineral mix that's not over-heavy on a is a good choice. And enjoying your body ; sexuality is not a health problem. ...Read more
Is it safe to take fibre + herb, multi vitamin, green tea, cod liver oil, acai and milk thistle together?
Supplements: As long as you have no medical conditions, the answer is yes. ...Read more
With non-alcoholic fatty liver is milk thistle and vitamin e+ exercise effective and if so what dosage?
Unknown: As to whether they are effective. There are studies on both sides of this issue, and the majority of studies have not shown efficacy of either medication in preventing the progression or promoting the improvement of liver inflammation. This is particularly true with vitamin E, where all studies have shown lack of efficacy. A few studies of milk thistle have shown small improvements, but most not. ...Read more
I know Milk Thistle is good for liver but what other vitamins are good for liver? My enzymes were slightly elevated. What about Alpha-lipoic acid?
Question to hepatologist: can we use l carnitine, vitamin e, selenium, or milk thistle to treat idiopathic chronic ALT of 150 and AST 60 totally idiop?
No...: Elevated lfts are most commonly associated with fatty liver disease. If you have had a comprehensive negative work-up other causative considerations include side effects of medications and supplements you may be taking. The supplements you mention have theoretical health benefits from their anti-oxidant properties but to my knowledge there is no data to support their use in this circumstance. ...Read more
Can we use L-carnitine or vitamin E or selenium or milk thistle as a treatment for idiopathic chronic liver hepatitis of unknown origin?
Yes, also...: All of those are perfectly safe & reasonable to try, but I would make sure the e is natural with mixed tocopherols, as the evidence suggests that synthetic vit e is toxic! selenium often helps with viral infections, as does vit. C. Consider seeing a homeopath & acupuncturist, since conventional medicine has little to offer in this situation. See a holistic doc: http://www. Abihm. Org/search-doctors. ...Read more
I am taking Milk Thistle, Resveratrol, Vitamin E, Fish oil, NAC, and SAMe for my fatty liver. Has anybody else read the scientific literature on these supplements for helping decrease NAFLD? What are your thoughts if so?
Too many unknowns: Herbal supplements (or similar) are some of the non-scientific products sold to people in stores, on the internet, and elsewhere. It is usually untested and unproven what a brand, an ingredient, or an amount will do inside a particular person's body. If an herb seems to help, looks harmless, and is inexpensive, then it might be ok to try. Finding applicable research studies on supplements is hard. ...Read more
No: If you have a fatty liver or liver disease stop eating fatty food, stop eating fried food, stop drinking alcohol, stop taking pain pills and lower your cholesterol. Those type of actions help the liver. Discuss the different medications you take with your doctor to make sure they are not causing any interactions that can harm the liver. ...Read more
I have a ftty liver, galblader removd & I take milk thistle, I have lost 10 pounds since taking milkthisle, is it normal 2 b losin weight by taking it?
No: Perhaps you are eating less or healthier since the gallbladder removed? You ale likely to tolerate fatty greasy foods once the gallbladder is gone Perhaps also you feel better now so maybe you are exercising more? ...Read more
Probably -don't know: We don't know as I doubt that it has ever been studied well. It might slow down the clearance of Soma (carisoprodol). Just watch for more Soma (carisoprodol) side effects. I'm more worried about you taking acetaminophen. Discuss with your doctors about whether Tylenol is safe. Since Milk Thistle is used for liver disorders. Be aware that Milk Thistle has never been proven scientifically to work, but it is widely used. ...Read more
No: Soma (carisoprodol) is a highly regulated muscle relaxant whose future is in doubt. It has been shown to be addictive and dangerous when used with other meds. Milk thistle is not generally part of main stream medical therapy; its safety and efficacy is unproven. See your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
No interactions: I typically use Drug-Drug Interaction Checker found at www. Drugs. Com which showed no interaction (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1633-0, 1749-15695). However, be aware that milk thistle & omega 3 fatty acids are dietary supplements in the States. As such, manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. Plus risk of contamination. ...Read more
Milk thistle: Should not be a problem but you should be comfortable with plain milk. ...Read more
Can I take milk thistle and uva ursi to help clean nortiptyline out my liver and kidneys faster than half-life?
Not really: Milk thistle and uva ursi won't really speed up processing of nortriptylene. It there some reason you want to do that? If having any trouble with medicine you're taking. I hope you'll discuss with your doctor so that it can be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more
No reliable info: There are hundreds of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical stuff. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Nobody really knows the full effects or drug interactions. ...Read more
A number of small studies have yielded conflicting results concerning the effectiveness of milk thistle in hepatitis c and chronic liver disease. A systematic review concluded that although milk thistle may decrease liver enzymes in patients with hepatitis c, there was no clear benefit to this or other herbal medications for chronic hcv infection.
Be careful about possible side effects. ...Read more
Omeprazole and other: I would check google for that answer.' Generally I do not like to mix herbal remedies with regular meds. We may not know if there is any reaction and it is just safer. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Taking Supplements: One should never do more than is recommended on the product you are using. There should be dosing instructions on the product you chose. ...Read more
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