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I started taking pharma thistle gold to naturally support and clense my liver, is it safe to do?

I started taking pharma thistle gold to naturally support and clense my liver, is it safe to do?

No: I do not know what pharma thistle gold is, but, nothing is needed to cleanse a liver, nor do I know of anything that will cleanse a liver. Taking "medication" of unknown nature can not only be useless, it may be harmful. ...Read more

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Does pharma thistle gold (#1 milk thistle extract work repairing the liver?

Does  pharma thistle gold (#1 milk thistle extract work repairing the liver?

Sorry, but no...: The results of a recent large scale study looking at just this question sadly answered no--milk thistle did not live up to its health food store hyped benefits nor justify its high cost. If you have liver damage, see your doctor for appropriate assistance and treatment please. ...Read more

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How to use milk thistle drops?

As directed: Use it as directed on the bottle. Usual daily dose is 12 to 15 g of whole or powdered fruit or 200 to 420 mg of milk thistle. ...Read more

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Does milk thistle have anti-aging properties?

Does milk thistle have anti-aging properties?

Yes: In addition to its well-known benefits to the liver, Milk Thistle is one of the substances that have been demonstrated to help maintain telomere length. ...Read more

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Can and should milk thistle be taken longterm?

No: A large nih funded clinical trial dailed to show any benefit of using milk thistle for hepc. It doesnot help but probably harmless. ...Read more

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How long does it take for milk thistle to work?

How long does it take for milk thistle to work?

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. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle safe to take with any medication?

Is milk thistle safe to take with any medication?

Yes: but why would you do so. It's of no proven medical value and can cause diarrhea and other adverse events. ...Read more

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

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

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? ...Read more

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Question for the holistic folks: what is a good daily dose of milk thistle?

MIlk Thistle: There are too many different products sold as milk thistle to give you any valid or specific answer. In my practice i always advise my patients to follow the dosing instructions that are on the product they purchase. ...Read more