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Can nicotine chewing gum damage your liver? Is milk thistle pills with cholin, completely safe to take for liver Health?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Rather safe

Nicotine isn't a particularly concerning chemical in liver disease.
If you have to choose your "ills" nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes. Milk thistle, which is often combined with choline, is also relatively well tolerated. It does have some side effects mostly benign gastrointestinal upset(which even a sugar pill can cause).If you don't have liver disease is less clear of a benefit

In brief: Rather safe

Nicotine isn't a particularly concerning chemical in liver disease.
If you have to choose your "ills" nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes. Milk thistle, which is often combined with choline, is also relatively well tolerated. It does have some side effects mostly benign gastrointestinal upset(which even a sugar pill can cause).If you don't have liver disease is less clear of a benefit
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