This active ingredient in Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer® comes with a rich history and several health benefits.
Thistles don’t have the greatest reputation. Pesky weeds, hiking hitchhikers, spiky plants. As such, milk thistle has gone overlooked and under the radar as a powerful herb packed with health benefits.
This beautiful, pink thistle originally hails from the Mediterranean, but it’s now found across the world. Its name comes from the milky white veins in its leaves and their traditional use, increasing breast milk. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that we use as an active ingredient in Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer®.
The history of milk thistle.
Milk thistle has been around––and in use––for quite some time. In the 1st century AD, this pink, prickly herb arrived on the scene. It was first reported as having several benefits, including liver health. Usage continued throughout the years until, in the early 20th century, a group of physicians began using milk thistle in a wide variety of ways in the Americas.
The benefits of milk thistle.
What makes milk thistle so powerful? Its natural compounds. The active component of milk thistle is silymarin, which is usually derived from the seeds of the plant. Silymarin is a complex of biological compounds (flavolignans) known to be antioxidants, in addition to having several other biological properties. These antioxidants deliver several health benefits.
Supports a healthy inflammation response.
Among milk thistle’s many strengths is its power to promote a healthy inflammation response in cells. This benefit extends to your immune system as well, as milk thistle has been shown to boost the body’s immune system response.
Supports your liver.
Milk thistle is also thought to protect the liver from oxidative free radicals. Research also suggests that milk thistle promotes healthy detoxification.
Supports healthy bones.
There’s an added beneficiary to milk thistle’s ability to support the liver: your bones. When your pH balance is too acidic, the body saps minerals from your bones. The liver plays an important role in the maintenance of an alkaline pH because it filters out acidifying toxins.
All these benefits add up to one incredible herb, and one we’re proud to use as an active ingredient in Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer®. What people have known for the last couple thousand years, research continues to validate today. Now you can make it a part of your everyday routine.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.