Milk Thistle


The liver is the body’s master cleanser, helping to remove toxins and unhealthful things the body takes in every day. This includes secondhand smoke, exhaust fumes, pesticides and herbicides, pharmaceuticals, radiation, and alcohol and recreational drugs. It also helps the body handle the processed and fast foods you may occasionally consume.
Considering all the nutritional and environmental toxins your liver encounters every day, making sure it continues to function properly should be more than just an afterthought. Taking milk thistle, whose active ingredient is the potent antioxidant silymarin, is one way to give the liver a hand in helping to detoxify itself. Take 150 to 300 milligrams of a milk-thistle extract that is standardized for at least 80 percent silymarin two to three times daily with meals.