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The EThistle® Formula
EThistle® is a liver health supplement formulated with physician recommended doses of milk thistle and vitamin E.
Milk thistle (silybum marianum) is an ancestor of the daisy family. Flavonoid complexes from milk thistle's seeds, fruit, and leaves are extracted for medicinal use. Historically, milk thistle has been used for liver, spleen and gallbladder health.
The liver keeps the body healthy and free of environmental toxins. Milk thistle's powerful antioxidant properties support normal liver function by blocking free radical oxygenation of
fat and cell membranes.1
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that also serves as a powerful antioxidant that protect your liver's function and your overall health against the effect of free radicals.2
About Your Liver
Your liver health is important to everyday living. Everything you eat is processed through the liver. The liver produces and stores many important nutrients that the body needs, such as sugar for energy. It acts as a filter to cleanse alcohol, poisons and bacteria from your blood. Chemical levels within the body, such as cholesterol, hormones and sugars, are also regulated by the liver.
One of the major diseases of the liver is Fatty Liver Disease (FLD). FLD is a reversible condition where triglyceride fat accumulates in the liver and isn't properly broken down by the body. The major causes of fatty liver are obesity, excessive alcohol intake,and diabetes. Fatty liver disease can cause scar tissue in the liver, which can severely damage your liver. According to the American Liver Foundation, about 10-20% of Americans have FLD.
You can't live without a functioning liver, so it is important to keep your liver healthy!
1. Pepping, Joseph PharmD. "Milk thistle: Silybum marianum." American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Volume 56(12), 15 June 1999, pp 1195-1197, 1999.
2. Agoston M, Orsi F, Feher E, Hagymasi K, Orosz Z, Blazovics A., Feher J., Vereckel A. "Silymarin and vitamin E reduce amiodarone-induced lysosomal phospholipidosis in rats." Toxicology. Volume 190(3): 231-41, August 28, 2003.
3. Vajro P, Mandato C, Franzese A, Ciccimarra E, Lucariello S, Savoia M, Capuano G, Migliaro F. "Vitamin E treaŽent in pediatric obesity-related liver disease: a randomized study." Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Volume 38(1): 48-55, January 2004