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Seed - Silybum marianum
Promotes Healthy Liver Functions

NATURE’S ANSWER® alcohol-free extracts are produced using alcohol, water and natural extractants. All alcohol and extractants are then removed through our cold Bio-Chelated® proprietary extraction process, yielding a Holistically Balanced® standardized extract. Liquid extracts are absorbed faster than tablets or capsules, and are more potent than tinctures. Holistically Balanced® guarantees thatthe constituents of the extract are in the same synergistic ratios as in the plant. Manufactured in our FDA registered and pharmaceutically licensed facility; Unconditionally guaranteed.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement take 1-2 mL (28-56 drops) three (3) times a day in a small amount of water.

Serving Size 2 mL
Servings Per Container 15
Amount Per Serving % DV
Milk Thistle Seed Extract (1:1) 2000.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Coconut glycerin and USP Purified Water.

Alcohol Free



Do not use if seal is broken or missing.

©2008 NATURE’S ANSWER® Hauppauge, NY 11788-3943

Health Notes

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 200 mg per day of silymarin
Supplementing with silymarin (a component of milk thistle) may help lower blood sugar levels. (more)
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Milk thistle extracts in capsules or tablets may be beneficial in preventing gallstones.(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 200 mg per day of silymarin In a double-blind trial, supplementation with 200 mg per day of silymarin (a component of milk thistle) three times per day for four months significantly lowered blood sugar levels compared with a placebo in patients who were taking a blood sugar-lowering drug (glibenclamide).1

1. Hussain SA. Silymarin as an adjunct to glibenclamide therapy improves long-term and postprandial glycemic control and body mass index in type 2 diabetes. J Med Food 2007;10:543-7.

Dose: Refer to label instructions

Milk thistle extracts in capsules or tablets may be beneficial in preventing gallstones. In one study, silymarin (the active component of milk thistle) reduced cholesterol levels in bile,1 which is one important way to reduce gallstone formation. People in the study took 420 mg of silymarin per day.


1. Nassuato G, Iemmolo RM, et al. Effect of silibinin on biliary lipid composition. Experimental and clinical study. J Hepatol 1991;12:290-5.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Milk thistle is commonly found growing wild in a variety of settings, including roadsides. The dried fruit (also called achenes) are used to produce modern herbal extracts.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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Convenient and ultimately cost effective

By alishasc90

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About Me Health Conscious, Recovering Alchoholic

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  • Easy
  • Easy on Stomach
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Simple To Take


    Best Uses

    • Alcoholics
    • Daily Use
    • People Who Drink Socially
    • Recovering Alchohlics

    Comments about NATURES ANSWER Nature's Answer® Milk Thistle:

    This is very simplistic and great for green smoothies in the morning or to add to teas.
    you do not need to sit there and count 28-53 drops each time you use it.
    just fill dropper half full or full and squirt into a tea, juice or smoothie once a day.
    so simple and so much better than pills if you are like me and already take allot of tablet supplements/vitamins.

    (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


    Nature's Answer® Milk Thistle - Review

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    from Chicago, IL

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      • Complicated To Take
      • Tastes Bad

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about NATURES ANSWER Nature's Answer® Milk Thistle:

      The product tastes very poor and the suggested use is absurd. Deluding the product is essential to make the bitter taste bearable and it is recommended 3 times a day, counting 56 drops each use.

      I say still with the pill form.

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