Beyond the Liver: Milk Thistle’s 4 Extra Benefits
Those who have a chronic liver ailment, such as Hepatitis C, likely know that milk thistle is the number one recommended supplement to support their liver. However, many fail to recognize that milk thistle’s value to someone with Hepatitis C goes far beyond this herb’s liver protective characteristics. Besides the liver, learn about the other parts of the body that milk thistle aids that can be a bonus for anyone battling the Hepatitis C virus.
Milk thistle has been revered for its liver health benefits for centuries. Silymarin, the active compound extracted from milk thistle seeds, is a potent antioxidant that:
- Strengthens the external membrane of liver cell walls, which prevents toxins from causing damage.
- Scavenges free radicals to minimize liver cell injury and inflammation.
- Promotes liver cell regeneration to recover from damage and scarring.
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