Milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner)
Whether you've had one too many cocktails last night or you are in need of a serious detox-your liver will thank you. We love a good cleanse and so does our ORGANIC MILK THISTLE SEED OIL, cold pressed from organic seeds of this plant and nothing else.
Milk thistle and glutathione connection. Glutathione is a “master antioxidant” that’s extremely useful at helping prevent disease formation and is found naturally in the human body. Glutathione’s biggest role is to help fight oxidative stress that leads to such diseases as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases. It can help prevent damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species, such as free radicals.Silymarin, the active ingredient in milk thistle, is an antioxidant that can protect against depletion of Glutathione. One of the biggest milk thistle benefits is that it preserves glutathione. Milk thistle helps increase glutathione levels by improving liver detox functions. Milk thistle strengthens the liver cell walls, buffering them from invading toxins, and supports liver regeneration and glutathione formation.