Herbal Information on Milk Thistle Standardized Extract Powder 80% Silymarin
Common Name: Milk Thistle
Botanical Name: Silybum marianum
Other Names: Holy Thistle, Lady's Thistle, Mary Thistle, Marian Thistle, Milk Thistle Seed
Form: Powder, Standardized Extract 80% silymarin
Pack Size: 4 oz
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if nursing or pregnant. May cause mild diarrhea.
- Cardiovascular Support
- Benefits Blood Sugar Levels when used with diet and exercise
- Natural Liver Detoxifier
- Supports Healthy Liver
How to Use Milk Thistle Seed Extract Powder
4 oz of Milk Thistle Standardized Extract Powder that has been standardized to contain at least 80% silymarin.
Ingredients: Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum) Powdered Extract (80% silymarin).
Silymarin, one of the active constituents in milk thistle seed, has been shown to support healthy liver function. The constituents of milk thistle seed include silymarin (silibinin, silydianin, and silychristin), vitamin E (tocopherols), and fatty acids. Milk thistle seed can be taken a variety of ways, including in tea, alcohol tincture, and capsules.
Definition of Standardized Potency: When discussing a standardized potency of a herbal supplement; it is basically extracts of an herb that are “chemically tested and confirmed to contain a minimum dosage of all the known active constituents of the herb” (Balch, 2012). Standardized herbs usually go through a detailed process to manufacture and the extracts must be analyzed (Balch, 2012). With a non-standardized herb is there is no way to determine the potency; the herb is used as is without modification. This way you know exactly how much of the active ingredient you are getting when you take an herb which has been standardized.
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
- Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
- Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
- HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
- ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
- Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
- Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
- Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements.
About Herbal Remedies and Alternative Medicine
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years in all cultures. In this day and age, Western bulk herbs and spices should be regarded as an added element to present-day healthcare and not as a replacement. Botanical herbs and teas emphasize harmony, support, and balance.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 220627-54Global Trade Item Number: 767963142153Manufacturer Part Number 220627-54Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business day.Width: 5.00 (in)Height: 7.00 (in)Depth: 2.00 (in)