A well-absorbed, well-researched form of milk thistle that provides liver support*
Siliphos combines a flavonoid from milk thistle (silybin) with phospholipids to form a well-absorbed complex.* It offers liver-protective benefits and helps maintain normal levels of glutathione.*
Milk thistle contains multiple constituents with strong antioxidant activity that can protect liver cells from free radical damage, strengthen liver cell membranes, and help maintain the liver's built-in antioxidant system – glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD).* In numerous studies, the milk thistle constituent silybin – the most active flavonoid in milk thistle – has been utilized to prevent liver cell damage from carbon tetrachloride, ethanol, acetaminophen, mushroom toxins, and benzopyrene from automobile exhaust.* Thorne's Siliphos provides the benefits of silybin and phosphatidylcholine in one well-absorbed compound.* These ingredients likely provide the synergistic benefit of sparing liver cells from degradation.* Studies indicate this silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex provides superior absorption compared to conventional milk thistle products.*
Silybin, normally a water-soluble flavonoid, is converted into a lipid-soluble compound by complexing it with phospholipids, such as phosphatidylcholine, to make a phytosome. The phytosome preparation allows for better absorption of this liver-protective flavonoid into liver cell membranes.*
Silymarin has been shown to help maintain the liver's normal inflammatory response to liver-toxic compounds.* Of the three flavonoids that comprise silymarin, silybin predominates and is the most biologically active of the three.
Phosphatidylcholine is not merely a passive "carrier" for the active flavonoid silybin, but is itself an active ingredient with documented efficacy for promoting liver health.* Silybin protects the liver because of its significant antioxidant activity, while phosphatidylcholine helps repair and replace liver cell membranes.*
*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.
Take 1 capsule two to three times daily or as recommended by your health professional.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of the reach of children.
Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in cool, dry place.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
|Silybin Phytosome (Silybum Marianum extract (fruit)/Phospholipid complex from Sunflower)||180 mg||†|
|Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Leucine.|
* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established
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