Silymarin is a mixture of flavonolignans, consisting of silybin, silidianin, and silicristin, extracted from the milk thistle Silybum marianum (L.) Silybin, which is making up to 70% of silymarin, is a very strong antioxidant and inhibitor of lipid peroxidation.
Silymarin exhibits hepatoprotective and live regenerative properties due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifibrotic activities. It is one of the most widely used natural compounds for the treatment of hepatic diseases worldwide. Silymarin can also increases hepatic levels of glutathione by raising cysteine availability, at the same time inhibiting its catabolism to taurine. There is also evidence that silymarin protects against damage of kidneys, several types of cancer, and allergic asthma. Silymarin supports bone health, immune system, reduces insulin resistance and cholesterol, promotes skin health and improves cognition.
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M – ingredient has MEDIUM impact on specified disease
N – there is no data confirming the impact of the ingredient on specified disease