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Buck Mountain Milk Thistle
Buck Mountain Milk Thistle

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Liver Health for Animals – Milk Thistle capsules

Milk Thistle, silymarin, acts largely on the liver and kidneys.

It is a well known protection against hepatotoxins. It has a long history of successful use in treating:

  • liver detoxification
  • blood and immunomodulation
  • lipid and biliary effects
  • cirrhosis (but not in decompensated cirrhosis)
  • hepatitis
  • 75-400mg capsules or 1 pound seed(seed will need to be ground prior to administering)

It has been used for Amanita mushroom poisoning.

1 gram orally per 100 weight daily for carnivores is recommended. It tastes grainy and can be sprinkled on or mixed with food.

It is regarded as nontoxic (GRAS) with only occasional GI distress and allergic reaction.


Milk Thistle – Silybum marianum

There are three botanical medicines that unquestionably are wonder drugs they are:

  • Penicillin
  • Aspirin and
  • Milk thistle.

Two other botanicals warrant wonder drug status but have not been, as yet, recognized by a large segment of medical professionals as such they are:

  • Grindelia and
  • Bloodroot

Milk thistle is the subject botanical of wonder drug status, it enjoys a rich history dating back millennia. The Roman Pliny the Elder wrote of milk thistle’s virtues. Culpepper – England’s infamous herbalist set forth milk thistle’s utility for liver and spleen health as well as its efficacy for jaundice.


Three flavonolignans, silybin (silibinin), silychristin and silidianin make up what is known collectively as silymarin. Silybin is the most active, of these three chemicals, as to hepatoprotection and antioxidant effects. Several other lignans are also present. About 20% oil made up of oleic, lipoic and other acids.

The drug silymarin is a mistake when it is standardized for oral administration. It is poorly soluble in water and poorly available from the gastrointestinal tract. Because silymarin is poorly soluble in water standardized 80% silymarin is an expensive ineffective medicine that could best be given parenterally if at all.

The ground whole seed is the best medicine. The seed of the plant contains up to 8% silymarin. The many chemicals in the seed prove to be the best delivery vehicle for silymarin. Many many veterinarians have advised that the ground seed is more effective at 8% silymarin than is the isolated silymarin standardized at 80%.


Milk thistle’s most important therapeutic efficacies are:

  • cell regeneration
  • antioxidant and
  • hepatoprotection against a vast array of toxins.

The mechanism of milk thistle’s favorable influence on the liver is not well understood. There have been numerous research papers published that continue poor understanding. What is clear is that silymarin, and related plant chemicals, do demonstrate amazing influence on the liver, and its function.

Cell regeneration

Silymarin (silybin) potentiates DNA and RNA production. This results in cell growth and liver repair through protein synthesis.


Silymarin is a prooxidant free radical scavenger and it does encourage concentration of glutathione in cells – a big plus 35% over normal. Milk thistle is many times more potent than Vitamin E! Glutathione (GSH) is required in detoxification. Just how these desirable outcomes are accomplished is a matter of conjecture in the literature. Silibin also inhibits peroxidizing enzymes blocking peroxidases of fatty acids and membrane damage.

Clinical use:

The seed of the milk thistle is hard, a bit shiny and preserves the contents indefinitely. A large, but unknown to me, quantity will, and does, pass through the G.I. tract and be wasted if it is ingested whole.

The ground encapsulated seed is adequately preserved. Data is lacking that would tell how long the shelf life may be. However encapsulated product lasts long enough that veterinary users have only reported success – no failures. The consensus is that milk thistle seed:

  • works better than 80% standardized silymarin products they have used.
  • always, or nearly always, corrects liver enzyme imbalances.
  • protects the liver from harsh drugs.
  • protects the liver when the animal is exposed to toxic chemicals.
  • is easy to administer.
  • It boosts milk production – any that deal with dairy herds, particularly organic herds, should consider it.

It is a preventative treatment for glaucoma and cloudy eyes as in aging dogs (i.e. lenticular sclerosis). It is a very effective cure for jaundice.

It is a positive treatment for: hepatitis, gallstones, psoriasis and cirrhosis.

The 1 pound loose milk thistle seed will need to be ground prior to administering to animals

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Great Service March 28, 2018
Reviewer: Norris Davis from Marion, TX United States  
Thank you for your help in getting just what we needed!

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February 19, 2018
Reviewer: Sandi from Riverside, CA United States  
Great product. My Doberman has liver issues. I believe this is really helping. He's been stable for quite awhile. Received my order quickly!  Thanks!

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our 12 year old Lhasa, Suzie Q February 1, 2018
Reviewer: Robert Jadick from Middletown, DE United States  
she loves her milk thistle and the vet says its doing her a ton of good...kidneys, etc.
our dealings with Carol's pet Store has always been a friendly no pressure experience.
Keep up the good work
Bob and Lyn and Suzie too

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Great service January 8, 2018
Reviewer: Henry Artigue from New Orleans, LA United States  
Always a great experience

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excellent product December 15, 2017
Reviewer: Judy Alberico from Joliet, IL United States  
excellent product but was disappointed, I placed the order on 12/8 and Carols shipped on 12/10 2nd day  delivery and I didn't get it until 12/14.

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