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
75-400mg capsules or 1 pound seed(seed will need to be ground prior to administering)
- Cell regeneration
- Hepatoprotection against a vast array of toxins
- 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.
- Boosts milk production – any that deal with dairy herds, particularly organic herds, should consider it.
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 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.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 veterinarians have advised that the ground seed is more effective at 8% silymarin than is the isolated silymarin standardized at 80%.
The seed of the milk thistle is hard, a bit shiny and preserves the contents indefinitely.
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:
- 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