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Milk Thistle 17,000 Plus

Milk Thistle Extract

Nutralife Milk Thistle 17,000 Plus Supports liver health and digestive health. With dandelion, globe artichoke, burdock and schisandra. Help to protect the liver, assist detoxification and support the regeneration of liver cells. Taken regularly, it can help to support healthy liver function and detoxification, support the growth and regeneration of liver cells and maintain healthy digestive function. With Taurine. 60 capsules.

RRP $35.90, price $29.95.

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60 Capsules

Common Uses

Toxic liver damage, cirrhosis, fatty liver, for people who work with chemicals, psoriasis. Another reason why people can feel fatigued is poor liver function. It is probably the most important organ to support, to ensure it is functioning well. When your liver is overloaded you can experience any of the following symptoms: a foggy flat feeling, poor energy levels, not waking feeling refreshed in the morning, a weakened immune system, digestive troubles such as gas, bloating, constipation, aches and pains, such as head aches, skin problems, irritability and general ill health. I think most of us could relate to one of these symptoms at some time or another.

The liver is the part of the body that has to handle everything we eat and drink for the day. Keeping it in tip top condition will help improve your overall health. There are many ways you can help your liver. One simple tip is to start the day with a drink of water with the juice of 1/2 a lemon squeezed in it. This will act as a liver flush and help to get it into action for the day.

Suggested Dosage

Recommended Adult Dosage: Take 1-2 capsule daily with a full glass of water, as a liver tonic or as directed by your health care professional.

However we suggest just starting with 1 capsule and building up to 2 capsules.  If you take too much too quickly you can experience a sluggish heavy feeling. If this happens, have a drink of water with a good squeeze of lemon juice and this may help to alleviate the symptom, however it is showing that the amount you took was too much. It detoxified your body too quickly for your eliminative organs to cope with, so wait for 3-4 days before taking another 1 capsule.

Health Information

Toxins and our liver

We are constantly exposed to more than 60,000 chemicals and toxins that are in our air, food, water and homes. Internal cleansing with a liver cleansing combination such as Milk Thistle helps eliminate these toxins and keeps the body in balance. It stimulates the liver and gall bladder and has been used for a sluggish bowel and poor digestion.

Dandelion is one of the best blood purifiers and builders available. It helps to aid the kidneys in the excretion of waste products and is very high in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium. It is used to treat all skin problems. Dandelion is one of the best liver cleansers, as it increases the activity if the liver and the flow of bile to the intestines. It is fantastic for use in hepatitis.

Extracts from the milk thistle plant have profound effects on treating all types of liver disease, from acute viral hepatitis to cirrhosis. The seed, fruit and leaves of this plant contain the principal substance silymarin. Silymarin helps prevent liver tissue damage by scavenging for free radical agents, that are produced during the breakdown of fats, toxins and body wastes. It has also been found that silymarin stimulates the liver to synthesize its own chemical scavengers which ingest these toxic particles and eliminate them from the system.

The liver is a very important organ. It plays a key role in the body's natural self defence system, by converting and neutralizing toxins into safe by products, which can then be eliminated. If the liver is not functioning properly, many symptoms of mental and emotional disease may manifest. The liver is one of the busiest and most important organs of the body. In fact, the liver does so many things, it is subject to breakdown in more ways than most other organs.

A liver breakdown or under activity affects every organ and tissue of the body. The liver is the only organ of the body that will regenerate itself when part of it is damaged. Up to 25% of the liver can be removed, and within a short period of time, it will grow to its original shape and size. The liver is capable of regeneration quite quickly after damage is done to it. It is said that over + of the livers cells can be damaged before symptoms are manifested in the body.

The liver is one of the most vital and versatile organs in the body, acting as the body's chemical laboratory, processing the blood that is poured into it. It has many functions in the body, perhaps the most important of which is its secretion of bile. It makes a pint of bile a day, some of which is stored in the gall bladder for release when needed for digestion. Bile is necessary for the digestion of fats. It breaks fat down into small globules and also assists in the absorption of fat the soluble vitamins A, D, E, F and K - as well as helping to assimilate calcium.

In addition to this, bile converts beta carotene to vitamin A and it promotes intestinal peristalsis, which helps prevent constipation. The liver has one of the most dangerous jobs in the body. It receives blood from the small intestines, which may contain a number of poisonous substances. Toxins that arrive at the liver may include alcohol, drugs, chemicals from food additives, bacterial wastes, incompletely digested proteins, pesticide residues from foods and toxins formed in the intestines. The liver combines these toxic substances with other substances that are less toxic, which are then excreted from the kidneys. So in order to have good liver function, you must also have good kidney function.


Each Capsule provides: Herbal extracts equivalent to dry: Silybum marianum (Milk thistle) fruit 17,000mg, Stand. equiv Silymarin 131mg, Arctium lappa (Burdock) root 200mg, Schizandra chinensis (Schizandra) fruit 200mg, Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) root 200mg,  Herbal extracts equivalent fresh: Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke) leaf 600mg, Co factors: Taurine 200mg. Formulated without gluten, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.


Keep out of reach of children. If digestive symptoms persist, seek medical advice. CAUTION: Do not use for prolonged periods without consulting a health care professional.

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