• A liver protectant
• Helps to support liver function
• Powerful antioxidant
• Raises glutathione levels in the liver
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.) is a member of the aster family. The name comes from the milky sap that emerges when the leaves are crushed or broken. It is a fairly typical thistle plant, which was originally found in Southern Europe through to Asia, but is now found throughout the world. Milk Thistle has been used traditionally in herbal medicine as an effective, yet gentle liver protectant. The flavonoid silymarin is the main active phytonutrient in milk thistle. It is found at the highest concentrations in the black seeds within the milk thistle flower. Organika’s Milk Thistle is an extract of the potent seed instead of the flower, which contains much lower quantities of silymarin.
Milk thistle and silymarin have powerful antioxidant properties, protecting your body from free radicals and lipid peroxidation that cause cellular damage and premature aging. It also can increase the liver content of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant we produce in the liver, by more than 30%. This means greater liver efficiency with respect to cleansing the body and eliminated toxic substances. It also helps improve digestion.
Silymarin is long recognized for its ability to help treat liver disorders. Organika’s Milk Thistle has a powerful effect on the liver, providing protection against the damage that medications, foods and stress do to overall health. It is also a protective compound against liver-damaging agents such as alcohol. Milk thistle supplementation has been clinically proven effective in reducing the damage of drug and alcohol-related liver damage, cirrhosis, fibrosis and environmental toxins. It can also protect from the damage of these challenges in the first place, allowing milk thistle to be a preventative in combating the daily stressors that your liver faces.
The liver is a very important organ andgland in our body – it has over 500 roles it fills on an ongoing basis! Technically classified as part of the digestive system for its roles in producing bile and other nutrient-digesting substances, it also produces proteins and detoxifies wastes for removal from the body.
Here are some of the other roles of the liver:
• Produces bile for the absorption of fats, cholesterol and fat-soluble vitamins
• Filters all our blood and removes and recycles old red blood cells
• Stores and releases carbohydrates asglycogen to regulate blood sugar and energy levels
• Filters out toxins and wastes, like alcohol, drugs, caffeine, hormones and excess cholesterol
• Regulates blood clotting and blood pressure
When the liver isn’t functioning optimally, it may show as symptoms of difficulties with thegallbladder and fat absorption, excess estrogen or cholesterol, or low iron levels. When it’s really in trouble, liver diseases such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, or cancer may manifest.
- Ingredients: MEDICINAL INGREDIENT — EACH VEGETARIAN CAPSULE CONTAINS: Milk Thistle Seed Standardized 80% Extract (Silybum marianum L.) 250 mg (Providing 200 mg of Silymarin) NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source) Microcrystalline Cellulose Brown Rice Flour Hypromellose / Pullulan (Vegetarian Capsule)
- Legal disclaimer: Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product.
- Manufacturer: ORGANIKA
- Suggested use: RECOMMENDED DOSE — (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY: Take 1 capsule 3 times per day with a meal. DURATION OF USE: Use for a minimum of 3 weeks to see beneficial effects.
- Warnings: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant. Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
In Canada, we offer free standard shipping for orders over $49.
In EU countries, we offer free standard shipping for orders over €80.
In UK, we offer free standard shipping for orders over £60.
Shipping within Canada
Our fulfillment center is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Your order will be dispatched within 48-72 hours. Please note that orders placed after 5 pm on Friday will be processed the following Monday.
We currently offer 3 shipping methods:
- Standard shipping, with free shipping for orders over $49. You can choose whether you prefer to be delivered with or without a signature requirement.
- UPS Standard.
- UPS Expedited.
For standard shipping, we offer a signature requirement option during checkout. You can choose to require a signature at delivery for extra security, at no extra cost.
In the event that you are unavailable during the delivery, or if our carrier encounters security access issues, your package will be safely delivered to the nearest UPS access point for your convenience. You will have a period of 8 business days to pick up your package. If the package remains unclaimed during this time, it will be returned to our store.
If no signature is chosen, you will be fully responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to your package after delivery.
You can also choose to notify us regarding your delivery preferences by leaving instructions at checkout. Orders with comment "Leave at door" will be reconsidered without signature service.
If we don't have a selected option from you, we will select signature at delivery as default option, to protect you from porch pirates.
Please note that during the holidays, our delivery times might be extended due to shipping disruptions expected from our carrier.
We now offer international shipping to customers in the United Kingdom (UK) and within Europe. We currently ship to the following European's countries: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, Austria, Germany. Please note that we are constantly working to expand our shipping coverage and may add more countries in the future.
The available shipping methods may vary depending on the destination country. The shipping costs for international orders will be calculated based on the destination, the weight and dimensions of the package, and the shipping method chosen. During the checkout process, you will be able to select the available shipping options and the exact shipping cost will be displayed before completing your order.
Please be aware that international orders may be subject to customs fees, import duties, value-added taxes (VAT), or other charges imposed by the destination country. These additional charges are the sole responsibility of the customer.
The estimated delivery timeframes for international orders range from 5 to 15 business days, taken into account the shipping method selected, customs processes, and other external factors. To keep you informed about the progress of your shipment, we provide order tracking services.
Please ensure that you are familiar with your country's import regulations and restrictions before placing an order. We recommend that you check with your local customs office for more information.
Our return policy applies to international orders. However, please note that return shipping costs, as well as any associated duties or taxes, will be the responsibility of the customer. Please refer to our Return Policy for detailed instructions on how to initiate a return or exchange.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding international shipping, please feel free to reach out to our customer support via chat.
RETURN & REFUND POLICY
We offer a minimum shelf-life of 1-month for food items and 3-month for supplements from the purchase date.
Discounted items are final sale and are not eligible for a return, refund or exchange.
We will happily return your order up to 30 days after your time of purchase. The products must be eligible for a return based on the restrictions outlined below:
- Product error made by us (such as sending the wrong brand, product or flavour).
- Expired product.
- Damaged products.
All products must be returned, unopened, in their original packaging. We will cover the return shipping costs for damaged, expired or incorrect products. Contact us via chat and we will provide you with a return shipping label. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned product. Upon approval, your exchange or refund will be processed. The refund will automatically be applied to your original method of payment.
Please note that only regular priced products may be refunded. Bundle deal products cannot be refunded.
It may take some time before your refund is officially posted to your bank or credit card. If you are currently awaiting a return, please contact your bank or credit card company as there is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
Original shipping costs are non-refundable.