7 Milk Thistle Benefits
- Harmonizes Hormone Levels
Milk thistle extract possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti- fibriotic properties. This helps manage many PCOS related symptoms such as NAFLD. It has also been shown to help with insulin resistance in women suffering from PCOS.
- Helps Protect Against Cancer
Milk thistle seeds are high source of antioxidant flavonoid called silymarin. Silymarin is associated with decreasing the risk for cancer development by boosting the immune system, fighting DNA damage and reversing cancerous tumor growth.
- Can Help Lower High Cholesterol
Milk thistle benefits heart health and helps lower high cholesterol level by lowering inflammation, cleaning the blood and preventing oxidative stress damage within the arteries.
- May Help Control Or Prevent Diabetes
The valuable effect of antioxidants found in milk thistle has been reported in experimental and clinical studies to help decrease blood sugar levels in insulin-resistant patients.
- Helps Prevent Gallstones
Milk thistle can help purify the body of metabolic waste, thereby regulating the function of gall bladder to the kidney and spleen.
- Boosts Skin Health
Milk thistle is considered to be a potent inhibitors of UV-induced oxidative stress that can cause skin disease like skin cancer. Research also suggests that applying silymarin found in milk thistle to the skin reduces skin damage caused by radiation treatment for cancer.
- Has Anti-Aging Effects
Because milk thistle’s antioxidants help prevent free radical damage throughout the body, and remove pollutants and waste from the blood and digestive tract, it can actually slow the aging process- both on the surface of your skin and also within your organs.