Milk Thistle Extract Helps Diabetes
Milk Thistle is a simple plant with a silly sounding name: silybum marianum. It is well appreciated for the compound known as silymarin, because it is really good at clearing liver congestion. Liver congestion is sort of like traffic congestion, except the vehicles are your food, and the resulting mess is you being tired, losing memory and ability to think, turning short tempered, and worst of all, not managing your sugar well.
I came across this piece of medical research:
Like most epidemics, diabetes has proven tough to beat. The constant barrage of unhealthy food choices that defines the Western diet certainly isn’t helping matters. But if you have managed to successfully cut those negative factors from your diet and are still struggling to keep your blood sugar under control, you don’t have to resort to the diabetes drugs most mainstream doctors dole out like candy (no pun intended). There are dozens of natural approaches to diabetes and blood sugar maintenance.
One of the most recent ones to hit the health-news headlines is the herb Milk Thistle. If it sounds familiar, you may have heard of it in terms of its benefits on the liver. It helps detoxify harmful buildup in this essential organ. But according to the recent study, published online in the journal Phytotherapy Research, supplementing with Milk Thistle can also have a significant impact on blood sugar levels.
Researchers looked at a group of 51 patients who had type 2 diabetes and were taking medication for the condition. They then instructed 25 of the patients to take 200 milligrams of a particular Milk Thistle extract called silymarin three times a day. The remaining 26 patients were given a placebo. Four months later, they found that the Milk Thistle group had dramatically lower fasting blood glucose levels, as well as a reduction in the amount of sugar bound to the hemoglobin in their blood. On the flip side of the coin, the placebo group actually experienced a slight increase in those markers.
We have a several products with Milk Thistle and they are indeed exceedingly good at getting people slimmer, fixing their blood sugar, bringing their energies up and irritation levels down.
- Milk thistle supports the liver in the release of toxins; and to assist in the purification and circulation of the blood.
- It is such a good blood purifier that drinking a cup of Milk Thistle tea twice a day will cure chronic headaches.
- Used for stomach and digestive problems, gas in the intestines, constipation, and liver troubles.
- It is very effective for reducing swelling, strengthens the heart, and is good for the liver, lungs, and kidneys.