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Best Milk Thistle Supplement

siliphos milk thistle, best milk thistle supplement brand productMilk thistle has long been used for treating liver and gallbladder disorders. Despite the numerous benefits of milk thistle, its use is limited by poor oral bioavailability.

Limited Silymarin Bioavailability
Silymarin is the primary compound in milk thistle. It is poorly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, quickly metabolised and rapidly excreted in bile and urine, thus resulting in its limited bioavailability.

Silybin-Phosphatidylcholine Complex
Silymarin is a group of flavonoids that includes silybin, isosilybin, silydianin and silychristin. Silybin is the most potent and active component of silymarin.

One of the ways to increase silymarin bioavailability is to combine one part silybin and two parts phosphatidylcholine to form silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex. This is a patented formulation is called Siliphos, and is also known as silipide or silybin phytosome. Phosphatidylcholine is not only a “carrier” for silybin, but also a bioactive nutrient with documented efficacy for liver disease.

Human and animal studies on Siliphos demonstrated the improved delivery of silybin into the circulation and to the liver. The bioavailability of Siliphos is much greater than that of pure silymarin and silybin. Since Siliphos has increased absorption and biological activity, it can produce benefit at lower dosage.

Where To Buy Siliphos Milk Thistle Supplement
Siliphos is used in several brands of milk thistle supplements such as Thorne, Now Foods and Swanson.

Siliphos milk thistle supplements are available at:
- amazon.com
- Amazon Canada
- Health Monthly UK

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