Of the 70,000 chemicals being used commercially in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 65,000 of them to be potentially—if not definitely—hazardous to your health. And that’s not all.
More than 6,000 new chemicals are being tested in the U.S. every week! Even the chemicals used in cosmetics and personal hygiene have been identified as being hazardous yet we continue to use them because of our vanity and desire to be clean.
So where are these chemicals ending up? You guessed it. In the air, the water, and your food.
This daily assault necessitates a daily level of protection against common toxins. And one of the best nutrients to do just that is milk thistle.
Milk thistle (silybum) has been used for centuries to cleanse, detoxify, and protect the liver, your main organ of detoxification. Research has shown that this plant can help treat virtually every known liver disease, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver damage due to alcohol, drug use, and even chemotherapy.
In fact, the silymarin in milk thistle actually coats the liver cells and protects them from toxic poisons and inflammation. And for people with normal livers, milk thistle’s high antioxidant properties help to keep you healthy and strong. For best results, aim for 200 to 400 mg of milk thistle a day.