Thursday, November 8, 2012
Supplement Review: Milk Thistle
What is Milk Thistle:
it is a shrub like plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Milk thistle has been used mainly to promote over all liver health. It is a very powerful antioxidant which helps to remove toxic elements from the body. When the liver is damaged by alcohol consumption, steroid usage, pollutants, or any other environmental factor, milk thistle helps the liver to generate new liver cells.
Milk Thistle for Athletes:
Athletes and bodybuilders can benefit from the use of milk thistle because most typically use many nutritional supplements at one time or another in order to boost performance levels. Using numerous supplements at one time may produce synergism that results in enormous stress being placed upon the liver. After any "cycle" type wether it being; anabolic steroids, pro-hormones, thermogenics, or any other supplement athletes can find it helpful to allow the body to rest from supplementation, to cleanse and detoxify their livers.
Milk Thistle is commonly used in oral form but also can be consumed as a tea. The recommended daily dosage is between 400-600mg which needs to be evenly spaced throughout the day for maximum absorption.
This is just a little information on a great supplement. If you are a drinker, a "GNC Chemist", or a pro bodybuilder Milk Thistle should find it's way into your tool kit. Go ahead and get a little "Thistle" in your life!