UltraThistle, 90 Veg Caps, Natural Wellness
Milk Thistle Overview
Milk thistle is the #1 recommended natural herb for liver health, confirmed by hundreds of clinical studies to protect your liver against virtually all types of damage. Its therapeutic benefit comes from its seeds. Silymarin is the name given to the extract of its seeds. Silymarin is comprised of three main flavanoids:
- silybin - also known as silibinin
- silydianin - also known as silidianin
- silychristin - also known as silicristin
According to the studies stated above it has been proven time and time again, that the silybin flavanoid in the silymarin extract is responsible for the majority of milk thistle's health benefits, even though it only makes up 50% of the silymarin extract.
What is the evidence to support the claim that UltraThistle is significantly better?
UltraThistle contains a patented, pharmaceutical grade milk thistle that combines silybin, the most beneficial flavanoid in silymarin (milk thistle) and phosphatidylcholine the most important component of all cell membranes, at the molecular level, to provide you with a milk thistle supplement that is clinically proven to be 10 times more absorbable than regular milk thistle.
The phosphatidylcholine, in addition to its own many liver supportive qualities, is used to help your body better absorb the silybin. It surrounds the silybin, protecting it as it travels through your body. It acts as a protective shield and can be thought of as a supercharged delivery system. It delivers the silybin through your body in a way that increases its absorption into your body's cells and, most importantly, your liver, by 10 times that of other silybin and regular silymarin (milk thistle).
Proof UltraThistle is absorbed 10X more than regular silybin.
In order for an ingredient to be utilized by your body, it first needs to be absorbed by your body. Better absorption leads to better utilization and better results.
In medical research, plasma levels are used to measure absorption. This graph demonstrates the notorious lack of absorption of ordinary silybin found in other milk thistle products, compared to the absorption of silybin in UltraThistle. On its own, ordinary silybin (the blue line) is barely absorbed at all, meaning practically none of it is utilized by your body. Compare that to the highly absorbed silybin in UltraThistle (the red line).
As you can see, the silybin in UltraThistle is quickly absorbed by your body, available to be used where it is needed most. Absorption levels of UltraThistle peak at 1 hour and even after 6 hours, though much of the UltraThistle has been depleted, there is still 10 times more silybin from UltraThistle in your body being utilized than ordinary silybin found in other milk thistle formulas.
This proves the difference between knowing a supplement works vs. hoping it works.
Most milk thistle sold is standardized to 80% silymarin. This means silymarin, the active ingredient in these types of milk thistle supplement makes up 80% of the total milligrams. Therefore, if you purchased a 360 mg milk thistle product standardized to 80% silymarin, you would actually only receive 288 mg of silymarin. (360 mg x .80% = 288 mg silymarin).
Since most silymarin contains roughly 50% silybin, to continue the example above, a standardized milk thistle product containing 288 mg of silymarin will only contain 144 mg of silybin (288 mg x .50% = 144 mg silybin). So out of the original 360 mg of standardized milk thistle that we started with above, only 144 mg are silybin.
Therefore UltraThistle contains more than 2x the amount of silybin than other milk thistle supplements of the same dosage (360 mg of silybin in UltraThistle vs 360 mg of ordinary milk thistle).
UltraThistle® contains 360mg of the active ingredient Silybin Phytosome® (Siliphos®). Silybin is the most beneficial component of the milk thistle extract. Silybin is then bound to phosphatidylcholine which has been shown to dramatically increase absorption, biological activity and delivery of silybin to your liver.
While phosphatidylcholine is derived from soy, it does not contain any soy protein.