When our cells are strong they can withstand stressors from almost every source. Strong cells thrive because they are nourished in multiple different ways: whole food nutrition; mindfulness; joyful expression; non-toxic environments; lots of physical activity; and plant medicine. Cells want to be hardy, beautifully adaptable, and they want to support our quest for energized living.
To see a milk thistle growing in all of its glory is to know that it holds strong medicine. Milk thistle survives even in the toughest of conditions sending down long taproots to grow up to 6 ft tall. Each plant can produce at least 6,000 seeds per year that then remain viable in the soil for up to 9 years. It is in the seeds of the plant where milk thistles' strength is concentrated. If you hike or go for walks regularly you've likely seen (or felt) this stunning plant with sharp thistles jetting out all over and striking magenta flowers. It's typically in clusters with other thistles and showcases large, white veined leaves that look they have been drenched in milk – hence the name.
In addition to all that we do to stay healthy, incorporating milk thistle keeps us strong. It’s a shame that more people don’t know about the many healing ways of plants like milk thistle and we’re on a mission to change that. For starters, milk thistle is cherished for its detoxifying properties and its ability to protect and regenerate cells. We love how milk thistle makes us feel more energized. So how does it do this? Well, milk thistle helps to increase glutathione levels in the body.
Glutathione is the body’s super charged antioxidant, that's frequently called the master or mother of all antioxidants, and it is synthesized naturally in the body from three amino acids (glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine). When an abundance of stress or a serious illness, toxins, or medications inundate the body, our glutathione reserves get depleted. Interestingly enough viral infections of all types tend to be worse when the levels of glutathione and other antioxidants in the body are low.
At her vital way we are proud to offer an affordable, premium, Non-GMO, Milk Thistle-80 that is extracted without the use of harsh solvents and guaranteed to contain the highest level of actives for glutathione production (80% Silymarin). Keep milk thistle on hand and get to know it as part of your personal herbal apothecary. We like to take milk thistle every morning before meals and an extra dose in the evening when additional protection or detoxification are needed to stay strong.