Let’s face it, with any herbal extract you can expect the potential for some kind of reaction but the milk thistle side effects seem to be very minimal indeed.
Virtually no side effects have been reported with this herb, and it is considered to be one of the safest on the market today. However, some people may experience a slight laxative effect for a few days.
You are more likely to experience some milk thistle side effects if you purchase a pill with a mega high dose or one that isn’t protected with a special enteric coating. Most on the market today have cheap veggie caps which dissolve in the stomach where most of the benefits are lost.
An enteric coating, while more expensive to manufacture, protects the contents of the supplement from the stomach so it is able to reach the upper intestine where all the benefits are realized. This will also prevent any digestive problems or an upset stomach from occurring.
Super high doses of 500mg per tablet or more are also unnecessary if you have the enteric coating and an 85% pure silymarin standardized extract. Silymarin is the main active ingredient in milk thistle responsible for its healing qualities.
In a high quality nutritional supplement, with many other beneficial synergistic ingredients, the other nutrients will significantly help with the absorption of silymarin into the bloodstream, as well as providing you with a host of other benefits, and so 80mg per tablet is a good amount.
If you get the best quality one, you will reap the full impact of the rewards this incredible herb has to offer, with protecting and enhancing the liver as its main ability but also as a powerful antioxidant to boost your immune system, even more so than vitamin C and E!
With such rare and mild milk thistle side effects, what’s stopping you from including this wonder herb into your daily routine and helping you to maintain optimal health!