Milk thistle - Q & A

1. Milk thistle granulate is very hard. What is the best way to use MILK THISTLE GRANULATE?

When it comes to milk thistle granulate, we must note that it is a very raw food supplement. According to the latest research, it is most recommended to take the granulate on an empty stomach, in order to achieve absolute absorption of silymarin in the body, so that the granulate is mixed with something milky (yogurt, kefir or preferably whey (ideally: goat!), lean or fresh cheese, but never milk ) because lactic acids improve the absorption and bioactivity of silymarin in the body. For all those who are bothered by or do not prefer dairy products, the granulate can also be taken on an empty stomach "dry" in a spoon, so that it is well chewed and swallowed, and after that you can drink a little water or juice to facilitate the digestion of the granulate. In addition to dairy products and taking the granulate "dry", the granulate can also be soaked in a little water, unsweetened juice or added to your favorite (warm*) porridge, smoothie, etc. By mixing, the granulate will soften very quickly, but it will not dissolve completely. The granulate mixed and softened in this way will not be particularly felt, and you will have taken in the daily dose of silymarin, i.e. all the necessary 140 mg of pure silymarin complex. Considering all the above, you can freely use the granulate as it suits you best.

*Do not under any circumstances put the granulate in hot water or hot meals, because it loses its properties. The same applies to all our other products.

2. Can MILK THISTLE GRANULATE be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

According to the rules of products declared as dietary supplements and the lack of research on the effectiveness and safety of using the product in certain sensitive groups of people (children under the age of 12, pregnant and lactating women), we do not recommend the consumption of the mentioned product to these same groups.

3. What vitamins and minerals does MILK THISTLE GRANULATE contain?

Our milk thistle granulate contains: silymarin complex, high content of vitamin E, high content of minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper), essential amino acids (vanillin, arginine, lysine and leucine), fiber, flavonoids, vitamin C and vitamin K .

4. When does MILK THISTLE GRANULATE start working? When can I expect the first results?

It takes a minimum of three weeks for milk thistle to start working, so that the best results can be achieved through at least two months of continuous intake (depending on the recommended doses). But, of course, every organism is different and every condition is different. It is therefore important to take into account important parameters [(1) the person's weight (persons with a larger body mass must take a larger amount of granules in a daily dose than the one normally recommended on the declaration as a preventive dose; when it comes to curatives, the doses are increased), (2) liver parameters and (3) severity of the disease/condition] and in addition to nutritional supplements (with possible use of conventional drugs or/and diet recommended by doctors and pharmacists!), try to lead a quality life as possible on all fronts so that the results (long term, not short term!) were more visible. There are many factors that affect health at the same time - from diet, supplements, stress, regular exercise, hormonal system, regular sleep, way and pace of life... It is important to be aware of all these factors so that you do not falter or remain disappointed, if the products , which you take as dietary supplements, after two courses do not (pro)act the way you imagined. Arm yourself with a little patience and good will and reach for health the way nature intended it.

5. I have a fatty non-alcoholic liver. Should I maintain a diet while taking MILK THISTLE GRANULATE?

In the case when dealing with inflammatory conditions such as non-alcoholic fatty liver (without other underlying health conditions), it is very important, among other things, to keep in mind the fact that nutritional supplements are not a substitute or replacement for a proper and balanced lifestyle, so in the case of fatty liver, very important to reduce bad fats and sugar. However, dietary supplements, such as sikavica granules, are certainly recommended and welcome help in the prevention of the development (or further development) of diseases and other conditions. In the case when granulate is taken because of fatty liver, we would single out 3 important items that should be taken into account: (1) the person's weight (persons with a larger body mass must take a larger amount of granulate in a daily dose than the one normally recommended on the declaration as preventive dose; when curative, doses are increased), (2) liver parameters and (3) severity of disease/condition. There are many factors that affect health at the same time - from diet, supplements, stress, regular exercise, hormonal system, regular sleep, way and pace of life... It is important to be aware of all these factors so that you do not falter or remain disappointed, if the products , which you take as dietary supplements, after two courses do not (pro)act the way you imagined. It takes a minimum of three weeks for milk thistle to start working, so that the best results can be achieved through at least two months of continuous intake (depending on the recommended doses). But, of course, every organism is different and every condition is different. It is therefore important to take into account all the mentioned parameters and, in addition to nutritional supplements (with the possible use of conventional drugs or/and diet recommended by doctors and pharmacists!), try to lead as high a quality life as possible on all fronts so that the results (long-term, not short-term) !) were more visible.

6. How are MILK THISTLE GRANULATE and milk thistle tea different?

The silymarin complex (silybin, silycristin and silidiaze) is found only in the milk thistle seed, more precisely in the membrane of the seed, and not in its interior, which on the other hand contains certain fibers and oil. So, the seeds are the only real usable part of the plant. This means that oil is obtained by pressing the seeds, while the fibers and the membrane itself remain. In this way, it's as if we cut the seed in half" and took from it - silymarin on the one hand, and oil on the other. Considering that absolutely not all the oil can be extracted from a single seed, some oil will remain in the membrane, but it is precisely this small percentage of oil that is of key importance for better absorption and activity of silymarin in the body. Simply put, without a certain amount of fat, silymarin will be inactive, that is, its bioavailability will drop sharply. That's why in the process of extracting silymarin, we use pure mechanical extraction, which has managed to preserve all the nutrients of this fantastic plant - i.e. a very high dose of silymarin in its most natural form (obtained from the membrane itself), a certain part of the fibers and, on top of all that, a little oil (fat) that they help him to be and stay active. That's why pure raw, uncrystallized granulate is the best possible way to get complete absorption of silymarin. Comparing this form with milk thistle herbal tea, unfortunately, due to the use of high temperature and water as a solvent, a large part of the properties of this fantastic plant is lost in tea.

7. How does MILK THISTLE GRANULATE differ from encapsulated silymarin?

The silymarin complex (silybin, silycristin and silidiaze) is found only in the sikava seed, more precisely in the membrane of the seed, and not in its interior, which on the other hand contains certain fibers and oil. So, the seeds are the only real usable part of the plant. This means that oil is obtained by pressing the seeds, while the fibers and the membrane itself remain. In this way, it is as if we "cut the seed in half" and took from it - silymarin on one side, and oil on the other. Considering that absolutely not all the oil can be extracted from a single seed, some oil will remain in the membrane, but it is precisely this small percentage of oil that is of key importance for better absorption and activity of silymarin in the body. Simply put, without a certain amount of fat, silymarin will be inactive, that is, its bioavailability will drop sharply. That's why in the process of extracting silymarin, we use pure mechanical extraction, which has managed to preserve all the nutrients of this fantastic plant - i.e. a very high dose of silymarin in its most natural form (obtained from the membrane itself), a certain part of the fibers and, on top of all that, a little oil (fat) that they help him to be and stay active. That's why pure raw, uncrystallized granulate is the best possible way to get complete absorption of silymarin. Comparing this form with the encapsulated one, unfortunately there is a high probability of the addition of other chemical compounds or flavor enhancers. We are aware of the fact that the completely raw granulate by itself has an unpleasant, slightly earthy taste, however, precisely for the reasons mentioned, the encapsulated forms do not represent the pure and completely natural form of silymarin, which is only possible in non-crystallized form.

8. How does MILK THISTLE GRANULATE differ from cold-pressed milk thistle oil?

The power of milk thistle granules is hidden in the complete silymarin complex, which comes in raw, non-crystallized form, and it is known to help efficiently restore damaged hepatocytes (liver cells) and keep them healthy for a long time. Silymarin is even 10 times stronger antioxidant than vitamin E. In addition to protecting the body's cells from oxidative shock, silymarin increases by 35% the level of another important antioxidant - glutathione, which is responsible for cleaning the liver of toxins, which enables the liver to clean the blood, activates dopamine receptors and forms the basis of the healthy production of serotonin - the hormone of happiness. Milk thistle granules, in addition to containing the complete silymarin complex (silybin, silycristin and silydiase), also contain minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper), essential amino acids (vanillin, arginine, lysine and leucine), flavonoids, vitamin C and vitamin K, fiber. Silymarin, which is found exclusively in the milk thistle SEEDS (in the seed coat), indicates that the seeds are the only real usable part of the plant. By pressing the seeds, we get oil, and what remains are the fibers and membrane of the seeds, from which we extract the raw granulate. We can imagine that in this way we "cut the seed in half" and took from it - silymarin on the one hand, and oil on the other. Considering that absolutely not all the oil can be extracted from a single seed, some oil will remain in the membrane, but it is precisely this small percentage of oil that is of key importance for better absorption and activity of silymarin in the body. Simply put, without a certain amount of fat, silymarin will be INACTIVE, that is, its bioavailability will drop sharply. That's why in the process of extracting silymarin, we use pure mechanical extraction, which has managed to preserve all the nutrients of this fantastic plant:

• a very high dose of silymarin obtained from the membrane itself,
• a certain part of the fibers i
• a little oil (fat) for the activity of silymarin.

Milk thistle granules are taken daily in the recommended dose of 10 g, which can be divided into two 5 g doses. One package of milk thistle granules contains 250 g of granules, which is enough for 25 days, or longer if the granules are taken every other day. There is also no need to take a break for milk thistle granulate, so it can be taken continuously throughout the year. Milk thistle oil contains omega acids and vitamin E, the mechanism of action of which is based on strong so milk thistle oil is a dietary supplement that provides antioxidant protection and gentle cleansing of the liver. Given that cold-pressed milk thistle oil consists of very large amounts of vitamin E (50 mg / 100 g) and has a very significant antioxidant effect, that is, it provides antioxidant protection of cells in the body, and chemically it contains slightly less silymarin than pure milk thistle granules ( this means that the oil takes much longer to clean and regenerate the liver), we recommend taking milk thistle oil:

• for external application against wrinkles
• for stronger firmness and elasticity of the skin
• for an anti-aging effect because it protects the skin by supporting its renewal
• in the treatment of atypical eczema
• in psoriasis
• in other skin diseases (e.g. pressure ulcers, atopic dermatitis...)

Use: in addition to external application of the oil, sikava oil is taken one teaspoon before a meal.

9. Is MILK THISTLE GRANULATE the same as ground milk thistle seeds?

Milk thistle granules and milk thistle seeds are not the same, and the difference is hidden in
because the seeds themselves have much less silymarin than what is obtained in the granulate, since one teaspoon of the granulate is
of silymarin equivalent to approximately 15 full teaspoons of ground seeds.

10. I already drink black cumin oil. How can I combine black cumin oil and MILK THISTLE GRANULATE?

Both products can be taken one after the other, although we recommend that cumin be taken after a meal so that it does not fall heavily on the stomach.

Application:
Cold pressed black cumin oil is taken one teaspoon 2-3 times during the day, for:
ꟷ persons up to 75 kg: two teaspoons of oil per day, on two occasions before meals
ꟷ persons over 75 kg: three teaspoons of oil per day, on three occasions before meals

It would certainly be desirable and necessary to take the granulate on an empty stomach for better absorption of silymarin. However, for all those who are bothered by its slightly earthy taste, the granulate can also be mixed into something milky (preferably yogurt or cream, but never milk!) because lactic acids improve the absorption and bioactivity of silymarin in the body.

The recommended daily dose of granules is 10 g, which can be halved twice during the day by 5 g each.

11. Can MILK THISTLE GRANULATE be taken with antidepressants?

A depressed and destructive state of consciousness often occurs due to
chronic blood poisoning with ammonia, and ammonia is produced by the liver when its proper function of detoxification and excretion of ammonia from the body is prevented, and as its level in the blood increases chronically, it begins to affect the psychophysical state more and more, causing numerous health dysfunctions. Thus, ammonia is a strong neurotoxin and the higher its level in the brain and nervous tissue, the more of them it irritates, and the ability of the human mind leads to a complete blockage. Ammonia is naturally reduced when the function of the liver improves and its tissue regenerates, so it is for these reasons that milk thistle granulate is recommended, which has an extremely beneficial and healing effect on the liver. Regular and correct intake of granules can significantly improve liver function and regulate fat metabolism, but the most important thing is that it will also improve mood.

12. Can MILK THISTLE GRANULATE be taken if a person has only one kidney?

People who have only one kidney can freely take granulate, but if they are taking medication, they should consult a doctor or pharmacist before taking it.

13. Can MILK THISTLE GRANULATE be taken if a person has a gallbladder removed?

People who have had their gallbladder removed are free to take granulate, but if they are taking medication, they should consult with their doctor or pharmacist before taking it.

14. I'm taking MILK THISTLE GRANULATE and I've been feeling a little bloated since I've been taking it daily. Is this normal?

Yes, it is possible for some people to experience mild bloating considering that the granulate is full of fibers, because in some people the fibers work by "collecting" water in the body, which can consequently lead to mild bloating. However, this is not a concern. Over time, such a situation should calm down. This is an individual feature, but it should certainly not lead to extremely large flatulence such as, for example, legumes cause. In that case, we definitely recommend that you contact us!

15. How long can MILK THISTLE GRANULATE be taken? Should you take a break from drinking?

It is not necessary to take a break for milk thistle granulate, but it can be taken continuously throughout the year without the need to take a break. Its active substances do not accumulate in the tissue, so it cannot be "overdosed", that is, the granulate is not toxic, and it works while it is being taken. In the case when milk thistle granulate is taken exclusively for the purpose of detoxifying the body, an average of two packages of milk thistle granulate is sufficient, after which a longer break from taking it can be taken.

16. I have been consuming MILK THISTLE GRANULATE for a long time to detoxify the body. Can I now replace MILK THISTLE GRANULATE with cold-pressed milk thistle oil?

Milk thistle granules and milk thistle oil are two completely different products, although both are made from milk thistle seeds. The difference is that the milk thistle granulate contains much more silymarin than the oil, as well as soluble and insoluble fibers. That's why milk thistle granulate is always recommended as a much better choice than cold-pressed milk thistle oil for the purpose of detoxifying the body, cleaning the liver and the whole organism (insoluble fibers clean the intestines, while soluble fibers clean blood vessels). Milk thistle oil, on the other hand, contains omega acids and vitamin E, whose mechanism of action is based on strong antioxidant protection of cells in the body. So sycamore oil is a dietary supplement that provides antioxidant protection and gentle cleansing of the liver (oil takes much longer to clean and regenerate the liver).

17. Is the SIKAVICA plant the same as thistle?

Sikavica (Silybum marianum) is one of the best plants for liver protection and detoxification. Sikavica, however, is often mistakenly identified with thistle. They are very similar plants that come from the Asteraceae family, but they are not the same plants.

18. Uzima li se GRANULAT SIKAVICE samo kurativno ili može i preventivno?

Granulat sikavice najbolje i najpoželjnije bi bilo uzimati preventivno, no naravno, svakako se može uzimati i kurativno kad je to moguće (s obzirom na propisane lijekove) i potrebno! Naime, glavni aktivni sastojak sikavice - silimarin, povećava razinu glutationa odnosno tzv. „master“ antioksidanta u ljudskom tijelu za čak 35%! Pošto je manjak glutationa u organizmu ekstremno važan okidač prilikom formacije bolesti, a njegova najveća i najvažnija sinteza odvija se upravo u jetri, tako silimarin kompleks iz sikavice ima važnu ulogu u očuvanju glutationa, čija se razina zbog utjecaja toksina, nekvalitetne hrane, stresa, lijekova, trauma, starenja i infekcija, svakodnevno iscrpljuje, baš kao i naša jetra. Stoga je prevencija jedna od najboljih načina za očuvanje naše jetre što zdravijom. Za preventivno djelovanje uzimati po dvije čajne žličice (ukupno 10 g) granulata sikavice dnevno, ujutro natašte jednu čajnu žličicu (5 g) umutiti u malo sirutke, jogurta ili kefira i pojesti, isto ponoviti navečer zadnje prije spavanja, tri tjedna u kontinuitetu. Preventivne kure odrađuju se sezonski, na prijelazima godišnjih doba.

Ima li GRANULAT SIKAVICE nuspojave koje se mogu pojaviti?

Nuspojave uzimanja silimarina iz sikavice mogu se pojaviti kao općenito blage probavne tegobe: plinovi u crijevima, punoća u želucu (nadutost), gubitak apetita. Može se pojaviti i svrbež kože. Ukoliko dođe do neke od nuspojava, obavezno smanjiti (prepoloviti dozu) i slobodno nastaviti dalje uzimati granulat sikavice. U slučaju nepoboljšanja stanja, svakako preporučamo da nam se javite!

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