Milk Thistle

The Drinking Buddy

Milk thistle is a flowering herb popular in Europe where it’s been used for thousands of years. Our milk thistle is grown in Europe and produced using a gentle extraction method that avoids commonly used harsh solvents.

Benefits of Milk Thistle

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Traditionally Used

Since ancient Roman times, Milk Thistle has been used to support healthy liver functions in Europe. In the modern era, research on the plant's impact on the liver has been inconclusive. Laboratory studies have been strong and clinical studies mixed. Still, if you are looking for something to help your liver, this plant does have strong evidence and history behind it.

Supports liver health

Milk thistle is one of the longest studied herbs for liver health. It has been used traditionally for over 2,000 years and has been clinically studied since the 1960s. Milk thistle has been extensively studied in the lab, in people and in animal studies. There are mixed results as to the efficacy of milk thistle for liver health.*

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420mg silymarin

Our Milk Thistle

Harvested across Europe

Our milk thistle is harvested in Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany, where it has been planted since the Middle Ages. The flower is farmed for its seeds, which contain Silymarin, a unique flavanoid complex with powerful antioxidant function.*

Extracted in Spain

Our milk thistle is extracted in Spain using ethanol, a consumable form of alcohol, as a solvent. Other milk thistle extracts commonly use harsh extraction solvents. Following extraction, the milk thistle is dried and analyzed before being shipped to the United States for testing and encapsulation.

Milk Thistle

The Drinking Buddy

Gluten Free

Packaged in a shared facility with Soy, Egg, and Fish (Salmon) following current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

We recommend that you consult your doctor prior to use if you are considering taking dietary supplements for the first time, or are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, or have any medical condition.

Store product in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you experience an adverse event or allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare professional.

What quality means to us:

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  1. We start at the source.

    We've traveled the globe to source our ingredients from the regions where they are cultivated best.

  2. We produce with care.

    We ferment our vitamins for easy digestion and avoid harsh solvents in the extraction process of our herbs.

  3. We test, vet and repeat.

    All raw materials and finished products are thoroughly tested in the United States.

  4. We show our work.

    We’re transparent on ingredient sourcing, manufacturing locations and testing.