Not as effective as it could be.
With only 250 mg, this milk thistle product is not nearly as high as some of the competitor products on the market today. Further, the active ingredient is milk thistle seed extract (silybum marinum) which is not as effective as silybin phytosome extract, which produces lackluster results for users. With a lower dosage than competitors, and lower quality seed extract, the effective dosage in this supplement is not as high as others.
Absorption rates with this milk thistle supplement are not as high as competitor products either. For individuals who suffer from liver problems, this might not be the best choice, especially because you want to choose a product whit the highest absorption rates. Although comparable to some products on the market, the absorption rates are not as high, nor is this as effective, as other products on the market.
This product contains silybum which is said to help support a healthy liver function. It also has components which are said to help fight free radicals in your system, and help protect from oxidative stress levels. With this said, the lower absorption rates means this supplement does not penetrate the blood stream as quickly as other products. In turn, it is not going to work as effectively in helping promote liver health, nor is it as potent as other products which are available in the supplement form.
The additional ingredients further bring down the product’s rating. With no additional health benefits, the additional ingredients are simply fillers in this product which is going to produce lackluster results. Additional ingredients which are included in the blend are: Dicalcium, rice flour, gelatin, and phosphate. There is also 2% of less of the following ingredients: Silica, vegetable magnesium stearate.
The lack of beneficial ingredients added to the supplement further bring down the minimalist performance users can expect. For this reason, it is not one of the best options for those who are looking for overall improved liver health, or additional benefits from the supplements they are using.
With less than average ratings, with low quality ingredients, and with lower absorption rates than most competitor products on the market, this Nature’s Bounty supplement is not the best option for those who are looking for a potent milk thistle supplement. With the addition of filler ingredients, it further drags down the quality of this supplement, making it a poor choice when purchasing a milk thistle supplement.