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    Old 07-22-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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    Milk Thistle

    Hey all --

    I recently purchased some Standardized Milk Thistle from GNC... ( its their brand ), because i felt my liver was being sluggish....
    After taking it for a week and a bit, i've been feeling a bit better than i used to....

    Each capsule is 200mg... and it says Maximum take 2 capsules a day...

    Yet when i read articles about it, it says u can take even more.. around 600-800mg a day?

    Can i up the dosage safely to 3 capsules a day? Or should i just do what the bottle says.

    Thanks!

     
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    Old 07-23-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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    Re: Milk Thistle

    I take Nature's Way Milk Thistle 175 mg standardized 4 times daily. The recommended dosage for milk thistle is 175 mg 3 times per day. It's a little more expensine but Nature's Way also has a milk thistle product called Thisilyn.

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    Old 07-24-2004, 02:51 AM   #3
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    Re: Milk Thistle

    does it make u feel any different with a higher dosage?

     
    Old 07-24-2004, 07:20 AM   #4
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    I never thought of it in terms of feeling different. I started taking the Milk Thistle years ago, not because I wasn't feeling healthy but because I like beer and thought it would be a great supplement to take. It should be taken on a long term basis for it to do any good. A person can have liver problems before any symptoms are noticed. If you think your liver is the cause of the way you feel, it may be a good idea to have it checked out. Milk Thistle alone may not be enough in certain liver conditions.

     
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    How can you tell if your liver needs a cleanse? What were your symptoms?

     
    Old 07-29-2004, 11:42 AM   #6
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    Re: Milk Thistle

    I take about 10 tylenol with codeine per day. Someone once told me that it's a good idea to take milk thistle if you take a lot of tylenol. Is that true?

     
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    Re: Milk Thistle

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    I take about 10 tylenol with codeine per day. Someone once told me that it's a good idea to take milk thistle if you take a lot of tylenol. Is that true?
    I don't know about codeine but too much tylenol can harm the liver. This is why they have that warning never to use it with alcohol. From what I know about milk thistle, it's more for helping to prevent possible liver problems. If damage is already bad enough, it may not be a good bet to assume it will reverse the damage.

     
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