Subscribe to VETERINARY PRACTICE NEWS   SUBSCRIBER SERVICES   
VPN Logo   
 Home   About Us   Contact Us
 

Milk Thistle Medication Morgantown WV

Milk thistle extract, the first substance extracted from the crushed seeds, contains up to 80 percent silymarin, the main active constituent. In contrast, the silymarin content of unprocessed seeds may fall as low as 4 percent silymarin.

Paw Prints Veterinary Clinic
(304) 554-9964
1745 Mileground Road
Morgantown, WV
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Cohen, Jonathan L, DVM - Mountaineer Veterinary Clinic
(304) 296-1667
239 Greenbag Rd
Morgantown, WV

Data Provided by:
Animal Medical Ctr
(304) 292-0126
460 Hartman Run Rd
Morgantown, WV

Data Provided by:
Morgantown Veterinary Care
(304) 599-3111
149 N Main St
Morgantown, WV

Data Provided by:
Pet Central Veterinary Clinic
(304) 363-3556
RR 2 Box 1250
Fairmont, WV

Data Provided by:
Mountaineer Veterinary Clinic
(304) 296-1667
239 Greenbag Rd
Morgantown, WV

Data Provided by:
Casuccio, Alex G, Dvm - Animal Medical Ctr
(304) 292-0126
460 Hartman Run Rd
Morgantown, WV

Data Provided by:
Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic
(304) 292-6933
3083 Point Marion Rd
Morgantown, WV

Data Provided by:
Middletown Animal Clinic Inc
(304) 366-6130
1615 Bobbeck Ln
Fairmont, WV

Data Provided by:
Fraley, Natalie, Dvm - Middletown Animal Clinic Inc
(304) 366-6130
1615 Bobbeck Ln
Fairmont, WV

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Milk Thistle Shows Promising Applications in Treating Liver Disease, Cancer

When Pliny the Elder prescribed milk thistle 2,000 years ago, he did so for a variety of health concerns, including serpent bites, melancholy, plague and milk production, in addition to “carrying off bile.” 1 , 2 Now, the popularity of milk thistle is soaring, not only for treating chronic liver problems for which it is best known, but also for its ability to protect other organs from the damaging effects of radiation, chemotherapy, other xenobiotics and chronic disease. 3 For example, its antioxidant actions decrease gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in dogs; 4 milk thistle also promotes kidney function in patients with end-stage diabetic nephropathy. 5

What’s in It
Milk thistle extract, the first substance extracted from the crushed seeds, contains up to 80 percent silymarin, the main active constituent. 6 In contrast, the silymarin content of unprocessed seeds may fall as low as 4 percent silymarin. 7 Some manufacturers standardize the silymarin content to ensure equivalence between batches. Silibinin (or silybin), a semi-purified fraction of silymarin, acts as an important marker for research to track pharmacokinetics and ensure adequate plasma and target tissue concentrations. 8 Monitoring pharmacokinetics becomes especially important when studying phytomedicinals exhibiting poor or erratic bioavailability, as do the flavonolignans comprising silymarin. Complexing silibinin with phophatidylcholine dramatically improves oral availabi...

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Veterinary Practice News