What is silymarin extract
Silymarin is a natural flavonolignan compound, which is a natural active substance extracted from the dried fruit of the plant Silymarin, family Asteraceae. Silymarin has a protective effect against liver damage caused by carbon tetrachloride, galactosamine, alcohols and other hepatotoxins; friends with a bad liver can try to control their emotions in daily life and not to get angry easily, which is beneficial to the liver, and can be combined with liver protection tablets like Tomson's Silymarin Guggul Danshen Tablets to help alleviate liver problems.
What does silymarin extract do?
Silymarin has many effects, the main one is that silymarin has the ability to protect the liver, improve liver function, strong antioxidant effect, can effectively scavenge the free radicals in the body, has the effect of lowering blood lipids, prevent the damage caused by alcohol, chemical agents, drugs, environmental pollution to the human body. It also has the effect of anti-radiation and prevention of arteriosclerosis.
1. Hepatoprotective effect
Silymarin is the main active ingredient of hepatoprotective effect, with regenerative effect, can stimulate the formation of new hepatocytes and improve liver function; also has hepatocyte membrane protective effect, prevent cytotoxic infiltration of hepatocytes, and improve the recovery ability of membrane structure defects.
The phenolic hydroxyl groups of silymarin provide hydrogen atoms and have powerful antioxidant effects. They have free radical scavenging properties and anti-lipid peroxidation activity.
Silymarin inhibits Ca2+ channels in the plasma membrane of adult rat cardiomyocytes, inhibits food-induced hypercholesterolemia, lowers very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL), and increases high density lipoprotein (HDL), which can be used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.