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Silymarin extract takes the dried fruit of Silybum marianum g. as raw material, and the commercial extract is usually standardized to contain 80% of total silymarin.
Silymarin is an annual or biennial herb, originally born in southern Europe and North Africa. It has been cultivated and used in Europe and Africa for thousands of years. It is a folk medicinal plant. Silymarin is widely used as a drug for the treatment of liver diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Cultivated in North and Northwest China.
The most well-known effect of silymarin extract is its liver protection.
The main active components of silymarin are silibinin, isosilibinin, silibinin and silibinin, of which silibinin content is 50% to 70%. Among the popular brands of liver detoxification, silymarin extract (80% standardized silymarin) is the most commonly used herb claiming "liver detoxification".
So far, more than 120 studies on silymarin have been carried out in European and American countries. Pharmacological and toxicological tests show that the liver protective effect of silymarin has been confirmed.
First, it can prevent liver injury. Form a protective film for liver cells to prevent toxic substances, especially environmental pollutants (pesticides, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, etc.) from invading and damaging the liver. For some acute liver poisoning diseases, silymarin can have a certain detoxification effect and can significantly reduce the liver damage caused by excessive alcohol.
Secondly, silymarin can strengthen and repair the liver. By stimulating protein synthesis, it can promote liver cell repair and cell regeneration. It can obviously protect and stabilize hepatocytes, and significantly improve the symptoms and liver function of patients with hepatitis.
Finally, the strong antioxidant effect of silymarin can reduce the chance of liver cells being damaged by free radicals and protect liver cell membrane. It has the function of anti radiation. It can inhibit peritonitis caused by formaldehyde.
Linoleic acid and linolenic acid in silymarin are polyunsaturated fatty acids. They can promote the oxidation of cholesterol in the intestine, reduce blood lipids, prevent atherosclerosis, significantly reduce cholesterol and triglycerides of exogenous hyperlipidemia, reduce plasma cholesterol and treat hypertension.
Prevention of diabetes
Silymarin can inhibit the production of MDA and age in liver homogenate, that is, enhance the clearance of lipid peroxide and prevent the formation of age, so as to prevent the complications of diabetes.
Silymarin can reduce the damage of hypoxic and glucose deficient cardiomyocytes, and partially resist the injury of hypoxic and glucose deficient cardiomyocytes aggravated by isoproterenol. It can significantly reduce the scope of myocardial infarction after ligation and prevent the occurrence of reperfusion arrhythmia.