Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle

Support liver health and enhance natural detoxification processes with our natural Milk Thistle supplement. Milk thistle is high in silymarin, a known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Perfect for those seeking to cleanse their body and boost their overall well-being, our Milk Thistle supplement delivers this powerful herb in a form that's easy for your body to absorb and utilise.

  • 60 vegan capsules. 1 per day.
  • Made in the UK to GMP standards.
  • Plastic-free, recyclable packaging.
  • Family-owned business.
Regular price£14.00

Take 1 capsule per day during or after a main meal.

For maximum benefit, take for at least 4 weeks.

Store in a cool, dry place.

1 capsule provides:

Ingredient Amount
Milk Thistle Seed Extract 100mg
Equivalent to 2000mg of Milk Thistle Seed, Providing 80mg of Silymarins

Ingredients: Stoneground Brown Rice Flour (Gluten Free) (Oryza Sativa), Capsule Shell (Vegetable Cellulose), Milk Thistle Seed Extract (Silybum Marianum).

100% clean formula.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. All Ethical Nutrition products are free from animal-based ingredients and by-products. Registered with the vegan society. 

Free-from: GMOs, Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin, Palm Oil/Palm Oil Derivatives, Maltodextrin, Bulking Agents, Titanium Dioxide, Sugar. 

Allergen-free: totally free from gluten and allergen containing ingredients.

Additive-free: We don't use any nasty additives and where required we use gluten-free rice extract to help us to blend together ingredients and ensure they are accurately dosed.

Milk Thistle is renowned for its potential benefits in liver health. (1)

It is thought to improve liver function by combating free radicals and preventing liver damage. (2)

Some studies also suggest it may help with blood sugar management (3), protect against neurological decline (4), support bone health (5), aid during chemotherapy (6), and even control acne due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. (7)

Milk Thistle is a flowering herb belonging to the sunflower family, distinguished by its striking purple flowers.

For centuries, this plant has not only been valued as a food supplement but also used for its medicinal properties, having been utilised in herbal remedies for over 2,000 years.

Historically, the Saxons believed that wearing it around the neck could protect against snake bites. This age-old herb continues to be explored for its potential health benefits today.

  1. Mulrow, C. et al. (2000) 'Milk Thistle: Effects on Liver Disease and Cirrhosis and Clinical Adverse Effects', AHRQ Evidence Report Summaries. Available at: Link.
  2. Achufusi, T.G.O. and Patel, R.K. (2022) 'Milk Thistle', StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing. Available at: Link.
  3. Kazazis, C.E., Evangelopoulos, A.A., Kollas, A., and Vallianou, N.G. (2014) 'The therapeutic potential of milk thistle in diabetes', Review of Diabetic Studies, 11(2), pp. 167-174. Available at: PubMed.
  4. Devi, K.P., Malar, D.S., Braidy, N., Nabavi, S.M., and Nabavi, S.F. (2017) 'A Mini Review on the Chemistry and Neuroprotective Effects of Silymarin', Current Drug Targets, 18(13), pp. 1529-1536. Available at: Link.
  5. Fozi, N.F.M., Mazlan, M., Shuid, A.N., and Naina, M.I. (2013) 'Milk thistle: a future potential anti-osteoporotic and fracture healing agent', Current Drug Targets, 14(14), pp. 1659-1666. Available at: Link.
  6. Ladas, E.J., Kroll, D.J., Oberlies, N.H., Cheng, B., Ndao, D.H., Rheingold, S.R., & Kelly, K.M. (2010) 'A randomized, controlled, double-blind, pilot study of milk thistle for the treatment of hepatotoxicity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)', Cancer, 116(2), pp. 506-513. Available at: Link.
  7. Kim, J., Lee, Y.N., Lee, J., Lee, S.G., Kim, H., Choi, Y.S., Draelos, Z.D., & Kim, J. (2023) 'Efficacy and safety of silymarin containing antioxidant serum as an adjuvant treatment of mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris: A prospective, open-label pilot study', Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 22(2), pp. 561-568. Available at: Link.

Why is Ethical Nutrition Different?


No Nasty Additives

Clean formulation, no additives, no allergens, no sugar.


Natural ingredients

Packed full of natural goodness from milk thistle seed extract.

Better absorbed

Proven to be bioavailable & gentle on digestion.

Higher strength

Higher dose nutrients, faster results and more effective.

Plastic free

We're the only brand to use fully paper packaging.

Family owned

Every penny you spend goes back to a small UK business.

Our mission is to help you feel amazing.