I tried to research Milk Thistle to gather some information before making my post. What I found was very different. Some sites, such as WebMD stated a very complete list of uses, possibly effective, ineffective and uses with insufficient evidence HERE.
According to another WebMD site:
- Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid using milk thistle.
- If you have a ragweed allergy, you should also avoid milk thistle. Milk thistle may cause a rash or lead to severe allergic reaction.
- Since milk thistle may mimic the effects of estrogen, some women should avoid this herb. This includes women who have fibroid tumorsor endometriosis. Additionally, women with breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers should not take milk thistle.
HOWEVER, other sites seem to contradict this information, such as HERE
The Mayo Clinic, a site I generally feel is reputable shows what there is Good and Unclear scientific use for milk thistle. Check it out HERE to see if there is a condition you suffer from that might be helped.
Side effects, warnings and allergies are reported here by the Mayo Clinic. One thing of interest to me personally was that it stated that breastfeeding women should use caution before using this as there is a lack of evidence documenting safe use, as stated on many other sites, but continued that “Milk thistle has been used historically to improve flow of breast milk, and limited study of milk thistle in pregnant women reported a lack of side effects”.
As always you should tell your doctor about any supplements you take as ANY could interact with certain medications and cause problems.
Here is the milk thistle that I was sent: http://www.vitapureproducts.com/milk-thistle/
Unfortunately I was not able to take this because I am still nursing, and while it has been suggested to help milk production (what I was interested in using it for) my doctor suggested waiting until I have finished nursing Little Man to try this product. I have read through many testimonials from their website, in addition to the amazon listing, and many people are talking about major positive outcomes after trying this product. So I still wanted to share this with you all.
I was asked to offer a 15% Off “Milk Thistle Pure” for my followers. Here’s the Amazon Promo Code: 15MTHTom which expires: April 23, 2015. CLICK HERE