Bill, or anyone. Has anyone had success with using milk thistle to decrease liver enzyme levels? Does this actually work? How about the dosages? Thank you.
I used milk thistle for over a year to deal with elevated enzyme levels. I used the 200mg GNC brand when they were very elevated and tapered down to 75mg (Vitamin World brand) once the levels were under control. For a while, I continued to use Milk Thistle/Sylmarin as a precautionary measure afterward, but I have recently stopped altogether. I did this due to financial restraints and also because of an article in Muscular Development that asserted that Milk Thistle inhibits protein synthesis. I would be interested to hear Bill’s thoughts on this as well.
Yes, I know quite a few people that have had success with “thisilyn” or some such spelling like that.
Is there any empirical research that proves its effectiveness?