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Milk Thistle with or without food

Just started using Milk Thistle standardized for 80mg silymarin. Does anyone know if it is better absorbed on an empty stomach or with food?

I don’t think it makes a difference.

I’ve seen it recommended in two ways. First, you can take it 10-15 minutes before a meal. Second, you can just take it with the meal. Your call, although taking it with the meal eliminates the possibility of white smoke burps.