Milk thistle for horses can be used to promote a healthy liver and, as a result, give nutritional support for healthy skin. It is rich in antioxidants and cleanses and detoxifies the body and helps support new liver cell growth.
Milk thistle seed contains the active ingredient of the silymarin complex. Milk thistle leaf, is not rich in silymarin, and is not a substitute for milk thistle seed.
Milk thistle horse supplement contains:
- Essential oils
- Linoleic acid – an essential fatty acid
- Silymarin complex which includes three flavonoids – silibinin, silicristin and silidianin – which are potent antioxidants and fight free radicals
- Horses who need extra support for the liver
- Give nutritional support to the kidneys or pancreas
- Horses for skin support, associated with liver function
||G PER DAY
||SCOOPS PER DAY
|Horses and ponies
||10 – 30
||1 – 3
A 1.5kg tub fed at 20g per day will last 75 days
A 3kg tub fed a 20g per day will last 150 days
1x level 25ml scoop (enclosed) = 12g
*DO NOT SUPPLEMENT TO PREGNANT MARES OR THOSE DUE TO CONCEIVE*
100% Milk thistle seeds (Silybum marianum) dried and powdered.
|Crude ash 5.8%
Crude fibre 27.7%
|Crude oils and fats 26.1%
Crude protein 18.5%
A feed material for horses. Store in a cool, dry place. Replace lid securely to avoid deterioration of contents. Keep out of reach of children
✓ Supports organ function, especially that of the liver
✓ Supports the natural regenerative processes of the liver cells
✓ Horses with raised liver enzymes or other liver challenges
✓ Useful as a spring tonic (feed for at least 4 weeks)
✓ Horses with liver-dysfunction associated skin challenges
Liver tonic for horses
Milk thistle for horses is classed as a herb, but it is also a type of thistle belonging to the sunflower family. For centuries it has been recognised as a useful natural support for the liver.
Milk thistle can be used to promote a healthy liver. Milk thistle is rich in antioxidants – many times more potent as an antioxidant than vitamin E – and it cleanses and detoxifies the body and helps stimulate new liver cell growth. Milk thistle can also be helpful to support kidney or pancreatic function.
The milk thistle is native to the Mediterranean regions of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Over the years it has spread to other parts of the globe too. Its name comes from the milky white sap which its leaves contain. Milk thistle seeds have been used for around 2,000 years to support healthy liver function. Excessive amounts of milk thistle fed to horses may cause loose stools, but it has no known toxicity level.
A healthy, fully-functioning liver is the key to the body being able to expel toxins effectively. The liver removes toxins from the body before they can damage other organs, including the heart, blood vessels and skin. If the liver is not working properly then there can be major effects on overall health.
Milk thistle seeds contain several active constituents, but the main and most important one is the silymarin complex which includes three flavanoids: silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin. Silibinin is the most active of the three and it supports the liver by stopping certain toxins from entering its cells. It also stimulates the regeneration of cells. Silymarin protects the liver in a number of ways. It is able to bind to the outside of the liver cells and stops some toxins from getting inside the cells. Silymarin aids antioxidant activity by helping cells produce glutathione which in turn helps to fight free radicals. Silymarin can raise glutathione levels by 40% and will also increase super oxide dismutase in the red blood cells. Silymarin can help cells to make new protein and in doing so helps those cells to regenerate.