Adrafinil and Milk Thistle are a Match Made in Heaven!
The Health Benefits of Milk Thistle
Milk thistle is native to Southern Europe through Asia. It’s an annual or biennial plant from the Asteraceae species, used for thousands of years as a treatment for the liver, kidney and gallbladder. The largest producer of medical milk thistle is Germany. Hence, the Germans use it for dyspeptic complaints and liver conditions.
The active ingredient is silymarin, a flavonoid which protects the liver with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Power of Milk Thistle:
- Regrows the Liver and Protects the Biliary System
Milk thistle helps the liver regenerate cells.
- Lowers Cholesterol
Silybin significantly reduces fasting glucose levels and serum triglycerides. Also, it lowers hemoglobin A1c levels.
- Provides Neuroprotection
Milk thistle increases BDNF and enhances NGF.
- Fights Cancer
The Holy thistle or Milk thistle is known most for its antioxidant and chemo protective effects on the liver. Most noteworthy, milk thistle is associated with a reduction in liver toxicity in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In human cancer cells, it inhibited the proliferation and promoted cell cycle arrest of the cells.
- Controls Diabetes
The herb increased SOD (superoxide dismutase) in type 2 diabetes patients, as well as GPX (glutathione peroxidase) activity and TAC (total antioxidant capacity).
- Fights Poisons
Milk thistle is also an emergency antidote for poisoning by death cap mushroom. Patient death after being treated with milk thistle is less than 10% from nearly 1500 documented cases in North America.
- Combats Acne
- Supports Bone Health
Milk thistle increases bone density.
- Lowers Fat Cell Production
- Enhances Milk Production
Promotes lactation in new mothers.
- Heals Radiation Damage
- Regulates Iron Absorption
Has the potential to reduce iron absorption.
- Heals Drug-Induced Damage
Especially relevent, milk thistle is effective against drug-induced hepatotoxicity.
- Helps with HIV and Hepatitis C
Milk thistle suppresses viral infections and immune activation and inflammation such as caused by HIV and Hepatitis C.
Side Effects of Adrafinil and Milk Thistle:
Also, as much as any other strong medication or alcohol, Adrafinil produces a similar side effect. Upon supplementation with Adrafinil, the liver produces enzymes, since this is where the adrafinil is metabolized into modafinil, the active ingredient in Adrafinil. Furthermore, this build up of enzymes will become an issue if it goes unchecked for the unsuspecting user. For this reason, it is highly recommended to cycle Adrafinil supplementation on and off. That is, take it either 5 days per week, and off 2 days, or take it 3 weeks and off for the next entire week. Furthermore, to help support and detoxify your liver on an ongoing basis, regardless of medication or alcohol, we recommend that you take Milk Thistle, a natural detoxifier of the liver.