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milk thistle - antidepressant?

Posted by linkadge on October 17, 2009, at 21:19:29

anyone else notice marked AD effects from milk thistile?

Linkadge

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant? linkadge

Posted by cactus on October 17, 2009, at 23:47:24

In reply to milk thistle - antidepressant?, posted by linkadge on October 17, 2009, at 21:19:29

yes I did slightly while I was doing a liver detox, maybe it was the happy liver. Who knows? But to answer your question, yes. C

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?

Posted by BrainDamage on October 18, 2009, at 5:33:53

In reply to Re: milk thistle - antidepressant? linkadge, posted by cactus on October 17, 2009, at 23:47:24

I thought I noticed a slight AD affect.

Its supposed to be an antioxident

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?

Posted by Phillipa on October 18, 2009, at 12:05:53

In reply to Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?, posted by BrainDamage on October 18, 2009, at 5:33:53

I know it's for the liver keeps enzymes down and protects it right? Since my internist said don't believe the internet would one of you real people explain this to me what milk thistle really does minus the adds for a specific product? Thanks Phillipa ps also if any know of something other than those horrible biophosphates for osteoporosis would you let me know. Phillipa

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?

Posted by Rosy Crucifiction on October 18, 2009, at 13:45:40

In reply to Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?, posted by Phillipa on October 18, 2009, at 12:05:53

Sloan Kettering has some good info:
"Clinical Summary

Derived from the seed, pod, or fruit of the plant. Silymarin, a flavolignan from milk thistle, is used primarily to manage various liver diseases. Placebo-controlled clinical studies show its efficacy in reducing aminotransferases in alcoholic liver disease (9) and conclusions from a systematic review also suggest usefulness of silymarin for liver cirrhosis (19). Studies for other types of hepatic disease are flawed (10) (11). Data from a randomized controlled study indicate benefits of milk thistle supplementation in improving glycemic profile in type II diabetic patients (18). In vitro and animal studies suggest that flavonoids in milk thistle have antioxidant and anticancer effects (7) (8) (12) (16) (17), but there are no clinical data on survival or quality of life.
One case of toxicity (sweating, nausea, vomiting, and weakness) has been reported from use of milk thistle (5). Milk thistle inhibits cytochrome p450 3A4 (4). This may result in increased levels of medications that are metabolized via this pathway."

When I drank heavily I took milk thistle extract daily. My liver enzymes where never a problem. Hallelujah, I needed all the enabling I could get.

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?

Posted by jms600 on October 18, 2009, at 15:07:41

In reply to milk thistle - antidepressant?, posted by linkadge on October 17, 2009, at 21:19:29

> anyone else notice marked AD effects from milk thistile?
>
> Linkadge


Nope - afraid not. Sorry to go against what everyone else is saying here but I didn't notice any antidepressant effect while taking it. That's just my experience of it of course.

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?

Posted by BrainDamage on October 18, 2009, at 15:38:19

In reply to Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?, posted by jms600 on October 18, 2009, at 15:07:41

Nope - afraid not. Sorry to go against what everyone else is saying here but I didn't notice any antidepressant effect while taking it. That's just my experience of it of course.
>

Well every ones different

Its hard for me to say, it could well be a placebo effect...............

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?

Posted by linkadge on October 19, 2009, at 16:47:09

In reply to Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?, posted by BrainDamage on October 18, 2009, at 15:38:19

I noticed destinctly brighter color preception which is strange cause everything is normally grey for me.

 

Re: milk thistle - antidepressant? linkadge

Posted by Metafunj on October 19, 2009, at 21:45:27

In reply to Re: milk thistle - antidepressant?, posted by linkadge on October 19, 2009, at 16:47:09

Are you talking about visual colors?


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