2 items
Compare
Compare
All Features
Differing
Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Milk Thistle Standardized Silymarin Extract 30:1 Ratio, 150 mg per Capsule, 200 Gelatin Capsules - Jarrow Formulas
Women's Health Network
Herbal Equilibrium - 60 Tablets - Natural Menopause Relief Supplement for Hormonal Imbalance and Hot Flashes - Women's Health Network

Side by Side Comparison of: Jarrow Formulas vs Women's Health Network

Learn More
All Features
Differing
Learn More
Add to Whishlist
Jarrow Formulas http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41enNDjZ2eL._SL160_.jpg
Jarrow Formulas Milk Thistle Standardized Silymarin Extract 30:1 Ratio, 150 mg per Capsule, 200 Gelatin Capsules - Jarrow Formulas
Add to Whishlist
Women's Health Network http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VIqTzMAVL._SL160_.jpg
Herbal Equilibrium - 60 Tablets - Natural Menopause Relief Supplement for Hormonal Imbalance and Hot Flashes - Women's Health Network
Rating info
eComparisons Score
eComparisons ScoreThe "Comparison Score" Is calculated based on the average number of times this item was compared with other items in this category by our users
9
8.6
User Rating (Amazon)
User Rating (Amazon)

Five Star Reviews:

74%
A Wonder Herb!
April 12, 2017
Milk thistle is amazing.I started taking it because I took a couple of rounds of antibiotics and started to eventually feel side effects. My gut was pretty messed up. When I told my doctor about this, guess what he wanted to do? Place me on another round of antibiotics. Surprise, surprise. So then I decided to take the plunge and went to see a naturopath, or what my friends like to call a hippie dippy, witch doctor. Haha. And I felt like the naturopath gave me more insight to my body than ever before. He recommended a couple of herbs and milk thistle was one of them.I'm so glad I started taking this. I've read up on it a lot and it has crazy benefits. The thing about this herb is it's not like you'll notice a night and day difference right away or even within a few weeks. It's a difference that you'll notice big time in the long run...if that makes sense. It helps to clean the body out as a whole and once your liver is functioning well (milk thistle's main superpower is liver detoxification), everything else will function better too.This is a side note....but I did notice something funny/interesting about this herb that I didn't really expect. So, when it comes to drinking alcohol, I'm a light weight and I've always been the person that feels the nasty hung-over effects in the morning, even with just 1 - 2 glasses of wine. But one day, I decided to take milk thistle about 2 hours before going out ....and I noticed I wasn't feeling as "susceptible" to the effects of alcohol as I normally do. I mean...I wouldn't recommend using it to be able to drink more or anything, but if you're a cheap drunk, you get the point. ;) Then the next morning....to my surprise.... I woke up feeling great! Hell, I even went for a run....it was awesome! Milk thistle contains silymarin and silybin, antioxidants that are known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of alcohol.It's also shown to decrease, or even reverse, damage to the liver that’s been caused by prescription medications, antibiotics, pollution, heavy metals and so on. If you're still undecided, I've included a bit more info about it below.It helps with:1. Liver Detoxification & Health It helps rebuild liver cells while removing toxins from the body that are processed through the liver. It's effective at naturally reversing the harmful effects of alcohol, pesticides, jaundice, psoriasis, fatty liver, heavy metals in our water supply, pollution, and even poisons!The liver is actually our largest internal organ and is responsible for performing a number of essential detoxifying functions. Basically, if our liver is in bad shape, our whole body will be in bad shape. As a “blood purifier,” the liver needs to actively clean the blood each and every day in order to support nearly every system within our body.2. Helps Protect Against CancerMilk thistle seeds are a high source of the antioxidant flavonoid called silymarin. Silymarin is associated with decreasing the risk for cancer development by boosting the immune system, fighting DNA damage and reversing cancerous tumor growth.In 2007, after reviewing numerous studies involving milk thistle therapeutic treatments, researchers at the University of Minnesota found that:“There is strong preclinical evidence for silymarin’s hepatoprotective and anticarcinogenic effects, including inhibition of cancer cell growth in human prostate, skin, breast, and cervical cells.” (4)This antioxidant stimulates protein synthesis and changes the outside layer of healthy cells, keeping them protected from damage and mutation. It inhibits toxins from dwelling in the body; helps with cell renewal; and counteracts the harmful effects of pollutants, chemicals and heavy metals that can cause “free radical damage.”3. Can Help Lower High CholesterolMilk thistle benefits heart health and helps lower high cholesterol levels by lowering inflammation, cleaning the blood and preventing oxidative stress damage within the arteries.4. May Help Control or Prevent DiabetesOne 2006 study conducted by the Department of Pharmacology at the Institute of Medicinal Plants found that when diabetic patients were given silymarin extract over four weeks, their fasting blood glucose and insulin levels improved significantly compared to patients receiving a placebo.This is likely true because the liver is partly responsible for regulating hormones, including the release of insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin is responsible for managing blood glucose (sugar) levels in the blood, which is especially important for those with diabetes.5. Helps Prevent GallstonesMilk thistle benefits help support the endocrine and gastrointestinal systems by aiding in the production of bile and enzymes, on top of helping clean the blood. Milk thistle can help purify the body of metabolic waste, thereby regulating the function of the gallbladder, in addition to the kidneys and spleen.6. Boosts Skin Health healthy skin, showered clean skinMilk thistle is considered to be a potent inhibitor of UV-induced oxidative stress that can cause skin diseases like skin cancer. Research also suggests that applying silymarin found in milk thistle to the skin reduces skin damage caused by radiation treatment in patients who have had treatments for cancer.7. Has Anti-Aging EffectsBecause milk thistle’s antioxidants help prevent free radical damage throughout the body and remove pollutants and waste from the blood and digestive tract, it can actually slow the aging process. This is true on both the surface of your skin and also within your organs.8. Milk Thistle and GlutathioneSilymarin, the active ingredient in milk thistle, is an antioxidant that can protect against depletion of glutathione, which is a “master antioxidant” that’s extremely useful at helping prevent disease formation.Its biggest role is to help fight oxidative stress that leads to such diseases as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases. It can help prevent damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species, such as free radicals.Disclaimer: I was NOT given this product for free to review. I just really love this herb!
Best quality so far!
March 30, 2017
Most Milk Thistle products failed Consumer Labs tests (2016). Jarrow was one of only three that passed the amount of Silymarin on the label. I contacted Jarrow re the reports on mycoplasma contamination and got this reply:Thank you for your e-mail query. We purchase Milk Thistle raw material from Indena in Italy. They are widely regarded as producing some of the best quality extracts in the industry. As part of their quality specifications, they test for aflatoxins (mycotoxins). I hope this helps.
It's good. It got rid of the black circles under ...
November 1, 2016
It's good. It got rid of the black circles under my eyes. I didn't know that it would do that but I was surprised to find out that it did.
Got Hormonal Acne? Try This!
July 12, 2016
I take this in addition to DIM to aid in prevention of hormonal acne. Only posting pictures to prove how well this product along with DIM works, in hopes of helping other fellow sufferers. These pictures were taken less than 2 months apart.
My doctor told me it was a waste of money when I first asked him about milk ...
May 28, 2015
Please don't hesitate in buying this product. I have Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. It took my pain away after two days of use. I will take 2 a day for the rest of my life. My doctor told me it was a waste of money when I first asked him about milk thistle. He was sooooo 100% wrong.
True Story - Nothing Works Like Milk Thistle - Automatic Order Now
January 20, 2012
Hi, this is a true story - my own - about how well Milk Thistle (MT) works, and this brand in particular. I have a very severe form of Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) which causes painful contraction knots in the muscles called trigger points. In my case, virtually every muscle contains virtually every possible trigger point and there are over 620 possible. These knots are very painful and that pain can be eased somewhat by routine trigger point injections, where a needle is inserted into the knot and it is broken up and perforated to some extent to get it to release a little and relax.Here's the problem: These trigger points are often filled with toxic metabolic byproducts from staying in a contracted state with subsequent constricted blood flow. When needled, this toxic sludge then gets into the bloodstream. In my case, needling just a few bad trigger points would release so much 'yukky business' into my body that I would have severe vertigo for 4 - 5 days, with the first couple being so bad that I would literally crawl around my house (live alone) to keep from falling over. Oh, I'm not the frail, sickly type either...I'm an ex-powerlifter and retired big city street cop...hardly the weak, excuse making type. But this poison would take me down fast and take almost a week to clear.Since the toxins had a predictable lessening, I knew my liver was clearing it, just REALLY slowly, so I sought ways to speed that up, either by helping my liver or deactivating the toxin. Since I really didn't know what the poisons were, it was the liver route...or get used to seeing my house from my Corgi's perspective.I found out that MT has been known for the bulk of human history as a liver remedy, but I thought that was just so much 'folklore' to be kind. Then I started discovering that MT has been tested in a variety of empirical settings and some rather unbelievable anecdotal ones as one of the better liver drugs out there...when balanced against its huge safety margin and therapeutic value, probably the best. In fact some of the pharmas use silymarin as the active agent in their liver drugs, which is simply refined MT. Good enough for me.Cut to the chase: I started taking 3 caps of MT, 3x a day and immediately all symptoms of vertigo and toxicity were gone. Yes, I said IMMEDIATELY...as in hours, not days. Once this efficacy was confirmed, I was able to have my clinician radically increase the number of trigger point injections. When I say radically, I went from about 4 or 5 injections knocking me out for a week, to tolerating 180 per session, 2x a week for four months. Thousands of injections that did immense good at actually taking the fight to the trigger points the way only a sharp needle can. I was able to eventually taper down to the recommended dosage of just 3 caps a day when the toxic load was much decreased.So here's my take on Milk Thistle: This stuff works like I wish most things did...very, very well. I have had no side effects, in fact, it has prevented disabling side effects from another very effective treatment. Win - win.If your liver needs help, you could do a lot worse than MT. If you get nauseous from a massage, flushing yukky business out of your muscles, then start taking MT before, during, and after. Before I get too carried away, let me say that I'm not a doctor, but this stuff is amazing medicine for the right problems. Do your own research and you decide...it worked for me under conditions that you would have had to see to believe.I chose this brand because it had the most and best reviews...remembering what my doctor told me: "If you want to know if a medicine is any good or not, see if they reorder it." Makes sense to me.UPDATE 05-04-13: Since I see that 21 people (at the time of this update) found this review hard to believe, let me add a few more pieces of information:1. Drinking alcohol now is kind of expensive...actually it's largely a waste of time. Why? Whatever the MT does to the liver makes it clear ethanol VERY quickly...at least in my case. So a strong Belgian ale that would've been good for an hours buzz, now might give about 10 - 15 minutes. I'm not saying that I'm recommending drinking more if you use MT, just that it did something to my liver that is hard to explain medically, so I will just report what I observe.2. Anyone wondering about the actual dosages, frequency, locations, techniques, etc...in the admittedly rather extreme trigger point injection protocol should contact me directly. I will provide you with more than enough information to convince anyone including physicians. Let me state that Aetna Specialty Pharmacy told me that I received more injectable supplies BY FAR than the next closest patient in the entire network. The reason one can only get 4 injections (in my case) at the doctor's office is that is all the insurance will reimburse for in the billing codes. Get a script for the injectable supplies and a lot of education and help and much more is possible.3. If you want to vote that the review didn't help, let me know why and I will be happy to share as much as necessary to satisfy your interest. I don't make a cent from Jarrow, they make money off of me, and I'm glad to give it to them based on all you've read so far.Thanks for taking your time to read all this. I'm sold and convinced that there is something potent in milk thistle and I'm better for it. YMMV. Good luck whatever you decide.
64%

There are no reviews yet

Four Star Reviews:

14%
Will Buy Again
September 11, 2017
This product tends to make me feel healthier. I have been taking it everyday for over a month and notice that not only does my body feel healthier - but my mind generally feels calmer and I am less anxious. Not sure if its from the Milk Thistle but ever since I started this program I tend to have better digestion.
Works as advertisied AFAIK
March 31, 2017
I can't complain. I had high liver enzymes and between taking this and modifying my medicine schedule some, it seemed to help with getting me back within normal limits.
Pretty good.
January 21, 2017
Seems okay. I prefer pure powder (for my dog) but for me, this is the hardest thing to mix, so caps for humans. With that said, pretty good.
More energy
September 3, 2016
I must correct my review for Jarrow milk Thistle. This product gave me more energy after 2 weeks of use. I still have about 2 months worth of pill left.
my numbers have been good since taking Milk Thistle
February 12, 2016
I think it works, my numbers have been good since taking Milk Thistle. Jarrows seems to be a more reputable brand with my research.
I trust this brand of milk thistle
November 1, 2015
I've been using this brand of milk thistle for myself and my dogs for about 6 months now. The packaging is great, and the capsules are clean and never stick together. I have come to trust this brand and am happy with this product. One of my dogs isn't as thrilled and will try to find it and toss it out of his bowl, but the other two are blissfully ignorant. :)
12%

There are no reviews yet

Three Star Reviews:

7%
Three Stars
November 4, 2016
Go with a manufacturer you trust. There's no way of knowing if any of the supplements are actually effective.
Do not take if you are allergic to kiwis. ...
May 8, 2016
Do not take if you are allergic to kiwis. Thistle and kiwis are supposedly in the same family. I'm allergic to kiwi and this product caused me to become very itchy due to an allergic reaction.
There's higher quality options out there
November 26, 2015
This milk thistle is pretty good and I can't neccarilsy say I don't recommend it.. but there are definitely higher quality and more pure versions out there on Amazon. After recommendation from my PCP, I decided to search around and try a few different brands to see if I could find one . In the end I decided that Naturabest Milk Thistle Extract 80% Standardized was definitely the highest quality version available on Amazon for a reasonable price. I have been using it for 3 months and my results have been much better than what I was able to get with this brand honestly. It's ok, but there's definitely better out there..
Three Stars
March 25, 2015
I don't know if this partially lower rating is warranted but these capsules give me reflux.
Please use with caution
March 24, 2015
I'd urge caution with thistle. Know the side effects, as there ARE side effects. Actively self-monitor. I believe it works well, but perhaps my rapid metabolism gives me problems. With this I get sinus-type headaches for about 3 hours, plus the associated effects of the low blood sugar it can bring on (I'm not diabetic). I checked & found these side effects and more. I'm trying to figure out a better schedule to take it. I believe this is effective, but perhaps it's not for everyone. Too bad, I had high hopes, especially when I noticed it seemed to help with my dry eyes. As the medical adage says-"Strong enough to help, strong enough to hurt". Hope it works better for everyone else.
Three Stars
December 28, 2014
Reported to be good for my liver. No concrete evidence it helped.
10%

There are no reviews yet

Two Star Reviews:

2%
Two Stars
July 20, 2017
produced acid reflux , had to discontinue
Two Stars
May 31, 2017
Upset stomach
Two Stars
August 9, 2016
I really don't see any results
Good if your digestions is really solid.
May 25, 2015
This really messed up my digestion. May be related to how the Silymarin is extracted. Other forms have not had any adverse affects.The company immediately refunded me when I complained. That's why I gave two stars. Good customer service.
really bad acid reflux from this brand.. look for others instead
May 6, 2015
This Milk thistle gave me really bad acid reflux.. not sure if it's the quality of the ingredients or what but since then I've switched to this probiotic and the acid reflux has stopped. I don't want to say that Jarrow is bad or anything, but maybe just for me personally the ingredients reacted negatively in my system. The effects from milk thistle in general for me have been awesome though.
stomach upset
April 21, 2014
Upsets my stomach so much so I cannot take it. Darn it I wanted to like it I did! Bummer!
9%

There are no reviews yet

One Star Reviews:

3%
:(
September 25, 2017
I'm sure this works wonders for others but it didn't for me. I felt worse taking it.
One Star
September 24, 2017
this taste like sawdust, I suspect it's not real, the worst part is it's not returnable
7 Years After expiration date.
August 19, 2017
EXPIRED PRODUCT! Printed expiration date is 2010, it's 2017! Not okay.
It may work for some people
May 26, 2017
I wanted to like this product but I have not noticed the change I was hoping for
Bad GI Effects!
April 23, 2017
Jarrow is a very trusted brand in my experience. I purchased this supplement on the advice of my Naturopath and have taken this before with no issues. However, this time I was stupified to assess why I would suddenly have GI issues overnight only during my ingestion of Milk Thistle. I am not typically allergic to most slip agents, fillers, adjuvants and preservatives. Hence, it is unclear what may have caused the distress. I pride myself on a very clean strict diet which has afforded me excellent GI health. It is most upsetting when you take the trouble to follow instructions and feel worse. I will try another brand to see if that may be the issue. Otherwise, I can only assume the level of toxicity is so high as to create havoc with liver enzymes. Let's hope it was just a bad batch but wanted to report nonetheless for others who experience same. Do not recommend at this time. Will update review when necessary.
something in this formula makes me jittery
March 2, 2017
sorry to say, i have used jarrow formulas for years with no side effects and also have been taking milk thistle for years, but this formula made me extremely jittery 30 minutes after taking it. at first, i could not narrow it down but something was off in my vitamin regimen. it was only after having lunch and taking my milk thistle did i feel this way but it lasted almost the entire rest of the day, very disconcerting. i just started with this formula of milk thistle about a week ago and this affect started about the same time. i stopped taking it and lo and behold, no more jitters.
5%

There are no reviews yet

Vote for Me
Vote for Me
Pricing info
Old Price
Old Price
Price
Price
$12.43updated: Jan 17, 2018
$39.95updated: Jan 17, 2018
Features
Answered Questions
Answered Questions
-
Article Number
Article Number
0790011140290
5060311950338
Binding
Binding
Health and Beauty
Health and Beauty
Brand
Brand
Jarrow Formulas
Women's Health Network
Currency
Currency
USD
USD
Formatted Price
Formatted Price
$27.95
$39.95
Height
Height
157.5 in
147.6 in
Legal Disclaimer
Legal Disclaimer
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ** Always refer to the manufacturer's label on the product for description, recommended dose and
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Length
Length
236.2 in
147.6 in
Manufacturer
Manufacturer
Jarrow Formulas
Women's Health Network
Model
Model
SIL200
-
MPN
MPN
SIL200
HE-60
Number of Items
Number of Items
1
-
Number of Parts
Number of Parts
SIL200
HE-60
Product Group
Product Group
Health and Beauty
Health and Beauty
Product Type
Product Type
HEALTH_PERSONAL_CARE
HEALTH_PERSONAL_CARE
Publisher
Publisher
Jarrow Formulas
Women's Health Network
Quantity
Quantity
1
1
Release Date
Release Date
2008-02-08
-
Reviews
Reviews
Score
Score
9
8.2
Size
Size
200
-
Studio
Studio
Jarrow Formulas
Women's Health Network
Weight
Weight
0.7 oz
1.0 oz
Width
Width
196.8 in
78.7 in
Feature
Feature

A highly concentrated, effective extract of milk thistle

Supplies a Standardized 30:1 Extract Yielding 80% total flavonoids

Boosts Immune Response in Clinical Trials

Demonstrates Liver-Protecting Benefits in Human Studies

Possesses Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Activity

Blend of 7 natural, plant-based ingredients

Relief from hot flashes, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mood swings, loss of libido and more

Supports hormonal balance during perimenopause and menopause.

Contains no wheat, animal or dairy products, preservatives, sugar, artificial flavoring, fillers, dyes, or coloring

60-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee through Women's Health Network

Sorry, there's no review at this time. Try changing the filter or leaving one.
Share your opinion
Please enter captcha code
captcha
Send