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What should I know about silymarin before taking it?

Before you take silymarin (milk thistle), you should know that the benefits of silymarin have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The risks of silymarin are also unknown, because of the lack of studies of silymarin. There is no regulation of the manufacturing and distribution of silymarin. When purchasing this supplement, purchasing if from a reputable source can help you avoid risk of contamination.

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