5. Raises “Good” HDL Cholesterol
Not all cholesterol is bad, turns out. “Good” HDL cholesterol helps to seek and destroy bad “LDL” cholesterol, keeping your blood clear of buildup and reducing the chances of arterial blockage. This in turn reduces the chance of heart attack and stroke, and milk thistle can help.
6. Protects Your Brain
Aging brings with it a breakdown in many parts of the body, including the brain. Alzheimer’s, for instance, is thought to be a result of plaque buildup in the brain. By taking milk thistle regularly, you can help break down and prevent plaque, and fight memory loss and dementia longer.