Naming your most important organ is like asking a parent to choose a favorite child. All have strengths and weaknesses. However, everyone can agree that the liver health is critical to human life. Further, anyone who has undergone chemotherapy knows that his/her liver has been damaged. Healing liver damage is also critical to human life.
My liver suffered a double-whammy. My cancer is an “incurable” blood cancer called multiple myeloma and I underwent lots of chemotherapy between diagnosis and through my autologous stem cell transplant (’94-’95). I think having a clean healthy liver is really important to me.
In addition to citing the benefits to your liver of milk thistle supplementation, the second article linked below cites vitamin D to reduce the risk of liver cancer. In short, supplementation can make for a healthier liver.
I supplement with and recommend Life Extension European Milk Thistle-Advanced Phospholipid Delivery Softgels–
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“Higher concentration of vitamin D correlated significantly with a lower risk for overall cancer and liver cancer, according to recently published data.
“Although the beneficial effects of vitamin D in the prevention of skeletal disorders have long been recognized, accumulating evidence suggests that the benefits may extend beyond bone health to include several chronic diseases, including cancer,” Sanjeev Budhathoki, MD, from the National Cancer Center, Tokyo, and colleagues wrote. “We observed that a higher circulating concentration of vitamin D was associated with a lower risk of subsequent cancer in a large Japanese population.”