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There has never been a better time to detox: Exposure to environmental toxins is more prevalent than ever. But few people are eager to embark on a restrictive cleansing regime. Don't bother. Instead, take these detox supplements daily.
Perhaps the best-researched herb for overall liver health, milk thistle contains a group of antioxidant compounds commonly called silymarin, which bind to liver cells and prevent harmful chemicals from breaching cell walls. Silymarin also promotes cell regeneration and boosts levels of glutathione, a critical antioxidant that zaps harmful free radicals produced when liver enzymes break down toxins. A 2010 study of 50 children undergoing chemotherapy found that those who took oral milk thistle for 30 days had significantly less liver toxicity than the control group. Dose: 100–200 mg daily of milk thistle bound to phosphatidylcholine for better absorption.