Re: HEALTH: re Legalon

den Otter (
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 23:18:44 +0200

> From: Brian D Williams <>

> If your out to protect your liver from toxins, jog down to local
> General Nutrition Center and pick yourself up some Milk Thistle.
> The active ingredient is silymarin (sp?) which is also found in
> artichokes. Mammals at a prophylactic dose of 400mg have been found
> to be immune to Death Caps, the most poisonous mushroom in North
> America.

Legalon contains silymarin, as a matter of fact. Apparently "Milk Thistle"
is "Mariendistelfruchte". The exact composition of a capsule is:
"140 mg silymarin with at least 60 mg silibinin in 180 mg extr. fruct.
cardui mariae and certain supporting substances like mannitol,
natriumcarboxymethyl, gelatine, titaniumoxide and ironoxide."

Another great all natural medicine is Hepar-SL forte. It supports the
degestive system and especially the metabolizing of fat. It can be used
in combination with Legalon (or any other silymarin-based medicine)
to enhance the effect.

One capsule contains 320 mgs of artichoke leaf extract.

Serturner Arzneimittel GmbH, D-33257 Gutersloh, Germany
Similar artichoke-based healthproducts are undoubtedly also
available at your local health center, but this is one of the top