Q: Cancer took the most part of the liver (3/4), but still not completely gone. We are still going to give DCA as this is our last hope, but we are also going to give some vitamins specifically for the liver. Should we give these vitamins or not? On your website, it seems like it is encouraged to give.
Is there any recommended dosage for Silymarin? I found this supplement below in Turkey, they recommend 1 capsule a day, and it has 80% Silymarin, but I couldn’t be sure if it is enough in our case. Kurtulus.
A: Dear Kurtulus,
thank you for reaching us out. Adult dosage in terms of hepatoprotection is 420 mg/day of Silymarin extract (standardized to 70-80% Silymarin). I would advise to take three 140 mg capsules a day. Take one with breakfast, second one with lunch and the last one with dinner.
You can also take Essential phospholipids (EPL) to help speed up liver recovery from light or heavy damage. The recommended dosage is 900-1800 mg/day. Take three 300 or 600 mg capsules daily with your meals.
These supplements are extremely safe and have virtually no drug interactions. They are also used in a healthcare setting to aid liver recovery. However, you need to take them at least 2-6 months straight for the effect to be evident.
You can take Silymarin and Essential phospholipids separately or together for swift and positive response. It‘s up for you to decide.