I was recently admitted to hospital with chronic osteomylitis (bone infection) in my foot. After being in hospital for 3 weeks, I finally got to leave and have 'home nursing'. The nurses did weekly blood tests to ensure that the antibiotics hadn't ruined my liver. To my dismay, the antibiotics were having an adverse effect and as a result I had 'higher-than-normal' liver readings. After research on the blackmores site, I began taking milk thistle as a an affordable way to care for my liver. As a result, the following weeks blood test had showed less damage to my liver, and the week following that, my liver function was within NORMAL PARAMETERS!!! This is scientific proof that Milk Thistle helps the liver!!! The nurses and I were extremely suprised with the result, especially because it was so dramatic. To this day - I continue to use them and will be swearing by them until I'm off all antibiotics! THANK YOU BLACKMORES for such a brilliant product at such an affordable price!