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Description

Milk thistle is a flower in the Aster family. A native of the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, this plant, particularly its seeds and roots, has been used medicinally for over 2000 years.

Milk thistle is one of very few traditionally used herbs that has been widely accepted by conventional science to have significant medicinal value. It has been called “milk thistle” because of a feature of the leaves, which are prominently splashed with white spots.

Three important chemicals have been isolated from the milk thistle: silychristine, silydianin, silybin. The mixture of these three substances is called Silymarin. Silymarin demonstrates a high antioxidizing protective effect with regard to liver cells (hepatoprotective drugs). Silymarin improves the function of the liver, supports the formation and regeneration of liver cells and protects new liver cells.

Liver disease is more common in pets than you might expect. Certain breeds of dogs (such as Labrador Retrievers, Dalmatians and Great Danes) are more susceptible to liver disease due to a genetic difficulty excreting copper. Fortunately, research suggests that milk thistle extract not only prevents damage to the liver, but also helps repair it.

Milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect us from chemicals in our bodies called free radicals. Exposure to environmental toxins can increase free radicals in the body, which can do a lot of damage to our cells. This is called oxidation and can eventually lead to cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Milk thistle protects the liver against harmful oxidation.

Researchers have found that milk thistle can actually prevent or reduce medication induced liver damage. If you have been giving your pet medication and are concerned about the aftermath of chemicals residing in the body, milk thistle will help flush those out.

Ingredients

Lyophilized extract of milk thistle (Silybum marianum Gaertner, seeds), Glycerin, Water, Gamma-cyclodextrins, and Alpha-cyclodextrins.


Additional Uses

Milk thistle not only helps treat and prevent liver disease. Below is a list of treatment claims linked to the plant:

Kidney disease
If there has been kidney damage to your pet because of an infection milk thistle has been shown to greatly decrease the amount of time it takes your pet to heal.

Pancreatitis
Although rare in cats, pancreatitis is very common in dogs. Milk thistle can be given to your dog and cat to help alleviate the symptoms.

Cancer
Milk thistle has been shown to decrease the effects of cancer in a pet’s body. While there haven’t been many studies done, there have been enough that it has shown improvement and helps protect against the potential for cancer in your pet.

Diabetes
Pets suffering from diabetes that are given milk thistle at least once per week have been shown to not have to have nearly the amount of insulin that they would have had to take otherwise.

Clearly, milk thistle has an array of positive effects throughout the body.

However, milk thistle should not be used as a preventative, or a “just in case”; rather, it should be used as a means of cleansing the liver after exposure to toxins (i.e. drugs, vaccines, chemicals, etc.) or as a treatment to liver damage. Milk thistle stimulates the growth of new liver cells in order to replace those that are dead or dying, and helps protect against toxins which could cause further damage.

Product Details

A supplementary food for dogs and cats. Milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect us from chemicals in our bodies called free radicals.

• Internal use
• Greater bioavailability
• Standardized ingredients
• Highest concentration of active principles
• Natural ingredients
• 100% vegetarian-vegan
• Alcohol-free
• Pesticide-free

Daily Feeding Recommendation

The usual recommended extract of Milk Thistle contains 70 to 80 percent silymarin. The tincture can be administered at a starting dose of 1/4 tsp. per 20lbs of animal’s body weight per day. The daily dosage should be taken in 2-4 equally divided doses. Read labels carefully, discuss dosages and, although there are no known drug interactions, it’s always important to consult with your veterinarian.

Package: 1.7 fl. oz / 50 ml. Store in a dry, dark place in the original packaging.


It's very important to us that fresh and raw feeding is convenient as possible. That's why having weekly deliveries makes it more affordable for our customers.

• Minimum order €20 to qualify for delivery
• FREE delivery on orders of €65 and above
• Always FREE delivery for Larnaca District
• Possibility of deliveries during the evening

    There are three options for picking up your products, which our system preselect depending on the type of products you want to order:

    1. Store Pickup
    2. GAP Akis Express
    3. Carnés Natural Delivery

      * All raw food products are delivered ONLY via Carnés Natural Delivery.


       What Happens When I've Placed My Order?

      • Upon receiving your order, you will receive an email confirmation.
      • We will then pick your order and have it ready for your delivery day (which you can see below).
      • The day of delivery you will receive an email or text with shipping confirmation.
      • Please be in to take your delivery. If you aren't available when your parcel is delivered, the delivery driver will leave a note with instructions on how to pick it up.

      Store Pickup

      You can place your order and pick up your items from our store in Nicosia.


      GAP Akis Express

      Akis Express - Point to Point (P2P)
       
      Your order is shipped with GAP Akis Express to one of the 100 GAP Akis Express locations. The point selection is determined based on the closest point to the postal code you stated. If you would prefer a specific pick-up location, please leave a note on 'cart page' at 'special delivery instructions' section or notify us immediately by calling 700-888-66.

      See all the points here: GAP Akis Express Store Locator

      Akis Express - Point to Door (P2D)

      Your order is shipped with GAP Akis Express right to your door. 


      Carnés Natural Delivery

      Carnés Delivery - Point to Door (P2D)

      Wanting to ensure the high quality of our raw food products and make sure that there is no temperature of even packaging damage, we DO NOT deliver in ice cooler bags or via courier. Carnés Natural deliveries will be made in one of our temperature controlled vehicle’s ALWAYS at -15°C to your door.

      Delivery days are city dependant. For deliveries we need a full working day before the order is processed and we use a route planner which calculates the most efficient route for us. This means:

      Monday:

      Nicosia District

      Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Sunday.

      Wednesday: 

      Larnaca - Famagusta District 

      Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Monday.

      Thursday:

      Nicosia District
      
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Tuesday.

      Friday:

      Limassol - Paphos District 

      Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Wednesday.

      Knowing that everyone's schedules are different and wanting to give everyone the opportunity to order, we created three Time Zones for our deliveries.

      Time Zone 1: 11:00 - 14:00
      Time Zone 2: 14:00 - 17:00
      Time Zone 3: 17:00 - 19:00

      Please be in to receive your order.


      Shipping rates & delivery estimates

      Shipping Method Est. Time Cost
      Store Pickup Free
      Akis Express (P2P) Next day €3.00
      Akis Express (P2D) Next day €4.50
      Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 1 Depends on city €3.50
      Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 2 Depends on city €3.50
      Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 3 Depends on city €5.00

      (P2P) = Point to Point, (P2D) = Point to Door

      The costs for GAP Akis Express delivery are based on a package up to 5kg. Packages more than 5kg will be charge extra €1.00 per kilo.

      We reserve the right to hold onto to orders if needed due to weather, or waiting for stock to arrive.


      Bank Holidays

      A working day is Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Orders will not be dispatched or delivered on bank holidays. In these cases, orders will be dispatched on the next working day.


      Questions

      If you have any questions about the delivery and shipment or your order, please contact us at info@carnesnatural.com or 700-888-66.

      We stand behind our products 100%! We only exchange goods if they are defective or damaged. In circumstances where you consider that a product is defective, you should promptly contact us at info@carnesnatural.com or 700-888-66 with details of the product and the defect.

      Upon receipt of the returned product, we will fully examine it and notify you via email or phone, within a reasonable period of time, whether you are entitled to a replacement as a result of the defect. If you are eligible, we will send you a replacement product.

      - To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
      - Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error is not returnable.

        Refunds (if applicable) 

        Refunds are only made on a Gift Card. Once your return has been received and inspectedwe will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and the corresponding amount will be credited to a Gift Card with an expiry date of three months from the date of issue, and will be sent to you by email.

        Exchanges (if applicable) 

        We only replace items if they are defected or damaged during the shipping process. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@carnesnatural.com and send your item to: Carnés Natural, 9B Zinonos Kitieos, Strovolos, 2064 Nicosia, Cyprus.

        To return your product, you should mail your product to: Carnés Natural, 9B Zinonos Kitieos, Strovolos, 2064 Nicosia, Cyprus

        You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

        Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

        If you are returning an item, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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