Are Milkflow Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle Capsules Natural?
The ingredients in Milkflow capsules are about as natural as they come. The capsules contain a proprietary blend of three herbs known to help with milk supply: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise.* Milkflow’s proprietary fenugreek formula is unique. Fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise are all known galactagogues. The 10:1 concentration of fenugreek extract means you get enough fenugreek to boost milk supply with only two to three capsules per day.
Fenugreek, or trigonella foenum-graecum, is a plant from India and the Mediterranean. It has been used by generations of women to promote breast milk production. I’ve heard fenugreek gives off a maple syrup odor, is that true? The fenugreek herb has a natural maple scent. When taking a fenugreek supplement, a maple syrup odor may occur in perspiration or urine. But don’t worry – the scent does not need to be present for Milkflow to be working!
Blessed thistle is a plant found in the Mediterranean region of the world and is related to asters and daisies. It many places, it’s considered a noxious weed. (Fortunately, we know better!)
Yes! While both plants are in the aster family, they are distinct from each other. Blessed thistle has yellow flowers surrounded by spiny leaves. It grows primarily in the Mediterranean region from Southern Europe to North Africa and in Western Asia. Flowers, leaves, stems and roots have been used in folk medicine, homeopathy, and, more recently, in pharmaceuticals. The blooms of the milk thistle plant are purple. While milk thistle originated in Europe, it is now found throughout North America. The leaves and stems contain milky white sap. The seeds contain active beneficial compounds and are used to create extracts and powders. Blessed Thistle is a known galactagogue, recognized for its ability to help increase breast milk production. Milk thistle is known for its liver-protective qualities and is used to treat liver and gallbladder problems.
The drink mix, which comes in three flavors (Berry, Chai and Chocolate), is a convenient way to get your fenugreek while staying hydrated. For days when you are on the go and don’t have access to a glass of water, (or milk, for the chocolate flavor), or don’t have a minute to mix a drink, the capsules are a quick and easy way to get your fenugreek.
Take it any time you want to boost breast milk production after your baby is born. (Do not take this product during pregnancy.)
Metabolisms vary but you may see a difference within the first week.