Want To Make More Milk? There’s A Milkflow For That!
UpSpring’s Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules help promote healthy breast milk production.*
Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules deliver 1,000 mg of concentrated Blessed Thistle Extract in each serving plus a digestive aid to help reduce symptoms of potential digestive upset for both mom AND baby!*
This single-herb breastfeeding supplement, Milkflow Blessed Thistle, allows you to customize your breast milk-boosting experience. You (yes you) know your body best, and our all natural Milkflow breastfeeding supplements enable you to determine which lactation supplements are most effective in increasing YOUR breast milk supply.
Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules can help:
- If you’re trying to establish a sufficient breast milk supply for your baby
- During baby’s growth spurts, if your milk supply can’t keep up with demand
- When your baby needs more breast milk than you are currently producing
- When you want to increase pumping yields
Why UpSpring Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules?
- Helps promote healthy breast milk supply*
- Concentrated formula delivers 1,000 mg of Blessed Thistle Extract in each serving
- May help support digestion and reduce stomach upset*
- Includes a digestive aid to help reduce symptoms of potential digestive upset*
- No artificial anything! All natural, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free with no added fillers
- Recommended by lactation consultants
- Made in the USA in a GMP certified facility
How To Use Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules
Take 1 capsule, up to 3 times per day.
Because UpSpring’s Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules contain a concentrated formula, you only need up to 3 capsules per day. Other brands require you to take 6 or more capsules to get the same amount of breastmilk boosting herbs.
Discuss product use with a healthcare professional during pregnancy.
Sizing Info: 100 capsules/bottle
Be sure to check out our other single-herb Milkflow Capsules: Shatavari, Malunggay, and Goat’s Rue!
A Label You Can Feel Good About
Every ingredient on our label is all natural, so you can be confident that you and your baby are getting the best. Our Blessed Thistle Extract is concentrated at a 4:1 ratio, which means four parts of raw material are refined down to one part concentrated extract. The result is Milkflow Blessed Thistle’s high potency formula with 1,000 mg of concentrated blessed thistle per serving plus a proprietary (shhh ... top secret) digestive aid all packed into an easy to swallow capsule.
Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules do not contain dairy, soy, gluten or GMO’s.
The use of blessed thistle, or Cnicus benedictus, can be traced all the way back to the Middle Ages. Back in the day, it was believed to possess special healing properties and at times throughout history, even the power to protect one from evil (ooh). Fun fact: Shakespeare even gave blessed thistle a shoutout in his play Much Ado About Nothing in the late 1500s.
The blessed thistle plant, native to the Mediterranean region, is characterized by narrow leaves, white veins, and yellow/green flowers. It belongs to the Asteraceae plant family (aka the sunflower family) along with two of its cousins - milk thistle and the artichoke. Today, blessed thistle is used for a variety of reasons, including promoting healthy breast milk supply in nursing moms (you came to the right place)! Some other potential benefits include supporting digestion, reducing stomach upset, and boosting immunity.*
Although the blessed thistle plant can take many forms, Milkflow’s Blessed Thistle formula is unique in that it is concentrated at a 4:1 ratio, meaning four parts of raw material are refined down to one part concentrated extract. The result is a high potency formula with 1,000 mg of concentrated blessed thistle per serving. In other words, you get enough blessed thistle to help boost milk supply with only 1-3 capsules per day.*
Real, Plant-Based Ingredients
The ingredients in Milkflow capsules are about as natural as they come - grown in the ground, not created in a lab. Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules contain concentrated Blessed Thistle Extract, an herb known to help with breastmilk supply plus a proprietary blend of four herbs to aid with digestion: ginger root, anise seed, orange peel and lemon balm leaf (mmm).
You don’t want to feed chemicals to your baby. We don’t want to feed them to you.
You won’t find any artificial ingredients in Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules. You won’t find any GMOs, either (which kind of falls under the category of artificial, but we thought you’d want to know). No gluten, no artificial ingredients, and no fillers, either.
What is blessed thistle?
Blessed thistle is a plant found in the Mediterranean region of the world and is related to asters and daisies. In many places, it’s considered a noxious weed. (Fortunately, we know better!) Today, blessed thistle is used for a variety of reasons, including promoting healthy breast milk supply in nursing moms.
Is there a difference between blessed thistle and milk thistle?
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.
Why is digestive support included in a breastmilk formula?
In order for herbal galactagogues (or any nutrients) to work well, they have to be absorbed properly. Some moms find that they need extra support to ensure this happens. Your body also needs a healthy, nutrient-rich diet to make quality milk for your baby. The botanical digestive blend (ginger root, anise seed, orange peel, and lemon balm leaf) helps your body to absorb all nutrients optimally, to support your production of plentiful amounts of high quality milk.
What is the difference between UpSpring Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules and UpSpring Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Capsules?
Milkflow Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Capsules contain a proprietary blend of three herbs (as opposed to one) known to help with milk supply: fenugreek, anise, AND blessed thistle.
Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules contain a single, concentrated breast milk boosting herb: blessed thistle. This product is for all the moms out there who want to supplement with blessed thistle, and blessed thistle alone. It also gives you the option to mix and match the herbal lactation supplements that are best for you. Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules also contain a bonus digestive aid to help soothe any potential tummy upset. (surprise!)
When should I start taking a Milkflow product?
Take it any time you want to boost breast milk production after your baby is born.
Can I take Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules while I’m pregnant?
As with any supplement, you should discuss product use with your healthcare provider during pregnancy.
How long does it take for Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules to work?
Metabolisms vary but you may see a difference within the first week.*
Can I take Milkflow Blessed Thistle Capsules alongside other Milkflow products?
Yes. The herbs in each of our Milkflow products act a little bit differently, so there is no reason why they can’t be used together! If you have any questions always be sure to consult a healthcare professional.