I have read that it really is best to have milk thistle and dandelion in an alcohol tincture form (the other stuff doesn't work apparently!). So, if you have the tincture...take 15 drops in a half cup of water 3 times a day. Finish a bottle...then rest and see how you feel. It's not something to be taken every day forever - although it probably wouldn't cause problems. It's more of a healer, revitalizer and repairer of the liver/gallbladder. So...now's a great time to take it!