Ancestral Grass Fed Bone Marrow

Ancestral Grass Fed Bone Marrow

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 — “In the Chinese paradigm, bone marrow is considered the deepest tissue of the body and contains the essence of the being. Itʼs an interesting correlation to consider that modern science has shown that within bone marrow are high concentrations of stem cells, the very organizing influences, and genetic material, for the being. It is these essential nutrients that help our bodies continue to build healthy, vital constitutions and repair cellular damage.” * [1]


For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth. In the modern world, we unknowingly struggle to fulfil our nutritional needs in order to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where bone, dental and connective tissue health is struggling.
At the heart of our whole bone extract is bone marrow... bone marrow contains all the nutrients and substances that the body uses to build, repair, and maintain our living bones and connective tissues. There’s clearly something special (nutritionally) about bone marrow. The healthy peoples studied by Dr. Weston A. Price valued bone marrow, when they could get it. Some would crack open the bones and eat it raw, while others would simmer marrow bones in their broths. In the wild, animals go for the marrow, instinctively. For instance, wolves given access to full deer carcasses gravitated toward those bones with “high marrow yields,” taking care to “destroy the epiphyses” where the marrow was most plentiful.[2] 
Whole food, nutrient dense bone, marrow and cartilage can provide great benefit for those seeking targeted support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did.* Grassfed Bone Marrow is a whole bone extract and dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine bone, marrow and cartilage as it exists in nature. This whole food contains all the nutrients (collagen, growth factors, stem cells, fat soluble activators, trace minerals, etc) that support bone, dental and connective tissue health.*[3] Our mission is our purpose... putting back in, what the modern world has left out. 
  • Pasture Raised In New Zealand
  • Grass-fed & Grass-Finished
  • Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
  • 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
  • Third Party Tested For Purity
  • Allergen Free
New Zealand seems like it was made for raising healthy cattle. Its location and climate produce pristine conditions for cattle, and the farmers have uncanny expertise handed down for generations. New Zealand is unique among meat-producing regions in the world because its climate is moderate so the grass in the pastures grows fresh and grows green year-round which means the cows can eat the food that’s healthiest for them every day of the year.
Our nose-to-tail product line is always from grass-fed, inspected animals born and raised without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Health of livestock used for manufacturing in New Zealand is closely monitored by a world leading biosecurity system that is second to none, and is a global exemplar. Strict government licensing, auditing and certification procedures mean that our genuine New Zealand freeze dried products can be used with complete confidence in their origin, safety and efficacy. Freeze-drying preserves the heat sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors of components leaving the nutrients in the same balance as found in nature.
 *  Our product line is 100% additive-free... Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents... except with our Bone Marrow (see Other Ingredients) *

  • Serving Size: 6 Capsules
  • Servings Per Container: 30
Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grass Fed Whole Bone Extract (Bovine) 500 MG
  • Grass Fed Bone Matrix
  • Grass Fed Bone Marrow
  • Grass Fed Cartilage
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Collagen (Beef Gelatin) Capsules, Organic Rice Concentrate, Silica
SUGGESTED USE: Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
* FDA STATEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
In summary, go after the root cause so that you can provide targeted support; however, biological systems are complex and people are lazy. With that said, feel free to throw the kitchen sink at it. Here's a list of literally everything that I know...
  1. Grass Fed Liver - works for most people
  2. Grass Fed Spleen - different mechansim of action plus tons of hem iron
  3. Grass Fed Bone Marrow - red blood cell production
  4. Grass Fed Thyroid - thyroid affects everything
  5. Grass Fed Thymus and / or Grass Fed BTC - if one suspects it's anemia of chronic disease... these will support and boost immune health.
  6. Grass Fed Pancreas - supports pancreatic health and provides digestive enzymes
  7. Grass Fed Gallbladder (w/ Ox Bile & Liver) - gallbladder with ox bile to absorb the fat soluable vitamins
  8. Increase acid by restricting liquid with meals, add betaine HCL and consider apple cider vinegar (ACD) with meal too.
  9. Love on the egg yolks for the choline... like Chris Masterjohn says "choline is king."
  10. Get sensible sunshine, wild fish eggs or add a vitamin D3 supplement
  11. Get fermented veggies like kimchi, sauerkraut and nattō or add a vitamin K complex supplement
  12. Mind your magnesium orally as well as transdermally
Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. For instance, the traditional way of treating a person with a weak heart was to feed the person the heart of a healthy animal. Similarly, eating the kidneys of a healthy animal was believed to support urinary ailments and overall kidney health... Pancreas was fed to people with digestive problems... and spleen was fed to people with immune and blood deficiencies.*[4] Bone, marrow and cartilage was no different.
Weston Price DDS, Author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, studied the dietary habits of traditional peoples across the globe. He found that the natives of Canada put great stock in consuming animal organ meats, especially bone marrow. He reported:
“Indians putting great emphasis upon the eating of the organs of the animals, including the wall of parts of the digestive tract. Much of the muscle meat of the animals was fed to the dogs. It is important that skeletons are rarely found where large game animals have been slaughtered by the Indians of the North. The skeletal remains are found as piles of finely broken bone chips or splinters that have been cracked up to obtain as much as possible of the marrow and nutritive qualities of the bones. These Indians obtain their fat-soluble vitamins and also most of their minerals from the organs of the animals. An important part of the nutrition of the children consisted in various preparations of bone marrow, both as a substitute for milk and as a special dietary ration.[5]
Organ meats and bone marrow were a staple of our early ancestors' diets as the ultimate superfood, for good reason. It turns out, this nourishing tradition is backed by science... "Radioisotope labeling studies in animals have shown conclusively that, when eaten, organs and glands selectively travel to the corresponding organs and glands in high concentrations. This research, done at the University of Scotland in Edinburgh, lends credence to the ancient practice of eating animal organs to help ensure health in one’s corresponding organs..." - Dr. Ron Schmid, ND.*[6]  Our early ancestors knew this, which is why their traditional diets included the frequent and nourishing consumption of nose-to-tail organs meats.
Whole BONE Extract CONTAINS...
  • Bone Matrix, Bone Marrow And Cartilage *
  • Nutrients Exclusively Found And Expressed In Whole Bone Extract *
  • High Concentrations Of Stem Cells And Base Cells *
  • Collagen, Growth Factors And Fat Soluble Activators *
  • Glycosaminoglycans Naturally Present in Bone Matrix *
  • Bone Marrow and Spleen also contain high levels of a class of lipids known as alkylglycerols (AKGs for short).
AKGs serve as powerful immune system boosters, helping to fight infectious disease and even treatment resistant conditions. If you want to know more about this fascinating compound, scroll towards the bottom of this page to read "MORE ON THE AKG STORY" or try Googling about "Dr Astrid Brohult discovers AKGs effectiveness in treating children with leukemia."
NOTE: There are two types of bone marrow: red marrow (also known as myeloid tissue) and yellow marrow. Red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells arise in red marrow; some white blood cells develop in yellow marrow.*[8]

Whole Bone Extract SUPPORTS... 
  • Bone Health (think bones, marrow and teeth)... Based On "Like Supports Like" *
  • Connective Tissue Health (think ligaments, tendons, cartilage, skin)...Based On "Like Supports Like" *
  • Dental Health And Immune Health *
  • Supports And Repairs Cellular Damage *
NOTE: There are a number of caves that show long evidence of human habitation, going all the way back to the Paleolithic period. All of these caves contained ancient fire pits. And all of these caves contained the remnants of large piles of bones. The bones that were found were animal bones. Almost without exception, they had been cracked open, and every trace of the marrow removed.*[3]

Our Grassfed Bone Marrow is a whole food dietary supplement that provides whole bone extract — bovine bone matrix, bone marrow and cartilage in the physiological amounts that exist in harmony with nature. This product can be taken with (or) without food (even though it technically is food). The suggested use is 6 capsules a day or as directed by a healthcare professional — for added support, the dose can be doubled.
high quality ORGANS, GLANDS & MARROW
Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating whole bone extract and marrow in your routine because, well... you're educated now... you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that they provide superlative health benefits that are missing in our modern diets.* The next step is sourcing it. It's important that you source the highest quality because not all organs and glands are created equal. Consider the source. 
  • Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands 
  • Should Come From Pasture Raised Cows
  • Should Come From Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Cows
  • Should Come From Cows That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
  • Should Also Be Ultra Pure... Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents, No Allergens
  • Should Be Non-Defatted, The Way It Exists In Nature
  • Should Be 100% Freeze Dried... Freeze Drying Preserves Heat Sensitive Biological Activity
new zealand grassfed beef liver
If you're going to pick just one ancestral supplement to start with, make it our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER... unless you need targeted support with another specific organ system (see below). If you are going to pick two supplements, our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER and our GRASS FED BEEF ORGANS provide complementary and synergistic nourishment. If you can add a third supplement, GRASS FED BONE MARROW fills fat soluble nutrition gaps and provides the fat soluble activators that nutrition giant Dr. Weston Price extensively wrote about.
  • Grass Fed Beef Liver
  • Grass Fed Beef Organs (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen)
  • Grass Fed Bone Marrow
On the other hand, if you're looking for targeted organ support, you may be interested in our GRASS FED BEEF HEART to support heart health (or) our GRASS FED THYROID to support a struggling thyroid (or) our GRASS FED SPLEEN to support spleen and immune health... you get the picture.* We have a nose-to-tail product line that can be found on our "Products" page. If you can't find what you're looking for (or) you're not sure what you're looking for, send us an email and we'll do everything we can to help.
Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of nose-to-tail dining since the beginning of time. Grassfed Beef Marrow can provide great benefit for those seeking targeted support in harmony with nature.* Based on the concept of "like supports like," consuming bone, marrow and cartilage may strengthen and support our own bone, marrow and cartilage health.* Whole bone extract and marrow naturally provides all the nutrients (collagen, growth factors, stem cells, fat soluble activators, trace minerals, etc) that support bone, dental and connective tissue health.*[2]
Not all organs and glands are the same. Look for the highest quality whole bone extract and marrow... It should come from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows that are hormone, pesticide and GMO free. If considering a supplement, look for one that is ultra pure (without binders, fillers (or) flow agents) and look for the freeze dried variety as these have been shown to optimally preserve nutritional factors, co-factors and biological activity.
NOTE: Whole bone (or) whole bone extract can be found by various names: MCHA, ossein hydroxyapatite, MCHC, or microcrystalline hydroxyapatite calcium.
To be certain, collagen peptides offer many benefits… however, collagen peptides will not contain bone marrow (nor) the incredible nourishment of the bone matrix which is at the heart of whole bone extracts and bone soups… this is because almost all commercial collagen supplements come from the hides, not the bones.
This is almost like asking if vitamin A offers the same benefits as beef liver. Just as collagen is an important constituent of bone broth so too is vitamin A an important constituent of beef liver. But… there’s a whole lot more to the story when it comes to bone broth than just the all mighty collagen. For instance, bone broth provides everything that’s in the bone matrix (calcium hydroxyapatite, osteocalcium phosphate, collagen, proteoglycans, matrix proteins, cytokines and growth factors, etc), the bone marrow (fat soluble activators and stem cells), the cartilage and yes, it provides collagen peptides too.
Keep in mind that collagen supplements come from the hides, not the bones. Don’t get me wrong… collagen peptides are awesome… they just happen to be one of the several reasons that bone broth (and our Bone Marrow) are one of the most nourishing foods in existence. If you can make a homemade bone soup with the femur bone down to the knuckle's end, and you can simmer it for days to extract these ancient nutrients, do it!! There's nothing's better... or is there? Our Bone Marrow supplement will give this bone soup a run for its money. Yes, it's made from the femur bone down to the knuckle's end... Yes, it provides the whole bone matrix... Yes, it provides all the goodness of the bone marrow... Yes, it's rich in cartilage and collagen... they may share the same ingredients but our Bone Marrow product is freeze dried instead of heat processed to keep growth factors and other heat sensitive biological activity intact. 
Our Grassfed Bone Marrow is a whole food dietary supplement that comes from the femur bone all the way down to the knuckle's end. This is what we refer to as "whole bone extract" which provides the bone matrix (calcium hydroxyapatite, osteocalcium phosphate, collagen, proteoglycans, matrix proteins, cytokines and growth factors), the bone marrow (fat soluble activators and stem cells), the cartilage and yes, it provides collagen peptides too. All of the building blocks (including trace minerals like boron) are present in our whole bone extract product. These nourishing constituents are in the proper physiological amounts that exist in harmony with nature.
We are in the process of developing assays for some of our products. For the time being, I hope that you will find some value in knowing that these health promoting nutrients are offered to us in the same balance that is found in nature... the same balance that our early ancestors would have consumed... the same balance that gave traditional people strong, flexible joints and bones, (including teeth) throughout long and productive lives.
I totally agree with the too much calcium concern... people have been told for decades to get more of the stuff and it's backfiring. Perhaps you too have read "The Calcium Paradox" so you know better... perhaps you know that when calcium is not married with the fat solubles (D, A and especially K2), trouble can arise. Perhaps you know that vitamin D3 is required to absorb Ca... vitamin A is required for osteoclastic activity / bone remodeling so that substrates like Ca actually have a home to go to... K2 is required to usher Ca out of the soft tissues (which is where trouble can arise) and into the hard tissues like bones and teeth. 
If you're concerned about voltage gated calcium channels (vgcc), move away from the EMFs (turn off the wifi already, especially at night) and continue to mind your magnesium. If it were me, I would continue to get my nourishment from actual foods, soil and sun... exactly the way that our DNA evolved getting it... exactly the way that our early ancestors got it!
As it relates to our whole bone extract, bear in mind that it's the whole thing... it's the calf's femur bone down to the knuckles end... teeming with growth factors... tons of fat soluble activators... tons of bovine cartilage... tons of stem cells... tons of micronutrients found all together in protective, cooperative and synergistic harmony... the way nature made it!
Our evolutionary hunter ancestors, take the Inuit for instance, had a wise tradition of harvesting bones and pulverizing them into a powder. Then there are the early natives of Africa that made fermented bone paste out of small game animals. Or, take other tribes like the Nunamiut, or even earlier ancestors, when bone soups were almost always on the menu as evidenced by fire remains and the many mounds of brittle bone fragments... bone soups were a popular menu item as a resourceful way to extract the whole life giving nourishment from the whole bone. It was common that bones would be recycled until they had absolutely nothing left to offer.
The whole bone (i.e. marrow, matrix, cartilage, collagen, peptides, enzymes, vitamins and abundant minerals) is in harmony with our evolutionary past. It's the same nourishment that our DNA evolved with that enabled us Sapiens to reach the top of the food chain. It's the same nourishment that our DNA still expects today (in the modern world) to be our strongest, healthiest and happiest. I hope this helps! I hope that you love this stuff! If you do, let us know about it... if you don't, let us know about it!
If you and the deeply nourishing sustenance of bone soups don't mix, you have may have glutamate intolerance. Chris Masterjohn, PhD is an absolute giant in the field of nutrition and functional health. Here's what he recommends to improve glutamate intolerance, the offending agent in bone broth, collagen and perhaps fermented foods. 
  1. Increase opposing mechanistic amino acids to balance glutamate - GABA, 100 to 1000mg per day before high glutamate meal
  2. Increase opposing mechanistic amino acids to balance glutamate - glycine, 3 to 5g before high glutamate meal
  3. Get even more vitamin B6 (P5P), 5 to 10mg a day
  4. More magnesium - orally and topically, 300 to 400mg orally
  5. Electrolytes from pinches of pink Himalayan sea salt throughout the day (I do 8g a day) and potassium-rich foods like avocados and almond butter.
Nothing beats the original... you can find his short 8 minute videocast here.
If the issue is a mast cell / histamine clearance issue, you may need more DAO in the diet. DAO is the enzyme that clears food born histamine. The richest source of natural, dietary DAO comes from Kidney. Learn more on our Kidney page by scrolling to the section that reads "Suggested Dosing."
  • Take 10 minutes before histamine-rich foods.
  • Suggested use is 1-3 capsules per meal or as directed by a healthcare professional.
  • Start with just 1 capsule; slowly work up to therapeutic dose (see "Potential Issues" below).
More On The AKG (alkylglycerols) Story
In the mid 1900s, Swedish oncologist Dr. Astrid Brohult was working with leukemia patients in a children’s hospital. Leukemia is a devastating cancer that affects white blood cells, specifically leukocytes, which are the immune system’s front-line, manufactured deep within the bone marrow. When leukemia strikes, leukocyte production rebels and runs amok.
With the concept of "like supports like," Dr. Brohult fed healthy calve’s marrow to the affected children in her care. While native principles of "like supports like" had been well established with glandular therapies (e.g. Thyroid, Insulin and Liver), Dr. Brohult had little more than inner-wisdom and a hunch. With a favorable benefit : risk profile that's inherent with almost all whole foods, she proceeded with this ancient practice, believing and hoping that healthy bone marrow from calves might trigger a resumption of healthy function in humans.
Turns out, many of her patients experienced rapid and remarkable improvements that included a normalization of white blood cell activity and a striking return of energy.[13]  Dr. Brohult immediately faced the challenge of isolating the active component in the marrow and spleen (AKGs) in order to devise a more palatable source of the wondrous substance.
Once again, there's nourishment in Liver, Bone Marrow and other Organ Meats that nourish the deepest parts of our cells. Every wild animal is instinctively smarter than us domesticated sapiens. In addition to the incredible smorgasbord of nourishment, perhaps something greater, or at least in parallel, could be at play...
"Recently, scientific interest in the therapeutic potential for gland and organ tissues has increased with advances in oral tolerance or oral tolerization (OT).
In terms of gland or organ therapy, OT refers to the process of feeding specific animal proteins, termed oral auto-antigens, to a patient with an autoimmune condition." When the gland or organ protein is fed to the animal and passes through the gut immune tissue, it is thought to provide decoy tissue and desensitize the body’s immune response to these proteins, thus calming the body’s response to its own, similar tissue. In other words, if we ingest healthy bone marrow, thyroid or liver tissue, the body may turn the autoimmune attack to those ingested materials instead of attacking our own tissue, thus resting and recovering our native organs and glands.
"During this process, immune cells are transformed from “attacking” or “inflammatory” cells to less reactive cells, termed “regulatory” cells. OT also stimulates the production of “regulatory cytokines” that help to moderate inflammatory responses within the body. For example, a patient with chronic colitis could be fed colonic proteins. Studies have shown that feeding these patients the same protein that matches the compromised tissue in the body stimulates immune cells to release inhibitory cytokines, substances that can suppress inflammation and the autoimmune response.
While the first work on OT occurred in the 1890s at the same time that GT was common in medical practice, OT has been shown to suppress autoimmune processes in both animals and humans. Examples include multiple sclerosis, diabetes, asthma, antigen-induced arthritis, and encephalitis. The primary area of interest for OT is in management of autoimmune conditions." [14]
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  4. Fishman, Stanley A. "The Benefits of Organ Meats." Tender Grassfed Meat. N.p., 09 Dec. 2014. Web. 17 June 2017.
  5. Price, Weston A., DDS. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration; a comparison of primitive and modern diets and their effects. Santa Monica, CA: Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, 2008. Print.
  6. "Spleen, 500mg, 180 Capsules." Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 June 2017.
  7. Nagel, Ramiel. "Bone Marrow Is a Historically Used Traditional Food." Free-Range Pasture-Fed Bone Marrow and Cartilage, 3.5oz. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 June 2017.
  8. "Bone marrow." ScienceDaily. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 22 June 2017.
  9. Murray, Michael T., Joseph E. Pizzorno, and Lara Pizzorno. The encyclopedia of healing foods. 3rd ed. Place of publication not identified: Time Warner International, 2006. Print.
  10. Carney, Scott, and Wim Hof. What doesnt kill us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength. Brunswick, Victoria, Australia: Scribe Publications, 2017. Print.
  11. Fallon Morell, Sally. "Bone Marrow." The Weston A. Price Foundation. N.p., 15 Feb. 2008. Web. 22 June 2017.
  13. Brohult A, Brohult J, Brohult S. Biochemical effects of alkoxyglycerols and their use in cancer therapy. Acta Chem Scand. 1970;24(2):730.