Ancestral Grass Fed Desiccated Beef Liver 180ct [non-defatted]

Ancestral Grass Fed Desiccated Beef Liver 180ct [non-defatted]

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NOURISH YOUR WAY TO HEALTH & HAPPINESS With DESICCATED beef liver *

Alternative while this is out of stock (Australian Product):
https://www.naturallyreplenish.com.au/collections/perfect-supplements/products/nxgen-organic-grass-fed-australia-beef-liver-non-defatted-180ct


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 autoimmune maladies and nutrient insufficiencies run amuck.

Whole food, nutrient dense organs 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 Beef Liver is a whole food dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine liver. This whole food contains proteins, peptides and enzymes exclusively expressed in liver tissue as well as powerful nutrients, such as vitamins A, B12, folate and choline. Our mission is our purpose... putting back in, what the modern world has left out. 

[ FACT: Spleen has five times more heme iron than liver. With 12.5 MG of heme iron per serving, spleen is the most concentrated source of heme iron that exists in nature. If you're looking for iron, look at our GRASS FED SPLEEN supplement]

  • Pasture Raised In New Zealand
  • Grass-fed & Grass-Finished
  • Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
  • Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
  • 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
  • Third Party Tested For Purity
  • Allergen Free
CONSIDER THE SOURCE
Our nose-to-tail product line is always from grassfed, 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 color, nutrients and biological activity 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  *

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

  • Serving Size 6 Capsules
  • Servings Per Container 30 

AMOUNT PER SERVING

Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grassfed Liver (Bovine)

  • 5099 IU (100% DV) Vitamin A per serving
  • 13.6 MCG (230% DV) Vitamin B12 per serving
  • 120 MG Choline per serving

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Collagen (Beef Gelatin) Capsules

SUGGESTED USE: Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.

MANUFACTURED IN THE USA: ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENTS, LLC

* 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.

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BENEFITS OF EATING LIVER

Most of us know that liver is good for you but do you know why, and if so, why aren't you eating it? Grass-fed and grass-finished liver from pasture-raised cows is among the most nutritionally dense foods in existence. This type of high quality liver is loaded with vitamins, minerals, proteins and healthy fats that support collagen synthesis (think skin, hair and connective tissues), immune health, and heart, brain and liver health.* Our early ancestors knew this, which is why their traditional diets included the frequent and nourishing consumption of this nutritional powerhouse. If you can't stomach the taste of liver, you can easily throw a few capsules down the hatch without incident — beef liver capsules are virtually tasteless. If you're looking into a high quality desiccated liver supplement, see below so that you know what to look for.  

GRASSFED BEEF LIVER IS HIGH IN...

  • Preformed Vitamin A (aka retinol)
  • Choline
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B12
  • CoQ10
  • Bio-Available Iron
  • Hyaluronic Acid

[ FACT: Liver contains a source of iron bound to hemoglobin (heme iron) of which up to 33% is absorbed compared to non-heme iron which can have as little as 2% absorption. If you're looking to increase your iron intake, look no further than our Spleen product... it has 5 X's the iron! ]

GRASSFED BEEF LIVER SUPPORTS...

  • Healthy Teeth, Gums, Skin & Hair *
  • Healthy Joints, Ligaments & Tendons *
  • Collagen Production *
  • Energy Metabolism *
  • Immune Function *
  • Methylation *
  • Heart, Brain & Liver Health * 

[ FACT: In addition to these benefits, high quality beef liver provides all the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, K & E) in highly usable forms, and provides meaningful amounts of folate, copper, zinc, chromium and hyaluronic acid. ]

SUGGESTED USE

Six capsules provides the equivalent of about one ounce of fresh, raw whole bovine liver that you’d get from your local farmer (or) butcher. Our Grass Fed Beef Liver is a whole food dietary supplement that 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. This supplement can be consumed all at once, or in divided servings throughout the day.

POTENTIAL ISSUES (DETOX REACTION)

Most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction. Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness and other flu like symptoms. In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online... cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens and unwanted material. 

A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 6 capsules per day. If you know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, you may wish to start slow when adding this product to your current regimen. Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day and increasing by just 1 capsule every couple of days — this method may take a full two to three weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 6 capsules per day.

If tolerability remains an issue with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day, our Beef Organs product (w/ liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen) may be a better match for you. We have many customers that experience tolerability issues with our stand alone Liver product but do wonderfully with the Beef Organs. If you're having trouble tolerating the Liver, and you know that you need the powerful nourishment that only nose-to-tail organs can provide, try the Beef Organs... start with just 1 capsule a day and increase by just 1 capsule every two to three days. This strategy works for most but if it doesn't work for you, let us know!

high quality beef LIVER

Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating beef liver in your routine because, well... you're educated now... you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that it provides health benefits that cannot be obtained elsewhere. The next step is sourcing it. It's important that you source the highest quality because not all liver is created equal. Whether you're going to pan sear your liver with caramelized onions (or) you choose to go the supplement route, consider the following:   

  • Your Liver Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Pure, Healthy Lands 
  • Your Liver Should Come From Pasture Raised Cows
  • Your Liver Should Come From Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Cows
  • Your Liver Should Come From Cows That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
  • For A Dietary Supplement, It Should Also Be Pure... Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
  • For A Dietary Supplement, It Should Also Be Non-Defatted
  • For A Dietary Supplement, It Should Also Be 100% Freeze Dried... Freeze Drying Has Been Shown To Optimally Preserve Nutritional Content

If you're still not convinced that liver needs to be on your menu, you probably don't know a whole lot about vitamin A. If you're not consuming liver one to two times per week, you're not getting adequate vitamin A. If you're not getting adequate vitamin A, you're likely not optimizing your immune health, skin, hair and nail health nor are you supporting robust collagen production for other key connective tissue systems (e.g. cartilage, ligaments, tendons, gums).

MOST OF US ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH VITAMIN A... ARE YOU?

Many people believe that they can get enough vitamin A from their fruits and veggies—simply put, they can't! Fruits and vegetables are high in a family of phytonutrients called carotenoids (e.g. beta-carotene). Because of this, many people (and websites alike), believe that these foods provide vitamin A; however, they do not. The body must convert these compounds into vitamin A; but in humans, this process is inefficient and hardly takes place. The data shows that only three percent or less of carotenoids from plant foods are absorbed.  In contrast, eighty percent or more of preformed vitamin A from animal sources (i.e. liver) is absorbed. If you're not consuming liver one to two times per week, you're not getting adequate vitamin A. If you're not getting adequate vitamin A, you're likely not optimizing your skin, hair and nail health nor are you supporting robust collagen production for other key connective tissue systems (e.g. cartilage, ligaments, tendons, gums). The simple solution is to eat liver twice a week. If you're just not going to do it, consider a high quality liver supplement.

  • A Small Percentage of Fruits & Vegetables Are Converted To Vitamin A
  • A Huge Percentage of Liver is Converted To Vitamin A
  • Genetic Polymorphisms (in 50% of us) Further Impair The Conversion Of Carotenoids To Vitamin A

"Vitamin A plays a critical role in the conversion of cholesterol into sex hormones—estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA and many others. Without it, expect infertility, erectile dysfunction and endocrine problems, such as fibroid tumors and endometriosis." Sally Fallon (Nourishing Fats). Weston A. Price considered the fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamin A, to be the catalyst on which all other biological processes depend. Price's research revealed that generous amounts of vitamin A ensure healthy reproduction and offspring with attractive wide faces, straight teeth and strong robust bodies.

SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS (3)

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.

Beef Liver Summary

Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of liver since the beginning of time. Liver is especially rich in preformed vitamin A, vitamin B12, choline and bio-available iron. High quality desiccated beef liver supports our connective tissue systems (skin, hair, gums, ligaments, tendons, etc.), energy metabolism, immune health and heart, brain and liver health.* Not all liver is the same. Look for a high quality beef liver that comes 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 and co-factors.

SAFETY OF GRASS-FED, PASTURE-RAiSED LIVER

High quality liver from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows is completely safe to consume. There is a common misconception about the liver being a storage depot for toxins which couldn't be further from fact. One of the many roles of liver is to filter toxins and send them to be expelled — usually in the urine via the kidney. In other words, the liver does not hold on to toxins, it expels them. The liver does act as a storage depot for vitamins, minerals and glycogen. Rest assured, liver from healthy animals is safe, nutritious and time-tested.

Need more assurance... Recall that liver is rich in choline, folate and B12. A diet rich in these nutrients supports methylation. Amongst other things, methylation is central to detoxification. What's more, is that without adequate choline (most Americans) fatty deposits may accumulate that contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Downstream issues include compromised detoxification, high cholesterol and memory problems. The take home message is this... grass-fed, pasture-raised liver is not only safe to consume but one could say that its nutrients are required to support and optimize our own detoxification pathways. Enjoy!

 

Now you know that liver is rich in real, preformed vitamin A (5,000 iu per serving) and has meaningful amounts of zinc. That said, if you are deficient in vitamin D, vitamin K2 and/or magnesium, you will not see as much benefit as you could (nor) will you be optimizing health metrics. Do you regularly get mid day sun exposure, or take a vitamin D3 supplement? Do you eat fermented veggies like kim chi or sauerkraut or take a vitamin K2 supplement? Do you take a magnesium supplement (I personally recommend a trans-dermal magnesium oil spray because it's virtually impossible to get enough magnesium from diet alone).

These additional nutrients could easily be the missing link to the strength, energy and other health benefits that we are all after. Send me an email... let me know your thoughts... let me know if you have any questions. Just remember that I believe that we should do as our early ancestors did... there's no replacement for sun exposure and consuming whole, nutrient dense foods. But... if you can't get sun exposure (for whatever reason) and you can't stomach fermented foods, here are some brands (with good dosing) that can supplement for the real McCoy.

FOR NON-RESPONDERS [IRON HEALTH]

Many of our customers successfully improve their iron status with our Liver product because it naturally provides the cofactors that support endogenous iron production (vitamin A, B12, zinc, copper, etc) along with a moderate amount of heme iron. For this reason, liver should be considered as a first line supplement option to manage iron status. It's important to know that adding more dietary iron to the equation doesn't always work... if that's not the root cause of the issue.

That being said, sometimes inadequate dietary iron IS indeed the root cause of the issue, in which case, our Spleen product should be considered due to a totally different mechanism of action and the high heme iron content (5Xs more than liver) either in combination with the Liver (or) as a stand alone product. The spleen plays a critical role in hemoglobin health. When the bone marrow is injured or impaired, cell production is damaged. The incredible thing is that the spleen works as a compensatory organ and takes over to generate the blood cells the marrow was producing. It sometimes swells to 5 times its normal size to accommodate this new activity. It's one of the many ways that our body can adapt and change to overcome injury and disease... it's amazing how smart our bodies are! In these instances, the spleen needs all the help and nourishment it can get. Like supports like... it's grounded in science! For this reason, Liver plus Spleen should be considered as a second line supplement option to provide the cofactors that support endogenous iron production, the compensatory support and it's significant and meaningful amount of dietary heme iron.

Unfortunately, there will remain a few non-responders if the root cause is a struggling thyroid which is often the case. A struggling thyroid creates a cascade of struggling metabolic processes including struggling digestion and inadequate nutrient assimilation. If a struggling thyroid is the root of the issue, natural desiccated thyroid support should be considered when FREE T3 levels are not in the functional medicine range (i.e. 3.0 – 4.0 pg/mL) and / or reverse T3 (rT3) are elevated. Our Thyroid product provides 30mg of natural thyroid glandular with 470mg of Liver per capsule for those seeking targeted support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did.

There's a very good chance that one's iron status will improve with the Liver product alone... if it does not, consider adding in the Spleen product which provides a totally different biological mechanism and it supplies over 500% more heme iron per serving (12.5 MG). Lastly, if iron status remains unimproved, one's thyroid status should be evaluated. If indeed a struggling thyroid is at play, consider a natural desiccated thyroid product like this one as an option to naturally balance, nourish and support thyroid health.

 

UPDATE:
There are a few other mechanisms that can contribute to low iron health / blood markers. The most common are as follows:
  • Not adequate digestion and assimilation... think thyroid status and downstream pancreatic enzymes, stomach acidity, bile production.
  • Not adequate digestion and assimilation... think lectins, phytates and other anti-nutrients in the diet.
  • Not adequate immune response... think anemia of chronic disease; Thymus and / or BTC may need to be considered in addition to diet and lifestyle changes.
 
Many gut and digestive issues have a deficiency characteristic such as low stomach acid (80% of Americans), low pancreatic enzymes, low bile and/or low liver function. I'm not saying that all do, just a lot!
 
Low Acid — Restrict liquids with meals... most Americans actually have LOW stomach acid so stop diluting it with water during dinner... if that's you, also consider adding Betaine HCL and/or Apple Cider Vinegar to produce adequate stomach acid to get the job done right. A ketogenic / paleo / primal diet can help address the root cause.
 
Low Enzymes — Consider eating pancreas or supplementing with pancreatic enzymes to help... a struggling thyroid, heavy metal exposure and pancreatic insufficiency can all suppress enzymes. A ketogenic / paleo / primal diet can help address the root cause.
 
Low Bile — Our early ancestors used bile from the gallbladder... it was sprinkled on the meat and used as a condiment as we might use mustard today. Word has it that bile did a lot for the taste of liver. If you can't do this, consider supplementing with ox bile. A ketogenic / paleo / primal diet can help address the root cause.
 
Low Liver — Most Americans have non-alcoholic fatty liver that causes a sluggish liver and sluggish bile... supporting your own liver health with lots of choline from egg yolks and eating grass fed liver will do wonders. A ketogenic / paleo / primal diet can help address the root cause.
  

TOP [14] THINGS TO IMPROVE IRON & FERRITIN HEALTH

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