Dr. Royal Lee, and other early nutritional pioneers, believed the degenerative processes of a specific organ/gland could be reversed by ingesting the corresponding raw materials specific to that organ/gland. Based on the concept of "like supports like," Blood Vitality may nourish and support our own red/white blood cells, cardiovascular health, immune function, and energy production. Blood Vitality is a combination of 100% Grass Fed Bovine Blood, Liver, and Spleen. These nutrient-dense foods provide us with the essential building blocks to form healthy blood, improve iron status, and fight off infections. Red / White Blood Cells And Platelets
Our blood is our river of life, transporting various substances that must be carried from one part of our body to another. Within our river of blood we have three different types of blood cells… red, white, and platelets. Red blood cells transport oxygen to our body's organs and tissues, white blood cells help our body fight infections, and platelets help our blood coagulate.
Together, red cells (erythrocytes) and white cells (leukocytes) are part of the full blood count, one of the most frequently requested haematology tests. Blood consists of 45% red blood cells, less than 1% white blood cells and platelets, and 55% plasma. All three types of blood cells are manufactured from stem cells deep within our bone marrow
. Our blood cells are constantly being replenished since our red blood cells normally live for about 120 days, while some white blood cells only live for one to three days. Red Blood Cells
are shaped like small round discs with an indented center and flow smoothly through the blood vessels. Any irregular shape can make the cells "sticky" and unable to flow smoothly. This causes a blockage in blood flow and can lead to acute/chronic pain, infection or organ damage. Deformed cells die faster than normal blood cells—in about 10 to 20 days instead of 120 days. This causes a shortage of red blood cells.
The protein molecule of our red blood cells, hemoglobin, is what carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues and returns carbon dioxide to be expelled. Embedded within the heme compound is an iron atom that is responsible for the color of our blood. The level of oxygen in our blood cells determines the brightness of the red color. Blood pumped directly from the heart is oxygen-rich and bright red, while blood carrying carbon dioxide is a much darker red and can appear deep blue or even purple when seen through the skin. White Blood Cells
are our immunity cells, always prepared for battle. They flow through our bloodstream to fight viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders that threaten our health. When our body is in distress and a particular area is under attack, white blood cells rush in to help destroy the harmful substance and prevent illness.
There are many different types of white blood cells that play a role in the immune response... essentially we have general responders and targeted responders.
General responders are white blood cells that recognize the antigens on the surface of bacteria, viruses, and other invaders and quickly destroy them. These cells don’t discriminate among different threats in your body; they just launch an all-out attack. This is known as a generalized immune response. Some of these cells also help pave the way for a more targeted response to specific bacteria, viruses, and other unwanted materials.
Targeted responders are white blood cells known as lymphocytes, which target invaders by producing proteins called antibodies that attack specific antigens. This process is known as a targeted or specific immune response. Each antigen that enters your body has an antibody targeted to it. Your body remembers which antibody will destroy a certain intruder, which creates a quicker immune response in the future. Platelets
are small, colorless cell fragments in our blood that form clots and stop or prevent bleeding. They are essential to surviving surgeries such as organ transplants, as well as fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. If one of your blood vessels gets damaged, it sends out signals to the platelets. Platelets then rush to the site of damage and form a clot by spreading across the broken blood vessel. When platelets get to the site of the injury, they grow sticky tentacles that help them adhere to one another. They even call in for reinforcements, by sending out chemical signals to attract more platelets.
With the help of our red cells, white cells, and platelets we are filled with oxygen, freed of carbon dioxide, protected from infections, and our wounds are tended to. Blood is the living liquid plasma complex that contains our essential workers (oxygen and carbon dioxide transport), first responders (wound healing and general immune response), and special ops, complete with detectives and snipers (targeted immune response). Consuming Blood Vitality provides the fundamental building blocks to support the health and production of our red & white blood cells and platelets. Bioidentical Vitamin D
Vitamin D3 is the bioidentical form of vitamin D synthesized in the body from cholesterol, following activation by UV rays in sunlight. Regular sun exposure is excellent for maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D in the body. In the modern world sun exposure is often not sufficient for adequate vitamin D production, simply because we don’t spend enough time outside, or we live in climates where the sun doesn’t shine year-round. Getting Vitamin D from our food may be more important now, than it has ever been. Animal sources of Vitamin D3 include blood, organs, chicken and fish eggs
, fatty cuts of red meat, and grass fed full fat dairy.
It is no wonder blood was so highly prized by our ancestors. Blood contains bioidentical Vitamin D! This is the Vitamin D boost that traditional cultures always had access to, when sunlight was not a readily available option.
Modern science suggests roles for vitamin D not only in bone health, but also in supporting immune, neurological, musculoskeletal, cellular, and cardiovascular health. Many health experts argue that the seasonal flu is really just a Vitamin D deficiency. By some estimates, over 90% of Americans are deficient in this critical nutrient. About 75% of people with IBS have insufficient vitamin D, and about 70% see improvement when supplementing with Vitamin D. Get your daily dose of midday sunshine and enjoy vitamin D rich foods like Blood Vitality, our Wild Caught Fish Eggs
, pastured animal fats and raw Grass Fed dairy. Heme Iron
Depending on whether we are male or female, we have about 2-4 grams of iron in our body. More than 95% of functional iron in the human body is in the form of heme. Iron comes in two forms: heme and non-heme. Heme iron is only found in animal food sources (muscle meat, organs, blood, etc.) Non-heme iron is found in plant foods like whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and leafy greens. Heme iron is more bioavailable (absorbed more efficiently) than non-heme iron, thus the body is more likely to absorb iron from animal products than iron derived from plant foods.
Heme iron is an essential nutrient for humans. That said, there can be complications that come from too much iron because it is one of nature's most potent oxidants. Oxidants aren’t bad… they are natural by-products our cells create when they convert food into energy. They're a totally normal part of the way our bodies function and all-natural oxidants are easily tolerated. We need to be in a sweet spot where the amount of iron is just right. Processed foods fortified with iron deliver nonheme iron straight into the gastrointestinal tract where it isn’t absorbed easily and is likely to run free. It becomes free energy for pathogens and can cause oxidative stress. That’s one reason (among many!) to avoid refined grains.
Iron deficiency and iron overload are two common problems that exist side by side in the modern world. Because iron has these two roles of health and destruction, we need a sophisticated biological system to regulate how much we adsorb and what we do with it. Understanding how this system works is essential for figuring out how to solve your iron issues and how to interpret blood tests regarding iron status. If you want to get into the blood and guts of iron status read the section at the bottom of the page entitled: Iron Management B Vitamins
In addition to iron, the body also needs riboflavin (B2), folate (B9), and Vitamin B12 to produce healthy red blood cells. Folate is essential for red blood cell formation, immune, brain and cardiovascular health. Riboflavin is essential for the absorption and correct distribution of iron. B12 helps with energy production and DNA synthesis. All B vitamins help the body metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. They also help the nervous system function properly and are necessary for a healthy liver, skin, hair, and eyes. Riboflavin (B2)
Riboflavin helps our body absorb iron and direct it where it needs to go. In addition to providing energy for the body, riboflavin also acts as an antioxidant, helps the body convert B6 and folate into forms it can use, and is necessary for growth and cell formation. Depending on our diet, age, iron status, and hormone health, each of us will have a unique need for riboflavin. Low thyroid and adrenal hormones can impair your utilization and retention of riboflavin. Lifestyle practices that increase your need for riboflavin include: sun exposure, exercise, growth (children need more riboflavin than adults), and diet. Consuming a ketogenic diet increases riboflavin needs because burning fat requires almost twice as much riboflavin as burning carbohydrates.
If you have iron deficiency anemia that doesn't respond to an iron-rich diet and iron supplementation you may be running low on riboflavin. Most people may actually need 2-5 milligrams of riboflavin per day instead of the RDA of 1.3 mg. Those with anemia may consider 5-10mg per day. Improving your riboflavin levels can help to improve your iron absorption. Even simply improving riboflavin status (without additional iron supplementation) can improve your hemoglobin levels.
Our ancestors ate diets largely based on animal foods including nutrient-dense organ meats, rich in riboflavin. Riboflavin deficiency is a consequence of the modern diet. We no longer consume the whole animal, nose to tail. Consuming one to two servings of grass fed liver
per week would do a lot to improve riboflavin status. Grass Fed Liver
is the number one source of riboflavin. Folate (B9)
Folate aids in the complete development of red blood cells, reduces levels of homocysteine in the blood, and supports nervous system function. Folate is a general term for a group of water-soluble b-vitamins, and is also known as B9. It's important to know the difference between folate and folic acid. Folic acid is a synthetic compound used in dietary supplements and food fortification, whereas folate is naturally found in whole foods.
Human exposure to folic acid was non-existent until its chemical synthesis in 1943, and was introduced as a mandatory food fortification in 1998.  Several studies have reported the presence of unmetabolized folic acid in the blood following the consumption of folic acid supplements or fortified foods and researchers have hypothesized that the excessive consumption of folic acid in fortified foods may be directly related to the increase in cancer rates and cognitive decline.  Our ancestors did not need to supplement with synthetic compounds, as they got everything they could possibly need from their ancestral diet. Not surprisingly, one of the best food sources of folate is Grass Fed Beef Liver
. B12 (cobalamin)
Vitamin B12 works synergistically with folate to synthesize DNA and red blood cells. It assists in the production of myelin, which protects your nerve cells (neurons) and regulates nerve impulse transmission. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with macrocytic anemia, a condition in which red blood cells are larger than normal due to impaired cell division. That said, this type of anemia is only one symptom of B12 deficiency. There are many other B12 deficiency symptoms that occur long before anemia sets in, including: cognitive decline, memory loss, brain fog, depression, cardiovascular problems, peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling, burning in the hands, legs and feet), impaired immune function, infertility, developmental and learning disabilities. Unfortunately, B12 deficiency is often missed by physicians and diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
A common myth among vegetarians and vegans is that it’s possible to get B12 from plant sources like seaweed, fermented soy, spirulina, and brewer’s yeast. The truth is, there are almost no vegan sources of vitamin B12. Nearly all seaweed tested has been revealed to contain vitamin B12 analogs (that is, chemically similar) called cobamides that actually block the intake of—and increase the need for—true B12. 
B12 is also known as Cobalamin, because it contains the trace element cobalt. Cobalamin is produced in the gut of animals and is found almost exclusively in animal foods. Some of the best sources of B12 are liver, clams, oysters, mussels, fish eggs, octopus, crab, lobster, beef, lamb, cheese and eggs. We can avoid all forms of anemia, cognitive decline, cardiovascular and immune issues simply by consuming the foods of our ancestors. Blood Vitality is a whole food supplement containing grass fed bovine blood, liver, and spleen
that are rich in B vitamins, including B12, riboflavin, and folate which support our fundamental health, iron status, immune function, and cardiovascular health. Vitamin A & K2
Vitamin A (retinol) is one of several fat-soluble activators necessary for the assimilation of minerals in the diet. Think of Vitamin A as the concertmaster. Its many functions include forming and maintaining healthy teeth, skin, mucous membranes, skeletal and soft tissues. It also plays a role in protein utilization. The majority of nutrition experts insist that humans can transform carotenes from fruits and vegetables to vitamin A. This is only conditionally true and is highly inefficient. Infants, diabetics, and those with poor thyroid function or zinc deficiency, (a group that makes up nearly half the US population) don’t make the conversion. And as for the rest of us… excessive consumption of alcohol, nonheme iron, prescription drugs, polyunsaturated fats, and even cold weather can hinder the conversion of carotenes to vitamin A. (4) Blood Vitality is a good source of preformed, bioavailable Vitamin A.
Blood Vitality is also rich in Vitamin K2. Dr. Weston A. Price discovered that Activator X (now known as K2), seemed to be responsible for normal bone formation, overall skeletal health, cognitive function, healthy cavity-free teeth, reproductive capabilities, and protection against arterial calcification. K2 is one of the fat-soluble activators, a super nutrient that enables our bodies to absorb and utilize all of the minerals from the foods we eat. "It is possible to starve for minerals that are abundant in the foods eaten because they cannot be utilized without an adequate quantity of the fat-soluble activators.” - Weston A. Price.
There are two major forms of Vitamin K2 — MK-4 and MK-7. MK-4 is derived from animal sources, such as fish eggs, pastured chicken eggs, Grass Fed dairy (butterfats), meat, and in particular organ meat, such as liver. MK-7 is derived from fermented foods like sauerkraut, hard cheeses, and kefir. Vitamin K2 is an essential ingredient to include in your diet if you're interested in decalcifying your pineal gland. K2 deconstructs calcium phosphate deposits of the pineal gland and ushers the released calcium back into the bones, where it belongs. Bone marrow
, liver, and wild-caught fish eggs
are all abundant in vitamin K2 (the MK-4 variety). While smashing bones and sucking out marrowfat was the hard way our ancestors obtained vitamin K, it's not that difficult to obtain marrow bones and either oven roast 3" pieces or slow cook them to make them extra delicious/nutritious... or consider getting our Pure Marrow on board! Peptides: Splenin, Tuftsin, And Splenopentin
Based on the concept of "like supports like," consuming Blood Vitality may strengthen and support our own blood, liver, and spleen… this ancestral superfood is especially rich in blood, liver, and spleen-specific enzymes and peptides, such as splenin, tuftsin, splenopentin which have been shown to enhance and modulate immune health. These essential nutrients all work synergistically with each other in harmony with nature, and in harmony with the wisdom of our ancestors.
Peptides are tissue-specific information molecules, which influence gene expression, start the process of protein synthesis in cells, and regulate proper cell functioning. Enzymes are biological catalysts that encourage metabolic, catabolic, and digestive processes in the body, in other words, they help cells rebuild and detoxify.
A young, healthy person's organs and glands consistently produce an optimal amount of peptides and enzymes, but as we age and are impacted by a number of different stressors ( environmental toxins, poor nutrition, stress, etc.) our organs and glands will decrease protein synthesis and no longer be able to form new peptides or enzymes. Deficiency of these nutrients results in cellular dysfunction, degenerative diseases, and accelerated aging.
One of the most effective ways to counter this deficiency is the consumption of blood, liver, and spleen-specific peptides and enzymes, by consuming their respective glandulars (Blood Vitality). While liver peptides and enzymes are only found within liver tissues, the same goes for spleen, and so on... it turns out mammalian-specific peptides and enzymes are bio-identical to one another. In other words, bovine peptides and enzymes are accepted by the human body as our own endogenous substances.
Consuming Blood Vitality supplies our bodies with peptides and enzymes it can recognize and use.