GRASS FED Beef Liver — $29

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

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 fulfill 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

New Zealand

— Our product is 100% sourced in New Zealand. In agricultural circles, it's known that the clean air, green pastures, and animal husbandry is at a higher level —

Ultra Pure

— Our product is 100% pure... This means that you won't see any of the extra stuff that most supplement companies include to save time and money (stearates, silica, etc) —

Freeze Dried

— Our product is 100% freeze dried in contrast to the heat processed varieties. This means that you get more of the heat sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors that make organ meats so incredibly nourishing —

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.

Nutrients​ ​listed​ ​here​ ​are​ ​based​ on ​established​ ​vitamin​ ​and​ ​mineral​ ​content​ ​found​ ​in​ ​about​ ​one ounce​ ​of​ ​the​ ​respective​ ​organs​ ​/​ ​glands​ ​referenced.

 

 

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 and we'll provide a full refund.

Grass Fed Beef Organs

 

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

new zealand grassfed beef liver

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

 

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!

 

FOR NON-RESPONDERS [ENERGY]

About 80% of our customers will see "significant benefit" that justifies re-order purchases. Those that don't are usually deficient in other important key vitamins and minerals. Whether you're part of the 80% who love our liver (or) you're part of the 20% who... let's just say "don't love" the liver, consider the following information for the sake of your strength... your energy... your health and happiness.

— Vitamins A, D, and K2 cooperate synergistically not only with each other, but also with essential minerals like magnesium and zinc, with dietary fat, and with key metabolic factors like thyroid hormone —

— Vitamins A, D, and K2 interact synergistically to support energy metabolism, immune health, provide for adequate growth, support strong bones and teeth, and protect soft tissues from calcification —

— Magnesium is required for the production of all proteins, including those that interact with vitamins A and D —

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]

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 the root cause of the issue, in which case, our Spleen product should be considered due to the high heme iron content (5Xs more than liver) either in combination with the Liver (or) as a stand alone product. For this reason, Liver plus Spleen should be considered as a second line supplement option to provide the cofactors that support endogenous iron production as well as a 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). 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 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.

 

ACTIVATING AN ANCIENT PATHWAY [EARTHING]

Our early ancestors were in constant contact with nature... 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 find direct body-to-earth contact which supports a vibrant, disease-free life. In the book Earthing, authors Clinton Ober, Martin Zucker and Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra put forth a bold proposal that earthing (also known as grounding) has the ability to heal... I believe that they're on to something.

At the heart of earthing is central physics-based relationship. Since the advent of shoes, houses, flooring, and elevated beds, we’ve lost our connection with the earth and its inherent electrical field. Think about it... when was the last time you had your bare feet directly connected to the earth? How long did you stay connected? Our early ancestors were connected 24/7.

"Basically, the theory is that our bodies are meant to come into contact with the Earth (a “grounding” force) on a regular basis. Positive electrons in the form of free radicals (ever heard of those guys?) can build up in our bodies and direct contact with the ground balances this out as it is a negative grounding charge. Our bodies and cells have electrical energy, and especially with the high prevalence of Electromagnetic waves, Wi-Fi and mobile phone waves, many of us have a high amount of positive electrons built up in our bodies." — Katie Wells from Wellness Mama

Reported Benefits

  • Improved Sleep
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Stress Reduction  
  • Muscle Recovery  
  • Pain Management  
  • Improved Circulation
  • Antioxidants
  • Protecting The Body From EMFs

 

HOW TO DO IT

This is the easy part... it doesn't cost anything... it doesn't require a whole lot of effort... all you need to do is take off your shoes and put your bare feet directly on the earth (grass, dirt, gravel, sand, etc). That's it! Do this for a 10 minute stretch and pay attention to how you feel. Do it in the morning, do it in the evening or do it every few days... some is better than none. If you see and feel the value in it, you'll do it more... we (The Johnson Family) do it everyday for at least a few minutes and we do it weekly when we go on our barefoot hikes. I can't say anything objective about it but I love the ancestral connection, and it just feels right!

[ Stay positive... think about the wonderful things in your life that you're grateful for... eat like our early ancestors did... move around like our ancestors did... avoid danger like our ancestors did (think lions, trans fats, sugars, fluoride, excessive wifi, emfs, vaccines, mercury, etc)... slow down... go barefoot, connect to the earth... get sensible sun exposure... get cold (environmental conditioning)... mind your magnesium... sleep like a rock... keep stress in check... and breathe like Wim Hof. ]

 

OUR EARLY ANCESTORS [20,000 IU OF VITAMIN A PER DAY] 

You may be aware of the difference between RDA and DV... the DV for vitamin A is right around 5,000 IUs per day. Keep in mind that the RDAs and DVs are not set for health and wellness... they are generally set to avoid disease. In other words, RDA could easily read "minimum daily requirement" to avoid disease.

Our nutrient profile shows 5,000 IU of vitamin A for a six capsule serving. We are performing additional assays so that we can average them out in an effort to provide better accuracy. It is likely that all pasture-raised, grass fed, New Zealand liver will provide the same amount of vitamin A if comparing apples-to-apples (freeze-dried varieties without prolonged exposures to heat stress).

Do you consume other forms of liver, or real vitamin A rich foods (i.e. liver products) that would contribute to your vitamin A status? Should we be cautious to not over consume something that most of us are already deficient in and suffering health consequences from? I think that there's a point here and I think that the answer is maybe…

Unfortunately, most people are deficient in vitamin D, A and K. As it relates to vitamin A, our early ancestors would have consumed north of 20,000 IUs of vitamin A per day. They probably would have consumed plenty of sunshine too!! Vitamin A and vitamin D work cooperatively and protectively together (to prevent toxicity). Of course, vitamin K plays a key role here too. — Source: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2009/04/07/tufts-university-confirms-that-vitamin/

A person would have to eat a 4 to 5oz serving of fresh grass fed beef liver everyday (or) swallow 24 to 30 capsules of desiccated liver everyday just to consume what our early ancestors did. I’m not advocating one doing so but I am advocating for people to include this nourishment in their lives on a consistent, frequent basis rather than shy away from it.

Hypervitaminosis A is real… but I wonder how real it is when we get our vitamin A from food (beef or sheep liver)… get our vitamin D from sunshine and get our vitamin K from kimchi and natto… Maybe we don’t need 20,000 IUs of vitamin A per day but we at least need an average of 5,000 per day… that means that we at least need to eat two servings of 4 to 6oz of liver per week… or take four to six capsules of desiccated liver per day.

Liver fills nutrition gaps more completely than any other food… it’s amazing how many people are deficient in key nutrients that beef liver supplies (vitamin A, B12, choline, folate, iron)… it’s even more amazing when you read how incredibly well people are doing after they start incorporating it into their lives. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this... more than anything, I want people to be happy and healthy... in many instances, nourishing foods play a very vital role in this outcome.

 

NUTRIENT PROFILE

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). Nutrients​ ​listed​ ​here​ ​are​ ​based​ on ​established​ ​vitamin​ ​and​ ​mineral​ ​content​ ​found​ ​in​ ​about​ ​one ounce​ ​of​ ​the​ ​respective​ ​organs​ ​/​ ​glands​ ​referenced.

[ NOTE: Organs and glands provide specific proteins, peptides, cofactors and enzymes that are found and expressed from their respective organ / gland. For instance, our undenatured Spleen contains tuftsin, splenopentin and splenin. You won’t find this on any nutrient assay! That said, always bear in mind that the vitamins and minerals are only part of the story. ]

 

GRASSFED BEEF LIVER (100% New Zealand, Pasture-Raised Bovine)

Desiccated Grass Fed Beef Liver

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Serving Size: 6 Capsules

Servings Per Container: 30

Calories: 15

  • Protein — 2.1
  • Fat — 1
  • Carbohydrates — 0

 

AMOUNT PER SERVING

Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grassfed Liver (Bovine)

  • 5099 IU (100% DV) Vitamin A per serving
  • 14 mcg (250% DV) Vitamin B12 per serving
  • 120 mg Choline per serving

 

VITAMIN PROFILE

  • Vitamin A - 5,099 IU
  • Retinol -1385 mcg
  • Retinol Activity Equivalent - 1391 mcg
  • Alpha Carotene - 3.1 mcg
  • Beta Carotene - 65.0 mcg
  • Beta Cryptoxanthin - 3.6 mcg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin D - 4.5 IU
  • Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin K - 0.9 mcg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin - 0.8 mg
  • Niacin - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.3 mg
  • Folate - 81.2 mcg
  • Vitamin B12 - 14 mcg (250%)
  • Pantothenic Acid - 2.0 mg
  • Choline - 120 mg

  

MINERAL PROFILE

  • Calcium - 1.4 mg
  • Heme Iron - 2.2 mg (see iron profile below)
  • Magnesium - 5.0 mg
  • Phosphorus - 108 mg
  • Potassium - 87.6 mg
  • Sodium - 19.3 mg
  • Zinc - 1.1 mg
  • Copper - 2.7 mg
  • Manganese - 0.1 mg
  • Selenium - 11.1 mcg

The vitamin and mineral values above are what you'd expect to find in about one ounce of fresh, raw whole bovine liver that you’d get from your local farmer (or) butcher.

 

IRON PROFILE (Liver, Organs, Spleen)

* One serving of our Grassfed Beef Liver provides approximately 2mgs of glandular derived heme iron. Heme iron is bound to hemoglobin of which up to 33% is absorbed compared to non-heme iron which can have as little as 2% absorption... 2mgs per serving may not sound like a lot but a little heme iron can make a substantial difference in managing your iron status. Here is the iron profile for other popular products: 

  • Liver — 2.0 to 3.0 mg per serving
  • Organs — 5.0 mg per serving
  • Spleen — 12.5 mg per serving