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) 3000mg

  • 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.

 

 

 

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 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.

 

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 [MUST READ]

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.

 

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 Hoff. ]