Last Modified on Aug 30, 2015
The liver is one of the most vitamin and nutrient-rich organs that we ever find on our plates. It is full of amino acids and B vitamins especially, though iron, phosphorus, and vitamins A, C, & D are also well-represented.
Desiccated liver supplements are a convenient way to get all of that nutrition without the calories, fats, and potential toxins that can be found in liver itself as part of a meal. This is simply slow-dried beef liver in tablet form.
Home Remedies: Some fans of natural remedies use desiccated liver supplements to support their own liver functions, to fill in nutritional deficiencies, and to increase energy. Liver supplements can also help to build lean body mass.
[YEA] At 52, I have lost 30 lbs 3 years ago. Threw away the prescriptions , changed my diet. Recently, I've been getting in real good shape. I remember taking dessicated liver while younger and lifting very hard. Since I now know what to eat and drink and what not to, I react much better to nutrition changes now. With the addition of the dried liver pill with two of my meals a day, I already see gains. Wearing my tank shirt in the grocery store, lots of ladies suddenly looking or staring. Nice!
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The late Doctor Gerson's Therapy seems like a wonderful protocol to follow, not just for cancer but a light version for general health. The doctor's daughter Charlotte follows it and doing good at 89. The only thing I wonder is why did she lose her hair color? Is that generally a copper and B vitamins deficiency? Gerson diet is primarily fruits and vegetables which are high in vitamin C so I don't think it is a vitamin C deficiency. I know the protocol also recommended crude live oil injections but I don't think people can find that today. I remember Charlotte saying she is a vegan so I don't know if she does the liver. Liver is high in copper and B vitamins but the other high foods are foods not on the protocol. Would blackstrap molasses be enough to get the copper and B vitamins?
Is there a threat of mad cow disease in dessicated liver tablets? Liver just seems like a super health food. I don't think I can do the raw liver shakes though.
Lastly, I am amazed at how rampant acid reflux (as well as fungal problems) are these days, including in myself. Do most people here benefit from digestive and pancreatic enzymes? I find them expensive and heard some get stomach irritation so not sure if I should take the plunge and buy them yet. When I eat healthy I don't have a problem so I'm not sure if I should buy them? Maybe apple cider vinegar is enough? Any feedback on any of these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hello, I love Earthclinic, thanks to all who contribute. I am looking for a good information and a source for dried liver extract. I did some reading on the subject but unfortunately, there seems to be very little information available, as far as where to get it, it seems that the products originating from Argentina are good, but I'd love to hear from people actually taking it. I am a vegetarian (~8years) and I have been diagnosed with iron-deficient anemia. I have been taking iron supplements with vitamin C and vit. B for about 6 months. I am unsure of how effective this is since my symptoms are still there and judging from the deep yellow color of my urine (my apologies for "sharing" so much) I suspect that my body is not properly absorbing what is needs. Thanks in advance.
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[YEA] Desiccated Liver - A Complete Supplement
Hi Everyone...Desiccated liver is an Old School Supplement -- I remember taking it way back in my youth in the late 60s and early 70s to aid my sporting activities. But as time went on, dessicated liver fell out of fashion, and I stopped taking it for some reason.
Ted has written much about the nutrient value of eating or juicing raw liver on this site; he regards raw liver as one of the most useful, nutrient-dense foods for your body, and is right up there with kelp, chlorella or spirulina.
Desiccated liver tablets are not generally sold in health shops anymore, but you can buy them very cheaply on the internet -- 250 large tablets for only about $7.00. Desiccated liver is also regularly sold as nutrients in bodybuilding shops.
So, I have started to take desiccated liver tabs again (two tabs, twice a day, crushed and mixed with a glass of water). And because it is so nutrient-dense, I also won't have to take so many expensive multivitamins or individual vitamins, amino acids or minerals. And I will also also be getting my nutrients from a relatively natural, bio-available source.
Here is the nutrient content in desiccated liver:
"Desiccated liver is whole beef liver that has been concentrated using a vacuum and freeze drying process, utilizing no heat in the procedure. This process concentrates the nutritional content while removing the fat, connective tissues, and water without destroying any of the healthful ingredients via heat.
Compounds in Desiccated Liver
* Protein: 60-80%.
* Vitamins: A, B-complex (B-1, B-2, B-6, B-12, choline, inositol, biotine, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, PABA), C, D, E, K, lipotropics choline & inositol.
* Minerals: calcium, chromium, copper, heme iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, & zinc.
* Amino acids: alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, cysteine, cystine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tyrosine, tryptophan, valine
In addition to these nutrients, there are substances present in desiccated liver that have a beneficial effect on health, fitness, and endurance - such as cytochrome P-450 and others yet to be identified. Desiccated liver contains nucleic acids for proper amino acid utilization, a growth factor, and an anti-estrogen factor, which keeps testosterone levels high, and it is also a great anti-toxin."
From The Protein Review
Needless to say, the health and healing benefits of Desiccated Liver are too numerous to mention, it seems to have a positive effect in all areas of the body.
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