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.