What is desiccated liver?
Desiccated Liver is a term used to describe liver that has had the moisture removed from the product, doing this allows the liver to be turned into a powder that can be added into a vegetable capsule.
Freeze Dried vs Desiccated
Our Organic liver has been freeze dried, the term desiccated is a broad term and could indicate a variety of drying out methods, including heat which can destroy the nutritional content of the liver, basically leaving the desiccated liver with no national value.
We have gone to great lengths to source a supplier that can freeze dry the liver to ensure that all the micronutrients remain intact, to ensure maximum health benefits for our customers.
What are the benefits of desiccated liver?
Liver is a powerhouse of natural highly bioavailable vitamins, meaning it is easily absorbed by the body. A small amount of liver produces well over 100% of the RDI intake for many essential nutrients.
Unlike eating meat, liver provides all sorts of complementary nutrients (riboflavin, vitamin A, folate, choline, k2, copper, iron, etc)
Natural Vitamin A:
- Protects Your Eyes From Night Blindness and Age-Related Decline 
- Supporting a Healthy Immune System 
- May Help in Reducing Risks of Acne 
- Supporting Bone Health 
Natural heme Iron: Which is important for brain function, muscle function and hemoglobin formation, which makes it very important for energy production.
Natural Copper: Which is a very important nutrient not spoken about much. However, it helps produce collagen the connective tissue responsible for our bone, joint, hair, skin and nail health.
A Nautral Powerhouse of B Vitamins: Liver is a great source of natural B vitamins, especially high in vitamin B12 and natural folate. (unlike the synthetic form add to bread)
How much desiccated liver should I take?
The recommended serving size of liver is 3oz per week, which is the equivalent of consuming 1 standard liver per week.
One standard serving of Grassland Nutrition Liver/Kelp taken daily is 3 grams, which works out to 21 grams per week, which roughly works out to a standard serving of 3 oz of liver per week.
What nutrients are in dessicated liver?
|APPLE (100 g)
||CARROTS (100 g)||RED MEAT (100 g)||BEEF LIVER (100 g)|
|Calcium||3.0 mg||3.3 mg||11.0 mg|
|Phosphorus||6.0 mg||31.0 mg||140.0 mg|
|Magnesium||4.8 mg||6.2 mg||15.0 mg|
|Potassium||139.0 mg||222.0 mg||370.0 mg|
|Iron||.1 mg||.6 mg||3.3 mg|
|Zinc||.05 mg||.3 mg||4.4 mg|
|Copper||.04 mg||.08 mg||.18 mg|
|Vitamin A||None||None||40 IU|
|Vitamin E||.37 mg||.11 mg||1.7 mg|
|Vitamin C||7.0 mg||6.0 mg||23 mg|
|Thiamin||.03 mg||.05 mg||.05 mg|
|Riboflavin||.02 mg||.05 mg||.20 mg|
|Niacin||.10 mg||.60 mg||4.0 mg|
|Pantothenic Acid||.11 mg||.19 mg||.42 mg|
|Vitamin B6||.03 mg||.10 mg||.07 mg|
|Folate||8.0 mcg||24.0 mcg||4.0 mcg|
|Biotin||None||.42 mcg||2.08 mcg|
|Vitamin B12||None||None||1.84 mcg|
Does beef liver have collagen?
Collagen is the bodies most abundant protein, found in the white parts of your eyes, tendons, skin, cartilage, bones and your muscle mass, it is basically the “glue” that helps hold the body together. (Hence the greek word “kólla“, meaning “glue”)
Collagen is found in food sources like Bone Broth, Egg Whites, gelatin.
While beef liver does not contain collagen it contains natural copper which is is vital in the production of collagen naturally, this helps the skin become tighter and firmer for a smoother complexion. [Read More Here] [Study]
Is eating liver bad?
Contrary to popular belief the liver is not a repository of toxins! The liver is one of the major organs of detoxification (phase 1&2) which prepares compounds for excretion (not storage!)
Can you eat too much liver?
You may have heard that to much Vitamin A can be toxic, but there has never been any documented case of Vitamin A toxicity related to liver consumption.
Vitamin A separated into supplements are often in the form of retinyl acetate or retinyl palmitate has been known to cause serious side effects at 200,000 mcg.
Even if natural liver caused side effects the dosage in a standard serving of liver amounts to 17,997 mcg and and taking our liver supplement only contains 2,571 mcg when taken daily, which is 85% less of any documented issues.
As with any isolated vitamin or medication there is a documented safe zone and also a danger zone when consuming to much, considering when consuming liver we are well below any documented serious side effects, goes to show that consuming liver in a natural dosage that humans have eaten for thousands of years, would be a safe natural way to ensure enough Vitamin A without any toxicity.
Masai Warrior Eating Liver To Prepare Himself For The Hunt (Narok, Kenya)