Why Liver and Kelp?
“Something in the liver had prevented them from becoming exhausted.”
“To this day scientists have not been able to pin a label on this anti-fatigue factor.”
The anti-fatigue factor was described by Benjamin K. Ershoff, PhD, in July 1951…..
Anti : reversing or undoing
Fatigue : a reduction in the efficiency of a muscle or organ after prolonged activity
Ershoff divided laboratory rats into three groups. The first ate a basic diet, fortified with 11 vitamins. The second ate the same diet, along with an additional supply of vitamin B complex. The third ate the original diet, but instead of vitamin B complex received 10 percent of rations as powdered liver.
After several weeks, the animals were placed one by one into a drum of cold water from which they could not climb out. They literally were forced to sink or swim. Rats in the first group swam for an average 13.3 minutes before giving up. The second group, which had the added fortifications of B vitamins, swam for an average of 13.4 minutes.
Of the last group of rats, the ones receiving liver, three swam for 63, 83 and 87 minutes. The other nine rats in this group were still swimming vigorously at the end of two hours when the test was terminated. Something in the liver had prevented them from becoming exhausted. To this day scientists have not been able to pin a label on this anti-fatigue factor.
How Vince Gironda Found the Power of Food
One man who had mastered dieting and who never used drugs was the Iron Guru Vince Gironda.
Gironda began competing in the 1950s and then trained both athletes and movie stars for many decades after. So defined was his physique, he often found himself penalized by judges who seemed confused over his appearance.They thought that this type of cut-up physique was slightly repugnant so he lost most muscular titles to smoother men who had that type of definition for that day.
Gironda often stated that nutrition was 85-90 percent of bodybuilding. His alternative to drugs was eggs, he advocated up to 36 eggs a day for 6 to 8 weeks to produce muscle buildup.
He recommended mineral rich sea kelp for its iodine content and dried liver extract for blood building and oxygen capacity boosting. Many bodybuilders used desiccated liver after the early 1950s experiments of Dr. Benjamin Ershoff. Ershoff who conducted the famous liver study wherein rats fed 10 percent desiccated liver swam far longer compared to controls.
Extracts from : Splendid Specimens: The history of Nutrition in Bodybuilding
Anabolic : the synthesis of complex molecules (f.ex muscle tissue) in living organisms
Vince used to suggest taking three to four amino acid tablets and 3 to 10 liver tablets every three hours to help keep the body in a positive nitrogen state between meals and during those times when a person can’t eat a normal meal or snack.
Liver contains a red protein pigment called Cytrochrome P-450 which accounts for the endurance factors that many hard training bodybuilders receive from taking it. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s it was common to see many bodybuilding competitors take as many as 60 Liver tablets a day in the off-season and 100 tablets the last few weeks prior to a competition.
Extract from : Vince Gironda’s 3 Natural Anabolic Secrets
Recognized the world over as a superfood…
Superfood : a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.
Because mother’s milk is low in iron, liver is a valuable first food for baby, as around six months a full-term baby’s iron stores begin to decrease. In many traditional cultures, pre-chewed liver is a common first food. It is no wonder this food is revered for its nutritional gifts—compared to other foods, it outdoes most others in terms of vitamin and mineral concentration (see chart below).
Liver : No Other Common Food is Higher in Nutrients
|Per 100 grams||Apple||Carrots||Red Meat||Liver|
|Phosphorus||6 mg||31 mg||140 mg||476 mg|
|Iron||0.1 mg||0.6 mg||3.3 mg||8.8 mg|
|Zinc||0.05 mg||0.3 mg||4.4 mg||4.0 mg|
|Copper||0.04 mg||0.08 mg||0.2 mg||12 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.02 mg||0.05 mg||0.2 mg||4.2 mg|
|Vitamin A||0||0||40 IU||53,400 IU|
|Vitamin C||0 7 mg||6 mg||0||27 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0.03 mg||0.1 mg||0.07 mg||.73 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0||0||1.84 mg||111.3 mg|
Inspired? Incorporate beef liver and kelp into your diet easily. Either take liver and kelp capsules for maximum convenience, or try adding liver and kelp powder into your food each day. With a mere 1.5 teaspoons you can easily optimise your health affordably.