It’s time we add Beef Liver to our diet! Now I know most people don’t enjoy eating liver (myself included) so going for a supplement is a great option! Remember our ancestors used to eat nose to tail of an animal and held organs like the liver, heart, kidney, and spleen in nearly sacred regard. Beef liver provides high levels of essential nutrients.
Vitamin A: Liver is especially high in preformed Vitamin A, which supports normal vision, skin health, youthful hormone synthesis, reproductive and kidney health, immune function and reduces oxidative stress.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): Supports healthy brain function and the formation of red blood cells and DNA. It also functions to increase usage of Vitamin A, making the A in liver even more potent.
Copper: Supports the activation of enzymes, which then help regulate energy production, iron metabolism, and brain function. Also prevents greying of the hair and is important for keeping skin youthful.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Supports cellular development and function and helps convert food into energy. It’s been shown in this study to reduce lipofuscin (age spots) and may even extend lifespan. Furthermore in this study B2 has an anti-endotoxin effect and is protective of colonic inflammation.
Vitamin B9 (Folate): Supports cell growth and the formation of DNA. Liver is a far richer source of folate than are green leafy vegetables.
Choline: Supports brain development and liver function.
Iron: Heme Helps carry oxygen around the body.
CoQ10: Beef liver (and heart) are the richest sources of CoQ10, important for cardiovascular health, fertility, and endurance. It also reduces inflammation and the damaging effects of free radicals and stress.
Liver is also one of the few food sources of the other fat-soluble nutrients such as Vitamins D and K. This will all help improve energy, strength, libido, sleep, mood, and body composition!
If you rather eat liver than take the supplement, shoot for 1-3 ounces a day.