Why “freeze-dried” is better than “desiccated” liver capsules
For decades, old-time bodybuilders relied on desiccated liver supplements to provide the critical nutrients to support an intense workout regimen.
What exactly is “desiccated”? Desiccated is simply another term for “dehydrated.” This is the use of heat and air circulation to remove moisture from a product. Most modern day forms of desiccated beef liver tablets are made with low heat. However, heat is still used.
Dehydration can break down vitamins and minerals during the preservation process and retain less of their nutritional value when compared to freeze-dried food. Dehydration tends to result in the loss of vitamins A and C, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.
Organic 3 Beef Liver utilizes freeze-drying, which relies on cold temperatures instead of heat. According to research by the American Institute for Cancer Research, freeze-dried foods retain the vast majority of the vitamins and minerals found in the original food.*
Freeze-dried beef liver contains higher levels of nutrients than desiccated liver capsules that rely on heat to dehydrate the liver.
Beef liver nutrients
Some people believe that liver stores toxins, when in fact, the liver filters toxins and stores vitamins and minerals.
And, throughout most of human history, liver has been preferred over steak in many cultures, regarded as a source of great strength and almost magical health promoting powers.*
As we touched on above, liver is rich in protein and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.* But in order for it to be beneficial, it must come from happy and healthy cows.
Organic 3 Beef Liver is grass fed beef liver in its purest form; non-defatted and as close to nature as possible. The cows who help make Organic 3 Beef Liver graze exclusively on rapidly growing grass that sprouts from rich soil in New Zealand.
Here are the nutrients found in beef liver (please note, since all of these nutrients are naturally occurring, the levels will vary):
- Vitamin B12: Supports healthy brain function and the formation of red blood cells and DNA.
- Vitamin A: Supports normal vision, reproduction and kidney, heart and immune function.
- Copper: Supports the activation of enzymes, which then help regulate energy production, iron metabolism and brain function.
- Riboflavin: Supports cellular development and function and helps convert food into energy.
- Folate: Supports cell growth and the formation of DNA.
- Heme iron: Helps carry oxygen around the body (iron in liver is heme iron, the kind most easily absorbed by the body).
- Choline: Supports brain development and liver function.