Grass-Fed Digestive Organ Complex
Have you ever heard the saying ‘it’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb?’ This refers to the fact that you can be eating X, Y or Z gold standard food, but if your digestive system isn’t operating properly, you won’t be able to absorb the nutrients from it. If we want to thrive in terms of health and performance as human beings, it’s vital that we’re absorbing micronutrients in optimal amounts. This is because they dictate the language of our cells and are essential for every function in the human body. We created our digestive complex to support just this. It’s made from two key digestive system organs; liver and pancreas. These contain vital vitamins, minerals, peptides and nutrients to support your digestion and nutrient absorption. Each jar contains 180 500mg capsules (30 day supply), which are made from equal parts liver and pancreas.
The pancreas contains Gastrin-releasing Peptide (GPR), which supports digestive processes by stimulating the release of enzymes, bicarbonate, and fluids. These enzymes; lipase, protease and amylase are responsible for breaking down fat, protein and starches and to help us extract the micronutrients from them. For example, if your body isn’t producing enough lipase, you’ll struggle to absorb the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Pancreas also contains colipase & trypsin, the pancreatic peptides that are required to activate the aforementioned enzymes.
Recent research has validated what ancient cultures have known for centuries; that when consumed, organs selectively travel to the corresponding organ. Therefore if you want to support pancreas health and optimal function, it’s logical to consume the pancreas of a healthy animal. Your pancreas is responsible for creating insulin, the hormone that helps you store carbohydrates and utilise them for energy. When the body can’t produce adequate insulin, this is commonly referred to as type 2 diabetes, which if not treated results in hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) and ultimately oxidative stress.
Beef liver is the earth’s original (and best) multi-vitamin. An amazing source of vitamins A, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 as well as minerals copper, phosphorus, selenium and iron. In terms of variety and density of micronutrients, no other natural food really stacks up. This is especially true due to all the nutrients in liver being in the most bioavailable (useable) format for humans.
100% Grass-Fed & Regeneratively Farmed
All our organs come from an organic farm where the cattle roam freely on pasture consuming a natural diet of grass. This means our cattle graze outside for as much of the year as weather conditions allow. Also, they are completely antibiotic/hormone free and their diet contains no foods contaminated with fertilisers, pesticides or other artificial chemicals.
Grass-Fed Digestive Organ Complex
Eating whole animals, nose-to-tail, was a way of life for humans for the majority of our existence up until recent history. In the past people believed that consuming the organ of a healthy animal would strengthen and enhance the health of their own corresponding organ. For example, if someone was struggling with digestion, they would be fed digestive organs, such as the liver and pancreas. Research conducted at the University of Edinburgh in animal models has shown conclusively that when eaten, organs and glands selectively travel to the corresponding organs of the consumer in high concentrations. Therefore when the liver and pancreas are consumed, the unique vitamins, minerals and enzymes within them, which are key for healthy digestive function, travel to your own organs. This boosts the production of key enzymes and hormones that support the digestive process and ultimately leads to greater nutrient absorption.
Indigenous people also appreciated that animals gave their lives to ensure us as humans could survive and thrive so they left nothing go to waste. And because of their deep connection with the earth and their own bodies they intuitively knew just how nutrient dense organ meat is and would prise this over muscle meats. Fast forward to today and the immense powers of organs have somewhat been forgotten. What was once highly sought after is now rarely consumed and generally people no longer enjoy the taste. We created our nose-to-tail line to help people reintroduce these ancestral superfoods, loaded with nutrients in an easy to consume and flavourless way.
How to use
Consume 3-6 capsules per day, which equates to 3000mg of freeze dried organ meat.
When to use
Take just prior to eating to support with digestion. Each jar contains 180 capsules and each capsule is 500mg.
Ingredients: Grass-Fed Beef Pancreas (50%), Grass-Fed Beef Liver (50%), Gelatine (Capsule).
Do the capsules taste of anything?
No. One of the reasons we created this product is because we understand that a lot of people struggle with the flavour of these nutrient dense super foods. Therefore we made sure that you get absolutely no taste when swallowing the capsules. They don't have any aftertaste either... don't worry you won't be doing any organ meat burps!
What's the difference between your organ supplements and other organ meat products on the market?
How do you ensure all the beneficial nutrients are maintained through processing?
We gently freeze dry raw organs sourced from a grass-fed and organic certified farm to maintain as many of the fragile nutrients and enzymes found within them.
How large are the capsules/can they be broken and sprinkled into food?
The capsules are a medium size and we haven’t come across anyone so far that’s said they’re too big to swallow. However, if you would prefer to open them and add them to bone broth or other dishes this is absolutely fine.
Is beef liver safe to eat during pregnancy?
Lots of you have asked if liver is safe to eat during pregnancy. As this is such a sensitive time in life, we decided to outsource the answering of this question to a professional… Lily Nichols RDN is a prenatal and postpartum dietitian and author of Real Food for Pregnancy. Her thoughts on this topic found in her book and on her website are as follows: “Many of you reading this may have been specifically warned to not consume liver during pregnancy, precisely because it is rich in vitamin A. This has sparked controversy over the years, mostly because old studies linked high-dose synthetic supplemental vitamin A to birth defects. However, we now know that naturally occurring vitamin A does not exert this toxicity, particularly when consumed with adequate vitamin D and vitamin K2, nutrients that are also found in abundance in liver. This illustrates perfectly why obtaining nutrients from food is far safer than getting them from supplements. As one researcher points out, “Liver and supplements are not of equivalent teratogenic potential [risk of causing birth defects]. Advice to pregnant women on the consumption of liver based on the reported teratogenicity of vitamin A supplements should be reconsidered.” Ongoing concerns over vitamin A toxicity from liver consumption are perplexing, considering that deficiency is fairly common in pregnant women. One study found that one-third of pregnant women were borderline deficient, despite having access to plenty of vitamin A-rich foods. This essential nutrient is widely recognised for its role in normal growth and development during pregnancy, including the developing lungs, kidneys, heart, eyes, and other organs. Even the National Institutes of Health states, “pregnant women need extra vitamin A for fetal growth and tissue maintenance and for supporting their own metabolism.” Certainly, an excessive amount of any nutrient is problematic, and since vitamin A is fat-soluble, it does raise the risk of toxicity. However, given what we know about deficiency and the safety of food-sourced vitamin A, this does not defend the recommendation to avoid liver, our most valuable food source of the vitamin.”