As our ancestors discovered years ago, beef livers are nutrient-rich storage depots. Many of us are now re-learning the value of this potent superfood, which is loaded with iron, zinc, B12 and vitamin A. The only problem is that some will just never get past that taste...that texture....that smell. That's why we've worked hard to craft Desiccated Liver products that offer all of the benefits of beef liver in a convenient (and tasteless) supplemental form. As the grass-fed meat movement continues to rise in our country, we have also felt the need to support local farmers and find a premier, US source of beef liver to deliver to our community. We've worked hard to source, research and test a 100% grass-fed beef liver from cattle raised on the pristine pastures of the USA! One of the world's most sacred foods, this liver is offered without artificial iron or other additives. Our Desiccated Liver Gold is from free-range, healthy cattle, completely free of pesticides and antibiotics. Check out how we make each bottle!
Liver from grass-fed cattle naturally contains more nutrients, gram for gram, than any other food. It is highly recommend by Sally Fallon, Chris Kresser, Mark Sisson and other nutrition experts in its synergistic whole food form. When liver is sourced from healthy, grass-fed cows, it is loaded with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fat. It is particularly rich in the key nutrients that help keep our brains healthy. These include the essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docasahexaenoic acid), and AA (arachidonic acid), as well as vitamin B12.
Nutritional Highlights of Beef Liver
- An excellent source of high-quality protein
- Contains all of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K
- Nature's most concentrated source of vitamin A, which is rapidly depleted during periods of stress, as well as by consuming a low-fat diet
- All the B vitamins in abundance, particularly vitamin B12
- One of our best sources of natural folate
- A highly usable form of iron
- Trace elements such as copper, zinc and chromium; liver is our best source of copper
- CoQ10, a nutrient that is especially important for cardiovascular function
- A good source of purines, nitrogen-containing compounds that serve as precursors for DNA and RNA
If you enjoy eating beef liver, we suggest you include it in your diet. However, for those who do not appreciate the taste and texture, desiccated beef liver powder can provide an effective way to obtain all the legendary health and nutritional benefits. Desiccated liver powder can be sneakily added to recipes like this beef chili or these liver burgers. Alternatively, it is available in capsule form so that it can be taken with a glass of water as part of your regular morning routine.
Not All Desiccated Liver Supplements Are Created Equal
We have been lucky in the past few years to see an increasing amount of individuals and companies taking interest in traditional superfoods like liver. Unfortunately, certain producers of desiccated liver supplements refine, fortify or concentrate their products in a way that artificially inflates nutrient values, bulks up protein content or reduces fat. Desiccated liver can therefore be denatured, defatted and processed, even when from grass-fed cows! In our opinion this isn't "real" beef liver. We strongly believe that in order for liver to pack the most health benefits it must be left as the true nutrient dense whole food it is — with nothing added, nothing taken out.
At Radiant Life we offer two different desiccated liver products: our original Desiccated Liver from Argentina and the new Desiccated Liver Gold from the USA. Both are simply and purely all beef liver. Radiant Life Desiccated Liver Gold is unique in that it is the only domestic source of desiccated liver currently on the market. We know the farmers, ranchers and handlers which is important in ensuring that no shortcuts are made along the way. Because we value transparency, we want to give you a sneak-peek into our process for creating each bottle of Radiant Life Desiccated Liver Gold. As with all of our products, extreme vigilance and care is used each step of the way.
Our Unique Process
The health of the cattle is the first thing we consider. The cattle we select feed only on their mother's raw milk from birth to 10 months old and then convert to pasture forages in the form of naturally grown, non-GMO perennial and annual rye grasses, fescues, orchard grass, chicory and dandelion. There are absolutely no dietary grain fed to these cattle. Ranchers employ gentle and humane handling practices with these animals including techniques learned at low stress handling schools. Only cattle that are raised in this careful manner, following a unique protocol and chosen from a select phenotype, age and finish can be used. We thank the US cattle ranches dedicated to raising cattle in this more responsible way.
2. Freeze Drying
The beef livers are shipped directly from family farms to the cleanest facilities possible where they undergo stringent and proactive food safety testing. Each batch of liver is also tested for heavy metals. The livers are then delicately processed with freeze drying methods that preserve the integrity of the organs. No synthetic nutrients or other excipients are added.
The freeze-dried beef liver powder is then tested again and bottled in recyclable containers. While some companies opt to add 'flow agents' like magnesium stereate and/or other chemicals that keep bottling equipment running smoothly, we work with specialty bottlers who carefully ensure that no chemicals are used at this point in the process. Because we use only clean, whole food ingredients, our supplements achieve maximum absorption and are truly hypoallergenic. This end result is something truly special.
Key Features of Radiant Life Desiccated Liver Gold
- 100% grass-fed beef liver raised in the USA
- Made from whole, non-defatted livers
- Raw and unrefined
- No synthetic nutrients added
- Excipient free