4

votes

Anyone eat adrenal glands?

Answered on November 05, 2016
Created August 25, 2011 at 3:29 AM

Many of us eat liver and thymus, some of us heart, but what about adrenals and/or testicles?

One of the more popular supplements is the TG100 glandulars by Allergy research group, which contains a few different glands.Once we get past the squirmishness it seems like eating the real deal could be a pretty good fix for adrenal fatigue.

Anyone know about these?

E835baed77f6f11424de7be69841172e

(0)

on February 09, 2014
at 07:36 AM

Assuming you are otherwise healthy, what you will by all likelihood end up with by eating adrenal glands is a bunch of amino acids and inactive precursors. That could of course lead to a major health improvement if you had some metabolic deficit up to the point of synthesizing the precursor yourself from essential amino acids but not beyond.

On the other hand, adrenaline degenerates quite fast and other hormones aren't exactly long-lasting too. Likely you need to eat it very very fresh, ideally chewing it out of the living animal.

:P

E835baed77f6f11424de7be69841172e

(0)

on February 09, 2014
at 07:36 AM

Your digestion, liver and even blood is designed to break down any hormone, neurotransmitter and substance that mimics those. You would get all sorts of ill effects if not die from eating most plants and animals otherwise.

But it doesn't work 100% perfect (but its damn reliable) and in some cases it doesn't need to be done at all (or there just wasn't much evolutionary need for it). Also it somewhat depends on the individual and their gut flora. If your gut flora is weakened, you would for example be less able to convert mercury into the less harmful ethylmercury.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on September 27, 2011
at 01:56 PM

I haven't been able to get any yet, but I'd imagine slicing them into fairly thin pieces and cooking them very lightly in some ghee or butter would do the trick.

0e9ddbd345ed53954d2c3eb4edc954c9

(203)

on August 27, 2011
at 10:58 AM

According to Dr. Price it's the way to get vitamin C on an all meat diet.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 27, 2011
at 04:08 AM

I'm sure eating them does have many benefits yet to be 'discovered', I'm relying on traditional wisdom of targeting the organ/gland that you need help with and eating that.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 27, 2011
at 04:07 AM

I don't know if that's the only cause.... While I do stay generally low-ish carb, I certainly eat a ton of dates and sweet potatoes. More likely in my case it is from years of a high stress job without proper stress management, along with a fairly intensive workout regimen. I've made a lot of lifestyle changes and have drastically reduced my training volume, I think I need to allow my body to re-group a bit now.

Medium avatar

(39831)

on August 26, 2011
at 08:37 PM

It may be healthy for other reasons, but isn't "adrenal fatigue" the result of chronic hypercortisolemia as a result of a constant need for gluconeogenesis during a low-carb diet?

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 26, 2011
at 02:03 AM

INteresting... I actually just went to my butcher and she cut me a whole thymus right off a cow in the back cooler. It was pretty cool.

  • 64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

    asked by

    (15236)
  • Views
    12.9K
  • Last Activity
    474D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

12 Answers

2
E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

(2226)

on August 25, 2011
at 05:15 AM

I haven't looked into TG100 specifically, but I've been taking (a) Now Foods liver powder, (b) Standard Process Symplex M, (c) Standard Process Hypothalamus PMG, (d) Natural Sources Raw Thyroid Glandular, (e) Natural Sources Raw Multiple Glandular, and (f) Allergy Research Group ImmoPlex Glandular.

I think there's something to the adage that like nourishes like. I figure the hypothalamus supplement may help with leptin sensitivity, the thyroid supplement may help boost metabolism, Symplex M may help with production of growth hormone and testosterone, and the multiple glandulars may just kind of help with everything in general.

They're all fairly cheap, so it's worth a shot. (And the doses are all really small compared to eating the actual glands, so I doubt there's any danger of adverse effects.)

This podcast on the subject is worth listening to.

1
659cef2710acdbea085c9d9d2eb4fd62

on October 01, 2012
at 06:16 AM

Cooking something that is chiefly a source of vitamin c at any temperature is a bad idea and would defeat the purpose.

Sliver it as much as possible and coat it in lemon juice, make it sushi. That it contains so much vitamin c would probably eliminate any sickening effects of having it raw. Proper carnivores have acidic saliva that performs this task. We though certainly are strange organisms.

You should tell your farmer and make a statement that you have no contract with the FDA or interest in it's unqualified policy and belief based regulation only with the farmer and take all legal responsibility and liability for any damages to your person from the sale, the FDA does not have the right at all to enforce what they do unless the individual allows it. Will help if you let your farmer know that the FDA is basically a criminal mob that run extortion rackets on businesses if he doesn't already know.

1
Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on August 26, 2011
at 08:52 PM

I have several professional athlete clients who do this.....I did about 4 yrs ago but have not since. I think it is a great idea if your a high endurance nut.

1
22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on August 25, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I've been taking TG100 for over a year per my doctors suggestion because I had some adrenal fatigue. I found it beneficial.

1
957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on August 25, 2011
at 05:54 AM

Eating Sheep's thyroid gland was the original hypothyroid treatment back in the day. Why not? It may be something you need to source by hunting though.

0
C3d2a2408da3c983dbaba0c1b76aab80

on November 05, 2016
at 02:29 AM

The book "adrenal reset diet" says that in the winter time native Americans would take the animals adrenal glands and divide it equally among everyone. So it was prized among them. That's good enough for me.

 

Eating testicles would help imho. It's a common thing in many cultures, even America. 

 

This follows the homeopathic way of "like treats like".

0
Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on October 01, 2012
at 10:24 AM

Wouldnt the adrenaline cause an adrenic reaction? (Possible not, but this is my initial thought)

E835baed77f6f11424de7be69841172e

(0)

on February 09, 2014
at 07:36 AM

Assuming you are otherwise healthy, what you will by all likelihood end up with by eating adrenal glands is a bunch of amino acids and inactive precursors. That could of course lead to a major health improvement if you had some metabolic deficit up to the point of synthesizing the precursor yourself from essential amino acids but not beyond.

On the other hand, adrenaline degenerates quite fast and other hormones aren't exactly long-lasting too. Likely you need to eat it very very fresh, ideally chewing it out of the living animal.

:P

E835baed77f6f11424de7be69841172e

(0)

on February 09, 2014
at 07:36 AM

Your digestion, liver and even blood is designed to break down any hormone, neurotransmitter and substance that mimics those. You would get all sorts of ill effects if not die from eating most plants and animals otherwise.

But it doesn't work 100% perfect (but its damn reliable) and in some cases it doesn't need to be done at all (or there just wasn't much evolutionary need for it). Also it somewhat depends on the individual and their gut flora. If your gut flora is weakened, you would for example be less able to convert mercury into the less harmful ethylmercury.

0
0442f3e9632f49513d6c952696a25434

on September 27, 2011
at 12:03 PM

I've got some from my butcher (beef-I've heard that raw lamb/sheep can carry some particular disease). Any idea how I should eat them? Guidance would be great!

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on September 27, 2011
at 01:56 PM

I haven't been able to get any yet, but I'd imagine slicing them into fairly thin pieces and cooking them very lightly in some ghee or butter would do the trick.

0
Fe938fcbf3a96413b1baa67b05f065a0

(0)

on September 08, 2011
at 11:10 PM

What an interesting discussion here. I have adrenal fatigue and spent two years of my life on the couch before seeking medication. Of course the FDA has issues with this. It's probably available outside of the U.S. and can be imported without breaking any laws (but I am not sure of that). If it is an issue with the FDA and not DEA and you are not selling it but keeping it for yourself it should be fine to order some sort of freeze dried powdered capsulated version. Customs agents are much too busy looking for other things. I'm no lawyer so don't take my word for it.

0
34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on August 26, 2011
at 07:42 PM

Just read an interesting anecdote about adrenal glands the other day: "The Indians of Canada revealed to Dr. Price that the adrenal glands in the moose prevented scurvy. When an animal was killed, the adrenal gland and its fat were cut up and shared with all members of the tribe."

Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans

0e9ddbd345ed53954d2c3eb4edc954c9

(203)

on August 27, 2011
at 10:58 AM

According to Dr. Price it's the way to get vitamin C on an all meat diet.

0
79fc447191de75e7c178951594a43f13

(448)

on August 25, 2011
at 08:32 PM

I asked my farmer for various glands: adrenal, thymus, thyroid and pituitary. He reported back to me last Saturday that the FDA inspector said no. I love to hear of an example in the US where people are getting adrenal glands passed through inspection.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 26, 2011
at 02:03 AM

INteresting... I actually just went to my butcher and she cut me a whole thymus right off a cow in the back cooler. It was pretty cool.

0
44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on August 25, 2011
at 05:56 AM

I would eat them but i am embarassed to ask them from my butcher, i have all kinds of strange things in my order. Next time i will request beef lips and see if they want to sell those :D

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!