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How much liver can I safely eat per week?

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Created August 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

How much? I usually eat a little less than a pound once a week. Is that safe?

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on September 01, 2012
at 07:49 PM

Minerals compete for absorption. Copper/zinc antagonize each other, as does iron. You don't absorb all of the iron in liver, even IF it is the bioavailable heme-iron because the other minerals in liver will be competing for absorption in different spots throughout the body. Liver is also a decent source of zinc and manganese and if you're eating beef liver, it's got selenium too. All these minerals keep each other in check.

429e01b74c31847aed3af35ef9973256

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on August 31, 2012
at 06:50 AM

Vit A toxicity doesn't worry me nearly as much as Iron overload. You guys have any thoughts on that?

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on August 31, 2012
at 04:21 AM

I do about 3 ounces a week. It's unappetizing to eat more for me, and not eating it results in an acne eruption, probably due to lack of vitamin A.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 30, 2012
at 08:23 PM

This! I crave liver like crazy, then I eat a bunch for a few days, and then I notice I don't crave it anymore. Your body knows best.

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 30, 2012
at 07:26 PM

so BoneBrothFast, is there a limit you think for non carnivore animal liver? thanks for the correction :)

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on August 30, 2012
at 06:24 PM

I'm sure you can eat quite a large amount safely, whether that's optimal or efficient, that's another story.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 30, 2012
at 03:27 PM

And, if your concerned about copper in beef liver you can just switch to chicken liver or something for a couple days. Seriously the liver scare is bunk....unless your eating polar bear liver (but bone did already say NON-carnivore liver).

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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at 01:38 PM

You're not going to get Vit A toxicity from consuming non-carnivore animal liver. It's just not going to happen unless you're trying to give yourself Vit A toxicity. And Vitamin D keeps Vit A in check.

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at 01:06 PM

Sweet so I'm good with my pound a week then.

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Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

on August 30, 2012
at 12:36 PM

No more than 300g-500g a week other wise, you will be over dosing on Vitamin A toxicity and other minerals like Copper.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on August 30, 2012
at 01:38 PM

You're not going to get Vit A toxicity from consuming non-carnivore animal liver. It's just not going to happen unless you're trying to give yourself Vit A toxicity. And Vitamin D keeps Vit A in check.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 30, 2012
at 03:27 PM

And, if your concerned about copper in beef liver you can just switch to chicken liver or something for a couple days. Seriously the liver scare is bunk....unless your eating polar bear liver (but bone did already say NON-carnivore liver).

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

(501)

on August 30, 2012
at 07:26 PM

so BoneBrothFast, is there a limit you think for non carnivore animal liver? thanks for the correction :)

429e01b74c31847aed3af35ef9973256

(427)

on August 30, 2012
at 01:06 PM

Sweet so I'm good with my pound a week then.

429e01b74c31847aed3af35ef9973256

(427)

on August 31, 2012
at 06:50 AM

Vit A toxicity doesn't worry me nearly as much as Iron overload. You guys have any thoughts on that?

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on September 01, 2012
at 07:49 PM

Minerals compete for absorption. Copper/zinc antagonize each other, as does iron. You don't absorb all of the iron in liver, even IF it is the bioavailable heme-iron because the other minerals in liver will be competing for absorption in different spots throughout the body. Liver is also a decent source of zinc and manganese and if you're eating beef liver, it's got selenium too. All these minerals keep each other in check.

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on August 30, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Eat as much as you can. I'm sure that by the time you get close to any toxic level you will be well and sick of it.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 30, 2012
at 08:23 PM

This! I crave liver like crazy, then I eat a bunch for a few days, and then I notice I don't crave it anymore. Your body knows best.

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on August 31, 2012
at 03:35 AM

When you get gout. That's when you stop.

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