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Offal supplements: What level of nutrition is lost in taking dessicated organ meats in pill form?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Aside from fats that are important co-factors for many vitamins and nutrients, how much, if any nutritional benefit is lost in taking dessicated (powdered) organs like liver, heart, thyroid etc?

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on September 21, 2012
at 10:39 AM

There's always various liver based sausages, and they taste awesome. Things like head cheese and braunschweiger are made with liver and/or heart and taste very delicious.

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on August 09, 2012
at 10:42 PM

You lose all of the fat soluble ones as they are defatted.

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on July 12, 2012
at 03:06 AM

May I ask why you don't like armour? The fillers?

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:44 AM

None, really, unless it states that certain elements have been extracted (like thyroxine-free thyroid gland). But to equal a 4oz piece of liver, you'd have to swallow a lot of pills. I take nutri-meds natural thyroid gland which actually includes the T3 and T4 hormones because I don't want to take Armour.

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Not sure what the nutritional differences would be, but a lot of people take "liver supplements" by chopping up a beef liver into tiny pieces (about as big as a pill/tablet), freezing them, and then swallowing a couple of 'em whole.

I'm not quite that brave yet. I don't eat anywhere near enough offal. I love chicken liver pate, but when it comes to beef, I still have to hide it in meat loaf and chili. Ick...

When dealing with dessicated organs and glands, it's one area where I'd go out of my way to buy from a reputable brand, even if it meant paying more (which it will). Dr. Ron's has a good line, but it's $$$.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on September 21, 2012
at 10:39 AM

There's always various liver based sausages, and they taste awesome. Things like head cheese and braunschweiger are made with liver and/or heart and taste very delicious.

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