View Full Version : supplements to replace eating organ meats

Mark Gebhard
12-18-2006, 04:47 PM
I've been eating Paleo now for awhile but I feel like I'm missing an important part of the diet by avoiding organ meats, especially the B vitamins. Between limited access to quality organ meat, taste, and general squeamishness, I end up just eating muscle meat all the time.

I'm thinking about adding desiccated liver powder (in gel caps if the taste is bad) and maybe thymus powder. Also, I might add brewer's yeast which seems to have a lot of the vitamins and minerals that are lacking in muscle meats. Does anyone here use any of these three? How about other recommendations?

Steve Shafley
12-18-2006, 04:59 PM
Liver tabs are tricky, though I've heard that Beverly International's are top notch.

Mark Gebhard
12-18-2006, 07:36 PM
Tricky in what way? Finding good quality, grass-fed liver?

Gene Williams
01-28-2008, 07:16 PM
Dr G. recommends beef liver and beef thymus powder from http://www.leviticus11.com

I've just received an order of both. I'll add it to my PWO shake and see what happens. I ordered the adrenal gland powder but they were out of stock and will be for a few weeks.

Garrett Smith
01-29-2008, 05:40 AM
Experiment with the amount, especially the adrenal powder when you receive it.

Coffee + adrenal powder in the morning (only take the adrenal powder in the morning as it contains cortisol) can be very stimulating. Adrenal glandulars contain cortisol and adrenaline/noradrenaline (epinephrine/norepinephrine), a little can go a long way.

I start people at 1/4 teaspoon a morning and work up from there.

If anyone is interested in the liver softgels I use for my patients (and have my wife take), PM me.