Remedy Using Desiccated Liver Powder |

By Elizabeth Kahn, eHow contributor

Desiccated liver powder is concentrated, dried liver, usually that of a cow. Liver is a nutrient-dense supplement that can help boost energy, libido, muscle growth, brain power and general health. Liver is a rich source of nutrients such as vitamin A, arachidonic acid, DHA and B vitamins.  Liver contains an unknown “anti-fatigue factor.” Supplements given to rats greatly boosted their swimming endurance. It may be because liver is rich in carnitine, lipoic acid and other energy-related nutrients whose food sources have not been sufficiently researched.

Desiccated Liver

  • Now Foods sells a desiccated liver supplement with minimal additives. Dr. Ron’s sells a grass-fed version of this supplement.

Grass-Fed Liver

  • It is a good idea to use organic, grass-fed liver. For a source of local, fresh, grass-fed liver you can contact your local Weston A. Price Foundation chapter. North Star Bison has great tasting, fresh liver.

To Treat

  • Desiccated liver supplements can be used to treat anemia, low energy, liver disorders, and to build healthy red blood cells and relieve stress.

Vitamin A Concerns

  • Liver is high in vitamin A and consuming an amount of vitamin A over 100,000 international units daily over a long period of time can cause problems such as abdominal and liver problems, hair loss and pregnancy related problems including birth defects.  Watch your overall vitamin A intake while taking this product. Consult your doctor before taking this or any supplement.