BLADDER RESTORE — $50
— Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual.* —
NOURISH YOUR WAY TO HEALTH & HAPPINESS With BLADDER RESTORE *
For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health, and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth. In the modern world, we unknowingly struggle to fulfill our nutritional needs in order to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where our bladder health is in sharp decline... with over one-third of our people suffering with chronic and recurrent bladder conditions related to pain, incontinence and urinary tract infections. The solution is to address the root cause with dietary, lifestyle, and behavioral choices while nourishing and supporting our bladder with proven anthropological ways that are backed by modern science... this includes the use of Bladder Restore.
WE EVOLVED USING ALL PARTS OF THE ANIMAL
THE BLADDER WAS CONSIDERED SACRED...
In the arctic regions, the indigenous peoples practiced special rituals to please the spirits of the animals they harvested that year. If they ignored the rituals, they believed that the spirits might punish them by causing sickness or other misfortune. In many communities, the wife of a hunter might offer a drink of water to an animal that had been killed. She would do this to satisfy its spirit.
In Alaska, the Inuit saved the bladders of the seals they killed and later released them back into the ocean, during the annual bladder festival. They believed a seal's spirit rested within its bladder. Releasing the inflated bladders into the ocean was how they honored and appeased the spirits of all the animals taken during the hunt in the past season. They believed the bladders allowed the animals to reincarnate so that they could hunt for them again the following season.
THE BLADDER WAS CONSIDERED HEALING...
There's an ancient Mongolian story of a well respected elder who went into isolation when he began to struggle with recurrent bouts of uncontrollable urination. His son — a great hunter — went into the mountains to take a deer and returned with the kidneys and bladder for his father. The son made a soup with the fresh kidney and bladder and fed it to his father every morning with the ancient promise of "like cures like." On the 9th night, the father's bladder curse suddenly abated. This intuitive, native wisdom cured the elder and enabled him to return to a full life. This story has remained with Mongialian tribes like the Noyakin and the Manghut to serve a greater purpose... to pass on the wisdom of feeding the kidney and bladder to those with ailing bladders.
Whole food, nutrient dense organs and glandulars can provide great benefit for those seeking targeted support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did. Grassfed Bladder Restore is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine bladder, kidney, and liver with tissue specific proteins, peptides, cofactors, and enzymes, to nourish and support one's own bladder and urinary tract health.
BENEFITS OF BLADDER RESTORE
Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. For instance, the traditional way of treating a person with urinary ailments was to feed the person the bladder of a healthy animal. Similarly, eating the liver and kidney of a healthy animal was believed to support nutrient deficiencies, energy levels and overall health... This is known as “like supports like”.
Organs and glandulars were a staple of our early ancestors' diets as the ultimate superfood, for good reason. It turns out, this nourishing tradition is backed by science... "Radioisotope labeling studies in animals have shown conclusively that, when eaten, organs and glands selectively travel to the corresponding organs and glands in high concentrations. This research, done at the University of Scotland in Edinburgh, lends credence to the ancient practice of eating animal organs to help ensure health in one’s corresponding organs..." - Dr. Ron Schmid, ND.*
Our early ancestors knew this, which is why their traditional diets included the frequent and nourishing consumption of nose-to-tail organ meats like bladder, kidney, and liver.
Understanding the Urinary System and What it Needs to Thrive
While so many people today struggle with incontinence, urinary infections, painful bladder syndrome, and more… understanding the urinary system and then applying ancestral wisdom to our lifestyle can make all the difference.
The entire urinary system is essentially a filtration, regulation, and excretion system that involves multiple organs in its processes. The kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra all work together to form our urinary system. This system’s most well known function is it’s role of cleansing and detoxifying, as it filters blood through the kidneys and produces urine to remove waste products from our body. However, the urinary system has far more influence in the body than it’s esteemed responsibility of fluid transformation and excretion... It helps to maintain homeostasis, as it is responsible for electrolyte balance, hormone production, controlling the composition and volume of blood, and maintaining healthy blood pressure.
Did you know that our urinary system has its own microbiome? Yep! Recent studies challenge the long-held paradigm that a healthy bladder is sterile. Just like how our gut has its own microbiome that influences our digestion, absorption of nutrients, and even our mental and emotional patterns... our urinary system has a microbiome that influences immune response, muscle signalling, and supports its optimal function. If the urinary microbiome is out of balance and overrun with pathogenic bacteria one may suffer from interstitial cystitis, UTIs, spasmodic bladder, etc. *(6)
Unfortunately, most healthcare practitioners are unaware this microbiome even exists, nor are they aware of how to support it. In the modern world, most people treat UTIs with antibiotics which further disrupt the urinary microbiome, not to mention the gut microbiome too!
The good news is, there’s are other ways to support bladder health… by adhering to the ways of our ancestors and consuming the whole animal (nose-to-tail). Supporting the urinary microbiome has been shown to reduce the risk of UTIs as well as the severity of incontinence in randomized trial participants.*(6) Bladder Restore may help return the urinary microbiome to a healthy state, improve muscle signaling, and restore the optimal function of our bladder.*
BLADDER… rich in bladder specific proteins, peptides, enzymes, & cofactors that support optimal bladder health and function.
Located within the pelvic cavity, just above and behind the pubic bone sits our trusted bladder. Flexible, yet muscular, this organ is about the size and shape of a pear when empty and expands to the size of a softball when full. The inside layer of the bladder is lined with rugae... these are the ridges that allow the bladder to expand and contract (rugae exist in our stomach and intestines too!). Once our bladder reaches maximum capacity, stretch receptors send signals to the brain that say “it’s time to drain the main vein!” If the bladder is infected, inflammation can interfere with signals between the brain and bladder, which leads to involuntary muscle contractions, causing less than desirable accidents... or worse, an adult dependent on diapers and other external support products for incontinence.
An adequate supply of bladder specific vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, and peptides, are required to support the optimal function of the bladder, ureters, and urethra. Bladder Restore contains all of these specific nutrients and has been shown to *:
- Support Optimal Bladder Health Based On "Like Supports Like"
- Restore Balance to the Urinary Microbiome
- Improve Bladder Muscle Signalling and Control
Decrease Inflammation of the Entire Urinary System
KIDNEY... rich in B12, Selenium, & DAO supports optimal kidney health and detoxification pathways
Our kidneys are large, bean-shaped organs towards the back of the abdomen. Located in the lower part of our bellies, the right kidney is slightly lower in position than the left, allowing room for the liver. The kidneys have several functions including excretion, regulation, and the production of a few key hormones and enzymes.
Kidneys are responsible for the elimination of water-soluble metabolic waste and foreign materials. They regulate the volume of fluids and the concentration of various electrolytes in the body. A rather complex system of tubes within the kidneys filter substances such as sodium (salt) and chloride. Minerals that we need will be reabsorbed into the bloodstream, while toxins and excess minerals will be released via the urine.
As it relates to hormone production, the kidneys produce renin and erythropoietin and convert Vitamin D (from sun, food, or supplements) into its "bioactive" form. Renin is important for regulating blood pressure, and erythropoietin helps to produce red blood cells. Most of the vitamin D in our blood is actually inactive until it is transformed by the liver, then activated by the kidneys. Active vitamin D stimulates the uptake of calcium from food and also helps to regulate the response of the immune system to infection. Low Vitamin D stores have been shown to increase susceptibility to urinary tract infections.
The kidneys also produce the enzyme DAO which inhibits histamine. For those with histamine intolerance (an overabundance of histamine and a definciney of DAO) histamine can enter the urinary tract, weaken the urothelium, and allow toxins from urine to spill back into the bloodstream. Grass Fed Kidney provides comprehensive and systemic histamine support with targeted mechanisms as it contains DAO, selenium, B12, endogenous methyl donors, and supports methylation.
An adequate supply of kidney specific vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and peptides are required to support the optimal function of the urinary system. Bovine Kidney contains all of these specific nutrients and has been shown to support *:
- Optimal Kidney Health Based On "Like Supports Like"
- Histamine Metabolism & Detoxification
- Electrolyte balance and reduced fluid retention
- Vitality, Energy, & Thyroid Health (high in B12 and selenium)
LIVER... rich in vitamin A, B12, choline, folate, riboflavin & many other powerful nutrients that most people are deficient in.
Nestled in our abdomen above the stomach and spleen, sits one of our largest internal organs, the liver. While not directly included in the urinary system, our liver may be the most essential organ relating to it. Our liver participates in over 500 vital biological functions. As it relates to urinary functions, the liver plays a major role in blood filtration. All blood leaving the stomach and intestines passes through the liver, where the liver breaks down, balances, and converts the nutrients into forms that are easier for the rest of the body to utilize. Our liver is responsible for clearing our blood of toxic substances, breaking down old or damaged blood cells, and producing urea… which the kidneys will release later as urine. A healthy liver will support healthy kidneys and thus... a healthy bladder!
It’s true… every system in our body relies on the liver. Liver is nature's most nutrient dense superfood and it's the only meaningful source of fully formed vitamin A (retinol), which is critical to healthy cell repair. Liver provides fundamental building blocks like vitamin A, vitamin B12, choline, folate and heme iron to support virtually all biological functions including methylation, detoxification, and blood filtration. If our liver health is ailing, all other systems will fail. Consuming Grass Fed Beef Liver supports all tissues and fundamental health.
Ancestral wisdom backed by science
Dr. Royal Lee, and other early nutritional pioneers, believed the degenerative processes of a specific organ / gland could be reversed by ingesting the corresponding raw materials specific to that organ / gland.* Based on the concept of "like supports like," consuming Bladder Restore may strengthen and support our own bladder, kidneys, and liver… this ancestral superfood is especially rich in bladder, kidney, and liver specific enzymes and antimicrobial peptides. These essential nutrients all work synergistically with each other in harmony with nature, and in harmony with the wisdom of our ancestors.
Peptides are tissue-specific information molecules, which influence gene expression, start the process of protein synthesis in cells, and regulate proper cell functioning. Enzymes are biological catalysts that encourage metabolic, catabolic, and digestive processes in the body, in other words, they help cells rebuild and detoxify.
A young, healthy person's organs and glands consistently produce an optimal amount of peptides and enzymes, but as we age and are impacted by a number of different stressors ( environmental toxins, poor nutrition, stress, etc.) our organs and glands will decrease protein synthesis and no longer be able to form new peptides or enzymes. Deficiency of these nutrients results in cellular dysfunction, degenerative diseases, and accelerated aging.
One of the most effective ways to counter this deficiency is the consumption of bladder, kidney, and liver specific peptides and enzymes, by consuming their respective glandulars (Bladder Restore). While liver peptides and enzymes are only found within liver tissues, the same goes for bladder, kidney, and so on... it turns out mammalian specific peptides and enzymes are bio-identical to one another. In other words, bovine peptides and enzymes are accepted by the human body as our own endogenous substances. Consuming Bladder Restore supplies our bodies with peptides and enzymes it can recognize and use for optimal bladder function.
- Pasture Raised In New Zealand
- Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
- 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
- Third Party Tested For Purity
- Allergen Free
CONSIDER THE SOURCE
New Zealand seems like it was made for raising healthy animals. Its location and climate produce pristine conditions for cattle, sheep, and fish. The farmers and fishers have uncanny expertise handed down for generations. New Zealand is unique among meat-producing regions in the world because its climate is moderate so the grass in the pastures grows fresh and grows green year-round which means the cows and sheep can eat the food that’s healthiest for them every day of the year.
Our nose-to-tail product line is always from grassfed, inspected animals born and raised without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Health of livestock used for manufacturing in New Zealand is closely monitored by a world leading biosecurity system that is second to none, and is a global exemplar. Strict government licensing, auditing and certification procedures mean that our genuine New Zealand freeze dried products can be used with complete confidence in their origin, safety and efficacy. Freeze-drying preserves the heat sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors of components leaving the nutrients in the same balance as found in nature.
We care deeply about each and every aspect of our "seed to supplement" way of life... great love and gratitude goes out to the souls of our animal brethren, such beautiful creatures that were sacrificed so that we could be nourished.
* Our product line is 100% additive-free. Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents... except with our Bone and Marrow (see Other Ingredients) *
- Serving Size: 6 Capsules
- Servings Per Container: 30
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grass Fed Bladder (Bovine) 1000mg
Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grass Fed Kidney (Bovine) 1000mg
Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grass Fed Liver (Bovine) 1000mg
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Gelatin Capsules
SUGGESTED USE: Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
MANUFACTURED IN THE USA: ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENTS, LLC
* FDA STATEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
BLADDER RESTORE CONTAINS...
- Proteins, Peptides, Enzymes, and Stem Cells Specific to the Urinary System (Bladder, Kidney, Ureters, & Urethra)
- Preformed Vitamin A (aka retinol), Choline, Folate, Copper, Selenium
- Bio-Available DAO, Renin, & Eyrithropoytin
- Molecular Biodirectors — DNA Blueprints To Build and Repair Healthy Tissue
BLADDER RESTORE SUPPORTS...
- Urinary Tract Health Based On "Like Supports Like"
- Bladder Strength and Flexibility
- Electrolyte Balance and Reduced Fluid Retention
- Bladder Muscle Signalling & Control
- Fundamental Health and Detoxification Pathways
SUGGESTED USE (6 CAPSULES PER day)
Our Blladder Restore is a whole food dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine bladder, kidney, and liver. The suggested use of this supplement is to take 6 capsules per day (even though it technically is food) or as directed by a healthcare professional — for added support, the dose can be doubled. If consuming more than six capsules at once, the doses should be separated by at least three hours to improve tolerability.
POTENTIAL ISSUES (DETOX REACTION)
Most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction. Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness and other flu-like symptoms. In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online... cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens and unwanted material.
A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 6 capsules per day. If you know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, you may wish to start slow when adding this product to your current regimen. Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day and increasing by just 1 capsule every couple of days — this method may take a full two weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 6 capsules per day.
For customers that are highly sensitive to supplements and/or have an autoimmune and/or methylation SNPs, I suggest that you "play it safe" by introducing just one new capsule per week. In other words, just 1 capsule during the 1st week... 2 capsules during the 2nd week... 3 capsules during the 3rd week and so on... yes, this will take some time to reach the suggested dosages but this greatly helps to ensure tolerability of this deep nourishment so that it has a chance to do good.
high quality ORGANS & GLANDS
Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating nose-to-tail nourishment in your routine because, well... you're educated now... you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that they provide superlative health benefits that are missing in our modern diets. The next step is sourcing it. It's important that you source the highest quality because not all organs, glands and cartilage are created equal. Consider the source.
- Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands and Waters
- Should Come From Pasture Raised or Wild Caught Animals
- Should Come From Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Animals
- Should Come From Animals That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
- Should Also Be Ultra Pure... Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents, No Allergens
- Should Be Non-Defatted
- Should Be 100% Freeze Dried... Freeze Drying Preserves Heat Sensitive Biological Activity
SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS (3) FOR EVERYONE
If you're going to pick just one ancestral supplement to start with, make it our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER... unless you need targeted support with another specific organ system (see below). If you are going to pick two supplements, our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER and our GRASS FED BEEF ORGANS provide complementary and synergistic nourishment. If you can add a third supplement, GRASS FED BONE MARROW fills fat soluble nutrition gaps, provides stem cells, bovine cartilage, glycosaminoglycans and the fat soluble activators that nutrition giant Dr. Weston Price extensively wrote about.
- Grass Fed Beef Liver
- Grass Fed Beef Organs (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen)
- Grass Fed Bone Marrow
On the other hand, if you're looking for targeted organ support, you may be interested in our GRASS FED TALLOW to support hormone health (or) our GRASS FED THYROID to support a struggling thyroid (or) our GRASS FED THYMUS to support thymus function and immune health... you get the picture.* We have a nose-to-tail product line that can be found on our "Products" page. If you can't find what you're looking for (or) you're not sure what you're looking for, send us an email and we'll do everything we can to help. Brian@ancestralsupplements.com
BLADDER RESTORE Summary
Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of nose-to-tail dining since the beginning of time. Bladder Restore is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides 100% pure New Zealand Grass Fed Bovine Bladder, Kidney, and Liver containing high amounts of DAO, Selenium, Vitamin A, B12, B6, along with tissue specific peptides, enzymes, and cofactors. Based on the concept of "like supports like," Bladder Restore may nourish and support our own bladder and urinary tract health.* Bladder Restore is the nutritional solution to reclaiming our bladder strength and flexibility. That said, I believe the ultimate solution is a return to ancestral living. To know more about achieving optimal health and confidence with ancestral living techniques, go to our About Us page.
Not all bladder products are created equal. Look for the highest quality bladder, kidney, liver, etc... they should be grass fed, grass finished, from animals that are hormone, pesticide and GMO free. If considering a supplement, look for one that is ultra pure (without binders, fillers (or) flow agents) and look for the freeze dried variety as these have been shown to optimally preserve nutritional factors, growth factors and co-factors.
Lifestyle Practices for optimizing bladder health
Mind Your Magnesium Levels- When we begin to increase our intake of nourishing, nutrient-rich foods such as organ meats, our vitamin, mineral and protein status increases including those that interact with vitamins A and D. Therefore, our need for magnesium increases. Our needs for magnesium will always vary based on diet and environmental stressors. That said, I always suggest every customer that is new to taking our Ancestral Supplements (or adding any more of our products to their regimen) also starts increasing their magnesium intake.
Magnesium ensures our muscles and nerves function properly, and many health experts believe that magnesium can actually improve incontinence symptoms by reducing bladder muscle spasms. By consuming adequate amounts of magnesium, we can reap even more benefits from nose-to-tail nutrition.
Retrain Your Muscles- Strength training with squats, overhead presses, deadlift, kettlebell swings, etc. will help to build overall muscle and core strength, reduce abdominal fat, and can help to reduce pressure on your bladder. Our bladder is a muscular organ. The walls of the bladder are mainly formed by detrusor muscle, which allows the bladder to contract and expand. You can support the detrusor muscle with strength training… Yep, just like your daily workout in the gym, you should build a daily pelvic floor routine.
So how do you build a pelvic floor strengthening routine? I’d suggest targeted strength training with kegels. A kegel is essentially a pelvic floor contraction. (If you don’t know how to contract your pelvic floor, try stopping your pee mid stream-- that’s the muscle contraction we’re focusing on.) Pretty simple. Here is a general rep scheme: Contract the pelvic floor muscles and hold as long as you can. Do 3 sets of 20 reps. This should take less than 5 minutes and you can literally do this anywhere, anytime, no equipment necessary.
Consider Your Water Source- At one point you may have considered consuming less water with the intention of going to the bathroom less often. While this sounds like a good short term solution, dehydrating yourself is an unfortunate trade off. More concentrated urine, usually darker in color, can irritate your bladder and cause more issues. The goal should always be to return the body to normal functioning so you can enjoy a rich quality of life and optimal health.
I’d suggest increasing water consumption in order to frequently flush bacteria and toxins from the urinary tract. That said, only drink high quality native spring water. Tap water, plastic bottled water, low quality filtered water will do you no good. These impure water sources are laden with chemicals, micro plastics, pharmaceuticals, etc. which will always cause more damage. Other foods and drinks that can contribute to overactive bladder symptoms include: alcohol, sugar, artificial sweeteners, chocolate, citrus fruits, tomatoes, coffee, soda, spicy foods, & tea
Consider returning to the ways of our ancestors and collecting your own pure spring water… Check out findaspring.org or look for a local high quality, glass bottled spring water. Drink up! Stay hydrated!
Clean Up Your Diet (Keto or Carnivore)-
A standard ketogenic/paleo/primal diet can fix most health issues over time and can be remarkably therapeutic. That said, if you have chronic or recurrent urinary infections I suggest doing a true nose-to-tail carnivore diet (without eggs or dairy) for 30 days. You'd be amazed at how many people require this to regain the best version of themselves.
A typical diet for most modern people is high in sugar and carbs which feeds harmful bacteria and runs down the immune system, opening the door for UTI's and recurrent infections. Unfortunately even many modern diets touted to be health conscious may be contributing to bladder issues. For example, plant based diets, or even just the simple “healthy” addition of a daily spinach salad, kale smoothie, green juice, etc. can aggravate the urinary system as these foods load you up with oxalates, leading to kidney stones and bladder irritations. Removing oxalates from your diet (try nose-to-tail carnivore) is one of the most beneficial things you can do to support your bladder and kidney health. Oxalate crystals (only found in plant foods) can get lodged in our soft tissues and cause a myriad of health problems, including kidney stones, joint problems and bladder issues. Oxalate toxicity symptoms tend to be very insidious... proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects.
Clean up your diet by considering a primal ketogenic diet, or for those of you who have recurrent infections, irritated bladder, or kidney issues, consider a nose to tail carnivore diet for at least 30 days.
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- Lee R. Kidney Cytotrophin. In Product Bulletins, circa 1950.
- Lee R, Hanson W. Protomorphology: The Principles of Cell Auto-Regulation. Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee, 1947