Grass Fed Beef HEART — $44
— 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 GRASS FED beef HEART
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. Up to 12% of the U.S. adult population has heart disease. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Whole food, nutrient dense organs and glands 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 Beef Heart is a whole food dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine heart as it exists in nature. This whole food is the richest source of CoQ10 and also provides proteins, peptides, cofactors and enzymes exclusively expressed in heart tissue which may strengthen and support one's own heart.* Our mission is our purpose... putting back in, what the modern world has left out.
- Pasture Raised In New Zealand
- Grass-fed & Grass-Finished
- Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
- 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 cattle. Its location and climate produce pristine conditions for cattle, and the farmers 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 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 preser
* Our product line is 100% additive-free... Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents *
- Serving Size 3 to 6 Capsules
- Servings Per Container 30 to 60
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grassfed Beef Heart 1500MG to 3000MG
- Grass Fed Heart (Bovine) 500mg
- Grass Fed Liver (Bovine) 50mg
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Collagen (Beef Gelatin) Capsules
SUGGESTED USE: Three to 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.
BENEFITS OF EATING HEART
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 a weak heart was to feed the person the heart of a healthy animal. Similarly, eating the kidneys of a healthy animal was believed to support urinary ailments and overall kidney health... Pancreas was fed to people with digestive problems... and spleen was fed to people with immune and blood deficiencies.
Organ meats 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.
BEEF HEART IS HIGH IN...
- Proteins, Peptides, Enzymes & Cofactors Expressed In Heart Tissue
- The Super Nutrient Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10)
- Vitamin B12
- Collagen And Elastin
BEEF HEART SUPPORTS...
- Heart Health Based On "Like Supports Like" *
- Blood Pressure Health *
- Mitochondria Health * (supports energy, endurance, stamina and immune health) *
- Athletic Performance *
- Connective Tissue Health *
SUGGESTED USE (3 TO 6 CAPSULES A DAY)
Six capsules provides the equivalent of one ounce of fresh, raw whole bovine heart that you’d get from your local farmer (or) butcher. Our Grass Fed Beef Heart is a whole food dietary supplement that can be taken with (or) without food (even though it technically is food). The suggested use is 3 to 6 capsules a day which can be consumed all at once, or divided servings throughout the day.
high quality ORGANS & GLANDS
Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating organ meats 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 organ meats are created equal. Consider the source, and consider the following:
- Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands
- Should Come From Pasture Raised Cows
- Should Come From Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Cows
- Should Come From Cows 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)
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 and provides the fat soluble activators that nutrition giant Dr. Weston Price extensively wrote about.
- Grass Fed Beef Liver
- Grass Fed Beef Organs
- Grass Fed Bone Marrow
On the other hand, if you're looking for targeted organ support, you may be interested in our GRASS FED BEEF HEART to support heart health (or) our GRASS FED THYROID to support a struggling thyroid (or) our GRASS FED SPLEEN to support spleen 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.
GRASSFED Beef HEART Summary
Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of nose-to-tail dining since the beginning of time. Grassfed beef heart is especially rich in the supernutrient CoQ10, vitamin B12, collagen and elastin, and proteins, peptides, enzymes and cofactors that are exclusively expressed in heart tissue. The health and happiness effects of consuming beef heart include supporting one's own heart, blood pressure health and mitochondria health (the energy currency).*
Not all organ meats are the same. Look for a high quality beef heart that comes from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows 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 and co-factors.
SAFETY OF OUR GRASS-FED, PASTURE-RAISED LIVER
For those interested, beef heart that is freeze-dried does not flow very well into capsules. The solution... add a little bit of freeze-dried liver. This is why and how we developed the constituents of our Beef Heart supplement (500MG HEART With 50MG LIVER). I frequently field questions regarding the addition of our liver as it relates to safety concerns. This section should cover it.
High quality liver from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows is completely safe to consume. There is a common misconception about the liver being a storage depot for toxins which couldn't be further from fact. One of the many roles of liver is to filter toxins and send them to be expelled — usually in the urine via the kidney. In other words, the liver does not hold on to toxins, it expels them. The liver does act as a storage depot for vitamins, minerals and glycogen. Rest assured, liver from healthy animals is safe, nutritious and time-tested.
Need more assurance... Recall that liver is rich in choline, folate and B12. A diet rich in these nutrients supports methylation. Amongst other things, methylation is central to detoxification. What's more, is that without adequate choline (most Americans) fatty deposits may accumulate that contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Downstream issues include compromised detoxification, high cholesterol and memory problems. The take home message is this... grass-fed, pasture-raised liver is not only safe to consume but one could say that its nutrients are required to support and optimize our own detoxification pathways. Enjoy!
ACTIVATING AN ANCIENT PATHWAY
Our early ancestors were regularly subjected to cold temperatures. It’s most likely why we humans have brown adipose tissue (BAT). BAT is especially abundant in newborns and in hibernating mammals. It is also present and metabolically active in adult humans and its primary function is thermoregulation. In the modern world though, we are rarely subjected to cold temperatures for any real duration... Let's face it, who likes that uncomfortable frigid feeling that comes with cold, especially when we have access to warmth 24/7. In modern times, we simply put on some clothes… turn up the heater… or we avoid the cold altogether by staying inside. Our potential for strength and health remains encoded in our DNA, and under certain conditions, we can genetically express the strongest, healthiest version of ourselves. Those "certain conditions" almost always have to do with nose-to-tail nutrition. In this instance, it has to do with getting cold.
Intentional cold exposures initiate adaptive processes and response mechanisms that are hardwired into our genes. We have 60,000 miles of blood vessels within us that are lined with smooth muscles that constrict (or) dilate based on our perception of temperature. This process of vasoconstriction and vasodilation is like exercise for your blood vessels.
Cold exposure benefits include boosting heart health through improved circulation and increased tolerance to stress, upgraded immunity, and enhanced metabolic flexibility. Rhonda Patrick, PHD writes “cold exposures increase cold shock proteins including one in the brain that repairs damaged synapses and in muscle prevents atrophy, how cold-induced norepinephrine lowers inflammation and pain by decreasing the levels of 3 inflammatory mediators…” This is very, very interesting stuff and it's grounded in evolutionary science.
Give it a try. Start with cold / hot shower contrasts for 30 seconds at a time. At first, you'll down right hate me for it because it is down right uncomfortable. Continue the shower contrasts over a 30 day period. Take notice how you feel afterwards... it will keep you coming back for more. It gets easier and easier because the adaptive mechanisms, including the smooth muscles that line the blood vessels, adapt... they get stronger, faster and more efficient at doing what they were designed to do. You will notice that your ability to withstand cold will increase considerably after only a few days. Like any other stressor, we adapt… it gets easier… and it starts to feel amazing.
You never know, cold exposures could easily be the missing link to the strength, energy and other health benefits that we are all after. Send me an email... let me know your thoughts... let me know your questions. I'd love to hear from you. Our mission is our purpose... putting back in, what the modern world has left out.
HOW MUCH COQ10 IN GRASSFED BEEF HEART
Keep in mind that grass fed heart is the richest source of CoQ10 that exists in nature... that said, there's more to the story than "experts" recommending 100 to 200mg of exogenous CoQ10 per day. I hope that you will read this entire response so that you will know the importance of endogenous production and how to best support it in harmony with our biology. I promise you that it's worth the read.
A six capsule serving of our Grass Fed Beef Heart will supply approximately 10mg of CoQ10... Six capsules provides the equivalent of one ounce of fresh, raw whole bovine heart that you’d get from your local farmer (or) butcher. That said, even if you consumed a plateful of grass fed heart, say 6 ounces, you'd be getting approximately 60 mg of CoQ10.
Like I said, there's obviously more to the story when it comes to managing your CoQ10 status at the tissue level (hint, hint: endogenous production is pretty important here). There is really nothing that exists in "nature" that would have regularly supplied "supra physiological" amounts of CoQ10 that are found in many CoQ10 supplements today. In fact, research points to us requiring up to 500 mg per day of CoQ10. If the average CoQ10 content of the western diet is only 5 mg per day, then food contributes only about 1 percent of daily CoQ10 requirements — the balance comes from endogenous production (within the body).
Synthesis of CoQ10 indispensably requires the B vitamins (vitamins B2, B6, B12, folate, niacin and pantothenic acid) along with several trace elements, including selenium, which protects CoQ10 from oxidation. Deficiencies in any of these nutrients result in reduced synthesis of CoQ10 and cause many other adverse effects as well.
So how do we manage our CoQ10 status at the tissue level... in our hearts, and in our livers and in our brains (not just in our blood)... Eat traditional foods that contain high amounts of CoQ10 such as grass fed liver, grass fed heart and grass fed brain. Don't do this for the CoQ10 content... Do this because these foods provide the vitamin and mineral content to support endogenous production of CoQ10.
In summary, the vitamin and mineral content of foods is therefore of greater importance for maintaining CoQ10 status than their CoQ10 content. Remember just how smart nature is... Most of the foods that contain significant amounts of CoQ10 are also rich in many of the nutrients required for CoQ10 synthesis (heart, liver and brain). These foods were prized by our early ancestors for a reason which is why their traditional diets included the frequent and nourishing consumption of nose-to-tail organ meats.
Send me an email... reply to the comment... let me know your thoughts... let me know your questions. I'd love to hear from you.
— There has never been a case of mad cow disease in New Zealand. BSE (mad cow disease), scrapie and other known TSE’s, do not occur in New Zealand. A national surveillance program is in place to provide comprehensive monitoring —
TOP TO IMPROVE BLOOD PRESSURE HEALTH
- Once again, cut the carbs, increase healthy fats (bone marrow, egg yolks, ghee, wild fish) and lose more weight.
- Quarterly fasting (5-day water only fast)
- Increase intake of beneficial minerals like potassium, magnesium, and natural calcium and hyaluronic acid (from whole egg shells)
- Eat only grass-fed / grass-finished dairy products like yogurt, ghee, real butter and real cheese
- Eat at least one pound of fatty fish per week
- Increase NO2 (nitric oxide) by eating more beets, more mid-day sun and perform a nitric oxide dump as seen here.
- Move more... it's just walking (30 mins in morning, 30 mins in afternoon, 30 minutes after dinner)
- Sleep more, sleep better... see our Ancestral Guide To Better Sleep
- Shut your mouth and perform deep diaphragmatic breathing. Slow breathing lowers blood pressure and enhances baroreflex sensitivity, a mechanism to control blood pressure via heart rate, in people with high blood pressure. This finding was so strong that researchers suggested slow breathing "appear potentially beneficial in the management of hypertension." Google "Buteyko method" for more info.
- Connect to the earth daily, especially when blood pressure seems out of control... Perhaps buy a pair of grounding sheets.
- Cold showers are a must
- Avoid stress
- Supplements (see below)
NOTE: Nitric oxide is a potent vasodilator, which means it causes your blood vessels to expand and dilate, promoting blood flow and lowering blood pressure.
If high blood pressure is related to kidney health (or a rhabdo event), this is a must read Mercola article here.
If situational high blood pressure is a recurrent issue, try slowing your respiratory rate to just six breaths per minute for a period of five minutes. This practice has been shown to significantly reduce blood pressure and result in a small reduction in resting heart rate.
Are you on a calcium channel blocker (CCB)... is your body drawing calcium out of your bones and teeth to reach homeostasis in your blood and tissue... if so, consider consuming whole egg shells. Let me know if you need my recipe... my kids, wife and I take about 2 to 5 grams of egg shells daily and we also eat skin-on, bone-in sardines (along with wild fish eggs) on Wed and Sun.
SUPPLEMENTS FOR BLOOD PRESSURE HEALTH
- Magnesium — topical and oral... I like Ancient Minerals and Trace Minerals respectively
- Dr. Mercola's Krill Oil
- Beet Juice
- Hibiscus Tea
- Vitamin A (preferably from grass fed liver)
- Vtiamin D (preferably from sunshine)
- Vitamin K (preferably from bone marrow and fermented foods)
- Ancestral Supplements Lung (w/ Liver) - for fundamental support; for targeted arteriovascular support
- Ancestral Supplements Bone Marrow - for fundamental support
- Ancestral Supplements Heart - for CoQ10, mitochondrial health and for targeted heart support
- OPTIONAL: Ancestral Supplements Kidney - for kidney support; if struggling kidney health is a root cause
If you're not going to eat farm fresh liver, seared heart steak strips and/or homemade bone broth, consider our Grass Fed Lung (w/ Liver), our Grass Fed Bone Marrow and our Grass Fed Heart. These are fundamental to our physiology and provided the targeted support that many of our functional healthcare practitioners consider in their own practices.
All animal cells contain nourishing cholesterol; therefore, all animal foods have it, including our supplements. Most of our nose-to-tail foods have less than 1/10th of just one gram of fat per capsule... this is hardly anything. There is approximately 4 mg of glandular derived cholesterol per capsule to nourish cell membranes, to support hormones (including the synthesis of vitamin D), to synthesize neurotransmitters and to support overall nerve function — just to name a few. Here are some simple, verifiable scientific facts...
- Dietary cholesterol has little, or nothing, to do with blood cholesterol numbers.
- Heart attacks occur more often in people with "normal" ldl cholesterol numbers.
- Inflammation, triglycerides, fasting blood sugar and blood pressure are better predictors of heart health.
- "High" cholesterol is a predictor of longevity.
Cholesterol level often reflects chronic inflammation in the body; the more inflammation you have, the higher your total cholesterol tends to be. Your body makes cholesterol to "patch up damages" from this ongoing inflammation. Cholesterol levels may also reflect the need to nourish other biological functions too... cell membranes, hormones, neurotransmitters, etc. For instance, when we're under a lot of stress (physical, mental and /or emotional), the body calls up its reserves of cholesterol to make corticoid hormones so that we can deal appropriately with the stress. Receptors for serotonin, the body's feel-good chemical, require cholesterol to work properly, which explains why low cholesterol is associated with depression, brain fog and other mood disorders.
Need more assurance.. Recall that foods like liver, bone marrow and other organs / glands give us the vital nourishment that we need for energy metabolism, a strong immune system, a properly functioning endocrine system and to heal and be healthy. When our biology works better, there's less need for our own liver to ramp up the manufacturing of more cholesterol. That's right, this is where most of our cholesterol comes from... our own liver makes it and sends it for repair purposes! The take home message is this... grass-fed, pasture-raised organs and glands are not only safe to consume but one could convincingly argue that these nutrients are required to support and optimize our own blood cholesterol and overall heart health. Enjoy!
If you'd like to know more, here is one of the most comprehensive, scientific and anthropological sources on the topic. Here is the full link too... https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/know-your-fats/cholesterol-friend-or-foe/ If the links have been removed, you can do a Google search for "Weston A Price — Know Your Fats. Cholesterol Friend Or Foe" to learn more.