Liver’s as-yet-unidentified anti-fatigue factor makes it a favorite with athletes and bodybuilders.
The factor was described by Benjamin K. Ershoff, PhD, in a July 1951 article published in the Proceedings for the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.Ershoff divided laboratory rats into three groups. The first ate a basic diet, fortified with 11 vitamins. The second ate the same diet, along with an additional supply of vitamin B complex. The third ate the original diet, but instead of vitamin B complex received 10 percent of rations as powdered liver.
Rats swam 4-8 times as long
A 1975 article published in Prevention magazine described the experiment as follows:
“After several weeks, the animals were placed one by one into a drum of cold water from which they could not climb out. They literally were forced to sink or swim. Rats in the first group swam for an average 13.3 minutes before giving up. The second group, which had the added fortifications of B vitamins, swam for an average of 13.4 minutes. Of the last group of rats, the ones receiving liver, three swam for 63, 83 and 87 minutes. The other nine rats in this group were still swimming vigorously at the end of two hours when the test was terminated. Something in the liver had prevented them from becoming exhausted. To this day scientists have not been able to pin a label on this anti-fatigue factor.”
Liver has been a wonder food down through the ages with raw liver being the most touted for excellent health.
When chemicals entered the farming model, clean livers became harder to find. The area we live in was purported to have 25% bad livers in the beef raised in our 100 by 50 mile valley. Health books I read several decades ago were already saying that the only clean sources were reindeer liver and Argentina beef liver. So I was looking for that source and I was happy to finally find after several years of shopping in health food stores, raw South American beef liver where there are no antibiotics, growth hormones or pesticides used.
Our favorite liver tablets below described here (label and more info)
Has Sulfonyl Methane (MSM)!
No genetically modified DNA!
No artificial colorings!
No artificial flavors
No artificial sweeteners
No high-fructose corn syrup, only natural fructose from fruit.
The body’s energy production processes require iron, chromium,
and magnesium. Vitamin B-12, copper, potassium, and selenium are
critical for healthy nerve function.*
Our favorite 100% pure South American beef liver, among the highest quality available,
not exposed to antibiotics,hormones, or pesticides.
Carefully preserved nutrient values using advanced production methods, such as low temperature vacuum drying.
Vitamin C and bioflavonoids provide a nutritional bonus and protect liver from oxidation.
De-fatted so it won’t get rancid.
* 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.