I have been struggling with an auto-immune inflammatory disease for years now. Although I have been feeling much better lately, the one thing I continue to struggle with is my energy level. A very full night's sleep is a requirement for me to make it through a day at work. After working I never have the energy to motivate myself to do much more than eat dinner, lay on the couch, and then go to sleep. I have tried multiple times to get myself into a workout regimen but the fatigue has always won over me. I have tried many things in the past to help me through this. I have gone through numerous diet changes, eating meat, not eating meat, eliminating all from my diet and adding things back one by one, taking out all GMOs, MSG, artificial sweeteners, you name it and I have done it. Tried countless amounts of teas and supplements. Got a new bed and pillows. Nothing has helped me feel "good". At my age, 26, I should be full of life! About two months ago I started taking liver and heart. Within a couple of days I noticed I no longer had the urge to nap and have been so full of energy. I have even started staying up later and feeling completely rejuvenated in the morning. I even started exercising every day after work! It is a great feeling to be awake and have the energy that those around me feel. My body and mind feel so full of youth! I can't thank Blue River Herbs enough for introducing me to this life saver!
Prior to utilizing Blue River Herbs Grass-Fed Liver and Heart, I experimented with many different herbal supplements. Most of the time I felt little effect on my overall health, and would waste good money looking for something that suited my needs. As a professional I value cognitive energy, especially early in the morning. After taking grass-fed liver and heart pills from Blue River Herbs, I immediately notice on overall positive effect on both my mental and physical energy. I noticed how sharp my thinking became with regular ingestion of the herbs. They are a great breakfast themselves or simply with some fruit. If I somehow forget to take them in the AM I notice a significant decrease in my "horsepower" and will try and stop home at lunch to get the daily recommended dose. I give much thanks to Blue River for keeping my whole body healthy in a completely organic manner.
When Liver is Combined with Heart, You Get A Super Boost
In Chinese medicine, the liver is associated with wood and the heart with fire.
What happens when you put the two together?
You get combustion!
The long-term energy and endurance building properties of grass-fed liver are enhanced and ignited by the high-energy producing factors in grass-fed heart.
Liver is the part that all predators eat first when they kill a large animal.
There is a good reason for this…
Liver contains more nutrients, gram for gram,
than any other food.
Liver’s Anti-Fatigue Factor
Liver’s anti-fatigue factor is best described by an observational study performed by Benjamin H. Ershoff, PhD. Dr. Ershoff’s article was published in the Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine in July 1951, when doctor’s still believed in nutrition.
Dr. Ershoff divided laboratory rats into three groups:
Group 1: Basic diet + 11 vitamins
Group 2: Basic diet + 11 vitamins + B vitamins
Group 3: Basic diet + 10 percent of rations as powdered liver
After several weeks, the animals were placed one by one into a drum of cold water from which they could not climb out. They were forced to sink or swim.
Group 1: Rats swam for an average of 13.3 minutes before giving up
Group 2: Rats swam for an average of 13.4 minutes before giving up
Group 3: 3 rats swam for 63, 83 and 87 minutes. The other 9 rats were still swimming vigorously at the end of two hours when the test was terminated.1
Most of the rats fed liver swam almost 9x longer than the rats receiving synthetic B vitamins!
Something in the liver had prevented these rats from becoming exhausted. This has become known as liver’s notorious anti-fatigue factor.
The Liver is Your Body’s Hormone Regulator
The liver is the most important organ of metabolism. It is responsible for nearly 500 functions that affect your entire body, including regulating your hormones.
Normal liver function depends upon the amount of hormones in your blood. This is regulated not only by the endocrine glands but to a large degree by your liver.
Your liver synthesizes proteins that act as hormone carriers. It also manufactures and regulates testosterone and estrogen. In fact, the estrogen receptors in your liver are critical for maintaining fertility.
As long as your liver is healthy, it is able to maintain the normal balance of blood hormone levels, even when the endocrine glands are over or under-active.2
In fact, there is evidence that a compound found in liver is capable of enhancing the effect of deficient hormones and vitamins and at the same time counteracting the effects of excess hormones and vitamins.3
Maintaining a healthy liver is essential to maintaining the blood hormone levels of youth. When the hormone levels of youth are restored, the body becomes vibrant at any age. Consuming grass-fed liver provides your body with the nutritional support it needs to produce and maintain the hormone levels of youth and regeneration.
The Liver and Regeneration
The liver is the only organ capable of regenerating itself. Thirty-five years ago, Japanese researchers identified a compound in liver that is responsible for this remarkable phenomenon. It is called HGF, or Hepatocyte (liver cell) Growth Factor.
Recently, a research group in Mexico City studying mice with cirrhosis (advanced liver disease) published their groundbreaking discoveries on the properties of HGF.
These researchers reported:
“HGF turns on routes to produce natural antioxidant compounds in our body, for example a small tripeptide called glutathione which works as a very important antioxidant and liver protector.”
“We have seen in this laboratory that HGF notably increases the production of glutathione and other protector compounds, not just for the liver, but for all the organs in the body: lungs, kidneys, pancreas, etc. When this natural antioxidant is induced to increase its production, it protects the body from the toxic effects of many compounds like alcohols.”
Liver and Glutathione, The Master Antioxidant
Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant ever discovered and it’s made right inside our bodies. Glutathione is a small protein that prevents damage to important cellular components (DNA, RNA, mitochondria, etc.) caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals and peroxides.
Not only does glutathione protect your cells, but it is also required in DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, and enzyme activation. Glutathione affects every system in the body, especially the immune system, the nervous system, the digestive system and the lungs.
Glutathione has its own powerful antioxidant properties, but its real power comes from its ability to regenerate other antioxidants in the body, such as vitamin C and vitamin E.
Glutathione is not something that you can take in supplement form because the digestive system breaks it down before it can be absorbed. The best way to increase the glutathione production in your body is through the consumption of grass-fed liver, which contains all of the precursor amino acids and HGF to stimulate its production.
Your Liver, the Detoxifier
One of the roles of your liver is to neutralize toxins (such as drugs, chemical agents and poisons), but your liver does not store toxins. Your liver is a storage organ for many important nutrients: vitamins A, D, E, K, B12 and folic acid, and minerals such as copper and iron. These nutrients, along with an abundance of enzymes, provide your body with many of the tools it needs to process and eliminate toxins.
As far back as 1926, Akira Sato, a Japanese researcher, published a report on a compound he identified in the water-soluble extract of liver that he named “Yakriton” or “Detoxicating Hormone”. Sato’s laboratory went on to publish over 100 papers on the therapeutic effects of yakriton.
It is not necessary to consume isolated yakriton in order obtain its detoxifying effects. Since yakriton is found in the water-soluble extract of liver it is present in whole liver as well.
There is good reason to consume whole liver instead of extracts.
According to Dr. Ershoff, “liver contains at least two factors, apparently distinct from any of the known nutrients, whose requirements may be increased under conditions of stress.”
Blue River Herbs Super Boost capsules contains whole grass-fed liver and therefore contains this powerful hormone named Yakriton as well as all the other vitamins, minerals and enzymes only found in whole liver.
Consumption of whole liver has been shown to counteract the deleterious effects of massive doses of toxins. Strychnine (Battelli, ’40), sulfanilamide (Chamelin and Funk, ’43), promin (Higgins, ’44; Ershoff and McWilliams, ’49), atabrine (Erskoff, ’48b, ’50a) and dinitrophenol (Ershoff, ’50b). Similar results have been observed following the administration of toxic doses of diethylstilbestrol (Chamelin and Funk, ’43), alphaestradiol (Ershoff and McWilliams, ’48a), desiccated thyroid (Ershoff, ’47a, b; Betheil et al., ’47), thyroxin, thyroglobulin and iodinated casein (Ershoff and McWilliams, ’48b) and cortisone acetate (Ershoff, ’51b, ’53a).
Of course, we should consume liver from healthy animals. The best choice is liver from animals that spend their lives outdoors and on pasture. Blue River Herbs Super Boost capsules provide the freshest and highest quality liver in a convenient form, making it easy for you experience the benefits of grass-fed liver without any hassle.
An Abundance of Bioavailable Nutrients
Liver contains more nutrients, gram for gram, than any other food. These nutrients are all very bioavailable, making them easy for your body to absorb and use. Liver is:
• A rich source of enzymes
• An excellent source of high-quality protein
• A great source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E & K
• All the B Vitamins in abundance, especially B12
• One of the best sources of folic acid
• A highly usable source of iron
• Essential trace elements, such as copper, zinc & selenium
• CoQ10, a nutrient that is crucial for heart function
• Anti-fatigue factor
• Detoxifying hormone, yakriton
Liver Stimulates Red Blood Cell Production
Liver is a potent hematopoietic stimulant.4 This means that it triggers the body to produce more red blood cells.
The body relies on red blood cells to carry oxygen to every cell in the body and carry carbon dioxide away. This process is critical for life.
Improving the quality and quantity of red blood cells has the ability to increase cellular oxygen levels, therefore enhancing cellular energy. One of the great benefits of increased cellular energy is better digestion and assimilation of food which contributes to better overall health.
Liver Protects Against Radiation
The half-life of most radioactive substances is thousands of years. In 2011, the Fukushima nuclear disaster became the largest nuclear incident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. As the Fukushima disaster continues to leak radioactive material into our environment and the radiation from Chernobyl continuing to circulate, it’s important to take preventive measures to protect our bodies from this damaging radiation exposure.
Whole liver has been proven to protect against sublethal doses of radiation5, the same dosage all humans on the planet are exposed to as a result of the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters.
Blue River Herbs Super Boost capsules provide the freshest and highest quality whole liver in a convenient form, making it easy for you obtain the radio-protective benefits of whole liver without any hassle.
Liver is revered by traditional cultures around the world. Throughout most of recorded history humans regarded liver as a source of great strength and as providing almost magical curative powers.
African hunter-gatherer tribes considered liver so sacred that they never touched it with their hands, only with their spears.
Southern hunters have a tradition of eating the liver of their freshly killed deer as a “manly” thing to do.
The Japanese consider liver an important food for pregnant women.
A Chinese handbook of rituals published during the Han era (202 BC and 220 AD) lists liver as one of the Eight Delicacies.
The Law of Natural Medicine states, “Like Feeds Like.”
To Strengthen Your Heart, Eat Heart.
The Heart and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
The primary function of Coenzyme Q10 is to produce cellular energy. It accomplishes this task by passing electrons along the electron transport chain.
When a cell has enough oxygen and CoQ10 available, it produce energy through a process called aerobic respiration via the electron transport chain. When energy is produced this way, there is a net gain of 34 adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules. ATP is the equivalent of cellular energy.
Under low oxygen conditions or when CoQ10 levels are low, cells are forced to produce energy though a process called lactic acid fermentation. Lactic acid fermentation produces only 2 net ATP.
That is 17 times less energy!
As you can believe, this results in a significant cellular energy shortage. This energy shortage leads to reduced cell function and a wide range of potentially fatal illnesses. According to Dr. Karl Folkers, a 25% deficiency in the body’s CoQ10 levels is enough to cause illness, while a deficiency of 75% of more can lead to death.6
A few of the diseases in which low levels of CoQ10 have been found to play a role include7-14:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Heart Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
Because of this correlation between these diseases and a state of low cellular energy, researchers are starting to use CoQ10 supplements to boost cellular energy production and effectively treat many of these diseases.15-21
Blue River Herbs Super Boost provides you with a highly absorbable and usable form CoQ10 with an ample supply of other nutrients, proteins and enzymes that work synergistically to boost cellular energy in a way that isolated CoQ10 supplementation alone cannot do.
High-Energy Enzymes Found in Heart
Creatine Kinase (CK)
Creatine Kinase (CK) catalyzes the conversion to creatine into phosphocreatine. It is found in high concentrations in the heart. This enzyme plays a key role in the chemical reaction necessary for your heart muscle to quickly generate energy. Phosphocreatine is higher-energy molecule that is able to regenerate ATP at a rapid rate when the heart is under higher energy demand.
There are three forms of CK called isozymes. Of the three isozymes, only one is found in large concentrations in heart muscle with only minimal amounts found anywhere else in the body. Blue River Herbs Super Boost contains this isozyme of Creatine Kinase.
Blue River Herbs Super Boost contains creatine in its natural and readily bio-available form along with creatine kinase to amplify the energy of creatine by converting it into phosphocreatine.
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
The highest concentrations of lactate dehydrogenase are found in the heart, skeletal muscle, liver, kidney, brain and red blood cells. It converts muscle lactic acid into pyruvic acid and back. This is a critical reaction in the metabolic process that ultimately produces ATP.
LDH works to prevent muscle failure and fatigue in a two ways. First, it promotes energy (ATP) production. Second, the production and removal of lactate from the cell by LDH acts as a buffer to decrease muscle acidosis. Muscle acidosis is felt as aches and fatigue after a long workout. Having a substantial supply of LDH will ward off fatigue by enhancing this buffer effect.
An animal’s diet affects the flavor and quality of its tissues. Animals raised on pasture are eating their ideal diet of grass and weeds. These animals don’t need hormones or antibiotics because they grow strong and stay vibrant by eating their natural diet.
Grass-fed animals are significantly healthier than their feed-lot counterparts. This difference is observable in the higher nutrition content and quality of their meat and organs.
Raising animals on pasture is healthy for people, great for the animal and better for our environment.
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