(and a lot like the London Symphony Orchestra)
Hey Radical Health Seekers 👋
Unlike goji berries, leafy greens, and spirulina, organs are one of the few foods that genuinely deserve the superfood crown 👑
And in this week’s newsletter, we’re going to tell you exactly why.
We’ll talk about the three factors that make organs such powerful foods, including:
– The Quality Factor (or why organs are like the London Symphony Orchestra)
– The Quantity Factor (or why a little goes a long way)
– And the Unique Nutrient Factor (including nutritional dark matter)
We’ve always needed organs, and we still do.
We’re not going to pretend organs taste as good as a seared ribeye or braised short ribs… (kidney tastes like pee)
But there must be something incredibly special about organs because we’ve been eating them for 2 million years.
And you only need to trace your lineage back a few generations, to find people who ate organs with deep appreciation. Even your grandparents probably ate them on the regular.
So let’s take a closer look at what makes organs so special:
#1 The Quality Factor (or why organs are like the London Symphony Orchestra)
The nutrients in organs – (and our supplements) are of a far higher quality than the nutrients you will find in plants and synthetic multivitamins.
Firstly, they come in the correct form our bodies have evolved to expect over millions of years, which means they are highly absorbable and bioavailable. This means a little goes a long way.
Secondly, they come accompanied by the necessary co-factors, enzymes and synergistic nutrients for optimum utilization.
Let’s look at iron as an example…
Iron is an ESSENTIAL mineral that we need for energy… yet almost 40% of American girls and young women have low iron
If you know one of these unfortunate ladies, please tell this:
Iron in beef liver is heme-iron, which is the most bioavailable and absorbable type of iron you can get.
But the really incredible thing about organs like beef liver is that it packages it’s iron with essential synergistic nutrients like Vitamin A and Copper, both of which are important for effective iron absorption and utilization.
Nature knows best
In contrast, iron in plants is NON-HEME iron which is far less bioavailable. It CANNOT compete with iron from liver…
And synthetic nutrients, whether they be an iron supplement or a generic multivitamin cannot compete with the nutrients from organs either. They are chemically synthesized in a lab, often from sources like coal tar and petroleum…
And they exist in isolation, lacking the crucial co-factors, enzymes, and accompanying nutrients found in organs.
Think of it like this… synthetic nutrients are akin to an amateur musician attempting to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on a guitar.
It might be recognizable, but it’s not going to win a Grammy Award.
But the nutrients found in organs are like the London Symphony Orchestra performing to a packed house…
Every musician is world-class… and when they perform together they create something far greater than the sum of their parts. It’s a sonic wall of harmony 🎼
#2 The Quantity Factor (a little goes a long way)
Besides containing the highest quality nutrients, organs also contain the greatest QUANTITY of nutrients… with organs like beef liver containing more micronutrients (aka vitamins and minerals) per calorie than just about every other food on the planet.
See how beef liver compares to its ribeye cousin:
You can see that beef liver has WAY more Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Biotin, Folate, Copper and Vitamin K2…
And by including even a modest amount of organs in your diet, you gain access to a nutritional bounty that would be very difficult through other foods.
#3 The Unique Nutrient Factor
If you thought we’d be so bold as to tell you we know everything there is to know about organs, then think again. Because it’s believed that up to 99% of the biochemical components in our food are yet to be discovered, and it’s likely that highly specialized organs like kidney, brain, and liver are brimming with this ‘nutritional dark matter’.
What we do know is that organs contain many unique nutrients that aren’t found in meaningful amounts in other foods, including growth factors, peptides and enzymes.
Let’s look at a few:
Coenzyme Q10 (Heart)
Heart is the richest source of naturally occurring Coenzyme Q10, a powerful nutrient critical to energy production and exercise performance. And since our ability to produce CoQ10 declines with age, natural sources like heart can offer significant benefits in terms of maintaining consistent energy and crushing it in the gym. Fresh beef heart is great grilled, or find it in our WARRIOR supplement:
“I am 41 years old and in decent shape …. I train Brazilian jiu-jitsu and work out 4-5 times a week on average.
WARRIOR has far exceeded my expectations.”
– Ishmael Cox
Diamine Oxidase (Kidney & thymus)
Kidney & thymus are two of the richest natural sources of diamine oxidase, an enzyme critical to histamine metabolism. Low serum diamine oxidase can lead to histamine intolerances including dust, pollen, pet and food allergies. Many people have found significant relief by consuming a natural source of diamine oxidase through kidney and thymus. This is why you will find both of these organs in our Histamine & Immune supplement.
As a young kid and into my teenage years I always took an allergy medication…. that is a thing of the past, I no longer suffer seasonal allergies. Histamine & Immune is the real deal!
– Nathan Johanneck
Phosphatidylserine and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (Brain)
Brain contains phosphatidylserine and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), two unique nutrients which have been shown to decrease mental stress and support cognition. You can read more about brain at our blog, and you can experience it’s incredible benefits in our Mood, Memory & Brain supplement.
“More energy, better mood, better outlook!” – Kenneth Cobb
We hope by now you can be confident you’re making the right decision by nourishing your body with organs…
Or that if you were previously skeptical, you’re now as convinced as Donald Trump 😉.
Swapping a synthetic multivitamin for organs is not some trivial decision like swapping your Ford for a Chevy…
It’s WAY bigger than that.
Because when you decide to nourish your body with the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet, you tap into millions of years of biological evolution. You unlock your genetic potential to live a life of optimal health, vitality and vigor.
That’s all from us this week,
The Heart & Soil Team
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