Reclaim Your Vitality
At Heart & Soil we believe that animal meat and organs are the most nutrient rich foods on the planet, and that they provide all the vitamins, minerals, and growth factors that we need to thrive.
This knowledge has been passed down between generations of our ancestors who have always treasured animal foods above all sources of nourishment. But our predecessors didn’t just eat muscle meat, though a grass fed steak is a delicious part of our diet, this is only part of the equation.
If we truly want to attain optimal health and kick as much butt as possible, eating animals from nose to tail is key. Consuming organ meats in addition to muscle meat provides a complete complement of nutrients and honors the animals we are so blessed to be nourished by.
Simply put, animal foods eaten nose to tail are the ultimate human multivitamin, containing all of the nutrients we need to thrive in the most bioavailable forms without any of the toxins found in plant foods.
Introducing: whole package
Three of some of the most prized organs from regeneratively raised, grass fed, grass finished New Zealand cattle into one amazingly powerful supplement.
Testicle & Whole blood extract
100% Testicle and Whole Blood Extract contain essential nutrients, peptides and growth factors which can improve vascular health, blood flow, hormone production, and reproductive health in men.
100% Grass Fed Liver provides critical nutrients to support a robust immune system, overall strength and exercise performance, energy, libido, weight loss, and optimal red blood cell formation.
Nutrients in whole package
Key Nutrients in Testicle & Whole Blood Extract:
- Essential fatty acids.
Necessary for optimal reproductive and sexual health.
Supports blood sugar regulation and healthy immune system as powerful antioxidant , as well as skin, eyes and heart health
Serves as a fundamental link between sperm quality and male fertility and is required for the formation of sperm, testicular maturation, and testosterone biosynthesis.
- Activin and inhbin.
involved in the formation of sex hormones, reproductive cells, as well as the sex glands and organs.
Modulates vascular health, cellular regeneration, and hormone production
- Epidermal growth factor.
Promotes healthy sperm function and motility as well as fertility
Key Nutrients in Liver:
- Bioavailable Vitamins A, D, E, K2.
Play critical roles in overall immune and bone health.
- Riboflavin, folate, B12, and choline.
Essential for red blood cell formation, as well as immune, brain, reproductive, and cardiovascular health.
- Copper, biotin, and CoQ10.
Crucial for overall metabolism, mood, and energy, as well as health of skin, hair, and nails.
- Liver expressed antimicrobial peptide (LEAP-2).
An antimicrobial peptide also involved in the immune response and glucose metabolism.
A peptide directly involved in iron metabolism as well as the innate immune response.
An amino acid in liver, kidney, and bone marrow found to support detoxification and longevity pathways.
What are Peptides?
Peptides are small molecules composed of less than 50 amino acids that serve valuable signaling roles in the human body.
Our understanding of these compounds is in its infancy, but there is already a large amount of interest in them. These special molecules occur naturally in organ meats.
We believe that these distinctive signaling molecules may underlie many of the unique benefits observed with consumption of organs. Science is finally beginning to unravel the mysteries our ancestors appreciated instinctively.
Ancestral Use Of These Organs
The use and consumption of reproductive organs was not overlooked by our ancestors. Beverly Hungry Wolf noted in her book The Ways of My Grandmothers, that it was not uncommon for Native American to eat the sex organs of other animals,
“Certain parts of the animal were considered appropriate for men or women. The male organs were for the men…”
According to Martin Polley, an Olympic historian at Britain’s Southampton University, told Reuters (international news organization) that ancient athletes ate raw testicals, “Probably as a sign of masculinity.”
In 1400 B.C. Well known Hindu doctor, Susrata, believed that the homeopathic remedy for males with impotence, or sexual dysfunction, was to eat the sex organs of tigers.
Longtrail Snowbird of the Blackfoot tribe also describes the traditional consumption of many different organs from animals,
“Raw morsels of the meat would have been snacked on while the butchering was taking place. You as a participant might have been offered raw liver, kidney, eyes, belly fat, testicles, parts of the stomach, marrow from leg bones…”
Ancient medicinal and homeopathic practices were known to incorporate the consumption of sex organs. An article written by John E. Morley, MB, BCh, and Horace M. Perry, MD, titled Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men, states,
“The concept that the testes contain some magical substance that enhances vigor has existed since ancient times. Galen wrote in Peri-Spermatos: ‘What is, therefore, the cause that castrates slow down in their whole vital capacity?’ Ayruvedic medicine advocated ingestion of testes to treat impotence and obesity, and more than 2000 years ago, Pliny prescribed eating testicles to improve sexual vigor.”
Ernst Laque, a professor in pharmacology at the University of Amsterdam, involved in the beginnings of sex endocrinology (1920) successfully extracted pure testosterone from a bull’s testicle.
“In 1935, Laqueur of Organon reported successful extraction of pure testosterone from bulls' testicles”
David K, Dingemanse E, Freud J, et al: Uber krystallinisches mannliches Hormon aus Hoden (Testosteron), wirksamer als aus Ham oder aus Cholesterin bereitetes Androsteron. Hoppe-Seylers Z Physiol Chem 233:282-292, 1935
In The History of Synthetic Testosterone, by John M. Hoberman and Charles E. Yesalis, they highlighted ancient Egyptians accorded medicinal powers to the testicles, and sexual organs, along with their secretions, held a prominent role in organo-therapeutics. They further highlight an era where sports physiology was at its infancy and such athletes investigated testicular extracts of bull’s testicle to increase strength and improve athletic performance, which was put to the test by a Mosso ergograph. In 1891, Russian chemist Alexander von Poehl isolated spermine phosphate crystals and correctly claimed that this specific molecule occurs in both male and female tissue. Spermine increases the alkalinity in the bloodstream, thereby increasing the oxygen carrying capacity of red blood cells. Lastly, these men highlighted a 1896 paper by Zoth which concluded an “orchitic” extract that improved both muscular strength and the condition of the “neuromuscular apparatus.”
From The History of Synthetic Testosterone:
“Sexual organs and their secretions held a prominent place in this bizarre therapeutic gallery. The ancient Egyptians accorded medicinal powers to the testicles...”
“When sports physiology was in its infancy, these men investigated whether testicular extracts could increase muscle strength and possibly improve athletic performance. They injected themselves with a liquid extract of bull’s testicles and then measured the strength of their middle fingers. A Mosso ergograph recorded the “fatigue curve” of each series of exercises.”
“In 1891 the Russian chemist Alexander von Poehl singled out spermine phosphate crystals, first observed in human semen by the microscopist Anton van Leeuwenhoek in 1677 and again by European scientists in the 1860s and 1870s. Poehl claimed correctly that spermine occurs in both male and female tissues, and he concluded that it increased alkalinity in the bloodstream, thereby raising the blood’s capacity to transport oxygen… This was an interesting observation insofar as hemoglobin does pick up oxygen in a slightly alkaline environment…”
“Zoth’s 1896 paper concluded that the “orchitic” extract had improved both muscular strength and the condition of the “neuromuscular apparatus.” Most scientists now would say these were placebo effects, a possibility these experimenters considered and rejected. Yet the final sentence of this paper—“The training of athletes offers an opportunity for further research in this area and for a practical assessment of our experimental results”—can lay claim to a certain historical significance as the first proposal to inject athletes with a hormonal substance.”
In 1889 Dr. Brown Sequard documented substantial effects of a liquid derived from dog and guinea pig in which he claimed made him feel nearly ten years younger. The key findings he noted consisted of the following:
Increase in strength - “I had regained at least all the strength I possessed a good many years ago... I was able to make experiments for several hours while standing up, feeling no need whatsoever to sit down”
Improved energy - “I went home so little tired that after dinner I was able to go to work and to write for an hour and a half a part of a paper on a difficult subject.”
Improved vitality - “After the second injection I found that I had fully regained my old powers, and returned to my previous habits in that respect”
1889 Doctor Brown Sequard - “I have made use, in subcutaneous injections, of a liquid containing a small quantity of water mixed with the three following parts : first, blood of the testicular veins; secondly, semen; and thirdly, juice extracted from a testicle,”