What is Desiccated Liver?
Beef Liver or Calves’ Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world. Organ meat is 10 to 100 times higher in nutrients than muscle meat. Check out the nutrients in Beef Liver:
- A Terrific Source of High-Quality Protein
- The Most Concentrated Food Source of Vitamin A
- Bursting With All the B vitamins, Including Energy Powerhouse Vitamin B12
- An Excellent Food Source Of Folic acid
- Great Source of Bioavailable Iron
- Packed With Trace Elements like Zinc, Copper and Chromium
- Wonderful Source of Heart Healthy CoQ10
What are the health benefits of Desiccated Liver?
Because Grass Fed Liver is so rich in nutrients, you can see a wide range of benefits when working Desiccated Beef Liver into your diet:
- Excellent Source of High Quality Protein
- Increase Energy Levels (great for workouts)
- Boost the Immune System
- Speed Metabolism
- Improve Digestion
- Improve Respiratory Strength
- Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels
- Help You Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar
- Maintain Cardiovascular Health
Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplements have come back into vogue in the bodybuilding and fitness community, and with good reason. There’s more research that supports the use of BCAAs than most other supplements on the market.
While BCAA supplementation may be useful for gaining mass, BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. They’re particularly useful for bodybuilding competitors who take their physiques to the lean extreme.
Although dieting down makes you look awesome onstage, on the beach, and to your friends of the opposite sex, it can also take a chunk out of your muscle mass.
It’s well established that Branched-Chain Amino Acids (particularly leucine) stimulate protein synthesis, and might do so to a greater extent than a normal protein on its own. BCAAs also increase synthesis of the cellular machinery responsible for carrying out the process of protein synthesis. Thus, BCAAs not only increase the rate of protein synthesis, but they also increase the cell’s capacity for protein synthesis!
BCAAs also work in your favor by reducing the rate of protein breakdown. They do this (primarily) by decreasing the activity of the components of the protein breakdown pathway, and also by decreasing the expression of several complexes involved in protein breakdown.
BCAAs have even more positive benefits than reduced breakdown and increased protein synthesis. They might also help improve workout intensity! BCAAs compete with the amino acid tryptophan for entry into the brain, where tryptophan can be converted to the neurotransmitter serotonin.
During exercise, serotonin levels rise and can (among other things) increase the perception of fatigue—that means a less intense workout for you.
BCAA supplementation reduces the amount of tryptophan that enters the brain, and therefore reduces the amount of serotonin produced. This might allow you to work harder, longer.