I get it, beef liver? Isn’t that what our elders ate with soggy onions and gravy? Maybe! And for good reason, too. Beef liver is, in fact, a superfood powerhouse that our bodies thrive off of. Let’s talk about it.
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I recently stumbled upon Perfect Supplements Desiccated Beef Liver capsules after researching anything and everything to solve my recent hormonal, eczema, red-bumpy-itchy-gooey, what’cha wanna call it skin issues around my eyes (more on this below).
After reading hundreds of positive reviews from “I’ve had cystic acne for years and my skin has FINALLY cleared” to “I couldn’t get pregnant, then started supplementing with beef liver and became pregnant the following month” and there was also “I have more energy, mental clarity, and my mood is better” to everything else in between – I was intrigued.
But why, exactly, is beef liver so good for you?
Why Beef Liver?
Beef liver is an organ meat from cows. Like the liver of humans, beef liver regulates metabolism, filters toxins and stores an absurd number of vitamins and minerals, making it nutrient dense and a coveted meat for many.
Beef liver has a rich source of selenium, copper, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B (especially B12), choline, and CoQ10, and much more that are all easy for our bodies to digest.
Beef liver also supports the immune system, thyroid health, hormone regulation, mood, hair, skin, nails, metabolic health, energy and so much more.
Perfect Supplements Desiccated Beef Liver
Perfect Supplements Desiccated Beef Liver is made from 100% grass fed cows and are untouched by hormones and antibiotics. These cows are also never exposed to pesticides, fertilizers, or chemicals present in their grazing zone, which I’m all about!
“Desiccated” simply means the fat from the liver was not removed. So, these capsules are FULL of vitamins, minerals, and full, healthy fats.
My Skin Testimony
As I’m writing this, I’m in the 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy and have been taking the desiccated beef liver capsules for roughly 2 months.
Rewind to the start of my second trimester, just around April 1, 2022. I woke one morning and noticed what looked like white heads forming around my right eye. These bumps were nothing of a bother at first, but as the weeks went on, they became inflamed, red, itchy, and irritating to touch and began to spread over my eyelid and outer edge of my eye.
Down the rabbit hole of questions I went
Am I allergic to something I’m wearing or eating? Am I allergic to our (already) non-toxic laundry soap? Is it even as non-toxic as I think? Are there parasites in my makeup? Am I allergic to my skincare products? Is it fungus? Is this just from hormones from my pregnancy? Why does it itch so bad? Why is this not going away? Is this normal?
I began gutting EVERYTHING. Seriously, everything! I tossed out all of my makeup, tossed any old skin care products, began making new batches of basic laundry soap, began using unscented natural soaps in the shower, and simply waited to see if this would help.
Now both eyes are completely covered in raised, itchy, bumps and there is an underlying redness around each eye.
My next thought process was to focus on my gut. I drastically cut out processed sugars, PUFAs (polyunsaturated fats), and a lot of conventional grains out of my diet. I began drinking raw milk from a local farmer (which, by the way, gives me SO MUCH ENERGY!) and, eventually, stumbled upon the benefits of supplementing with Perfect Supplements Desiccated Beef Liver. After much research, I decided to pull the trigger and give the beef liver a try.
It wasn’t until I began the beef liver supplements when I actually started seeing positive results. As you can see in the pictures below, the skin around my eyes began to clear within the span of 46 days.
Other benefits I felt from supplementing with Desiccated Beef Liver
After just 1 week of supplementing with beef liver, I told my husband it “feels like I’ve cleaned off my mental windshield”, meaning, I wasn’t feeling foggy, my mind was clear, and I felt much more in the present!
New hairs along my hairline
After 2-3 weeks of supplementing, I noticed NEW baby hairs growing along my hairline! My hair also began to feel thicker and stronger at the roots.
Also, after 2-3 weeks of supplementing, my nails began to feel stronger and grow faster. The surface of my nails continues to stay smooth, and I never feel any ridges.
Sustained and great blood glucose levels
During this pregnancy, I tested my blood glucose levels for 7 days in the morning, evening, and after every meal in order to test for gestational diabetes (which is a common test during pregnancy. Usually, mamas have to drink a very sugary drink and have their glucose tested after 1 hour. I opted for an in-depth look at my levels this go around).
I had been supplementing with beef liver for roughly 3 weeks by this point when I was testing my levels. After the 7 days, my midwife said my glucose levels were the “best I’ve seen in 19 years!” My numbers never exceeded 127 and never dropped lower than 80. Thank you, beef liver!
Sustained energy and regulated digestion
My energy feels much more sustained throughout the day. I don’t feel many “crashes” in the afternoon.
My digestion is normal, and I believe the beef liver has actually helped relieve me from any blood sugar crashes after eating, which is common when I’m pregnant. I typically feel like I need to eat every hour but haven’t had that urge after supplementing.
Supplementing with Beef Liver FAQs
How many capsules a day is recommended?
Perfect Supplements recommends 4 capsules per day (which is what I take per day). Though, I would recommend starting with 2 capsules per day and building to 4 over the span of a week. Some people can feel a histamine response (headache or diarrhea) simply because these capsules pack in SO many vitamins and minerals, ironically, it can be a lot on your system at once, if you’re not used to taking supplements.
Can my baby or toddler take Desiccated Beef Liver?
Yes! Babies and toddlers can take 1 capsule per day. I like to put a beef liver capsule in my toddler’s yogurt, smoothies, or I’ll even hide it in a simple peanut butter and honey sandwich.
Do the capsules taste gross?
In my opinion, no. I swallow the capsules fast with a lot of water. If you open the bottle and put your nose right up to it, it’s not the best smell in the world. Some like to drink orange juice with the capsules. I like to think the benefits of beef liver outweigh the smell!
After noticing the results of not only my skin, but energy and quality of daily life, I highly recommend supplementing with beef liver. I’ve recommended this product to so many friends and family already who I know could benefit from it. I’m especially excited to continue taking beef liver during postpartum, because I know it’ll support and ease the major hormonal shift after birth.
Other products I recommend from Perfect Supplements
- Desiccated Beef Liver (of course!)
- Hydrolyzed Collagen – I LOVE adding this collagen to my morning coffee or afternoon smoothie. They also sell it in single serving packs.
- Bovine Gelatin – I’m tinkering with beef gelatin gummy recipes for my toddler and this gelatin is amazing! This gelatin is also great for thickening soups, making marshmallows, fruit gelatins, or even custards.