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Best Freeze-Dried Organ Meat Supplements

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2022

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Beef organ supplements are a convenient way to make organ meat a regular part of your diet without having to worry about sourcing and preparing it. The capsules are tasteless and easy to swallow, making them an excellent alternative to fresh organs for the entire family.

In this article, I’ll share my favorite grass-fed beef organ supplement brands and recommendations.

I recently wrote about the health benefits of consuming organ meat, and I encourage you to check out the linked article for a deep dive into the individual benefits of the various organs, including a detailed breakdown of their micronutrients.

If you don’t have time to read that article, just know that organs — and especially beef organs — are among the absolute best sources of highly-bioavailable and easily-absorbable minerals, vitamins, cofactors and coenzymes available. They’re packed with heme-iron, vitamin B12, retinol (the real vitamin A) and many other beneficial and essential nutrients.

Fresh Organ Meat vs. Freeze-Dried Organ Supplements

Fresh organ meat and freeze-dried organ supplements have a comparable nutritional profile.
Fresh organ meat and freeze-dried organ supplements have a comparable nutritional profile.

As both an advocate for organ meat consumption and the founder of an organ meat supplements brand, I’m often asked about the nutritional difference between fresh and freeze-dried organ meat.

If your goal is to get the absolute maximum amount of vitamins and minerals from organ meat, you’ll need to consume it raw. Cooking degrades (or destroys) some of organ meat’s heat-sensitive nutrients, such as most B vitamins. 

However, consuming raw organ meat comes with the risk of food-borne illnesses, so you have to be careful about food handling and trust your source. Plus, at the end of the day, consuming raw animal organs isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

If that’s true for you, then I recommend treating beef organs like a steak: brown the outside while leaving the center of the meat red (or at least pink).

In comparison, freeze-drying preserves most of the nutrients found in the organs. Based on the studies I’ve seen, the freeze-drying process results in a loss of less than 5% of an organ’s micronutrients, making freeze-dried supplements an excellent alternative.

Homemade liver pâté on raw cheese.
Homemade liver pâté on raw cheese.

Personally, I consume a combination of raw, freeze-dried and processed (e.g., liver pâté) organ meat several times per week, whereas my wife and kids stick to freeze-dried beef liver capsules almost exclusively.

What Are the Most Important Organs to Eat (Where to Start)?

My recommendation is to start with beef liver, because liver is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, containing more than 25 vitamins, minerals and coenzymes. 

Next on my list of recommended organs are heart and spleen, because they’re also rich in micronutrients and contain higher amounts of certain vitamins and minerals than liver. For example, the spleen has the highest amounts of heme-iron in any organ, whereas the heart is rich in vitamin C.

Beyond that, you can consider other organ meat supplements (or combinations thereof) based on your individual health goals or ailments.

How to Choose a Beef Organ Supplement

I recommend products that use only ingredients from 100% grass-fed cattle.
I recommend products that use only ingredients from 100% grass-fed cattle.

When shopping for organ meat supplements, there are certain criteria you should take into account (as I explain in detail in my comparison of the best desiccated beef liver supplements).

Here’s a quick summary of all the factors I encourage you to consider when purchasing a supplement:

  • 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised and free of pesticides. Raising cattle exclusively on pasture yields more nutritious organ meat. Plus, it’s better for both the animals and the environment.
  • Potency. Make sure the product you’re picking delivers at least 3,000 mg of organs per serving to provide high enough concentrations of micronutrients.
  • Processing method. Stick with freeze-dried (desiccated) supplements instead of heat-dried products because the latter has fewer micronutrients.
  • Third-party testing. Make sure the brand you choose tests each lot for heavy metals, glyphosate and other contaminants. If in doubt, ask for a copy of the test report.
  • Other ingredients. I recommend sticking with products that don’t contain any additional ingredients or additives besides organs. Some brands use fillers, flow agents and other substances that are potentially irritating and which provide no nutritional value.
  • Servings. Make sure you’re getting at least 30 servings per bottle and compare the cost per serving between brands. Comparing the number of capsules per bottle can be misleading because some products require six capsules per serving while others require only four.
  • Eco-friendliness. Most dietary supplements come in plastic bottles because they’re cheaper to manufacture and ship. I prefer glass bottles with metal lids over plastic because it’s better for the consumer and the environment.

The Top Grass-Fed Beef Organ Supplements

I met with Dr. Paul Saladino (the founder of Heart & Soil) in Costa Rica.
I met with Dr. Paul Saladino (the founder of Heart & Soil) in Costa Rica.

While there might be other brands on the market that deliver organ meat supplements of equal quality, my four brands of choice are MK Supplements (my own brand), Ancestral Supplements, Enviromedica, and Heart & Soil. I’ve used them in the past, and I personally met Dr. Paul Saladino (the guy behind Heart & Soil) at an animal-based gathering in Costa Rica in 2021. 

Ancestral Supplements

I've tried most of Ancestral Supplements' products.
I’ve tried most of Ancestral Supplements’ products.

Ancestral Supplements was founded by Brian Johnson (aka the Liver King), a man who embraces the ancestral way of life like nobody else.

What I really like about Ancestral Supplements is the variety of high-quality organs the company provides. As of this writing, they offer 29 different products — mostly beef organ meats (and combinations thereof), but also fish eggs, blood, bone marrow, minerals and more.

All of Ancestral Supplements’ organs are sourced from 100% grass-fed New Zealand and/or Australian cattle (and sheep in some cases) and come in gelatin capsules.

Pros

  • 100% grass-fed and finished.
  • Sourced from New Zealand and Australia.
  • Tested in a third-party lab.
  • Freeze-dried and Non-GMO.

Cons

  • Uses plastic containers.
  • The large number of product choices can be overwhelming.

The challenge with the company’s massive product portfolio is that you may not know where to start. Unless you decide to purchase all 29 supplements the company sells, you’ll have to make a decision about which options give you the most bang for your buck.

I recommend starting with beef liver* (which I consider nature’s ultimate vitamin) because it provides most of the vitamins and minerals you need on a daily basis. Then, you can add in other organs based on any health concerns you might have.

For example, if you have issues with your thyroid, consider supplementing with freeze-dried beef thyroid* — a concept known as “like supports like.”

Alternatively, you could consider Ancestral Supplements’ beef organ complex*, which contains liver, heart, kidney, pancreas and spleen. 

The downside to combo products is that they contain only small amounts of the organs that have the most nutrients, especially the liver.

Shop Ancestral Supplements*

By using the link above along with the discount code MICHAELTEN, you’ll get 10% off your purchase.

You can also find Ancestral Supplements on Amazon*. And if you live in Europe, you can purchase Ancestral Supplements from Ergomax*, a third-party supplements distributor from the Netherlands.

Here’s a list of the bovine organ supplements the company currently sells:

  • Adrenal
  • Bladder Restore (bladder, kidney and liver)
  • Brain
  • Eye
  • Female Enhancement (reproductive tissue, liver and bone marrow)
  • Gallbladder
  • Heart
  • Intestines
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Male Optimization (testicle, prostate, heart, liver and bone marrow)
  • Organs Mix (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas and spleen)
  • Pancreas
  • Prostate
  • Spleen
  • Thyroid
  • Trachea

Heart & Soil

Heart & Soil Beef Organs contains liver, heart, kidney, pancreas and spleen
Heart & Soil Beef Organs contains liver, heart, kidney, pancreas and spleen.

Heart & Soil was founded by Dr. Paul Saladino (aka Carnivore MD), but with the help of his friend Brian Johnson. 

What I like about Heart & Soil is that the company offers clever combinations of desiccated beef organs based on individual health goals. 

For example, if your goal is to spark weight loss, then Heart & Soil’s Fire Starter might be the right supplement for you. Or if you want to improve your immune function, then the company’s Histamine & Immune supplement might be the right choice for you.

Of course, Heart & Soil also offers a classic beef organ mix that contains liver, heart, kidney, pancreas and spleen.

Pros

  • 100% grass-fed and finished.
  • Sourced from New Zealand cattle.
  • Tested in a third-party lab.
  • Freeze-dried and Non-GMO.
  • Uses glass bottles with metal lids.

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer individual organ supplements.

The only downside to Heart & Soil is that the company doesn’t sell individual organs.

That’s a problem because, as the Liver King likes to say, well, “liver is king.” So I’d argue that it should be the foundation of your diet. 

On the bright side, Heart & Soil uses glass bottles and metal lids for all of their products.

Shop Heart & Soil

Here’s a list of the bovine organ supplements that Heart & Soil currently sells:

  • Warrior (heart and liver)
  • Beef Organs (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas and spleen)
  • Fire Starter (suet and perinephric [kidney] fat) 
  • Bone Marrow & Liver
  • Whole Package (testicle, Liver and blood)
  • Gut & Digestion (tripe/stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver and spleen)
  • Skin, Hair & Nails (cartilage, bone marrow and liver)
  • Lifeblood (whole blood extract, spleen and liver)
  • Histamine & Immune (thymus, lung, kidney, spleen and liver)
  • Mood, Memory & Brain (brain, bone marrow and liver)
  • Her Package (reproductive organs, liver and kidney)

Unfortunately, Heart & Soil isn’t available on Amazon.

MK Supplements

MK Supplements Heart & Spleen and Liver on pasture - 4
MK Supplements Heart & Spleen and Liver.

MK Supplements is the brand I founded in 2021, together with my wife. Our goal is to offer the highest-quality beef organ supplements on the market at an affordable price and made with eco-friendly packaging (such as glass bottles and metal lids).

All our ingredients are sourced from 100% grass-fed and grass-finished New Zealand cattle, and the final product is manufactured in a GMP-certified facility in the United States. In other words, the organs we use are of the same high-quality as the organs used by the other brands recommended in this review.

However, what sets MK Supplements apart is that we offer 45 servings per bottle instead of the 30 servings everyone else offers. That means you get 50% more product for the same price or less.

Pros

  • 100% grass-fed and finished.
  • Sourced from New Zealand cattle.
  • 45 servings per bottle.
  • Tested in a third-party lab.
  • Freeze-dried and Non-GMO.
  • Uses glass bottles with metal lids.
  • Has a fulfillment center within the European Union.

Cons

  • Has a small product portfolio.

The downside to MK Supplements is our brand’s small product portfolio. As of this writing, we only sell two products:

  • Grass-Fed Beef Liver
  • Grass-Fed Heart & Spleen

The reason I decided to start with those two products is that liver, heart and spleen are the most nutrient-dense organs.

Liver is nature’s ultimate multivitamin, so I consider it the “base layer.”

However, the combination of heart and spleen offers unique benefits for those who suffer from anemia (spleen is the best source of heme-iron), as well as for those who want to increase their energy levels, improve their muscle recovery and exercise performance, strengthen their immune system, improve their thyroid function and support their cardiovascular health.

Shop MK Supplements

If you decide to give my supplements a try, make sure to use code BLOGLOVE10 to get 10% off your first order.

Note that MK Supplements has fulfillment centers in both the United States and Austria. As a result, orders from within the European Union won’t be subject to import duties and taxes.

You can also find MK Supplements on Amazon.

Enviromedica

Enviromedica grass-fed organ complex.
Enviromedica was one of the first beef organ meat supplements I purchased.

I first stumbled across Enviromedica while attending the Paleo f(x) trade show in 2018, and then came across the brand again while doing research for an article about the best spore-based probiotic supplements. Impressed by the company’s focus on ingredient quality, I decided to give their organ mix a try.

Much like the other products in this round-up, Enviromedica’s organ mix checks all the key boxes: it’s sourced exclusively from 100% grass-fed New Zealand cattle, it’s freeze-dried, and it’s manufactured in a GMP-certified facility.

Pros

  • 100% grass-fed and finished.
  • Sourced from New Zealand cattle.
  • Tested in a third-party lab.
  • Freeze-dried and non-GMO.
  • Price.

Cons

  • Uses plastic containers.
  • Doesn’t contain spleen.
  • Only one organ mix is available.

While attractively priced, Enviromedica’s supplements ship in plastic bottles — which is the main downside of this product.

I should also mention that Enviromedica only offers a single mix, and it doesn’t contain spleen — a rich source of iron. On the flip side, the product contains over twice the amount of liver as the others on this list. Considering that liver is the king of organs, I don’t think the omission of spleen is a major downside (unless you’re looking for a supplement that’s high in iron).

From a dosage perspective, half of the powder in each serving (1,500 mg) is freeze-dried liver, followed by 600 mg of heart, 600 mg of kidney and 300 mg of pancreas.

Shop Enviromedica*

If you want to give Enviromedica’s Organ Complex a try, make sure to use code HEALTHTECH10 to get 10% off your purchase.

You can also find this product on Amazon, but you won’t be able to use the discount code if you purchase it there.

Side-By-Side Comparison

The table below provides a convenient side-by-side comparison of the products covered in this review.

Ancestral SupplementsHeart & SoilMK SupplementsEnviromedica
Servings30304530
ContainersPlasticGlassGlassPlastic
Free ShippingNoOrders over $120 ship for freeOrders over $50 ship for freeOrders over $75 ship for free
Available on AmazonYesNoYesYes
International ShippingYesNoYesYes
International Fulfillment CenterNoNoYesNo
Price per Serving$1.60$1.73$1.22$1.17

Frequently Asked Questions

My kids consume freeze-dried organ meat supplements (mostly liver) every day.
My kids consume freeze-dried organ meat supplements (mostly liver) every day.
Who should use freeze-dried organ meat supplements?

I strongly believe that everyone can and should make fresh or freeze-dried organ meat a part of their diet. After all, our ancestors relied on organ meat as a primary nutrient source for millions of years. Heck, even my grandparents ate organ meat (and pig blood), growing up in Austria in the early 20th century.

By removing organs from modern diets, we have eliminated the best source of micronutrients available to us, leading to a higher rate of vitamin deficiencies and chronic diseases.

That’s in large part because plants aren’t a great substitute for organs when it comes to nutrient availability and absorbability. Plus, the nutrient content in plants has been on the decline, due to soil depletion and other factors associated with industrial farming practices.

Do organ meat capsules taste bad?

No, organ meat capsules are tasteless.

What is the difference between organ meat capsules from grass-fed animals and those from grain-fed animals?

Grain-fed cattle are often metabolically sick by definition. After all, cows are fed grains specifically so they’ll fatten up quickly. And we know that both humans and animals who are obese suffer from a host of metabolic issues and chronic diseases. 

That’s the primary reason why I recommend staying away from supplements that were harvested from grain-fed animals.

The second argument against the consumption of grain-fed beef is animal welfare. 

I don’t want to support an industry that keeps animals in feedlots, and which feeds them a diet that is inappropriate for their species.

Can you get sick from consuming freeze-dried organ meat supplements?

Consuming freeze-dried organ meats is generally safe. Just make sure you purchase from brands — such as the ones listed above — that have their ingredients tested by a third-party and that use GMP-certified manufacturing facilities. If you do, you can rest assured that you’re not exposing yourself to any food-borne pathogens.

Do the liver and kidneys store toxins?

While it is true that the job of the liver and kidneys is to filter toxins out of the bloodstream, that doesn’t mean toxins are stored in those organs.

For example, immune cells (called kupffer cells) inside the liver’s sinusoid channels engulf toxins before digesting and excreting them. The same principle applies to toxins filtered out by the kidneys.

That means it’s safe to consume both liver and kidneys, and you can rest assured that you won’t ingest any toxins by eating either organ.

Can consuming beef liver capsules cause vitamin A toxicity?

Liver is indeed a rich source of vitamin A, but unless you’re swallowing an entire bottle of liver capsules at a time there’s no real risk of ingesting toxic levels of vitamin A.

My wife and I take 3-6 grams of freeze-dried liver per day, and I often add fresh liver or liver pâté to one of my meals. Our kids get a third of that (usually in the form of capsules).

To put that into perspective, 3 grams of freeze-dried liver contains approximately 5,000 IUs of vitamin A. That’s about 116% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) and well within the “safe limits.” 

Organ meats are high in saturated fats and cholesterol. Does that increase the risk of heart disease?

The myth that saturated fat and cholesterol increase your risk of heart disease has long been debunked. I wrote about this in more detail here, but understand that studies have confirmed there is no correlation between consuming high amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol and any chronic disease

Does the consumption of organ meat supplements increase your risk of gout?

There’s a widespread belief that eating too much organ meat (and red meat, for that matter) can cause gout, and that people who suffer from gout should reduce their consumption of those foods because they have high levels of purine that can contribute to high blood levels of uric acid.

What most people don’t know is that over 60% of all uric acid is produced by the body and only about a third stems from the food you eat.

What’s important to understand is that most people who suffer from gout have issues eliminating uric acid via the kidneys rather than overproducing it.

Additionally, studies have shown that the increased consumption of foods that contain large quantities of purine usually leads to an increase of uric acid excretion

So if you’re metabolically healthy, there’s no need to limit your intake of red meat or organ meat supplements. If you currently suffer from gout, I recommend making the appropriate lifestyle changes to become metabolically healthy, so you can increase your intake in organ meats.

Should kids consume organ meat supplements?

Yes, but in lower amounts than adults. As I mentioned earlier in this article, our kids (ages six and eight as of this writing) consume approximately a third of the amount of liver as me and my wife. 

Are organ meat supplements good for iron deficiency?

Organ meat supplements (and liver and spleen in particular) are a great option if you suffer from iron deficiency or anemia, because both organs have high amounts of bioavailable heme iron that can support the body in making red blood cells.

What organ meat supplements do you recommend to support the immune system?

Liver, thymus, lung, kidney and spleen all contain specific amino acids and peptides that help support the immune system to better fight off allergens, viruses and other pathogens.

What organ meat supplements do you recommend to support cardiovascular health?

Beef liver and beef heart are excellent sources of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and other nutrients that can help support your heart.

Is organ meat more nutritious than muscle meat?

Yes! Pound for pound, organ meat has a higher nutrient density than muscle meat.

Are desiccated organ meat supplements keto/paleo friendly?

Yes, freeze-dried (desiccated) organ meat supplements are both keto and paleo friendly.

What organs can help lower elevated homocysteine levels?

Elevated homocysteine levels are often caused by low levels of vitamin b9 (folate), vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Liver and heart are excellent sources of those B vitamins and can help lower homocysteine levels.

What organ meat supplements do you recommend to improve energy levels?

Energy levels are closely related to optimally functioning mitochondria (the cells’ power plants), and optimal levels of iron to make red blood cells. I recommend liver and spleen because they’re rich in heme iron and the minerals that help make new red blood cells.

The Best Freeze-Dried Beef Organ Supplements: Final Thoughts

Animal organs are a nutritional superfood and the most nourishing source of micronutrients available to humans and other carnivorous species. As such, I firmly believe they should be at the center of your diet if you care about supporting optimal health and well-being. 

Liver is the king of organ meat, and I consider it to be nature’s multivitamin. That’s why I strongly recommend making it a regular part of your diet — even if it ends up being the only organ you consume on a consistent basis. 

If you don’t like its taste, use a grass-fed beef liver supplement, such as the one from MK Supplements or Ancestral Supplements*.

Do you make organ meats (fresh or freeze-dried) a regular part of your diet to improve your overall health? Let me know about your experience in the comments section below!

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