As you've probably guessed, our brain is a critically important organ as it's the control centre of our body allowing us to move, think, feel, breathe and so much more. A job of this magnitude requires that we provide it with an abundance of nutrients to help it function properly and stay healthy.
It just so happens that beef liver is incredibly nutrient dense and truly earns the title of nature's ultimate multivitamin as it contains more nutrients (per gram) than any other food. It has almost everything needed to support optimal brain and mental health and in this article we'll show you why.
These nutrients are shown (in no particular order) below:
Choline is an essential nutrient that must be included in your diet to maintain optimal brain health. It is so imperative for a healthy, functioning brain that deficiencies are associated with dementia like symptoms. A study published on PubMed in 2011 using 1391 subjects found that 'higher concurrent choline intake was related to better cognitive performance'.
The richest sources of dietary choline are:
- Beef Liver
- Chicken Liver
This family of vitamins protect the brain in multiple ways. B12 and B9 (folate) support methylation, a biochemical process that is very important for robust and vibrant brain and mental health. These vitamins can help protect against dementia by breaking down homocysteine, a harmful substance that may lead to further cognitive decline. Other B vitamins like B1 (thiamin) and B3 (niacin) help metabolise nutrients in the brain for energy.
The richest sources of B vitamins are:
- Beef Liver & Organ Meats
Copper helps ensure optimal brain function and development and is used by enzymes that help supply energy to the brain, aid the brain’s defence system and relay signals to the body. Copper deficiency has been linked to problems with learning and memory. Copper is required to balance zinc in the diet and it's common for most people to get enough zinc but not enough copper.
The following foods are excellent sources of copper:
- Beef Liver
So there you have it, 3 key nutrients that play a critical role to our grey matter, but it doesn't stop there ...
Beef liver also contains iron, selenium, vitamin A, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese and chromium which are very important for cognitive function and overall brain health. If you are experiencing brain fog, memory loss or mood changes you may be deficient in some of the nutrients outlined above and including beef liver and/or other organ meats in your diet could be a great place to start.
What if You Don't Like Eating Beef Liver or Organs?
As you can see from the information above, adding beef liver and organ meats into your diet makes a lot of nutritional sense. If you’re still not comfortable with the idea of buying and preparing organ meats you're not alone. Fortunately there is an easy solution...
Our beef liver and beef organ supplements are contained in easy-to-take flavourless capsules. They are non-defatted to preserve the fat-soluble nutrient content (including vitamin A) and are freeze-dried, which also helps preserve the full range of nutrients. They are 100% hormone, antibiotic and GMO-free and are 100% grass-fed and organic from the pristine Tasmanian pastures.