Organ Ultra - from 100% Grass-Fed New Zealand Sheep
Ivor Cummins: the benefits of organ meats
Is meat bad for you? Does meat cause cancer? Does it cause heart disease, or is it a superfood? Are organ meats the most nutrient-dense foods on our planet?
These and many more questions are all answered in this conversation between Ivor Cummins and Dr. Paul Saladino.
Ivor is currently the Chief Program Officer for Irish Heart Disease Awareness and has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic disease. Paul is the leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet.
A traditional food remedy in a new format
Xtend-Life has been dedicated to enhancing health by bringing you the best vitamins and minerals for twenty years. And now we are bringing you something novel, nutritious and natural.
Xtend-Life Organ Ultra is a natural product containing liver, kidney, heart, pancreas, and thymus. It is sourced from the finest producers of 100% grass-fed New Zealand sheep, which have been raised in the most natural environment, under strict regulations.
Organ meats are not readily available in the modern world, which is why Xtend-Life created Organ Ultra; to provide all of the benefits of this traditional superfood in a simple, convenient form.
Times (and tastes) have changed
Most people will be familiar with the impressive benefits of nutrient-dense organ meats such as the liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas, heart and more. They are true human superfoods. Humans evolved their big brains and incredible tenacity via access to the most energy and nutrient-dense foodstuffs on the planet. We started out as hunters-gatherers, and we targeted the most valuable parts of the animals we hunted.
But now we have a problem as a species. You see, we have now had a few generations of forgetting our heritage - most people nowadays have no taste for organ meats, and will never invest in acquiring it again - or the methods to properly prepare such delicacies of yesteryear. We at Xtend-Life highly recommend that people re-adopt this ancient and highly health-promoting practice - but we are realists and accept that many will simply not pursue this successfully.
So we've repackaged the benefits of traditional nutrition
This is why we have developed and optimized this latest product in our range. We have scoured the suppliers and selected the best producers of New Zealand Grass-Fed Sheep organ meats. These are freeze-dried with the most advanced processes which enable the nutritional content to be 100% retained, and safe from any trace of spoiling. We are fully certified with the most advanced systems to convert this nutritional gold dust into perfectly-packaged capsules for you. So that you get all of the incredible benefits but without the challenges!
Into a modern form
Organ meats are incredibly nutrient-dense foods. Current diets are often deficient in nutrients such as vitamin B12, CoQ10, iron, selenium and folate – the same nutrients that our ancestors harvested from the landscape and consumed routinely in the form of organ meat. They have also been a key element in traditional remedies for thousands of years and have become a part of folklore.
Health Benefits of Organ Ultra
GRASS-FED LIVER (1800MG)
The liver is nature's most nutrient-dense superfood and it makes sense to have it at the core of our Organ Ultra formulation. It provides a meaningful source of vitamin A, heme iron (more easily absorbed than iron from plant sources), B12, choline and folate). It supports liver health, energy production, metabolism and methylation.
GRASS-FED KIDNEY (450MG)
Sheep kidney is rich in nutrients, proteins and omega 3s. It’s also a bio-available source of naturally occurring selenium and B12. Eating kidney can support kidney health, which in turn helps strengthen your body's detoxification pathways. The selenium can aid with immunity, blood flow, thyroid function and fertility, as well as having powerful antioxidant properties.
GRASS-FED PANCREAS (300MG)
The pancreas is the source of digestive enzymes and hormones that support and regulate blood sugar levels. Eating pancreas supports a strong functioning pancreas, and contributes an abundance of key enzymes for optimal digestion.
GRASS-FED HEART (300MG)
Sheep heart is a source of folate, iron and zinc, but most importantly it provides coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), one of the most potent antioxidants available. CoQ10 supports heart health, optimizes brain function, slows down the natural aging process and can boost energy levels through the mitochondria.
GRASS-FED THYMUS (150MG)
The thymus is rich in trace minerals, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and essential fat-soluble vitamins like A, E and K. It plays an important part of the immune system and extracts from it have been used to treat respiratory infections, asthma and autoimmune diseases.
SHEEP ORGANS SUPPORT...
- Liver, Heart, Kidney, Pancreas & Thymus Health
- Strengthening Immunity
- Heart and Blood Pressure
- Collagen and Skin Health
- Energy and Blood Sugar Levels
- Enzymes for Optimal Digestion
- Liver and Detoxification Pathways
- Antioxidants to Protect Your Cells in the Modern Environment
- Natural Health & Wellbeing
FACT: In addition to these benefits, high-quality sheep organs provide all the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, K & E) in highly usable forms, and provide meaningful amounts of folate, copper, zinc, chromium and hyaluronic acid.
SHEEP ORGANS ARE HIGH IN...
- Preformed Vitamin A (aka retinol)
- Vitamin B6 and B12
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
- Bio-Available Heme Iron
FACT: When we eat animal organs, we get these essential nutrients in the forms, amounts and ratios found in nature, not a laboratory. They are easily absorbed and work in synergy with our body as a counter to the stressors of modern life.
Supplement FactsServing size: 6 Capsules
Servings per container: 30
|* Percent daily values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
** Daily value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Capsule (Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose, Water).
Does not contain dairy, soy, peanut, wheat, gluten, fish, crustacean, egg, tree nuts.
If you are pregnant, lactating or taking any medications, please consult your doctor before use.
What are the ingredients used in Grass-Fed Organ Ultra?
Each capsule contains the following ingredients. We recommend 6 capsules per serving, which adds up as below.
- Lamb Liver 1800 MG
- Lamb Kidney 450 MG
- Lamb Heart 300 MG
- Lamb Pancreas 300 MG
- Lamb Thymus 150 MG
What is the quantity of each organ, in a week's course?
If you're taking the recommended 6 capsules daily, you will be accessing the benefits of almost 120 grams or over 4 ounces of organs.
This breaks down as around 12 grams/0.4 ounces of liver, 2.9 grams/0.1 ounces of kidney, 1.9 grams/0.07 ounces each of pancreas and heart, and 1 gram/0.04 ounces of heart.
Over a week, this equates to over 120 grams or 4 ounces of animal organs, the equivalent of a healthy serving.
Experts generally recommend 2-3 servings of liver or organs weekly for optimum nutritional intake, and there are no issues with taking more - so if you eat no organ meats generally, you can increase the intake.
What makes Grass-Fed Organ Ultra better than other similar products?
Firstly, there are very few comparable products out there. We haven't found similar products which come near our formulation and keen value for money. Here is what is so unique about our product:
- It contains a selection of organ meats while most others consist of only liver or a single organ. Various organ meats contain their own unique blend of key nutrients. For example, liver contains more vitamin A and B12 of ANY food and heart contains a potent antioxidant, CoQ10, known for its ability to support heart health. Since consuming organ meats is so rare in our culture we wanted to add a broad spectrum.
- It is made with 100% grass-fed and grass-finished organs from pasture-raised sheep of New Zealand. Others either do not specify (which usually means they are not 100% grass-fed or source their organs from countries without the strict standards found in New Zealand).
- A major benefit for Xtend-Life with this product is that the supply chain is at our ‘back door’ with Canterbury in the midst of a farming area and everything is strictly controlled and monitored.
- The organs are freeze-dried in the latest, optimized processes. Our process is designed to preserve the beneficial nutrients found in the organs.
False claims around issues with Organ Meats
This is one of the most damaging misunderstandings in the wellness space today. Yes, we have been told that organ meats are high in cholesterol and that we should avoid them. However, recent evidence has confirmed that cholesterol is NOT the heart-disease causing culprit is was once believed to be. It is actually incredibly health-supportive.
Our ancestors consumed ample organs and were free of modern-day diseases. In fact, the absence of organ meats in our diets today is thought to be one reason 96% of Americans are nutrient deficient. Not only are properly sourced organ meats NOT bad for you, but they're also actually a simple way to dramatically improve your nutrient intake.
You may have also heard that the liver is a storage house for toxins. This is misleading and untrue. Rather than store toxins, it converts them into substances the body can excrete and shuttles them away. It acts as more of a converter for toxins. However, it DOES store tons of nutrients - which is why, gram for gram, it is more nutrient-dense than any other food.
What about the rumors around Mad Cow Disease and other fear-mongering?
There are many rumours about the dangers of organ meat, and it's true that humans have been known to catch Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease from eating the brain and spinal cord of infected cattle. The good news for our customers is that Organ Ultra does not contain any bovine product, so this is not an issue. Additionally, New Zealand has never had a case of BSE, another reason for selecting this pristine country to source our products.
Do you offer free shipping?
Yes, you will receive FREE shipping and handling. For more shipping information click here.
Do you use any flow agents or questionable additives?
Absolutely not. We do not add any flow agents or additives to our products whatsoever. You get the highest quality ingredients processed with the best technology - that’s it!
What is the flavor and taste of Organ Ultra?
There is no flavor or taste with our Organ Ultra product. Along with convenience and great formulation, avoiding undesired tastes and flavors was our driving force for creating this unique product for you!
Is Organ Ultra Halal?
The primary processing facilities carrying out animal slaughter are Halal certified. The facility carrying out further processing of the organs by freeze-drying and milling of the organs before supplying to Xtend-Life for blending and encapsulation is not Halal certified.