Desiccated liver supplements with the fewest additives

I originally made this page when there were very few dessicated liver products that both avoided excipients and provided information on the environment the cattle were raised in. There's now enough nice brands that I'll just suggest my best guess at a good choice for each price range:

Affordable suggestion

Photo of PERFECT Brand Desiccated Liver (Veggie Capsules)
PERFECT Brand Desiccated Liver (Veggie Capsules)
Available on perfectsupplements.com
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • stearic acid-free / magnesium stearate-free
  • guar gum-free
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Desiccated beef liver powder (Argentina grass-fed), vegetable capsule (cellulose).

Nutrition info (values for iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and amino acid breakdown).

They also have a powder form that cuts costs by about 30%.

Higher-end suggestion

Photo of Radiant Life Desiccated Liver Gold (Gelatin Capsules)
Radiant Life Desiccated Liver Gold (Gelatin Capsules)
Available from Radiant Life
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • stearic acid-free / magnesium stearate-free
  • guar gum-free
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Desiccated liver (Bovine), BSE-free bovine gelatin (capsule). The liver is from US-raised, organic cattle that are raised on mother's milk from birth, then moved to no-grain pasture foraging when grown.

They also have a powder form that cuts costs by about 20%.

UK/Europe suggestion

Absolutely Pure Beef Liver (Gelatin Capsules)
Available on absolutelypure.com
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • stearic acid-free / magnesium stearate-free
  • guar gum-free
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Desiccated liver (bovine), beef gelatin capsule. The liver is from a BSE-free New Zealand source with pasture access. It is non-defatted.


Other desiccated liver supplements

The following are other desiccated liver supplements I'm aware of, sorted alphabetically.

Name Ingredients
Ancestral Supplements Desiccated Liver (Gelatin Capsules)

Freeze-dried liver, bovine gelatin (capsule). The liver is from New Zealand grass-fed cattle, and is non-defatted and freeze-dried.

The nutrition profile is based off an equivalent amount of raw liver.

Beverly International Ultra 40 Desiccated Liver

Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin), select Argentinian Desiccated Liver (as 4x concentrate), cellulose, calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, silicone dioxide.

Dr. Ron's Ultra-Pure Liver
Available on drrons.com

Freeze-dried New Zealand liver (bovine), gelatin capsule.

Healthy 'N Fit Triple Potency Liver

Desiccated defatted beef liver extract (containing beef amino acids), microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, croscarmellose, dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silica, food glaze, beeswax, talc.

Leviticus11 Argentine Beef Liver Powder

Beef liver powder (Argentine).

Nature's Life Beef Liver

Argentinean beef liver powder (defatted and desiccated), gelatin, guar gum, vegetarian stearic acid, silicon dioxide, cellulose, vegetarian magnesium stearate and micro-cellulose coating.

Now Foods Liver Caps (Capsules)
Available on iHerb

Beef liver powder (defatted) (argentine), eleuthero root (eleutherococcus senticosus), milk thistle extract (min. 80% silymarin) (silybum marianum) (seed), gelatin (capsule), silica and stearic acid (vegetable source).

Now Foods Liver Powder

If you're taking desiccated liver for the vitamin A, this doesn't appear to be a good choice, see this comment.

Available on iHerb

Beef liver powder (Argentine, low heat) (desiccated).

Puritan's Pride Desiccated Liver

Thiamin (vitamin B-1) (as thiamin hydrochloride), vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin), desiccated liver, cellulose (plant origin), calcium silicate, vegetable stearic acid, croscarmellose, silica, cellulose coating, mannitol.

Radiant Life Desiccated Liver (Gelatin Capsules)
Available from Radiant Life

Freeze-dried liver (Bovine) powder, BSE-free bovine gelatin. The liver is from Argentine grass-fed cattle.

Nutrition info (values for calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, choline, betaine, vitamin B12, retinol, beta carotene, vitamin A/E/D/K levels).

Solgar Desiccated Liver

Vitamin B-12 (as cobalamin), desiccated and defatted Argentinian beef liver powder, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose, vegetable stearic acid, silica.

Swanson 100% Pure Defatted Desiccated Beef Liver

Desiccated beef liver powder (defatted), rice flour, gelatin, may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.

Universal Nutrition Uni-Liver

Desiccated liver (Bovine), whey (milk), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, soy lecithin, pharmaceutical glaze.

Vital Proteins Desiccated Liver (Gelatin Capsules)
Available on vitalproteins.com

100% grass-fed New Zealand beef liver, gelatin capsule.

Nutrition info (values for vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, copper, sodium, potassium, choline, and amino acid breakdown).


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