(NaturalNews) Traditional cultures knew that eating liver was good for the body, especially raw liver. That same claim as been made over the centuries regarding other organs and glands, particularly from cows, pigs, and sheep. But few modern people can stomach the thought of eating such meats, especially when they are uncooked. That is why organ glandular supplements have become popular when there is a need to boost health recovery or maintain a healthy body.
Applying the ancient theory of like heals like, organ glandular supplements employ the nutrients from animal organs and glands in concentrated forms to protect and heal the parallel organs and glands in humans. These glandular products are harvested from cow, sheep, or pig sources and are then processed into food products that can be pinpointed toward specific areas of the human body. These products match proteins and other nutrients so that, for example, liver supplements can aid in the health of a person's liver. Some products are merged together, such as adrenal, liver, kidney, and spleen extracts which are used in specialized supplements for intensive healing.
Today, many health professionals recommend organ glandular supplements for patients whose diets do not provide adequate nutrients needed for their organs and glands. These supplements help protect those parts of the body from injury, stress, and disease. Evidence indicates that intrinsic protein factors within the raw glandular tissues will be drawn into the matching tissue in the human body. They then target other vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, using them for the repair or maintenance of the specific gland or organ.
Many health food stores and internet retailers sell various brands of organ glandular supplements. Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions have found relief with these over-the-counter supplements which contain whole desiccated glands or organs reduced to powder or liquid concentrates. Supplements specifically formulated to provide results to the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, pancreas, heart, kidney, and other organs and glands can be found.
As with any over-the-counter supplement, organ glandular should be used with caution. Side effects have been reported by some users. There are also some prescription drug interactions that have been reported; therefore, it is wise to consult a holistic practitioner before beginning a program of organ glandular supplement therapy.
Elizabeth Walling is a freelance writer specializing in health and family nutrition. She is a strong believer in natural living as a way to improve health and prevent modern disease. She enjoys thinking outside of the box and challenging common myths about health and wellness. You can visit her blog to learn more: www.livingthenourishedlife.com/2009/10/welco...