Doctors Agree: This 1 Mineral Is Key in Preventing Disease

The miracle pill.

From ancient snake-oil salesmen to modern-day scam artists, it’s been around in one form or another since the dawn of time.

So why has this “miracle medicine” phenomena spanned the generations?

Simple: Because there’s money to be made.

If such a thing existed, people would pay just about anything for it.


True, sustained health will never exist in a single pill. Research has proven and (non-pharma funded) doctors agree that the key to optimal health lies in what you eat.

There’s one food-based mineral that’s finally getting the attention it deserves (from scientists around the world) as a major component in disease prevention.

It’s called selenium.

An estimated 1 billion people around the world suffer from a selenium deficiency. The result? A society laden with completely avoidable diseases because their bodies don’t have what it takes to fight back.


Why is Selenium So Important?

Selenium is needed for the proper function of enzymes known as glutathione peroxidases, which play a significant role in the body’s detox process.

They also protect against oxidative stress, which happens when there aren’t enough antioxidants to neutralize the free radicals. Of these 8 known enzymes, FIVE require selenium to function.

If you take away selenium, you take away your body’s ability to fight what seeks to destroy it.


Benefits of Selenium

Because of its powerful antioxidant role in preventing oxidative stress, selenium is known to: 

  • Help fight viral infections
  • Boost immune system 
  • Regulate immune responses
  • Reduce risk of cancer
  • Improve fertility
  • Support thyroid function
  • Fight chronic inflammation
  • And so much more


The Problem with Selenium Supplementation

Supplementing with selenium is a no-brainer, but there’s just one problem.

Selenium is incredibly sensitive to heat – so much so that it’s destroyed during the refining & processing methods that almost every supplement manufacturer uses. 

The best way to get selenium in its purest form with all nutrients intact is to consume it raw where it’s found in nature – in grass fed beef kidney. 

Easy to see why so many of us are deficient in it, right? Not many people add cow kidneys to their weekly menu. 

While not very appetizing to us, remember this:

Primitive cultures revered organ meats as “the best of the best.” These same cultures were known to be free from the chronic diseases that plague us today. Coincidence? I don’t think so. 


Nutrients in Grass Fed Beef Kidney

Just a tiny serving of grass-fed beef kidney provides nearly 228 % of the daily value for selenium. 

Plus these other vital nutrients:

  • Vitamin A 
  • Full range of B vitamins (including 5x your DV for Vitamin B12!)
  • Iron 
  • Phosphorus 
  • Zinc
  • Folic acid
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin


Alternatives to Eating Beef Kidney

Encouraged to add selenium to your diet? Me too!

If you’re anything like me though, your taste buds may need a little more convincing. That’s why my family chooses to supplement with beef organs via tasteless capsules.  

“But Autumn, you just said selenium is destroyed by heat during processing!”

That’s why our Grass Fed Organ Complex is gently freeze-dried. This painstakingly slow method preserves nearly every nutrient found in grass fed beef organs. 

This way, we get all the selenium our bodies need (plus a whole host of other vital nutrients from the heart and liver) – without the taste & smell associated with beef organs. 

Learn more about this immune-supporting supplement here.  

If you can tolerate the strong flavor of a kidney, then, by all means, try it! The benefits you stand to gain are well worth it – for the rest of us, check out our Grass Fed Organ Complex.