Organ meats are on the rise. People have been eating and using all parts of the animals on our menu since the beginning of time. This is not only economical and efficient, it is also extremely healthy, as organ meat is packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fatty acids. Yet you can hardly find any organ meat in the supermarkets these days, which is a shame, because it would be a great addition to our modern diet.

Ancestral Supplements is changing this. With its organ extracts, the brand has developed supplements of exceptional quality. The ingredients do not come from animals from the bio-industry, but from grass-fed cows and sheep that can graze freely in New Zealand.

In this blog we will discuss the organ supplements of Ancestral Supplements and the benefits of organ meat for your health.


  • The origins of Ancestral Supplements
  • The discovery of Weston A. Price
  • Why is organ meat so healthy?
  • 8 benefits of organ extracts
  • Eat and live like a primeval man

The origins of Ancestral Supplements

When his own children were constantly in the doctor's office with allergies and were constantly being prescribed drugs, Brian Johnson decided to take a different approach. He read the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, written by the Canadian dentist Weston A. Price. Then he started feeding his family organic organ meats, wild-caught fish, raw dairy products, nuts and seasonal vegetables. Since then, his children have never been sick. What's more, they are in great shape, both physically and mentally.

This experience was so compelling to Johnson that he delved deeper into 'ancestral living', the diet and behaviour of our ancestors. It eventually led to the creation of Ancestral Supplements, with the ambitious aim of bringing back what the modern world has removed and making people strong, healthy and happy again.

"Ancestral Supplements aims to bring back what the modern world has removed from our diets and lifestyles"

The Texas-based company houses a team of holistic health experts and is dedicated to spreading knowledge of ancestral living, head-to-toe eating and the health benefits of organ meats. The organ supplements of Ancestral Supplements make the consumption of organ extracts simple and accessible. After all, it is not for everyone to put fresh organ meat on the menu. Not only does the taste take some getting used to, but it is also difficult to obtain good, organic organ meat.

The discovery of Weston A. Price

We already mentioned the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by the Canadian dentist Weston A. Price, which he wrote back in 1939. This is not without a reason, as this book is at the basis of a broad ancestral living movement, which has gained increasing support worldwide in recent decades.

Weston A. Price travelled the world to study the lifestyles and eating habits of traditional peoples around the globe. Among other things, he discovered that the original inhabitants of Canada set a high value on the consumption of animal organs, especially bone marrow. Other primitive peoples, such as the Aborigines and Melanesians, also made organ meats a main part of their daily diet. He saw that these people often had excellent teeth and a good immune system and that they were physically and mentally in good shape. He also noticed that the more these people came into contact with a western diet, the more degenerative diseases occurred and the weaker their health became. This is how he linked good health with the consumption of organ meat.

"The more traditional peoples came into contact with western food, the weaker their health became"

According to many traditional healers, eating healthy animal organs also has a nurturing effect on those same organs in the human body. And although the Inuit, for example, eat mainly fish and the Swiss nature peoples consume much more whole, raw milk products, all peoples have in common that they consume everything from the animal, including:

  • Dairy and colostrum
  • Organs (liver, tongue, heart, kidneys, brain, stomach, thymus, eyes, pancreas, prostate, gall bladder)
  • Skin (gut)
  • Blood (gut)
  • Bones, cartilage and bone marrow
  • Fat and tallow
  • (Fish) eggs
  • Tendons

Weston A. Price found that the diet of natural peoples contains about 4 times as much calcium and 10 times as many fat-soluble vitamins from animal products than the diet of the average American.

Why is organ meat so healthy?

Western food contains mainly muscle meat, whereas organ meat is proportionally much richer in nutrients. Organ meat, for instance, is rich in:

  • Fat-soluble vitamins A, D & K
  • Vitamin B12
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Magnesium
  • Heme iron
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Enzymes
  • Proteins
  • Peptides
  • Essential Amino Acids
  • Collagen

Each organ or part of an animal contains a different composition of nutrients. For example, the heart is rich in collagen and coenzyme Q10, while the brain contains omega 3 fatty acids, proteins and unique peptides. In fact, many traditional peoples believe that eating an animal organ supports the same organ in the human body and provides it with important nutrients. This makes sense, knowing that human and animal organs are very similar and therefore benefit from the same nutrients. There are more and more studies researching this, and several studies support the nutritional value of organ meat. [1],[2],[3]

8 benefits of organ extracts

Organ supplements are a unique and high-quality source of essential nutrients for our bodies and our organs in particular. The supplements from Ancestral Supplements contribute to this. The products are composed with care and love and are rich in nutrients. We list the benefits for you:

Benefits of Ancestral Supplements:

  1. Made from grass-fed cattle, sheep and wild caught fish
  2. Freeze-dried raw to retain nutrients
  3. Rich in vitamins A, B4, B11, B12, D & K
  4. Rich in iron and magnesium
  5. Contains enzymes, proteins, peptides and collagen
  6. Contains essential amino acids
  7. Free from pesticides, fillers, GMO’s and hormones
  8. Organ consumption contributes to the reduction of food waste

With attention for people, animals and the environment Ancestral Supplements produces and distributes her organ supplements. The animals are well monitored and have a nice living environment. This ultimately ensures that the meat is of the highest possible quality.

Eat and live like a primeval man

Eating organ meat fits in with the broader movement of eating according to the ancient way of life of our ancestors. Under names such as Paleo, Primal Diet and Ancestral Living, there are numerous diets that seek to restore the principles of this ancient way of life.

The lifestyle includes more than just leaving packets, pouches and other factory products behind. It is about pure and natural living. This means, among other things:

  • A diet similar to that of hunters and gatherers, consisting mainly of (wild) meat, fish, eggs, plants, tubers, nuts, seeds, fruit and herbs
  • Preparing food according to traditional methods
  • Creating a natural sleep rhythm without (artificial) light
  • Daily exposure to sunlight
  • Walking barefoot in nature
  • Reducing and managing stress as much as possible
  • Get regular, healthy exercise

Of course, it is up to you how far you go and what you focus on. Some people focus on diet, others on exercise and getting physically fit.


It is not easy in today's society to live the way our ancestors did, but with good planning and enough willpower, you can go a long way. It is worthwhile, however, to study this ancient knowledge and - as far as possible - integrate it into your life. It is a diet that is rich in the essential nutrients that many modern people are missing. For most people it is a fact that with a Paleo diet, Primal diet or Ancestral lifestyle they will feel healthier and fitter.

Do you want to know more about the products of Ancestral Supplements? Take a look at the products of Ancestral Supplements in our shop.


[1] Beck, K. L., et al. (2014). Dietary determinants of and possible solutions to iron deficiency for young women living in industrialized countries: a review. Nutrients, 6(9), 3747 – 3776.
[2] Zeisel, S. H. & Da Costa, K. (2009) Choline: an essential nutrient for public health. Nutrition Reviews, 67(11), 615-623.
[3] Campbell, W. W., et al. (1999). Effects of an omnivorous diet compared with a lactoovovegetarian diet on resistance-training-induced changes in body composition and skeletal muscle in older men. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70(6), 1032-1039.