- Serving Size 6 Capsules
- Servings Per Container 30
AMOUNT PER CAPSULE
Freeze-Dried New Zealand Grassfed Thymus With Liver
- Grass Fed Thymus (Ovine) 250MG
- Grass Fed Liver (Bovine) 250MG
Collagen (Beef Gelatin) Capsules
Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
MANUFACTURED IN THE USA: ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENTS, LLC
* FDA STATEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
* Our product line is 100% additive-free. Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents… except with our Bone Marrow (see Other Ingredients) *
Ancestral Supplements Grass-fed Thymus Extract
Whole food, nutrient dense organs and glands can provide great benefit for those seeking targeted support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did. Grass Fed Thymus is a whole food dietary supplement that provides 100% pure ovine thymus (with bovine liver). This whole food provides proteins exclusively expressed in thymus tissue as well as various peptides and hormones such as thymosin, thymopoietin, and serum thymic factor, that regulate many immune functions.* Our mission is our purpose… putting back in, what the modern world has left out.
- Pasture Raised In New Zealand
- Grass-fed & Grass-Finished
- Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
- Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
- 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
- Third Party Tested For Purity
- Allergen Free
BENEFITS OF EATING THYMUS WITH LIVER
Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. For instance, the traditional way of treating a person with a weak heart was to feed the person the heart of a healthy animal. Similarly, eating the kidneys of a healthy animal was believed to support urinary ailments and overall kidney health… Pancreas was fed to people with digestive and endocrine problems… and thymus was fed to people with immune dysfunctions.*
Organ meats were a staple of our early ancestors’ diets as the ultimate superfood, for good reason. It turns out, this nourishing tradition is backed by science… “Radioisotope labeling studies in animals have shown conclusively that, when eaten, organs and glands selectively travel to the corresponding organs and glands in high concentrations. This research, done at the University of Scotland in Edinburgh, lends credence to the ancient practice of eating animal organs to help ensure health in one’s corresponding organs…” – Dr. Ron Schmid, ND.* Our early ancestors knew this, which is why their traditional diets included the frequent and nourishing consumption of nose-to-tail organ meats.
- Based on the ancient ancestral wisdom that “like supports like.” Consuming thymus may strengthen and support our own thymus *
- Thymic extracts have been shown to normalize and modulate the ratio of T-helper cells to suppressor cells whether the ratio is low as in AIDS, chronic infections and cancer, or high as found with allergies and autoimmune diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. In other words, thymic factors appear to balance the immune response up (or) down as needed *
- Unique peptides such as thymosin, thymopoietin and serum thymic factor to regulate, strengthen and support immune health *
For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth. In the modern world, we unknowingly struggle to fulfill our nutritional needs in order to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where immune system maladies (inclusive of allergies, food sensitivities and autoimmune conditions) run amuck.
[ To a very large extent, the health of the thymus determines the health of the immune system. Individuals who get frequent infections or suffer from chronic infections typically have impaired thymus activity. Also, people affected with hay fever, allergies, migraine headaches, or rheumatoid arthritis usually have altered thymus function.
The thymus is responsible for many immune system functions, including the production of T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell responsible for cell-mediated immunity (immune mechanisms not controlled or mediated by antibodies). Cell-mediated immunity is extremely important in the resistance to infection by mold-like bacteria, yeast (including Candida albicans), fungi, parasites, and viruses (including herpes simplex, Epstein-Barr, and viruses that cause hepatitis). If an individual is suffering from an infection from these organisms, it is a good indication that his or her cell-mediated immunity is not functioning up to par. Cell-mediated immunity is also critical in protecting against the development of autoimmune conditions and allergies. ]*
THYMUS WITH LIVER CONTAINS:
- Proteins Exclusively Found And Expressed In Thymus Tissue *
- Unique Peptides Such As Thymosin — Tasked With The Development Of Disease-Fighting T Cells *
- Thymopoietin And Serum Thymic Factor To Further Regulate & Support Immune Health *
- Immunologically Active Proteins Shown To Stimulate Macrophages & Enhance Natural Killer (NK) Cell Activity *
[ NOTE: The thymus gland shows maximum development immediately after birth. During the aging process, the thymus gland undergoes a process of shrinkage, or involution. The reason for this involution is that the thymus gland is extremely susceptible to free radical and oxidative damage caused by stress, radiation, infection, and chronic illness. The most effective and direct way to stimulate it (and reverse shrinkage) is by consuming undenatured thymus tissue with liver which is rich in vitamin A, folate, B12, zinc and heme iron. ] *[1,6]
THYMUS WITH LIVER SUPPORTS:
- Optimal Thymus Health Based On “Like Supports Like” *
- Immune System Health *
- Allergy Health, Inflammatory Health & Energy Metabolism *
[ NOTE: Vitamin A (from liver) has also been shown to stimulate and/or enhance numerous immune processes. Vitamin A deficiency may predispose an individual to an infection, and during the course of an infection vitamin A stores typically plummet. Vitamin A may be helpful in boosting immune function beyond reversal of vitamin A deficiency, because many immune functions are further enhanced by the administration of (supposedly) excessive levels of vitamin A. In addition, vitamin A prevents and reverses stress-induced thymus gland shrinkage (involution), and additional vitamin A can actually promote thymus growth. ] *
Six capsules provide the equivalent of one ounce of fresh, raw whole glandulars and organs that you’d get from your local farmer (or) butcher. Our Grass Fed Thymus (with liver) is a whole food dietary supplement that can be taken with (or) without food (even though it technically is food). The suggested use is 6 capsules a day or as directed by a healthcare professional — for added support, the dose can be doubled. This supplement can be consumed all at once, or divided servings throughout the day.
POTENTIAL ISSUES (DETOX REACTION)
Most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction. Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness and other flu like symptoms. In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online… cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens and unwanted material.
A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 6 capsules per day. If you know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, you may wish to start slow when adding this product to your current regimen. Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day and increasing by just 1 capsule every couple of days — this method may take a full two weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 6 capsules per day.
HIGH QUALITY ORGANS & GLANDS
Okay, you’re convinced! You’re going to start incorporating organ meats in your routine because, well… you’re educated now… you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that they provide superlative health benefits that are missing in our modern diets. The next step is sourcing it. It’s important that you source the highest quality because not all organs and glands are created equal. Consider the source.
- Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands
- Should Come From Pasture Raised Animals
- Should Come From Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Animals
- Should Come From Animals That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
- Should Also Be Ultra Pure… Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents, No Allergens
- Should Be Non-Defatted
- Should Be 100% Freeze Dried… Freeze Drying Preserves Heat Sensitive Biological Activity
GRASSFED THYMUS SUMMARY
Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of nose-to-tail dining since the beginning of time. Grassfed Thymus contains proteins exclusively expressed in thymus tissue as well as various peptides and hormones such as thymosin, thymopoietin, and serum thymic factor, that regulate many immune functions.* Based on the concept of “like supports like,” consuming thymus may strengthen and support our own thymus.* Thymus extracts have been shown to normalize, modulate and balance the ratio of T-helper cells to suppressor cells.*
Not all organs and glands are the same. Look for the highest quality thymus glandular… It should come from pasture-raised, grass-fed sheep (or) calves that are hormone, pesticide and GMO free. If considering a supplement, look for one that is ultra pure (without binders, fillers (or) flow agents) and look for the freeze dried variety as these have been shown to optimally preserve nutritional factors, growth factors and co-factors.
NOTE: Desiccated thymus (or) whole thymus glandular can be found on the market by various names: whole thymus, thymus extract, desiccated thymus, thymus glandular, thymus PMG and ovine thymus (sheep).
IF ONE HAD THEIR THYMUS REMOVED, HOW WOULD THYMUS GLANDULAR WORK?
If one had their thyroid removed, not only would Thyroid glandular still work, it would be necessary for life because each and every cell requires thyroid hormone (T3) for energy metabolism and mitochondrial signaling. Same goes for the pancreas… if one had their pancreas removed, pancreas glandular (and pancreas producing enzymes and peptides such as insulin) would be necessary to sustain life. As it relates to having the spleen removed, our biology still expects spleen producing peptides such as tuftsin, splenopentin and splenin which further support and modulate the immune system (by stimulating macrophages and enhancing natural killer (NK) cell activity). The thymus gland is no different, our biology still expects thymus producing peptides such as thymosin, thymopoietin and serum thymic factor in order to heal and be healthy.
The elegance of animal physiology is that glands secrete peptides and other chemical-like substances that exert downstream effects at the cellular level. If one has a certain organ / gland removed, the body still expects those peptides and other chemical-like substances at the cellular level. What’s more is that many of our functional healthcare practitioner accounts use glandular therapy for this exact purpose… that is, to provide the otherwise absent glandular nourishment that our cells need and expect for strength, health and happiness.
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