Is Eating Liver Good for You?

Is Eating Liver Good for You? - Trace Minerals

By Chris D. Meletis, N.D.

If you are trying to eat healthy, chances are good you’re going to reach for fruits or vegetables. It probably never occurred to you that eating a slice of beef liver is an equally healthy option. Yet, beef liver contains more vitamins than many fruits and vegetables. One of the liver’s main functions is to store vitamins and minerals, which is why it’s so rich in nutrients. Because of this, beef liver is a nutritious superfood.

For those of you who don’t like the taste of liver or who can’t stand the thought of eating it, there’s another option which I’ll discuss later in this article.

Beef Liver Benefits

As mentioned earlier, beef liver contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. These include the following:

  • Vitamin A – Essential for healthy eyes, skin, and immunity1
  • B vitamins – Good for the heart, brain, and mood2,3
  • Vitamin C – Supports immunity and encourages collagen production for radiant skin4
  • Zinc – Provides immune support1,5
  • Iron – Needed for hemoglobin production
  • Phosphorus – Keeps bones and teeth healthy6
  • Selenium – Important in thyroid and prostate health7,8
  • Copper – Crucial for the body to make optimal amounts of energy

Eating beef liver is also a good way to nourish the body with protein. Meats like beef liver contain all the essential amino acids, and of all the organ meats, beef liver boasts the highest protein content. Protein is important for exercise recovery, building muscle, and reducing hunger. Protein supports repair of tissue and is a building block for bones and cartilage.  

How Beef Liver Supports the Whole Body


Beef Liver Benefit

Nutrient(s) Responsible

Boosts energy

Vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C, iron, magnesium

Promotes youthful skin

Vitamins C, A, E, zinc

Strengthens bones

Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, protein

Keeps the heart healthy

Potassium, niacin, magnesium

Enhances brain function, focus, and attention

Selenium, copper, niacin, iron

Contributes to physical performance

Magnesium, protein

Optimizes eye health

Vitamin A

Keeps mood calm and relaxed

B vitamins, magnesium

Supports immunity

Vitamins A, C, D, copper, zinc


Beef Liver Supplement Benefits

If eating beef liver is unappealing, beef liver supplements are the answer. Trace Minerals Research offers TMAncestral Beef Liver, a beef liver supplement for anyone who wants to tap into the health benefits of beef liver and add more of this superfood into their diet. This TMAncestral Beef Liver supplement is hormone, pesticide, and GMO-free—three factors you can’t be sure of when you eat beef liver from the grocery store.


If you’re wondering whether beef liver is a bounty of nutrient richness, the answer is a resounding yes! It’s loaded with nutrients like vitamins C and A, minerals like selenium and zinc, and it contains a hefty amount of protein to support exercise recovery and tissue repair. The Trace Minerals TMAncestral Beef Liver supplement ensures that even if you find the taste of liver or the idea of eating it unappealing, you don’t have to miss out on all the health benefits it has to offer.  


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