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    Liver tabs: What's your take?


    Do you find them effective. oh and I read an article stating that liver tabs are like creatine except the more you take the more water retention occurs. Has anyone experienced this so called water retention?

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    I didn't notice water retention at all.

    I used Beverly Ultra 40's for a long time...... felt much better overall while on them, and the timeframe I used them (along with Beverly Mass) I was the strongest I have been. I injured my shoulder shortly thereafter and have been working my way back since.
    Just popped a new bottle open a few days ago to start back. They are a good addition to anyone's regimen.

    Oh, I didn't notice any water retention. Maybe it's a side effect of cheaper grade liver tabs?
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    I use them heavily. I usually pop 2 or so every hour. It is easier for me because I just keep a pocket full with me and take them throughout the day.
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    used to take them back in the day when it was the popular thing to do and never noticed any water retention either. what evidence are they using to back this up and what brand are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    I use them heavily. I usually pop 2 or so every hour. It is easier for me because I just keep a pocket full with me and take them throughout the day.
    Do you have problems with your liver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    Do you have problems with your liver?
    Absolutely not. You need to do some homework son.
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    Cant be assed. Seems like popping liver pills every two hours is a little excessive..........son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    Cant be assed. Seems like popping liver pills every two hours is a little excessive..........son.
    Liver tabs=dessicated liver. It is like eating meat.

    It has nothing to do with 'liver support' or whatever.

    Dessicated liver has amino acid and vitamin content.

    I take it every hour at an attempt for graduAL nutrition repartitioning.
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    Watch nutraplanet be sold out of liver tabs by the end of the day. I'm calling it right now.
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    I've always been interested in Universal's liver tabs, but wasn't sure if their brand was sufficient enough or if there was/is something better out there.
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    Watch nutraplanet be sold out of liver tabs by the end of the day. I'm calling it right now.
    yeah doubt it. Epistane on the other hand, will no doubt be sold out shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    yeah doubt it. Epistane on the other hand, will no doubt be sold out shortly.
    use my epi and my liver pills,about 10 uni's a day
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    Liver tabs=dessicated liver. It is like eating meat.

    It has nothing to do with 'liver support' or whatever.

    Dessicated liver has amino acid and vitamin content.

    I take it every hour at an attempt for graduAL nutrition repartitioning.
    no wonder you dont take amino acidsim a stickler for ignoring protein so i drink 60-70 grams of amino acids,then a protein shaked and my 10 liver pills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    I use them heavily. I usually pop 2 or so every hour. It is easier for me because I just keep a pocket full with me and take them throughout the day.
    Remind me to never ask you for a tic tac.
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    The Universal ones are inferior compared to Beverly. That's fact, not opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big BAMA View Post
    Remind me to never ask you for a tic tac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanbane View Post
    The Universal ones are inferior compared to Beverly. That's fact, not opinion.
    Could you please explain why Beverly's are superior?
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    HAHA who in god's name keeps their pockets full of liver tabs? Thats ****ing hilarious.
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    I take Universal's Uni-Liver. I love it, its a good staple supplement.
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    I used to take a bunch of Uni-Livers daily, but then someone on bb dot com was saying there is something moderately toxic within cheap liver tabs. (I got no idea what he was referring to as toxic about them, but it was one of these self proclaimed gurus with 1 million rep points, just cant remember which one of them, lol)

    If I do buy liver tabs again it will certainly be Beverly as their protein and multis blow all others out of the water
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    I'll second Beverly's being better. Check the ingredients...the Uni ones have fillers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil5585 View Post
    I'll second Beverly's being better. Check the ingredients...the Uni ones have fillers.
    Fillers in liver tabs?
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    The universal ones have whey laced into them. This is the biggest thing where Beverly's do not and are pure liver.


    I take around 20 liver tablets a day if not more. I don't use amino acids or whey (since I'm lactose intolerant).


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    i used to take the universal ones. theyre good and cheap.

    bev might be higher quality but its mad expensive. for that money id rather get some tastey strawberry kiwi protein instead of big brown bogus pillz
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatSpread;
    I used to take a bunch of Uni-Livers daily, but then someone on bb dot com was saying there is something moderately toxic within cheap liver tabs. (I got no idea what he was referring to as toxic about them, but it was one of these self proclaimed gurus with 1 million rep points, just cant remember which one of them, lol)...
    He probably referred to the possibility of iron overdose, if supplemental iron is taken along with dessicated liver tabs. But this risk would related to all dessicated liver tabs, all else being equal, not just the cheap ones, as dessicated liver tabs contain a lot of natural iron. The natural iron in those tabs is hardly toxic. The addition of synthetic iron to that protocol might trigger iron toxicity, though.
    In terms of quality, the best dessicated liver tabs are said to come from grass-fed Argentine bovine sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    In terms of quality, the best dessicated liver tabs are said to come from grass-fed Argentine bovine sources.
    This comes directly from Argentine cow farmers.
    Just kidding, I was using Beverly's a while back. I think it's a great way to boost your daily protein intake. I think I was only taking 6x2 ED (12 total). I believe there were 500 in a bottle??
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoidGracie View Post
    This comes directly from Argentine cow farmers.
    Just kidding, I was using Beverly's a while back. I think it's a great way to boost your daily protein intake. I think I was only taking 6x2 ED (12 total). I believe there were 500 in a bottle??
    yep 500 per container
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    Truth be told, I kinda wish I stayed with the liver tabs, protein powder, and multi-vitamin and did not re-discover these new "pro-hormones" again. I was making good changes with that and Steve Reeve's training. I hope to reach my re-comp goals within a year or two at the most and then be done with these things once and for all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    He probably referred to the possibility of iron overdose, if supplemental iron is taken along with dessicated liver tabs. But this risk would related to all dessicated liver tabs, all else being equal, not just the cheap ones, as dessicated liver tabs contain a lot of natural iron. The natural iron in those tabs is hardly toxic. The addition of synthetic iron to that protocol might trigger iron toxicity, though.
    In terms of quality, the best dessicated liver tabs are said to come from grass-fed Argentine bovine sources.
    thanks, how many liver tabs a day would be considered too many due to the high iron content (Ive got iron-free multis).
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatSpread View Post
    thanks, how many liver tabs a day would be considered too many due to the high iron content (Ive got iron-free multis).

    Well currently I doing 5 or so with most meals...which equates to 25 total daily... This is about the highest they recommend although during precomp im gonna hit up 30 a day...
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    Just eat liver. Its good for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Just eat liver. Its good for you.
    yes, who cares about cholesterol levels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanbane View Post
    yes, who cares about cholesterol levels.


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    Must they be dosed that high for results? Interested in the health promoting properties of the tabs, rather than the additional protein content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatSpread View Post
    thanks, how many liver tabs a day would be considered too many due to the high iron content (Ive got iron-free multis).
    The key is supplemental iron. If you are taking iron-free multivitamins, then you should not worry about the natural iron in your liver tabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlanda01602 View Post
    Must they be dosed that high for results? Interested in the health promoting properties of the tabs, rather than the additional protein content.
    No, but theres 500 tabs in a container soo......dose however you like....and just to let you know im def not the only one dosing liver as I do! Anyhow, dose how ever you'd like..Its def a great staple supp to add!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxmeman View Post
    No, but theres 500 tabs in a container soo......dose however you like....and just to let you know im def not the only one dosing liver as I do! Anyhow, dose how ever you'd like..Its def a great staple supp to add!!

    With them being so cheap, I usually buy 2 jars of Uni-Liver. I haven't tried the Beverly ones yet. I need to get around to that sometime.
  

  
 

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