Do I Need To Take Supplements On A Carnivore Diet Or The Lion Diet?

Organ supplements: I (Mikhaila Peterson) only ate steak for a year, and I never had any vitamin problems. In fact, my B vitamins and zinc all recovered from deficiencies I’d had for years. You can increase your consumption of organ meats, but there is no actual evidence to suggest that you need organ meats to keep up your nutrients. As the diet is so new, evidence is sparse, and anecdotes are what we have. Desiccated liver tablets are probably harmless and may help people, but if you want to try them, wait a few weeks until your body has adapted to the diet and see if you can handle normal cow/lamb liver. If your body doesn’t like it, don’t buy the tablets. Sometimes people’s bodies don’t really like organs. Perhaps they already have enough vitamins in that area. Judge it yourself. Excess liver may cause high vitamin A. May.

Careful with Cod/fish Liver Oil: Most companies that sell fish oil, sell rancid oil, and you can often taste that by its horrible fishy flavour. If you’re going carnivore, it’s way safer and nutritionally beneficial to eat wild-caught sardines instead. On the Lion Diet – wild salmon and sardines can be one of the first foods to reintroduce and are generally well tolerated.

The only supplement I generally recommend is electrolytes. Electrolytes are not absolutely necessary. I did not take anything other than salt on my steak for a year. However, the first month was fairly unpleasant and I did develop fairly intense muscle cramps in my calves around month five. I now know that could have been avoided by increasing my potassium intake (and possibly magnesium). My potassium serum wasn’t low but my body certainly wanted it. I find that people beginning the diet can benefit from including electrolytes to stave off headaches, muscle cramps, and fatigue while their body is adjusting to the diet. When people first go low carb or zero carb, their bodies secrete a lot of sodium. Adding in electrolytes can help replenish this. They’re also very good for adding to water to avoid dehydration (drinking so much water with no electrolytes that you deplete your electrolytes). If electrolytes don’t seem to be helping, it may be because you’re overdoing them. Unfortunately, the amount of electrolytes per person differs. I needed a lot of sodium at the beginning. Almost 4 grams. Now I’ll have electrolytes every few days but mostly just eat salt. There are rare individuals who actually stop eating salt altogether. You’re going to have to play around with it. Too much or too little sodium or potassium can cause headaches. If you drink salted water and you immediately experience a salt flush – it goes right through you – you don’t need that much salt. If you drink salted water and wait 30 minutes and you feel better, you’d probably benefit from adding in electrolytes. I certainly wish I’d found them in the first year of the diet.

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