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Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules Dosages For Children

There's a growing recognition of the harmful ingredients present in pre-packaged meals, particularly those aimed at nourishing the next generation. More and more parents are opting out of the convenience of pre-packaged baby foods and returning to traditional methods of feeding their young ones, opting for consciously sourced, nutrient-rich whole foods.


Why Beef Spleen with Liver?


Gram-for-gram, beef liver stands out as one of the most densely nutritious foods available, regaining popularity in many households' homemade meals. Often known as ‘Nature’s Multivitamin’, rich in essential nutrients crucial for children's growth and development, beef liver offers exceptional nutritional value.


Meanwhile beef spleen is rich in bioavailable (easily absorbed) Heme Iron but lacks some of the key nutrients found in beef liver. So, we consciously developed OUR OWN UNIQUE formulation of freeze-dried beef spleen and beef liver to get the best of both worlds. We then encapsulate the nutrient density from beef liver paired with the rich Heme Iron from beef spleen to create the ‘Ultimate Natural Organic Iron Supplement’.


Freeze-dried beef organs provide a convenient way to access premium quality certified organic beef organs without any uncertainty. However, many parents are unsure about the appropriate amount of beef organs to incorporate these wholefood derived supplements into toddlers' and children's diets.


This article will outline the recommended serving sizes of Cell Squared’s Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules (powder) for children and explore methods of introducing beef spleen & liver powder into their meals.




Synergistic Iron Boosting Nutrients


Providing 9.4mg of Heme Iron per serve, plus the benefit of 5 powerful iron boosting nutrients – B12, Folate B9, Riboflavin B2, Vitamin A & Copper . Five KEY nutrients work synergistically together to improve:

  • Iron uptake
  • Iron metabolism
  • Transportation
  • Body tissue storage
  • Efficient Iron release
  • Overall usability
  • Release of excess Iron


These nutrients not only enhance overall iron levels but also serve as essential elements for growing children, offering a multitude of benefits, as outlined below.




Key Nutrients for Growing Children


Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules are treasure troves of nutrients crucial for growing bodies, including:


Vitamin B12

Vital for maintaining healthy brain and nervous system function in children, Vitamin B12 also supports energy production and red blood cell formation, indispensable for proper growth and development.


Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Riboflavin is essential for converting food into energy, supporting growth, and promoting healthy skin, eyes, and nervous system function in children. It also plays a role in antioxidant defense, protecting cells from damage and supporting overall health.


Vitamin B9 (Folate)

Closely intertwined with Vitamin B12, Folate is essential for the growth and functioning of tissues and cells, particularly crucial during periods of rapid growth.


Heme Iron

Highly absorbable heme iron found in beef spleen and liver is crucial for children's growth and development, supporting hemoglobin production for oxygen transport, energy metabolism, and preventing iron deficiency symptoms. It also aids brain development, immune function, and overall health, ensuring children thrive and reach their full potential.


Vitamin A (Retinol)

Vitamin A deficiency can cause iron buildup in tissues (iron overload). Sufficient Vitamin A levels regulate iron release from body stores (ferritin) and boost iron absorption and utilisation.

Renowned for its role in preserving healthy teeth, bones, skin, and soft tissues, Vitamin A also bolsters the immune system and aids in the proper functioning of vital organs like the heart, kidneys, and lungs.


Copper

Copper plays a vital role in the formation of red blood cells, maintaining healthy bones and connective tissues, and supporting the immune system. It also aids in energy production and iron absorption, contributing to overall growth and development in children.


Selenium

Selenium is an essential mineral that acts as an antioxidant, supporting the immune system and protecting cells from damage. It also plays a crucial role in thyroid hormone metabolism and cognitive development in children, making it vital for overall growth and health.




Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules Children’s Dosage


As beef organs powder is a natural wholefood simply freeze-dried with nothing added, beef spleen & liver powder for kids can be integrated as soon as solid foods are introduced from around 6 months of age.


The serving sizes below are based on the recommended Vitamin A intake for children and the amounts of Vitamin A found specifically in Cell Squared Organic Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules. Per 3 g adult dosage (6 capsules or 1 tsp powder), our Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules  contains 648ug/mcg (2160IU) Vitamin A Retinol (as verified through nutritional testing).


When using beef spleen & liver powder for babies & children, we recommend taking into consideration a well-balanced diet which factors in macro and micronutrients. All the information here is not considered medical advice, it is only a guide using official recommended dietary intakes and tested nutritional data. We also recommend speaking with an aligned health professional regarding wholefood supplementation.

The Australian Nutrient Reference Values ( Vitamin A | Nutrient Reference Values (nrv.gov.au ) recommend the daily Vitamin A intake to be:

Official Vitamin A Intake Guidelines for Children
Age Vitamin A RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) Vitamin A Upper Limit Per Day (UL)
6-12 months 430ug/mcg 600 ug/mcg
1-3yo 300 ug/mcg 600 ug/mcg
4-8yo 400 ug/mcg 900 ug/mcg
9-13yo 600 ug/mcg 1700 ug/mcg
13-18yo 800 ug/mcg (averaged) 2800 ug/mcg

With this noted, the average Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules Dosages suggested/recommended for children are: 

Suggested Servings - Cell Squared Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules
Age Capsules Dosage (Broken Open) Vitamin A Content
6-12 months 2 Capsules** 216 ug/mcg**
1-3yo 2 Capsules** 216 ug/mcg**
4-8yo 3 Capsules 324 ug/mcg
9-13yo 3 Capsules 324 ug/mcg
13-18yo 5-6 Capsules 540 - 648 ug/mcg
**We recommend the dosage for babies and small children a few times a week / every other day.

Nutritional needs for children can be highly individual, so we also always recommend speaking with your health practitioner to ensure the micronutrients in beef organs are complimenting the rest of your little one's diet. A qualified health practitioner will also be able to diagnose any deficiencies and prescribe a tailored protocol highlighting beef organ supplements for kids to remedy these.


Vitamin A Retinol Toxicity – Synthetic Supplements vs Natural


Presently, there's confusion surrounding Vitamin A toxicity related to supplements. In some instances, this confusion stems from synthetic supplements rather than natural dietary sources or wholefood-derived supplements like our beef organ supplements.


We have previously detailed the official upper limits in this blog to help manage overall Vitamin A Retinol consumption. It's essential to highlight that some synthetic Vitamin A supplements may contain an extraordinarily high dosage, reaching up to 25,000 IU (7500ug/mcg) per serving . This excessive amount can lead to concerns and hesitancy regarding the intake of natural forms of Vitamin A.


The amount of Retinol (Vitamin A) that can cause toxicity varies depending on factors such as an individual's age, sex, overall health, and existing dietary intake of Vitamin A. However, chronic ingestion of excessive amounts of Vitamin A, typically in the range of 10,000 to 300,000 IU (3000 to 90,000mcg) per day over an extended period, can lead to Vitamin A toxicity or hypervitaminosis A in adults.


In children, the threshold for toxicity is lower. Acute toxicity can result from a single large dose, while chronic toxicity can occur with doses as low as 1500 to 3000 IU/kg (450 to 900mcg per 1kg) of the child's body weight per day over several weeks. To provide additional clarification, a table has been included below. 

Toxic Vitamin A Retinol Intakes Over Several Weeks
Age  Body Weight (Official Approximates) Toxicity Dosages 450 to 900mcg per 1kg of body weight 
6-12 months  7.3kg 3,285 to 6,570mcg
1-3 yo 12kg (depend on age) 5,400 to 10,800mcg 
4-8yo  19kg (depend on age) 8,550 to 17,100mcg
9-13yo  40kg (depend on age) 18,000 to 36,000mcg 
13-18yo 62kg (depend on age) 27,900 to 55,800mcg
(Cell Squared's Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules = 648mcg per 6 capsules serve)

As depicted in the table above, there's a significant disparity between the Vitamin A Retinol content in our product and what is considered potentially toxic dosages over an extended period. This comparison reaffirms our previously suggested serving sizes, which remain comfortably below the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) and the Upper Limit, and are not even close to toxic levels.


It's crucial to understand that toxicity is more likely to result from the consumption of large doses of synthetic Vitamin A Retinol supplements or fortified foods, rather than from natural dietary sources alone. Hence, it's prudent to exercise caution with synthetic Retinol supplements, particularly those containing excessively high amounts of Vitamin A (sometimes nearly 10 times the RDI per serving).


In contrast, our wholefood-derived Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules contain only 648ug/mcg (2160IU) per full serving – a considerably lower amount compared to synthetic Vitamin A supplements.




How to Include Beef Liver Spleen & Liver Capsules in Children’s diets?


Our community has been getting especially creative with the ways they integrate beef liver into their children’s meals. Some ways to integrate beef spleen & liver powder for babies, toddlers and children include:

  • Mixing it through puree for babies
  • Adding it to smoothies
  • Incorporating it into soups and broths
  • Mixing it with avocado mash
  • Using it in liver meatballs
  • Including it in fritters
  • Adding it to scrambled eggs
  • Incorporating it into pancakes
  • Using it in homemade sugar-free ice cream

For more meal inspiration check out our recipe section packed with delicious animal-based recipes.


Our Freeze-Dried Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules are created from 100% Australian Certified Organic Spleen & Liver Powder, and free from preservatives, fillers, hormones, heavy metals, & synthetics of any kind. Our Beef Spleen & Liver Capsules nutritional panel is fully tested & verified through independent nutritional testing, so you can be guaranteed you are nourishing your family with only the best.


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