Where are they found?
Liver extracts are available as nutritional supplements in capsules and tablets.
Liver extracts have been
used in connection with the following conditions (refer to it for
Who is likely to be deficient?
As it is not an essential nutrient, no deficiency state exists.
How much is usually taken?
The recommended amount depends on the concentration, method of preparation, and quality of
the liver extract.
Are there any side effects or interactions?
No side effects or adverse reactions have been reported. Liver extracts should not be used
by people suffering from iron-storage disorders, such as hemochromatosis.
As the liver is a major filtering organ for many potentially toxic environmental chemicals,
some doctors are concerned that consumption of liver extracts may result in increased intake
of these chemicals.
At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions
with liver extracts.