This is an easy, step by step tutorial on how to make your own liver pills. Making your own capsules is not only easy but is a great way to save money.
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Buying supplements can get pricey. I know this because I have been doing it for years now and have learned that you have to pay for quality if you want supplements that work. Consistent use can get tricky when there isn’t room in the budget.
While I have found some great companies to work with like Perfect Supplements and the NOW brand, it still adds up. That is why I started making my own capsules of things I could do myself, like herbs and spices. Buying in bulk can add up, however, when you look at the bulk payment versus purchasing the capsules monthly, in most cases there is no comparison.
There is also a little investment in some equipment but it will pay for itself in not very long.
I recently started making my own desiccated liver pills after having to admit my real food failing of not being able to eat liver. (You can find my confession and the facts about why you should be eating liver on this post.)
While I find that the Perfect Supplements brand is very economical some people just don’t have room in the budget for that monthly expense. I totally get that, so here is a way to save a few dollars and a few options.
Buy desiccated liver powder in bulk and cap it.
Dehydrate whole beef liver, powder and cap it.
Okay, okay, I know NONE of that sounds appealing but the benefits of having liver in your daily diet are worth it. I’m going to walk you through the steps of how to dry the liver and cap it. If you are just going to buy liver powder in bulk you can skip right to the capping steps.
As for purchasing liver powder in bulk, I am happy with this brand. I have found it to work well and be a great price. The bag has lasted me months. Plus, for my little one that can’t swallow the big cap, I just mix a bit in honey for him to take to get his dose of liver in for the day.
How to make your own liver pills
What you will need:
- Dehyhdrator (I like this brand but I know it’s not affordable for all)
- Grass fed liver (or skip the beginning steps and just buy the powder)
- Blender or food processor (not needed if you bought the powder)
How to dehydrate liver:
- Dice your liver into small pieces (It’s important to make them the same size for drying times)
- Put on the trays in your dehydrator, make sure they are not over lapping.
- Put your dehydrator on the lowest setting as to retain as many nutrients as possible (I do 105 degrees)
- Allow 24-48 hours to dehydrate depending on how thin you cut your liver and your dehydrator.
- Allow the liver to cool and then work in small batches to put in your blend or food processor, process until a powder
- Store your powder in tightly closed jars until read for use
How to make capsules:
- Get a bowl and open your capsules, place bottom in the capsulator, tops in a bowl
- Make sure you have the capsulator set up and take a few teaspoons of powder and pour it on the capsules
- Gently work the powder into the capsules by using a flat edged business card (There should be one in your kit)
- After you have your capsules filled, scrape off excess powder.
- Use the tamper to gently push down powder.
- Remove the tamper and repeat the above steps to make sure they are getting full.
- Tamper again and see how they look. I usually do it twice.
- When they are pretty full, gently remove the pieces to lower the top layer of the capsulator.
- Then put your tops on your caps by pushing lightly on them.
- Bottle them in a jar and LABEL your liver pills.
Phew! And that’s it. It really is easy, it is just a matter of getting the process down
Little kids LOVE to separate capsules so it’s a great job for your kids to help you out with.
I like to make a few months worth at a time because the job is kind of messy (especially if you do charcoal!).
While it does take a bit of money to invest in the equipment, if you are serious about making your own capsules, it is very much worth it!
Do you make your own vitamins? What are some of your tips?
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