Your body’s major organs have to do a lot. From oxygenating your blood to filtering out metabolic wastes and harmful dietary or environmental contaminants, your heart, liver and kidneys are called major organs for a good reason!

These organs sit at the centre of important bodily systems, including the cardiovascular system, the biliary system, and urinary system. Problems with your major organs can not only have immediate health impacts, but second and third order impacts as other parts of the body suffer as a consequence of cardiac, hepatic, or renal damage. 

Why take organ supplements? 

There are a wealth of reasons you may wish to take organ supplements. Firstly, you may simply want to ensure your body is receiving an efficacious amount of the vitamins and minerals it requires to maintain its important metabolic processes. 

Take your heart, for example. In order to function properly your heart requires sufficient amounts of Thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1). As studies have shown, Thiamine deficiency is prevalent in patients with congestive heart failure. 

It’s for that reason that you’ll find Thiamine (amongst a number of other important compounds) within the Supplement Needs Heart Stack (as Thiamine HCL at 25mg per 6 capsule serving). 

How about your liver? This organ does a great deal of ‘heavy lifting’ within your body, helping to produce bile for digestion as well as cleaning the blood and removing toxins (it also plays a role in protein synthesis and the storage of certain vitamins and minerals). 

Yet, the liver can be damaged in several ways. These include dietary factors such as excessive consumption of refined sugar (or foods high in refined sugar) can, over time, result in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Other dietary factors, such as the excessive, prolonged consumption of alcohol can, over time, result in alcoholic-liver disease (ultimately culminating in cirrhosis, liver failure and death). 

If you’re an enhanced bodybuilder and take PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) such as SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) or anabolic steroids, you may wish to support your major organs with supplements. 

For example, anabolic steroids have been linked in studies with certain distinct forms of liver injury. These include; transient serum enzyme elevations, acute cholestatic syndrome, chronic vascular injury (known as peliosis hepatis), and the development of hepatic tumours such as adenomas and hepatocellular carcinoma. 

That’s why, if you’re looking for good ‘on cycle support’, you may want to consider an organ supplement such as Supplement Needs Liver Stack. At the heart of Liver Stack is 800 mg of L-Choline Bitartrate (per 8 capsule serving). Choline (amongst other dietary methyl donors) acts as an important modulator of epigenetic regulation of gene expression. As studies have demonstrated, pathways that can be involved in the development of fatty liver, hepatic fibrosis, and hepatocarcinoma are regulated by these epigenetic mechanisms. 

How about your kidneys? Like your other major organs, your kidneys play an important role in your overall health. In particular, they provide a ‘filtration’ function, removing waste products from your blood and producing urine (to carry away metabolic wastes). 

But, your kidneys can be damaged in several ways. Damage can be as a result of poor dietary choices, chronic dehydration, and excessive alcohol consumption. A number of studies have also linked the use of androgenic steroids with renal damage. 

It’s for these reasons (and more), that average people and bodybuilders alike choose to supplement their diets with an organ supplement such as the Supplement Needs Kidney & Blood Pressure Stack. This supplement has been designed to support kidney health via the addition of Juniper Berry (at 75mg per 8 capsule serving) - which has been shown in studies to support the excretory function of the kidneys. 

So, as you can see, there are a wealth of reasons why people of all backgrounds may choose to add organ supplements to their diet. 

Buy the very best organ supplements

As we often say here at Supplement Needs, ‘not all supplements are created equal’, and that’s certainly the case for organ supplements!

If you’re looking to buy the very best, premium organ supplements (and why wouldn’t you?!), then there are some characteristics and features to look for.

Expertise and credentials

When you’re buying a supplement, you’re not merely paying for the ingredients and packaging - you’re paying for the knowledge and expertise that has been used to formulate that supplement. 

You’re effectively ‘buying knowledge’. Which is why you should always check to see who is behind a supplement. 

This is especially true for organ supplements. Why? Because your major organs such as your heart, liver and kidneys are part of complex, body-wide systems that have interrelated impacts upon each other. 

Creating a supplement that supports the health and function of your organs isn’t and shouldn’t be easy!

In other words, your chosen organ supplement should have been formulated by someone with a deep and acute understanding of topics such as pharmacology and organ chemistry. 

Here at Supplement Needs, all our organ supplements have been formulated by Dr. Dean St Mart PhD. Dr Dean holds a double first class honours degree in chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry and a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry and fluorescence spectroscopy. You can be assured that Supplement Needs’ supplements have been formulated by the best.

Quality and safe manufacture

As with anything that you’re going to put in your body, it’s imperative that your chosen organ supplements have been manufactured to stringent quality and safety standards. 

All of Supplement Needs’ products have been manufactured in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) - a set of guidelines that stipulate how supplements should be made. All of our supplements are made in the UK in a GMP accredited facility with fully traceable ingredients.

Transparent dosing

Again, when it comes to something that you’re going to be putting in your body (such as a supplement), you want to have complete visibility over its ingredients. 

Not only does Supplement Needs provide a complete breakdown of the ingredients of our supplements, but we also provide the exact dosage and the exact forms of those ingredients. 

That represents a degree of transparency you won’t find with many other supplement brands.