Just recently, a man who was very well acquainted with Vince
Gironda contacted me. He told me some stories about the old "Iron
Guru" I had not heard before. It got me thinking about Vince.
Back when I first started bodybuilding I bought all of Vince's
courses. I read every article he wrote for MuscleMag International,
too. That cantankerous old guy was way ahead of his time! He really
knew all the secrets to building a great physique fast.
Here's one of Vince's secrets that very few
people have ever heard
I'm almost reluctant to share this secret with you. It is so simple
and easy I'm afraid you might blow it off as a bunch of BS. But
trust me... it really works!
Vince was a believer that in order to grow, you need to keep your
body in a "positive nitrogen balance." This means protein (the only
nutrient that contains nitrogen) should be constantly available in
When you eat a meal with protein, your body breaks the protein down
into amino acids. These amino acids are only available in the
bloodstream for a few hours. If you don't get some more protein in
there within two to three hours, you'll be in "negative nitrogen
balance." This means your body is using and excreting more nitrogen
than it is taking in.
In order to prevent that from happening, you need to keep a
constant source of high quality protein coming into your body.
Vince was a proponent of using "concentrated food sources." These
are foods which contain the protein and nutrients you need but
don't contain a lot of excess carbohydrates and calories that take
up a lot of space in your stomach, allowing for frequent feedings.
He was not a believer in stuffing a bunch of food down your throat
to bulk up and gain a lot of weight. He used to say, "How much do
you think an extra inch on your arms is going to add to the scale?"
So Vince had his students take protein powder mixed with cream, raw
fertile eggs, amino acids and... (drum roll. please)...
Desiccated Liver Tablets!
Vince had many students gain an inch on their arms within 30 days
simply by taking 3 to 5 liver tablets every hour. This insures a
positive nitrogen balance without excess carbohydrates and
Stories from some of the old timers telling of phenomenal gains
being made on 100 plus liver tablets a day are very common.
Why does it work so well?
According to Vince, desiccated liver contains nucleic acids for
proper amino-acid utilization, a growth factor and an anti-estrogen
factor, which keeps testosterone levels high, and it is also a
A Classic Research Study
on Desiccated Liver
In a classic experiment, Dr. B. H. Ershoff demonstrated that liver
extract was able to boost strength, endurance, performance, and
resistance to stress and disease. In a nutshell here's how this
Dr. Ershoff took three groups of rats and fed them controlled diets
for a twelve week period. Group one ate a basic diet fortified with
vitamins and minerals. Group two ate as much as they wanted of the
same diet plus B vitamins and brewer's yeast. Group three ate the
basic diet but had 10% desiccated liver added to their rations.
Then the doctor placed the rats one by one into a drum of water of
which they could not climb out. It was either sink or swim...
The group one rats swam an average of 13.2 minutes before they all
drowned. Group two, an average of 13.4 minutes. Group three,
however, was still swimming at the end of two hours, at which time
the experiment was concluded.
The rats that had the desiccated liver added to their diets swam
almost 10 times as long as the other two groups! As far as I know,
no other supplement has even come close to liver in improving
Desiccated liver flat out works!
So take old Vince Gironda's advice and try adding desiccated liver
to your supplement program. The addition of only 8 to 10 desiccated
liver tablets per meal for five meals per day can make a tremendous
difference in your condition. This simple-but-effective supplement
program will add approximately 65 grams of the highest quality
protein to your daily intake.
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