5 Nutrients Found Exclusively in Meat

Have you been brainwashed by all of the anti-meat propaganda and marketing schemes? Are you debating whether or not to eliminate meat from your diet? If you do, you will be missing out on these VITAL nutrients:

1.  Carnitine: the ultimate natural fat burner. One of the most popular fat-burning supplements, this nutrient mobilizes free fatty acids for to be utilized for fuel. Additionally, carnitine aids in muscle retention while in a caloric deficit and has been shown to aid in male fertility, promoting sexual capacity better than exogenous testosterone!(1)

2. Vitamin B12: the key to your nervous system. Without an adequate amount of B12, you can expect your nervous system to decline in health which causes depression and even dementia. A 2013 study revealed the following categories of non-meat-consuming populations to have deficiencies in Vitamin B12.

  • 86% of children
  • 90% of elderly men and women
  • 62% of pregnant women(2)

3. Taurine: the underrated antioxidant. Taurine is a vital component of the immune system and even reduces anxiety.(3)

4. Creatine: much more than strength gains. The most widely-studied and most effective bodybuilding and strength supplement; in addition to what it's popular for, this nutrient is a key contributor to heart health and may even aid in cognitive functions.(4)

5. Zinc: the key to health metabolism and hormones. An entire book could be written on crucial role of zinc for men and women. Zinc is a fundamental component to (to name a few):

  • Heart health
  • Insulin resistance, especially among diabetics
  • Sexual performance for males
  • Learning capacity
  • Behavior development in children(5)

All of these nutrients are found either 100% exclusively or "mostly exclusively" in animal products. If you choose to limit yourself to only vegan food sources, we strongly suggest supplementing where possible.

Sources:

1. G Cavallini, S. Caracciolo, G. Vitali, F. Modenini, and G. Biagiotti. "Carnitine Versus Androgen Administration in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction, Depressed Mood, and Fatigue Associated with Male Aging." Urology 63, no. 4 (2004): 641-6.

2. R. Pawlak, S. J. Parrott, S. Raj, D. Cullum-Dugan, and D. Lucas. "How Prevalent Is Vitamin B12 Deficiency Among Vegetarians." Nutrition Reviews 71. no. 2 (2013): 110-17.

3. Baker, Shawn. "Meat, the Superfood." The Carnivore Diet p. 70. Victory Belt Publishing Inc. (2019)

4. R. Smith, A. Agharkar, and E. Gonzales. "A Review of Creatine Supplementation in Age-Related Diseases: More than a Supplement for Athletes." F1000Research 3, no. 222 (2014). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4304302/

5. M. Soinio, J. Marniemi, M. Laakso, K. Pyorala, S. Lehto, and T. Ronnemaa. "Serum Zinc Level and Coronary Heart Disease Events in patients with Type 2 Diabetes." DiabetesCare 30, no. 3 (2007): 523-8.