Rich in vitamins A, D, E & K, omega-3's and conjugated linolenic acid; tallow sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows deserves a place as a "superfood".
Tallow is the product produced when suet, the fat that protects and surrounds the kidneys of cows, is heated and clarified. Tallow contains a higher concentration of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K and a broad spectrum of antioxidants.
The source of tallow matters:
Just as the flavor and quality of a hamburger is determined by the diet fed to the cow, the nutritional profile of tallow is determined by the quality of the diet. As in human biology, fat is the storage zone for both the good and bad that enter the body. That is why it is so important to know the provenance of the tallow we use. We insure that ours comes from cows fed only grass and zero antibiotics. The suet from grass-fed, free-range cows has up to five times as much omega-3 compared to their grain-fed, confined counterparts. It also contains about twice as much Conjugated linolenic acid as grain-fed beef.
Tallow has been used for centuries as a high fat cooking oil, and homespun moisturizer and medicinal balm.
Wait, you want me to rub fat onto my skin?
In a word, Yes!
Human cells (including those making up our skin) are made up of about 55% saturated fat. Doesn't it make sense that the best treatment for aging, troubled, or irritated skin is a product that mimics that same biological profile? Tallow is the answer for leaving skin supple, plumped and protected.
But won't it make me break out?
No, the most common cause of everyday breakouts is dirt being trapped in your pores. Practicing good daily hygiene and avoiding pore clogging ingredients is the best solution.
Both Tallow and Olive oils are known as “Non-Comedogenic”, meaning they won't clog pores.
Since anything we put on our bodies is also absorbed through the skin, we should be mindful of the quality of any ingredients that comprise our skin care regimen.