After gaining forty pounds last year, I decided to go vegan until I got back to my normal weight. I had done this a few before, so I knew what to expect from a plant based diet- an overall lighter feel after meals and more energy throughout the day, but not as much strength. To be more specific, a plant based diet gives me more stamina, but I feel a bit lacking when I have to lift something heavy. I also get sick a bit easier. Call me old-timey if you want to, but it's a truthful observation I've made about myself over the years.So, I have a friend who refuses to eat anything but organs when he eats meat. Livers, hearts, kidneys, you name it. He's fifty years old, and is obsessed with fitness. I've tried some of his dishes, which are usually comprised of chopped ***** stir fried with vegetables- completely doused in olive oil and turmeric. Now, I've always loved curry, so the turmeric was a welcomed treat. But I couldn't get over the texture and gaminess of the organs. However, I do believe in the old adage: 'like cures like.' The pancreas is such an important *****, responsible for digestion and endocrine function. I figured, if I feel like I need an animal-based supplement in my life, I should make it worth it.Let me tell you- these pancreas pills do not taste good at all. They aren't gamey per se, but they make their presence known as soon as you open the bottle. They smell exactly like what you would imagine them to be- freeze dried, powdered beef without salt or seasoning. Having abstained from all animal products for about three weeks before taking them, my palate and olfactory senses were on high alert for anything foreign. The good news is, the product seems to work. After taking three pills a day for about a week, I felt a lot stronger, and quite unexpectedly, I wasn't getting hungry as often as I used to- a vegan diet will do that to you because most of the food is fibrous and passes through your body very quickly.If you can get over the strong beefy taste, I highly recommend this supplement. Personally, I find it a more-than-fair trade off because I know there's real product in there. There are so many companies nowadays who use a bunch of filler to save money. I HIGHLY doubt these guys are doing that, and the taste proves it. The label says they harvest their pancreas from grass-fed cows in Argentina, which is awesome. I'll be re-ordering this item to be sure.