One of nature’s greatest “paleo” superfoods. Made from the finest pasture-raised, grass-fed australian and new zealand cattle. Recommended for delicious bone broths, bullions, stews, gravies and sauces.
Best of the bone is an all-natural grass-fed beef bone broth concentrate that is a true collagen, mineral and amino acid-rich living gelatin. Nearly 40% collagen protein absorbed at a much higher rate than other collagen sources thanks to important healthy fats (the most efficient fuel source for your body and critical for the absorption of vitamins and micronutrients by the body!) And with 19 key and essential amino acids that you need to survive and thrive. Best of the bone is indeed one of the planet’s most powerful superfoods.
A daily tablespoon of the delicious best of the bone turns a mug of hot water and some vegetables and/or spices to add for taste into a superfood snack or meal. Add it to your soup, sauce and gravy recipes for flavour and nutrition for the whole family.
How do we make it
Using only certified grass-fed beef leg bone (highest in marrow and nutrients including conjugated linoleic acid). We then cut the leg bones and slow-cook them for more than 50 hours – ensuring maximum nutrient extraction from the cooked bones. The result is a thick, nutrient dense bone broth extract, also known as a gelatin (which is known as cooked collagen).
Research and studies have shown:
- Helps your body absorb micro and macro-nutrients due to the gelatin and healthy fats (in other words, it makes your good foods healthier).
- Can repair and even reverse conditions of arthritis and osteoporosis.
- Increases bone density and lean muscle mass.
- Is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
- Heals gut health including colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, and even used as a critical first step to treat crohn’s disease and colities.
- Improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles (overall improvement in skin health).
- Improves immune system.
- Fodmaps friendly and part of the gaps diet.
- Suggested for detox programs, joint disease sufferers, the very active and for overall health.
Best of the bone delivers:
- Cartilage is formed primarily from collagen and elastin proteins and contains glycosaminoglycans (gags), chondroitin sulphate, keratin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. What does this mean? Renowned researcher and doctor and nutritional consultant to numerous sports franchises around the globe dr. Cate shanahan said of glycosaminoglycans, you won’t find this in anything else you eat. It is so essential to our bodies it deserves its own group on the food pyramid, “it literally has an effect like a growth hormone that people inject themselves with.”
- And chondroitin sulfate is a structural component of cartilage and is essential in maintaining the integrity of your cells. It also lines the blood vessels and has been found to play a role in lowering cholesterol and the incidence of heart attacks. It is often sold as a supplement for treating joint pain associated with osteoarthritis and has been shown to improve inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.
Best of the bone is the most absorbable and effective delivery of broth benefits thanks in large part of the long cook time and maximum nutrient extraction and even more so thanks to the high marrow and healthy essential fats from the bones (yes, the leg bone is high in omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids) in fact, “best of the bone” is useful in the treatment of:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Lowered immune function
Key amino acids including glycine, proline and glutamine
Glycine and proline are particularly important amino acids present in bone broth. Glycine is a simple amino acid necessary in the manufacture of other amino acids. It is a vital component in the production of heme, the part of the blood that carries oxygen. It is also involved in glucogenesis (the manufacture of glucose), supports digestion by enhancing gastric acid secretion, and is essential for wound healing. It is a precursor amino acid for glutathione and large amounts are needed for the liver to detoxify after chemical exposure.
Broths can be used in modified fasting and cleansing programs. In these situations, glycine is used to support phase i and ii detoxification. During fasting, because little or no food or energy source is being consumed, protein tissues such as muscle often break down. With broth, glycine is consumed, which limits or prevents degeneration during the fast and is also beneficial to the detoxification process.
Proline is an amino acid essential to the structure of collagen and is therefore necessary for healthy bones, skin, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. It is found in small amounts in many foods, but vitamin c is necessary to metabolize proline into its active form. Small amounts can be manufactured by the body, but evidence shows that adequate dietary protein – such as present in best of the bone – is necessary to maintain an optimal level of proline in the body. It has also been shown to have a beneficial effect on memory and in the prevention of depression. Glycine and proline are needed for:
- Manufacture of glucose
- Enhancing gastric acid secretion
- Soft tissue and wound healing
- Healthy connective tissue
- Effective detoxification by the liver
- Production of plasma
Collagen and gelatin
Collagen makes up about 25% of all the protein in the body. It is present in bones, ligaments, tendons and skin (type 1 collagen), in cartilage (type ii collagen), and in bone marrow and lymph (also called reticulin fiber). Gelatin refers to the extracted collagen that is used as food.
Bone broth produces a rubbery gelatine when cooled – and the “best of the bone” consists of a thick, gelatin liquid. Broth made from bones produces a much more nutritious gelatine that contains a wide range of minerals and amino acids.
Gelatin has been found to help heal the mucus membranes of the gastrointestinal tract in cases of inflammation such as irritable bowel syndrome or in “leaky gut syndrome”.
Gelatin is rich in the amino acids proline and glycine. Dr. N.r. gotthoffeer spent 20 years studying gelatin and found that convalescing adults who have lost weight due to surgery, dysentery, cancer and other diseases fare much better if gelatin is added to their diet. Studies on gelatin show that it increases the digestion and utilisation of many dietary proteins such as beans, meat and dairy. Collagen is helpful in:
- Soft tissue and wound healing
- Formation and repair of cartilage and bone
- Healing and coating the mucus membranes of the gastrointestinal tract
- Facilitating digestion and assimilation of proteins and minerals
Rebuilding the body
Bone broth contains bone marrow which has myeloid and lymphoid stem cells. The foundations for red and white blood cells, these cells build immunity, assist with blood clotting and help provide oxygen to cells. Collagen, the protein-rich substance that cooks down to gelatin, can also help repair the body. Collagen deficiency can lead to poor wound healing, easy bruising and bleeding gums. Collagen in bone marrow can help the body rebuild itself, says micleu.
Easing digestion and healing the gi tract
Dr. Auer prescribes bone marrow in the form of bone broth to his patients suffering from inflammatory conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, gluten intolerance and leaky gut syndrome. He notes that, for people with digestive disorders who may have trouble digesting supplements or other certain foods, bone marrow’s collagen can provide nutrition while rebuilding damaged tissues and intestinal lining. Marrow’s immune-boosting capabilities can also speed up the healing process for people trying to overcome these conditions, he says.
Ingredients: beef leg bone extract (cooked broth gelatin), evaporated sea salt. No additives, dyes, artificial colours, starches or yeast (as found in powdered broths.)
Product: 350 grams package
How to use
Add warm water to a spoonful of Best of the Bone for quick, nutrient dense broths or as a base for rich soups and amazing sauces.
Store in a cool place after opening. Shelf life 12 months.