Bone broth has never been so medicinal 😉 Legendary medicinal mushrooms have been added to the collagen-rich Best of the Bone bone broth concentrate to create a unique bone broth flavour (mushrooms, garlic, black pepper) that is a fantastic base for soups or sauces (mmm, the mushroom gravy we made was as good as we’ve experienced in any restaurant). A spoonful of the the Best of the Bone Healing Mushroom and hot water creates an instant protein rich, gut healing bone broth. You’ll feel the energy in minutes.
Collagen-rich Best of the Bone is nearly 40% collagen (higher than other powders or concentrates with type 1-5 Collagen), 19 amino acids, healthy fats (including essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and also MCT – medium chain triglycerides).
And the flavour? The creamy broth with the bio-fermented coconut, lemon myrtle papaya leaf, and turmeric makes for a savoury, hint of sweetness – and the biofermentation process means the probiotics survives in a heated cup of broth.
Super fuel for the weary. When you need a pick-me-up the benefits of the dietary fats are the preferred fuel for the mind and body and combined with the nurturing, immune-boosting effects of the probiotics with the broth it’s just what you need to get through the day.
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.
Grass-fed certified, slow-cooked beef leg bone; bio-fermented coconut, lemon myrtle, turmeric, papaya leaf (Bio-fermented ingredients include associated strains of lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei , L. plantarum, (Bifidobacterium), L. Bulgaricus,L, L. lactis, L. fermenti, S.boulardii and S. cerevisiae); evaporated sea salt; less than 0.1% vegetable sweetener.
360 grams – 35+ servings per container. Less than $1 per serving.
How to use
Add 10 grams (two teaspoons) to a tablespoon to a cup or mug of warm water for a quick broth. Or use it as a base for a sauce, a salad dressing, or in a smoothie or even baked goods (we tried it in a paleo brownie recipe and wow, added creaminess along with the added protein made for a tasty and healthier treat).
35 servings per container.