What is bone broth?
Bone broth is protein-rich liquid made from animal bones and connective tissue. It is known for its lengthy cooking hours (we slow cook it for long hours) and health benefits. Bone broth of animal origin is the main natural source of collagen, it contains a number of minerals, amino acids, trace elements and is rich in collagen.
Interesting fact: did you know that there is more collagen in your bones than calcium or other minerals? Collagen makes up about 30% of human body protein and even up to 90% of skin, nails, hair, teeth, bones, digestive system, vascular wall, and connective tissue layer. Collagen synthesis in the body slows down with age. The study found that the skin of the study group (80+ years old) contained as much as 75% less collagen compared to the younger group (18-29 years old). This demonstrates the need for adult to include quality collagen-rich foods in their diets.
Collagen types I and III for hair, skin, nails and bones:
– minimise fine lines and wrinkles
– improve skin’s elasticity
– support bone matrix (36% of bone is made up of collagen Type I and III)
– correct weak or damaged nail beds
– thicken fine hair, slows hair loss
– improve circulation
– promote glycine production which builds lean muscle and helps burn fat during sleep
Our modern diets lack the collagen that was once abundant in foods. Without dietary collagen, our body can’t replenish what’s missing. This can have an effect on our hair, skin and nails, joints, ligaments, and tendons as we age. Collagen also contains amino acids glucosamine, proline, and glycine, which promote joint health, while maintaining lean muscle mass. If you’ve ever seen a gel form of bone broth, that’s the collagen that has been released from the bones – it’s also a sign of a high-quality broth!
What about collagen supplements?

While it may seem like a good idea to take a collagen supplement for anti-aging benefits, the nutrients from supplements aren’t always bioavailable, meaning they’re not easily absorbed by the body for their intended purpose. It is believed that a natural product is more beneficial to the body. We see “nutrition for health and beauty” as our guideline when it comes to boosting your collagen intake. Sipping on a comforting mug of bone broth each morning can do a trick!

Why is bone broth so special?

Various cultures around the world have been making bone broth for around 2500 years. The French call it “bouillon.” The Spanish and Portuguese know it as “caldo.” In Italy, it goes by the name “brodo.” It is also known as youth elixir, liquid gold, and by the saying, “a good broth can resurrect the dead.” We call it “gel gold” once we have it boiled and “gold dust” once turn it into dry form.

What are beef bone broth benefits?
– Promotes youthful skin, hair and nails;
– Supports gut & digestive health;
– Support joints mobility and bone health;
– Supports better sleep;
– Great for intermittent fasting autophagy, KETO, and Paleo diets…to name a few.
Even though lots have been researched, still science and researchers are seeking to know its’ full magic.
1. Good for digestion and gut health
Gelatine is the most abundant protein in bone broth. Once in the digestive tract, gelatine is able to bind with water to support the healthy transit of food through the intestines. Emerging scientific research suggests that gelatine, alongside other amino acids found in bone broth, may have therapeutic potential in inflammatory bowel disease.
2. May support immune function
Not only is the small intestine the primary site for nutrient absorption, but it is also the first line of defense in our immune system. If the gut barrier becomes damaged or ‘leaky’, this can disrupt immune function. The amino acids found in bone broth may exert a protective effect. A recent study concluded that intravenous supplementation of the amino acid glutamine was able to support intestinal barrier function in critically ill patients. Similarly, supplementation with glycine was able to increase intestinal immunity and microbial diversity in mice.
3. Supports the production of anti-ageing molecules
Consuming 300ml of bone broth has been shown to increase plasma levels of the precursor amino acids glycine and proline that are required to form collagen.
4. Supports weight loss
Collagen has also proved successful as a weight loss aid. In postmenopausal women, collagen supplementation combined with resistance training improved lean muscle mass and increased fat loss.
5. Might help you to get to sleep The amino acid glycine, present in bone broth, has multiple functions in the body including supporting healthy sleep patterns. Research shows dietary glycine has proved effective at improving the sleep quality of patients with insomnia.
6. Source of amino acids
Bone broth is associated with collagen, a structural protein found in skin, cartilage and bone. When boiled, the collagen in connective tissue is broken down into gelatine and various other health promoting amino acids for example glycine and glutamine.
7. Rich in microelements
Bone broths are full of minerals like patassium, calcium, iron, magenesium, selenium.
Why beef bone broth?

If cooked in the same manner, compared to chicken bone broth, beef bone broth contains almost twice more protein collagen and more amino acids becuase of the richness of bone marrow and the higher amounts of cartilage.