I love bone broth! In fact, it’s so good for pretty much every body part that I drink at least a cup each day — sometimes two! However, it’s so time-consuming to make bone broth from scratch that creating a quick and simple version became a priority for me.
And I succeeded! My Bone Broth Collagen is a delicious, chicken-soup-flavored collagen bone broth that’s sourced from USDA certified organic chickens. When mixed with hot water, it instantly creates a delicious, healthful sipping broth that supports whole-body health.
So why is bone broth so good for us? Well, it’s rich in collagen, the most abundant protein in your body.
What is Collagen?
Collagen protein (also called a peptide) is made up of amino acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine. Collagen peptides are the building blocks of your body.
Think of collagen as the ‘glue’ that holds your body together. Your skin, bones, connective tissue, cartilage, and joints all depend on ample collagen to be healthy, strong, and flexible. We commonly think of collagen in connection with hair, skin, and nails yet collagen provides structure to your connective tissue and bones as well.
Starting at about age 35, collagen production naturally begins to slow, which can have all sorts of negative effects on your body. By age 40, collagen begins to deplete faster than your body can reproduce it.
By age 60, over half of your body’s collagen has been depleted. In addition to aging, many other factors impact collagen levels. These include genetics, smoking, pollution, excessive sun exposure, and nutritional deficiencies, among others.
Why Is Type II Collagen so Important?
There are many different types of collagen (16 to be exact), that do different things. However, type II collagen is particularly important for joint health.
In fact, collagen is a key component of two important parts of your joints: bone and cartilage. As I mentioned above, Type I collagen is important for promoting bone strength. However, collagen really plays a starring role in cartilage formation.
Hyaline, or articular, cartilage is primarily composed of Type II collagen. Hyaline cartilage is the most abundant type of cartilage in your body. This smooth, transparent material coats the ends of your bones. It reduces friction in the joints and helps them move fluidly.
Why Choose Bone Broth Made from Chicken?
There are a lot of different bone broth choices out there, yet it can be really difficult to find a clean, high-quality source. I chose organic chickens as the source for my Bone Broth Collagen for one primary reason: type II collagen. Type II collagen is far too rare in our modern diets simply because it is generally ONLY found in connective tissue such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. We just don’t eat those.
Our ancestors knew well enough to make broth from the connective tissue. They took advantage of the rare and powerful amino acids that are essential for supporting healthy and flexible joints, especially as we age. I’ve found the simplest way to ensure I’m getting enough collagen in my diet is by sipping bone broth or incorporating it into other recipes.
Of course, you can make your own bone broth at home. When you have the bones on hand, it’s a wonderful way to get more value for your money by increasing the amount of protein you’re getting from the meat or poultry you’ve purchased. However, it’s a very lengthy process.
If you’re busy like I am, you just can’t spend all day cooking! My chicken-soup-flavored Bone Broth Collagen is a nutritional powerhouse and fortunately, it’s also delicious. I formulated new certified organic Bone Broth Collagen to be a savory treat, just like a bowl of homemade chicken soup. It’s perfect any time of day and all year round.
What Are the Benefits of Collagen Bone Broth?
Most of us cannot get enough collagen from our diets alone. Even those of us eating a clean, healthy, Paleo-inspired diet have trouble getting as much collagen as our distant ancestors did, let alone enough for optimal health. Unless you’ve got an eight-quart crock pot simmering bone broth all day, then you are very likely in need of a high-quality Bone Broth Collagen supplement!
1. Bone Broth Collagen Helps Repair Leaky Gut
Bone Broth Collagen is fantastic for those concerned with leaky gut. Collagen from bone broth is full of amino acids and peptides that help maintain and promote optimal gut lining health. The cells lining your intestinal tract absolutely love this stuff, and so many of my patients report greater digestive comfort after using it. Supporting the gut lining is absolutely paramount for those concerned with autoimmunity, healthy thyroid function, and a balanced and normal inflammation response.
2. Collagen Optimizes Flexibility
Collagen from bone broth is critical if you’re looking to optimize the health of your muscles, bones, and joints, and skin. It’s even more important after the age of 40 when your body’s collagen production naturally declines.
Why do we get wrinkles at the age of 40? Well, a lot of that has to do with not enough collagen to support our skin, making it less resilient and flexible. The same goes for our joints!
3. Collagen Supports Healthy Weight Management
Collagen from bone broth supports healthy weight management by optimizing lean muscle mass. It even helps curb sugar cravings by assisting with healthy insulin production and pancreatic function. My Bone Broth Collagen is also rich in conditionally essential amino acids that many of us are lacking in. For example, it’s a good source of glycine, which supports a healthy mood and restful sleep.
Who Can Benefit from Bone Broth Collagen?
There’s practically no one — from children (my daughter, Elle, loves this!) to the very old and everyone in between — who wouldn’t benefit from additional collagen! My bone broth is a perfect choice for anyone who:
- Is concerned about leaky gut and wants to maintain a healthy intestinal lining
- Wants to optimize thyroid and immune function
- Is looking to support flexible joints and alleviate occasional joint pain from overuse or exercise
- Wants to support healthy weight loss
- Cares about strong and healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Is over the age of 34
My special, physician-formulated Bone Broth Collagen is produced through a patent-pending extraction process that ensures only the highest-quality collagen protein is included. I went through many flavor variations before crafting this one. I think it is simply the most delicious (and easiest to incorporate into your diet!) bone broth collagen available today.
It’s sourced from organic pasture-raised chickens and is also 100% non-GMO. Try it! I think you’ll become a fan of this delicious way to ensure you’re getting the collagen your body needs.