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What is Bone Broth?

What is Bone Broth and How is it Made?

Bone broth, is liquid made by simmering a mixture of animal bones, connective tissue, vegetables, herbs and spices in a pot or slow cooker over a period approximately between 8 and 12 hours (depending on the recipe). Slow cooking these ingredients result in a broth that is nutritious and contains protein, collagen as well as minerals such as iron, calcium and magnesium. People have been making bone broth since for centuries.

Who is Dr. Broth?

Dr. Broth is a small-batch producer of gourmet bone broth, vegan broth and broth concentrate. They are based in KwaZulu-Natal. They combine organic, hormone-free, fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create a delicious and nutritious health elixir. Their bone broth is a natural collagen supplement with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Use it to boost your immune system, improve gut health and reduce overall inflammation.

Their bone broth is of course formulated for flavour, but also scientifically designed to deliver maximum health benefits. Each batch incorporates nutritionally powerful herbs, aromatics and spices, giving Dr. Broth a true boost over other broth brands.

How can we use bone broth?

Bone broth is an amazing and versatile ingredient that you can use as a base for soups, stews, sauces, smoothies and gravies. Some people drink it on its own warmed up like a cup of tea.

For your dogs, you can add a serving over their meals or even serve it to them by itself as an extra little treat during the day.

How does bone broth benefit dogs?

During the process of making bone broth, the cartilage and collagen in the animal bones are boiled down. This results in the releasing of anti-inflammatory nutrients such as chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and other compounds. These nutrients may help joints stay strong. Bone broth also contains amino acids like glycine, proline, and arginine which all have whole-body anti-inflammatory effects. Last but not least, the ample amount of collagen in bone broth helps structure and strengthen bones.

Let’s look into glycine a bit more as it promotes gut health:

“Since gelatin is 30% glycine, it’s one of the richest sources of glycine on the planet. Glycine has been shown to improve gut health by repairing the intestinal wall, and sealing the gut lining — which is essential for healing leaky gut syndrome and the autoimmune conditions that stem from leaky gut, such as rheumatoid arthritis and allergies.

The benefits of gelatin for healing the GI tract also make it one of the top foods to eat on the GAPS diet, which is a gut health protocol designed to help repair the gut lining and heal digestive symptoms, leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune diseases.” Source

Here’s a list of some of the benefits bone broth may have for dogs:

  • Joint rejuvenation

  • Healthy gut

  • Digestion support

  • Enhanced hydration

  • Skin & coat health

  • Increased appetite (due to a healthy, optimally-functioning gut)

What are the benefits of Bone Broth for humans?

  • Joint support: Bone broth’s amino acids play an important role in the building of joint cartilage

  • Improved immunity: Chondroitin sulfate, found in bone broth, boosts anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory effects

  • Strengthened hair, bones and nails: Bone broth contains silicon, a compound that improves bone health and works to improve hair, nails and skin

  • Improved gut health and digestion: The amino acid glycine in bone broth has shown anti-inflammatory effects, and can help protect the intestinal lining and aid digestion

  • Improved mood, cognition, and sleep: Glycine can also induce feelings of calmness, reduce anxiety, and boost mental clarity

  • Revitalized skin: Ingesting collagen provides a body with the building blocks it needs to build gorgeous skin from the inside out

In short, collagen is a cornerstone of improved overall health and vitality, and Dr. Broth is a delicious way to easily add this powerhouse nutrient into your diet.

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