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Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth Every Day

By Rachel Link, RD, MS

September 20, 2022

Bone broth benefits

Savory, soothing and chock-full of nutrients, bone broth has experienced a surge in popularity lately. In fact, this tasty beverage has recently started to pop up in restaurants, cafes and health food shops around the world, not to mention that you’ll find it in some protein bars, supplements and shakes. 

Bone Broth Protein, a powder sourced from real bone broth, is a convenient and concentrated way to reap the many benefits of traditional bone broth on a regular basis, only without the big time commitment involved in making homemade broth.

What are the main health benefits of bone broth? Considering it’s one of the best sources of collagen protein along with other joint-supporting compounds, bone broth benefits include promoting joint comfort and mobility, skin health, healthy gut function and a healthy immune system.

Of course, you should always consult your healthcare professional prior to beginning any new dietary or lifestyle regimen. 

What Is Bone Broth? 

Bone broth is a nutrient-filled stock made from slowly simmered animal bones and connective tissues. There are many different types of bone broth, such as chicken, beef or fish broths.

Not only can you sip on bone broth as a comforting and health-minded drink, you can also use bone broth protein powder supplements to almost instantly mix up a cup of nourishing broth. 

In fact, our chicken–based Bone Broth Protein formulas are 3x as potent as homemade broth, making it simple to support a healthy gut, joints and response to inflammation.

Whether you enjoy the flavor of savory sipping broths, such as those with chicken, tomato basil or butternut squash flavors, or something sweeter like Bone Broth Protein chocolate or vanilla flavors, we’ve got a formula for you.

Main Components of Bone Broth

What is bone broth good for? It all comes down to the beneficial amino acids and compounds found within real bone broth. These are responsible for Bone Broth Protein's ability to support healthy skin, joints, gut function, nails and more.

The best bone broth features collagen protein and a range of important amino acids (the “building blocks of protein”), plus minerals and beneficial compounds including glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid.

  • Amino acids: You’ll find 18 amino acids in every serving of Bone Broth Protein. Amino acids are involved in almost every biological process and aid in normal muscle growth, hormone production, healthy cognitive function, appetite control and more. Our chicken–based Bone Broth Protein formulas contain 3x the amount of protein than homemade stock.

  • Type II collagen: This is the type of collagen found in your gut lining, joints and cartilage. It helps to build and promote healthy connective tissues, acting as the “glue” that holds the body together.

  • Joint-supporting compounds: Something unique about chicken–based Bone Broth Protein is that it provides glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid, all of which help support your joints and cartilage in moving smoothly and absorbing shock. These compounds are hard to find in many protein sources, making Bone Broth Protein a valuable tool for supporting healthy aging and more.

Benefits of Bone Broth 

What exactly does bone broth do for your body? Bone broth and its components have been used throughout history to help support overall health. 

In ancient China, for instance, gelatin was valued for its ability to support the health of the gut, skin and joints. In other cultures, bone broth was enjoyed for its rich flavor, impressive nutrient profile and comforting qualities.

Bone broth is also often included in dietary regimens like the GAPS diet, which is intended to support gut health.

Here are some of the general benefits of consuming bone broth:

  • Supports joint health and mobility. In fact, it's considered one of the best joint supplements.

  • Supports gut health and a healthy gut microbiome.

  • Supports a healthy inflammation response and an overall healthy immune system.

  • Supports healthy skin, thanks to collagen’s ability to promote skin suppleness. 

How Much Bone Broth Should I Drink a Day? 

Is it okay to drink bone broth every day?

The amount of bone broth that you should aim to drink each day can range quite a bit, depending on both your nutritional needs and health goals.

When first getting started, you may want to start by drinking 1–2 cups per day as part of a balanced diet, then increase your intake gradually over time.

Later, you can try incorporating a few more servings into your daily diet (check out the Bone Broth Diet Plan), such as up to three servings per day, while you enjoy bone broth alongside meals or as a flavorful and filling snack. Each serving of our Bone Broth Protein (one scoop), depending on the flavor, provides 15 to 20 grams of protein, making it a filling addition to your diet.

You may even opt to try a bone broth fast, which involves drinking bone broth multiple times per day with limited amounts of fruits, veggies, healthy fats and protein foods permitted. However, be sure to talk to a trusted health care professional before making any changes to your diet, and keep in mind that fasting is not advisable for children, adolescents, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and those with certain underlying health conditions.

How long does it take to see the benefits of drinking bone broth?

This depends on how often you drink bone broth, plus your general health. Everyone is different and will have a different experience when using the product. What matters most is consistency. 

You may start to experience joint, skin and nails benefits over time. It can vary from person to person. Some see benefits earlier than others.

Is it okay to drink bone broth before bed?

Bone broth can be enjoyed at any time of day, depending on what works best for you. Although some prefer starting their mornings with a hot cup of bone broth or a smoothie made with Bone Broth Protein, drinking bone broth before bed is perfectly fine as well. Some also enjoy a cup of bone broth in the afternoon to keep the munchies at bay.

The most important thing is to find what works for your schedule and stick to it.

Other Ways to Enjoy Bone Broth

There are plenty of ways to enjoy this delicious broth and take advantage of the many potential bone broth benefits.

Some prefer simply drinking a cup of warm bone broth as is. You can also add it to soups or stews for a simple way to squeeze some added nutrients into your meal. If you enjoy the taste, mix Bone Broth Protein with spices, salt and pepper for a savory snack.

Now Ancient Nutrition offers a line of savory bone broths that mix easily with water: chicken soup, tomato basil and butternut squash.

There are plenty of sweet bone broth drink recipes available as well, such as this Chocolate Bone Broth Protein Smoothie

Our Vanilla or Chocolate flavors make flavorful additions to smoothie bowls and oatmeal for extra protein, or they can be mixed right into your morning cup of coffee. They’re also great with almond, cashew or coconut milk and can be enjoyed warm or over ice. Try using a frother when mixing Bone Broth Protein into water or coffee to get the smoothest blend of powder and liquid. 

If you prefer to use a pure flavored bone broth protein as a supplement, add some of our Bone Broth Protein Pure to recipes like smoothies, soups, stews and sauces. Other flavors are also available to complement your favorite recipes, including Salted Caramel, Pumpkin Spice and Turmeric.

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