FAQHere are our frequently asked questions.
Where do your ingredients come from?
All ingredients are sourced and simmered in British Columbia. The bones come from local farms and all the vegetables and spices are sourced locally whenever possible.
Why do you use vinegar?
Vinegar is the key ingredient used in pulling all the nutrients and minerals out of the bones. Without it, it would be impossible to extract all the protein and minerals that make Boned broth so fantastic. The vinegar does not change the flavour profile.
Who is your chef?
“Grandma Maria” Levko is our amazing chef. Her secret Slovakian recipe has been passed down through generations and can finally be shared with the world!
What are you getting in the broth?
Boned broths contain a great deal of pure and natural nutrients including collagen protein, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, amino acids, and other minerals. These nutrients don’t come from processing, but rather they are extracted in their natural forms and then flash frozen to maintain their purity.
Is it gluten free?
Not only are the Broths gluten free, but they are also hormone and antibiotic free. We are however not “certified” gluten free as of yet….we are working on it!
What does paleo mean?
The philosophy behind eating paleo is based on the idea that our bodies are “meant” to be fuelled in the same way our most primal ancestors ate. Their diets involved only plant life that grew naturally in their environment and animal proteins that resulted from hunting or scavenging.
How is it prepared at home?
Ideally Boned broths are prepared on the stove. Bring the broth to a comfortable drinking temperature, pour it in your favourite coffee mug, and enjoy! While the jury is still out on microwaving, it is certainly the fastest and easiest way to warm the delicious elixir.
The broth will keep up to 3 days in the fridge, so keep one ready to go at all times!
How much is one serving?
Many broth lovers will drink the entire 500 ml container as one serving, and they are certainly getting the full benefits. Some feel the broth is so rich and hearty that it is best diluted and spread over two servings. It’s totally up to you!
What about using broth for cooking?
Go to bonedbroth.com and check out our social media for some amazing recipes and some fantastic ideas on getting the most out of our delicious elixir.
How often should I drink it?
Broth is meant to be consumed daily. Most of our customers start their brothing endeavour with a 21 day “kick start” program. It can take up 3 weeks to really start seeing the amazing benefits of brothing, so make sure you stick with it!
How can this help with my work outs?
Protein supplementation is very important post workout. For proper repair and growth of lean muscle tissue, the body requires a great deal of protein. That process starts as soon as your work out ends. Natural protein, delivered in liquid (non-processed) form, is the best way to make sure muscles repair and grow as efficiently as possible. All three of our broths are PACKED with the protein your muscles are looking for!
When is the best time to drink bone broth?
There isn’t a better way to start your day than with a filling cup of warm broth. But the truth is….any time of day can work!!
What are the potential health benefits?
The collagen protein in Boned beef and chicken broths have been shown to help with:
– Injuries to soft tissues (ligaments, muscles, tendons)
– Food allergies/sensitivities
– Digestive disorders (like leaky gut)
– Bone density
"If there is so much more collagen protein in the beef broth, then why would anyone buy the chicken?"
The beef broth is certainly packed with a great deal of collagen protein. It certainly offers all the healing and repair aspects people are looking for. What is unique about the chicken, and the reason people will choose it, is the specific immune boosting components. Everyone’s grandma seemed to have it figured out… chicken soup can cure the common cold and make you healthier! Well the research has certainly caught up. Chicken broth contains many factors that have been shown in research to have “significant medical benefits including significant mitigation of infection.” One example is the presence of the amino acid Cysteine. Found in much higher qualities in chicken broth, cysteine has been shown in the research to thin mucus. That is one of the ways it can help with the common cold because it can get the mucus moving which reduces recovery time.
So people have different uses for the broths. Some people look for the intense protein of the beef, but others want the immune boosting effects of the chicken with what is still a great deal of protein!
"I make my own broth"
We have a LOT of customers who have said that exact same thing. You know then what a process it can be! The time it takes, and let’s be honest, the smell, can certainly be a challenge. We have a lot of customers who made their own broth for years, and then when they saw we were in the freezer at their favorite store, they decided the days of stinking up the house for 24 hours were over! Besides saving the hassle, what they usually discover is that the nutrient content in Boned broths is so high that it is absolutely a worthy option.
How can you have a Vegan “Bone Broth?”
The truth is we had SO many customers asking us if we were ever going to do a Vegetarian version of our broths. We were a bit confused because the whole idea of bone broth is that it comes from…well…bones! We decided to answer their requests by tasking Grandma Maria with coming up with a completely natural, preservative-free broth that would deliver the insane levels of protein our customers have become accustomed to. When we tasted her amazing hemp-based broth, we were absolutely blown away, and we knew our customers would be too.
The highlights include (among many others): Hemp hearts, red lentils, cold-pressed apple juice, and all natural coconut cream!