Health benefits of quality bone broth:

The gelatin that results from the collagen in the bones, joints and connective tissue of a healthy animal has a wealth of value to the human body. Studies show that gelatin supports a healthy liver and gut[1], alleviates rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis[2] and other degenerative joint diseases[3] while supporting a healthy musculoskeletal system[4]. The gelatin abundant in a quality broth has been shown to reduce and alleviate allergic symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and respiratory ailments in infants relying on formula[5] and in adults suffering from Celiac disease[6] and other food allergies and sensitivities[7].  Glycine, an amino acid very present in gelatin, aids digestion[8] and repairs gastrointestinal disorders[9]. Glycine is essential to the healthy growth of young children and a growing fetus and to women during pregnancy[10][11] [12].

Uses for bone broth:

Don't worry, this jiggly mass heats to a delicious, silky liquid!  Broth can be enjoyed straight out of a mug just like coffee or tea.  It makes a great base for soups, stews and sauces and can be used in place of water for cooking grains and vegetables.


[1] Ottenberg, R, Painless jaundice, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1935, 104, 9, 1681-1687

[2] Moskowitz, W, Role of collagen hydrolysate in bone and joint disease, Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 2000, 30, 2, 87-99

[3] Oesser, S, et al. Oral administration of (14) C labeled gelatin hydrolysate leads to an accumulation of radioactivity in cartilage of mice (C57/BL), Journal of Nutrition, 1999, 10, 1891-1895.

[4] Oesser.

[5] Gotthoffer, NR, Gelatin in Nutrition and Medicine (Graylake IL, Grayslake Gelatin Company, 1945), p. 10-11

[6] Gotthoffer, p. 66.

[7] Eauclaire Osborne, Sally, Eat right for your type hype, Health and Healthing Wisdon, Journal of the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, 22, 4, 3-5.

[8] Wald, A and Adibi, SA, Stimulation of gastric acid secretion by Glycine and related oligopeptides in humans, American Journal of Physiology, 1982, 5, 242, G86-G88.

[9] Wald.

[10] Jackson, et al.

[11] Persuad, C et al. Glycine: limiting amino acid for rapid growth,Proceedings of Nutritional Society, 1987, 46, 236A.

[12] Persuad, C et al. The excretion of 5-oxyproline in urine, as an index of Glycine status during normal pregnancy, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1989, 96, 440-444.