Review of Dr Kellyann Bone Broth
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Much is written about bone broth and collagen and their many health benefits, and few products receive more attention than Dr Kellyann Bone Broth. This review will help you better understand the potential of bone broth, in general, and the specific properties of Dr Kellyann Bone Broth.
Without doubt, Dr. Kellyann Bone Broth is a leader in what is a very crowded field. In fact, I like this product for its taste almost as much as the general sense of well-being. It's like that old standby, Grandma's Chicken Soup...but on steroids.
In truth, there is a significant difference between chicken stock (or soup) and bone broth. Dr. Kellyann Bone Broth is a true superfood. It starts with the proprietary processing--long hours of simmering the bones on low heat to extract the minerals, nutrients and gelatin (which is the essence of collagen).
In addion to the healthful benefits of collagen, which I'll discuss separately, Dr Kellyann Bone Broth has one of the higher protein counts among bone broths. While the average is about 10 grams, you can receive 15 grams of protein per packet, and only 70 calories and just 105 mg sodium.
The added vegetables and herbs not only enhance the flavor but have beneficial properties of their own. Dr. Kellyann Bone Broth is one product I can review and recommend with few cautions or reservations. And while I'm reviewing the powdered bone broth packets, Dr Kellyann also makes her basic bone broth available in a convenient, ready-to-use liquid form as well as a bone broth protein powder, which has a whopping 21 grams of protein and is ideal for making protein-rich smoothies.
If you're on a Keto or Paleo diet or want to lose weight, you probably know that bone broth is a superfood--with an emphasis on the SUPER. At the same time, there are almost as many cautionary reports and articles about bone broth as there are rave reviews. So what's the truth?
To help you, I dug into the work (both pro and con) on bone broth to help you make sense of the subject and separate truth from conjecture and generalization.
Theoretically, yes, bone broth does provide important health benefits. The collagen and nutrients associated with bone marrow and cartiledge can help skin look younger, repair leaky gut, boost the immune system, relieve joint pain and even keep food cravings at bay so you can lose weight.
The problem is when you get down to specifics, because not all bone broths are created equal. For example, one of the most common complaints about bone broth is that while the collagen is good for you, it's not always easily absorbed.
So if you're looking for a superior bone broth, make sure it says hydrolyzed collagen on the label. This is part of the processing, which breaks down the collagen into peptides--smaller compounds of two or more amino acids that are more easily absorbed.
I really appreciate the attention to the process taken with Dr Kellyann Bone Broth. It is slow simmered on low heat for at least 24 hours so the essential amino acids are more bio-available to your body. Also key are the purity of the ingredients. To start with, they are organic. The chicken is free-range, the beef is grass-fed, and the vegetables and herbs are non-GMO. Even the water is selected and filtered for purity. And by processing both chicken and beef bones/cartiledge you receive the greatest variety of amino acids.
That said, even a superfood has limitations. And no bone broth is a miracle cure-all. And, perhaps, that's what I like most about the Dr Kellyann approach. She combines bone broth consumption with an overall approach to healthful eating, reduced sugar intake, intermittent fasting and sensible exercise.
Bone broth contains nutrients, collagen and protein--all of which have several healthful benefits. Here is a brief list of benefits:
- Appearance and Anti-Aging: Collagen helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines and generally makes skin look younger. In addition to helping curb hunger and support your efforts to diet, the nutrients in bone broth may jump-start your metabolism to make weight loss easier. The mineral nutrients further strengthen teeth and bones.
- Digestion: Collagen helps to repair the intestinal lining and heal leaky gut. Plus the nutrients in bone broth help promote a healthy gut biome. Gut health, in turn, benefits your overall health.
- Immune System: By restoring gut health, you are boosting your immune system and its ability to fight disease. Your immune system futher benefits from the amino acids glycine and proline commonly found in high-quality bone broth.
- Anti-Inflammation: Similarly, amino acids such as L-glutamine, glycine, cystine, histidine can help reduce inflammation in the gut and throughout the body.
- Joint and Cartilage Support: If you suffer from joint pain and arthritis, you'll appreciate the healing power and relief collagen along with glucosamine and chondroitin (glycosaminoglycans) can provide. You'll feel better and enjoy greater range of motion.
I think it's fair to say that Dr. Kellyann Petrucci really launched the Bone Broth Revolution. She is a naturopathic physician with 20 years of clinical experience who trained in biological medicine at the renowned Marion Foundation's Paracelsus Clinic in Lustmühle, Switzerland.
Dr. Kellyann is the author of several books and cookbooks on collagen and bone broth, the Paleo diet and boosting your immunity. In the process of building a practice around helping patients improve their health and enjoy a better lifestyle, she began focusing her efforts on reducing and even reversing inflammation. That work, in turn, led her to recognizing the benefits of high-quality bone broth and collagen for leaky gut and slowing the aging process. The rest is...well, a revolution.
For people who want more guidance, Dr. Kellyann has designed and developed a comprehensive Bone Broth Lifestyle around her proprietary products. Her diets are focused on 1) a general clean and reset program, 2) 21-day Bone Broth diet, 3) a 10-day weight loss intensive, 4) a maintenance program and 5) even a psoriasis and eczema protocol.
Although the chicken bone broth provides the flavor base, a 2000 in vitro study indicated that even traditional chicken soup (and by extension chicken bone broth) is a legitimate remedy against against upper respiratory infection and supports the anti-inflammatory claims.1
More significant, Dr Kellyann Bone Broth, is also a source of collagen and vitamins and minerals. Glycine is an amino acid in collagen that functions as a neurotransmitter throughout the nervous system and within the brainstem.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19826900/"target="_blank">2
Dr Kellyann Bone Broth is also a natural source of joint-improving glucosamine and chondroitin. According to a 2007 double-blind study, glucosamine sulfate, when taken in 1500 mg dose, was more effective than a placebo.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17265490/"target="_blank">3
Collagen is protein that is made up of amino acids. It's also the most abundant protein in the human body. The problem, however, is that as we age, the production of collagen slows.
For youthful skin, anti-aging and gut health, we need to supplement our collagen. As I indicated earlier, when it comes to collagen and bone broth, hydrolyzed collagen is the best source. The research literature suggests that collagen hydrolysate is beneficial for osteoarthritis.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17076983/"target="_blank">4
Research studies suggest that when more easily absorbed, collagen can benefit:
Cauliflower powder is a concentrated extract from the leaf of the vegetable and contains vitamins, minerals, Omega-3s and protein, which serve as both antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. A study on rabbits showed potential for using cauliflower leaf powder as a preventative against inflammation and oxidative stress when induced by lipopolysaccharide.9
Another study demonstrated that dehydration maintains the beneficial fiber, minerals and beta carotene.<a href="http://researchjournal.co.in/upload/assignments/11_95-98.pdf"target="_blank">10
While cauliflower leaf powder is reported to help regulate hypertension, detoxify the liver, reduce cholesterol and blood glucose and generally boost immunity, few research studies have looked at specifics. However, a 2019 study of school children in India finds that the powder is a good source of iron and that regular consumption of cauliflower leaf powder may help reduce micronutrient deficiencies, in particular anemia.<a href="https://www.alliedacademies.org/articles/an-intervention-study-on-utilization-of-cauliflower-leaf-powder-clp-on-the-nutritional-status-of-selected-rural-school-children-of-11626.html"target="_blank">11
While the common green onion is a tasty ingredient in many soups and salads, it is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant and antispasmodic properties.
According to a paper that appeared in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, green onions contain flavonoids, specifically the polyphenol quercetin. For this reason, historically green onions have been a popular food-based remedy a number of chronic conditions--for everything from cataracts to heart disease and cancer.12
A study of overweight patients, shows that quercetin may reduce or prevent cardiovascular disease and lowering blood pressure.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26328470/"target="_blank">13
Further, a 2006 study of green onions isolated and identified five compounds that may represent promising cancer preventatives.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17061815/"target="_blank">14## Parsley
In addition to enhancing the flavor, parsley is packed with vitamin K, which is good for bone health. According to a 2013 review, parsley is a popular folk remedy that has been used to relieve gastic distress, as a diuretic, an anti-inflammatory and to treat urinary and cardiac disease, and more. The article concludes there is merit to these medicinal treatments.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24660617/"target="_blank">15
According to a 2016 study on osteoporosis in rats, parsley may provide moderate protection, although not as effective as chicory.<a href="https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12906-016-1140-y.pdf"target="_blank">16
Parsley is also a source of vitamin A, which is good for the eyes, and folate (B vitamin) for heart health. In general, the antioxidants in parsley are beneficial as cancer protection, healthy skin, digestive relief and inflammation fighters.<a href="https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-parsley#1"target="_blank">17
Reishi mushrooms contribute much more than flavor for the broth. Studies show that the polysaccharides in reishi can boost the immune system, promote longevity and add to your quality of health/life.
Studies of the reishi range from the effect of the mushroom to lower blood sugar<a href="http://www.dl.begellhouse.com/journals/708ae68d64b17c52,0738f8d34e863c74,1629a45749954343.html"target="_blank">18 to protecting the liver against toxic foods<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22659462/"target="_blank">19 and chemicals (and even potentially curing hepatitis).<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16786250/"target="_blank">20
Finally, in a 2012 study, Jin et al determined that while reishi mushrooms are not a primary treatment for cancer, it may play a role as part of the protocol for long-term survival.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22696372/"target="_blank">21
Turmeric extract is widely used in Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine and it adds much to the antioxidant properties of Dr Kellyann Bone Broth--as well as gives it its savory flavor.
Turmeric extractcontains curcuminoids, which one study of mice suggests may protect the brain against exposure to toxins such as aluminum.<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33575335/"target="_blank">22
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric extract is an anti-inflammatory<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18662800/"target="_blank">23, antiviral<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32677610/"target="_blank">24 and as a treatment for skin conditions<a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31509968/"target="_blank">25.
Dr Kellyann's Bone Broth uses both organic chicken and natural grass-fed beef. It is dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free. However, people with severe and/or highly sensitive allergic conditions should be advised that the bone broth is manufactured in a facility that processes milk, soy, egg, wheat, peanut and tree nuts.
In a word, yes. In addition to the chicken bone broth, Dr. Kellyann selected vegetables and herbs that have both healing properties and enhance the broth's flavor. In fact, several consumers report using Dr. Kellyann Bone Broth in their soups.
Best of all, Dr. Petrucci didn't resort to enhancing the flavor by adding a lot of salt. A single serving of the bone broth has just 105 mg of sodium, and any number below 140 mg is generally considered low sodium.
Each box of Dr Kellyann's Bone Broth powder comes with 7 convenient, single-serve pouches. You can enjoy two cups of bone broth daily. Preparation is easy. Just mix the contents of one of the pre-measured pouches with 8 to 12 ounces of hot water.
Dr Kellyann receives high praise from consumers for both product quality and customer care. And her 90-day, money-back guarantee should give you peace of mind. If you're new to bone broth, you can feel confident that you can try this product and return it for any reason. Note, the company does ask you to provide a reason and general feedback to help them continue to improve both the product and their service.
Since not any bone broth will do, you want to ensure that you are getting the highest quality product. Buying directly through the website will ensure you are receiving the original Dr Kellyann Bone Broth--and that everything is fresh. (LINK) It's also the only way to ensure your 90-day, money-back guarantee.
As an added benefit, you'll receive regular emails from Dr Kellyanne with healthful ideas and special offers on products.
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