The difference between Bone Broth and Collagen Hydrolysate
Bone Broth and Collagen hydrolysate are ideal for anyone looking to support the health of their skin, hair, nails, joints, ligaments, tendons and intestines.
What is the difference between these products? How much collagen is in these supplements... and which types? And aren't bone broth and collagen pretty much the same thing?
Collagen is a type of protein found in real bone broth, but the two are not the same. The main difference is that bone broth contains collagen, but collagen does not always contain bone broth. So you can compare bone broth with a rich soup full of ingredients and one of those ingredients is collagen!
Both pure collagen and bone broth support connective tissue throughout the body, as well as normal intestinal function and beautiful skin.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is a traditional type of stock or soup made by slowly simmering animal bones in water, sometimes along with chicken legs, joint tissue, cartilage, vegetables and herbs. Bones from chicken or cattle are often used because they contain a lot of bone marrow and collagen. So it is not the typical stock that is made with meat or fish, but is prepared with bones, hence the name.
Is there collagen in bone broth? Yes! Bone broth is a whole food source of collagen, it contains many other nutrients in addition to collagen.
- However, while collagen hydrolysate only contains collagen type I, gelatin in bone broth consists of several types of collagen (collagen types I II, III, IV and V).
- Bone broth contains more nutrients, such as essential minerals, fats and special carbohydrates (glycosaminoglycans, also called GAGs).
- Although gelatin in bone broth is richer, both bone broth and collagen contain essential amino acids that are easily absorbed and have the same properties.
Our bone broth is derived from real bone broth. It is dehydrated to remove water/liquid and then processed into a concentrated powder that is shelf-stable, convenient and versatile.
Bone Broth protein powder provides many of the same benefits as homemade bone broth, but it is more versatile and easier to consume regularly because it requires no preparation or cooking.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a type of structural protein that makes up about 30 percent of all proteins in the human body.
It literally helps hold the body together and acts as an internal "glue" by forming connective tissue found everywhere, including tendons, ligaments, bones and more. Thanks to the presence of collagen in our body, we are able to care for and maintain the health of our hair, skin, nails, bones and organs, as well as the layer of our gastrointestinal tract.
As a type of protein, collagen consists of amino acids, mainly glycine and proline. While other protein sources such as meat, fish and eggs also provide these amino acids, collagen generally has a higher concentration.
When a product is called "hydrolyzed collagen," it means that the collagen has already been broken down into smaller, easily digestible particles. Paleo Powders' collagen is processed naturally with enzymes without the use of chemicals.
Bone broth versus collagen hydrolysate
Collagen peptides and bone broth powder are made in different ways and may contain collagen from different sources. For example, collagen powder can be extracted from beef hide, fish skin, eggshells and other sources, while bone broth powder is made from bones, ligaments and tendons.
Combining Bone Broth and Collagen is a good way to get the most out of both products; a rich mix of different types of collagen with sufficient minerals!