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zuBROTH by UMZU is a delicious and savory blend of protein, herbs and seasoning, all ethically and organically sourced. Every Scoop comes with Collagen, Gelatin, Turmeric, Vitamins, Minerals and Electrolytes shown in clinical studies to build muscle, smooth digestion and improve the health of hair, skin, nails and more.
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How to Make Bone Broth at Home
Making bone broth is very simple. All you need is a large pot, water, vinegar and bones!
Step 1: Find your bones
High quality bones are ones from humanely raised animals: grass-fed or pasture-raised beef, or pastured chicken and pork. But we're also talking about bones that will yield the most nutrient-dense, healthy broth. Here are some guidelines on what to buy:
For chicken bone broth
- Supplement your frozen chicken bones from the previous steps with chicken feet (best source of gelatin) or chicken wings
- Full chicken carcass, including the back, and neck
- Substitute chicken for turkey and you'll have a tasty nourishing turkey bone broth
For beef bone broth
- T-bone with marrow bones (femur bones)
- Beef knuckle and cow feet (great source of cartilage)
- Use roasted bones for a richer broth
- Meaty bones like oxtail, shank, and short ribs add a lot of flavor to bone broth
For pork bone broth
- Rib bones or neck bones
- A cartilage rich pig’s foot can be added to any broth recipe without affecting the flavor
Step 2: Add your bones
Start with your bones. For a 2-gallon pot, we recommend using 3 to 4 pounds of bones. Place bones into your pot and fill it with filtered water, leaving at least 2 inches at the top. You might consider roasting your beef bones before this step if you're making beef broth, but it's not 100% necessary. It just makes for a richer, darker finished product.
Step 3: Don't forget to add this
A critical, yet often forgotten step is to include an acid of some sort to encourage your bones to release those nutrients we mentioned earlier (collagen and gelatin). Add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. It's important to let the bones sit in the water with the acid for at least 30 minutes before you turn on the heat to let the acid work its magic.
Step 4: Add your extras
When you're ready to start cooking, add your extras to the water. If you haven't started saving your extras yet, include carrots, tomatoes, onion, and garlic in your broth, all roughly chopped. Don't bother peeling anything, and be sure to include every part of the extras to ensure that you're maximizing the nutritive value of your broth. For a more complex flavor profile, you might also consider adding some chopped ginger or jalapeno (or both!) for some kick.
Step 5: Bring to a boil and set your timer
Turn your stove up to high until you've reached a rolling boil. At that point, lower your heat to a gentle simmer and partially cover the pot, leaving an opening for steam to escape. Set a kitchen timer for between six and 24 hours, depending on how much liquid you've started with and how much time you have. Your broth will reduce for the duration of the cook time, so you don't want to overdo it and end up with only a tiny amount of broth at the end. For both the stove top and slow cooker method, you'll want to check on your broth at the six hour mark to ensure that your broth isn't reducing too quickly. For the pressure cooker method, you'll set your cooker to two hours. In all cases, it's up to you if you'd like to add sea salt during the cooking process or as needed when you use the broth in cooking.
Step 6: Strain and Store
Strain out the liquid for freezer storage in glass jars or ice cube trays.
As you can see, bone broth is incredibly easy to make. The following section lists eight reasons you might want to try it.
If you aren't interested in making your own bone broth and would rather enjoy the convenience of pre-made bone broth, try zuBROTH by UMZU.
8 Reasons to Try Bone Broth
8 Reasons to Try Bone Broth Today:
- Vitamins & Minerals
- Beneficial Amino Acids
- Fight Inflammation
- Improve Joint Health
- Support Weight Loss
- Deeper Sleep
- Boost Brain Function
- Improve Digestion
What is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is made from animal bones and connective tissue - typically cattle, chicken or fish - that have been boiled into a broth and slow simmered for 20+ hours with herbs, vegetables and spices. So why is this seemingly simple liquid something you'd want to drink every day?
The History of Bone Broth
Bone broth has a rich history of being used in traditional Chinese culture, for its many benefits: to support digestion, through collagen, minerals, amino acids, and compounds found in bones and connective tissue.
Specific compounds like chondroitin sulfate (used in osteoarthritis supplements) and hyaluronic acid(used in facial cosmetic products) are found in cartilage, connective tissue and bones.
Even our hunter-gatherer ancestors realized that drinking bone broth was highly valuable, as its earliest version dates back over 2,500 years. Throwing away anything edible was out of the question back then, so animal hooves, knuckles, bones, and other connective tissues never went to waste.
People with leaky gut syndrome have also used bone broth to support their diet.
Plus, the collagen found in bone broth makes it the perfect food to support healthy looking skin.
Do you get enough collagen from eating meat?
The vast majority of collagen in animals is contained in the skin/hide, bones and connective tissues of the animal.
In today's society, we typically only consume the muscle meats of animals, which are largely devoid of collagen.
This is why a collagen supplement (like bone broth) is the best option for collagen creation.
What is the difference between whey, collagen and plant protein supplements?
Your body needs the amino acids provided by both whey and collagen protein. If you choose to supplement with whey, you may be over-consuming some amino acids and ignoring others.
Here's where our protein supplement sources stray from one another:
Whey Protein: Whey protein is a complete protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids
Collagen Protein: Collagen protein lacks tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids. While it is therefore not a "complete protein", collagen contains a high concentration of several important non-essential amino acids.
Plant Protein: Plant-based protein often falls behind whey and collagen, lacking as much of both essential and non-essential amino acids.
Another key difference is the availability of these sources in foods.
Whey sources: The amount fo whey protein needed for an adequate amount of essential amino acids can be easily obtained through a diet containing meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy.
Collagen sources: Collagen, on the other hand, is harder to come by. While animals are often the source of collagen, collagen is found in the bones and skin of these animals. These pieces of the animal are often ignored - we eat the muscle meats, which are largely devoid of collagen.
This is why, while whey is a complete protein, it is more worth your while to supplement with collagen.
What's Inside? View Supplement Fact Panel
zuBROTH grass-fed bone broth was formulated by Christopher Walker with beef sourced from the world's healthiest cows and flavored with delicious savory herbs, turmeric, tomatoes, and sea salt. Mix it in hot water for a warm savory bone broth drink or sprinkle onto your favorite meals as an everyday spice jam-packed with flavor.
Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen
zuBROTH is grass-fed bone broth including 10g per serving of bovine collagen protein. Collagen is incredible for helping your joints, hair, skin, nails, and recovery. Research shows that taking collagen can improve skin health by reducing dryness and wrinkles. Taking collagen may stimulate the body to produce collagen. Supplementation may also stimulate the body to produce elastin, which gives skin its ability to retain its shape even when stretched. Collagen is also responsible for giving muscles structure. Up to 10 percent of muscle tissue is made from collagen.
Garlic Powder & Oregano
zuBROTH tastes delicious! This grass-fed bone broth is flavored with a natural savory herb mix of garlic, tomatoes, turmeric and herbs like oregano. Use it in hot water for a quick bone broth soup or use it to spice up your favorite dishes while adding some extra high quality protein to your meals.
Tomato Fruit Powder
The tomato powder in zuBROTH doesn't just make it taste great, but it's also full of natural antioxidants and compounds such as lycopene, an important antioxidant nutrient that helps reduce free radical damage in the body and has many health benefits ranging from improving eyesight, reducing pain, protecting your brain, and even stronger bones.
Turmeric is an age-old spice derived from a flower related to the ginger plant. It's a mainstay in India and other Southeast Asian countries. Aside from food flavoring, turmeric also has medicinal applications. It's a main component in various Ayurvedic medicines. This spice is known to relieve blood clots, improve skin complexion, fight inflammation and even reduce depression. Curcumin is the main active compound in turmeric. The research behind it suggests it’s one of the best forms of natural anti-inflammatories out there.
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Questions about zuBROTH:
Where should I store zuBROTH?
It is recommended to store in a cool, dark area away from moisture.
Is zuBROTH safe for breastfeeding moms?
We always recommend talking with your licensed healthcare professional first, as nutritional needs can vary when breastfeeding or expecting. However, as a dietary supplement bone broth is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA. If you have any further questions please consult your licensed healthcare professional.
Can my child take zuBROTH?
We certainly recommend that you talk with your pediatrician before introducing your children to bone broth, as each child’s nutritional needs will differ.
Is the collagen in zuBROTH hydrolyzed?
Yes, the bovine collagen present in zuBROTH is hydrolyzed and can be easily added to any hot or cold food or beverage.
How long should I take zuBROTH? Should I stop taking it after a certain length of time?
We recommend taking bone broth continuously as part of your daily routine to see the best results.
When can I expect to see results?
Add bone broth to your everyday routine for a more vibrant you! Bone broth supplementation should start benefiting your body immediately, although you may not notice the changes right away. Many of our zuBROTH customers see noticeable benefits within the first 30 days. If you do not see the results you're after in the first 60 days, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refund your order!
How much zuBROTH should I take?
We normally suggest users consume 10-20 grams of collagen per day for best results. Each scoop of zuBROTH contains 18g of collagen protein. See the supplement fact panels by flavor for more information.
How do I use zuBROTH?
Our bone broth powder is great for mixing into anything hot or cold. Things such as rice, soups, stews, gravies or even baked goods! Our zuBROTH customers often use the powder as a seasoning on savory dishes.
Is your zuBROTH vegan?
No, it is not, as it’s sourced from beef. As of right now, we have yet to find a known source of vegan collagen. We do however have various vegan friendly products. They are not made of collagen, but offer other ingredients that help support the body in other ways or offer other functional benefits.
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Right now the only ongoing discount we offer is through our subscription program. By subscribing, you will get 15% OFF of every single order. Subscribers also get additional benefits, including VIP access to sitewide promotions - you may even find a surprise free product in your subscription orders!
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What do I do if my bag is missing a scoop?
Often, the scoop is buried in the bone broth mixture during transit. Most customers find the scoop by using a fork to comb through the collagen powder. If you still cannot find it, please contact customer service for the equivalent scoop size.
Tasty and helps me hit my numbers
I had heard just recently about collagen protein, and then about the benefits of bone broth. Was interested in both and found this product that contains the two. I mix it with hot water and have it as my evening snack to stave off the munchies. I also use it when I need a bit more protein. I love the calorie/protein ratio. I also have a problem with some protein powders bothering my stomach a bit, but this has worked like a charm. Been using it for a few months. Very happy with it!
- Justin P., Verified Buyer
zuBROTH has done for me what Wheaties did for Bruce Jenner! Figuratively speaking now...a total transformation in my eating habits, the nutrients in the zuBROTH are sufficient to keep me healthy and full of energy to work a full day as an Electrician. It's going to be almost a year that I've been using zuBROTH, I recently became a subscriber, and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to improve their Gut Health, energy level, ****** drive, and many other health benefits!
- Johnny H., Verified Buyer
Best tasting bone broth without the mess or time!
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