Bone Broth and Collagen, What's the Difference?

Bone Broth and Collagen, What's the Difference?

If you’ve not tried our new Organic Bone Broth Collagen Protein powders before, you may be wondering what the difference is between bone broth and collagen, so let’s clear up any confusion and discover which product is best for your needs…

The food of our ancestors

For thousands of years, bone broths have been a staple of traditional diets all over the world. Bone broth is a mineral-rich infusion made by simmering animal bones for a long time to release the protein, and sometimes combined with vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Many societies around the world still consume bone broth regularly in their diets, and with the current interest in both gut health and ancestral nutrition, it has become increasingly popular again.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is found in the skin as well as connective tissues like joints, and tendons; it holds together bones and muscles and maintains the lining of the gut.

Bone broth provides collagen protein as well as naturally containing the co-factors that help maintain collagen levels in the body.

How are bone broth and collagen made?

While bone broth and collagen definitely have similarities, they are made quite differently.

Our pure collagen is sourced from organic farms in South America, where the cattle are pasture-raised (bovine collagen). Although the cattle are reared organically, collagen can never be an organic product due to the manufacturing process.

To get the collagen the animal hides are soaked in an alkaline solution to extract the collagen and an enzymatic process is then used to make the collagen hydrolysed.

Our bone broth is crafted from the highest quality Organic grass-fed cattle in Scandinavia, slowly simmered to release all the powerful primal nutrients, and dehydrated into a convenient, easy to use form.

Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones in water over a lengthy cooking time. This process extracts nutrients from the bones so that they become part of a nourishing broth.


Pure Collagen contains high amounts of hydrolysed collagen protein, it does not contain the other nutrients that bone broth contains. Hydrolysed collagen means the protein has been broken down into smaller, easily digestible molecules so is the best form from an absorption perspective.

Our Pure Collagen contains the highest amount of collagen per serving, so if it’s just the collagen you want, then opt for this one.|

Bone broth contains collagen (though not in the hydrolysed form) and so much more, including a full array of complementary nutrients like hyaluronic acid and glucosamine, which support our connective tissues, as well as minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are vital for overall health.

These nutrients are delivered in an organic wholefood form, which means it delivers superior absorption and bioavailability.

What are the benefits of bone broth and collagen?

Bone broth is highly nutrient rich. Animal bones are rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals which are needed to build and strengthen our bones. It also has a high collagen content which helps to support connective tissue, as well as hair, skin, nails, gut and so much more. Bone broth has a rich history of use for immunity and as a digestive tonic in traditional cultures dating as far back as 2,500 years ago. Today it’s one of the top recommended foods for supporting digestive health.

Collagen peptides contain a wide amino acid profile that is beneficial to skin, hair, nails, bones, joints and digestion in a form that is easy to consume and easy for your body to use.

How to use bone broth and collagen?

Pure Collagen is completely tasteless and odourless and blends smoothly into hot and cold drinks, smoothies, and recipes. It is highly versatile and very easy to use. Our bone broths are hearty with a savoury flavour enhanced by organic seasonings; they are better sipped as a tea or added to recipes as a nutritious base. Our Sports Protein Bone Broths work perfectly with non-dairy milk, or in smoothies.

You can incorporate both collagen and bone broth into your diet for the best health benefits. We would recommend using collagen if you are looking for the highest amounts of collagen and a product that is super versatile. Use our bone broths when you need an extra hit of nutrition, during winter, if you feel under the weather, or want to add a nourishing base to recipes you are making.


Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones in water over a lengthy cooking time. This process extracts nutrients from the bones so that they become part of a nourishing broth.

What's the Difference: Bone Broth and Collagen

Each one our organic bone broth collections is specially crafted to meet the nutrients your body needs and also support you in your healthy modern lifestyle.