White Plains, New York, March 27, 2018 —
Bone broth is promoted as a natural source of collagen, an immune-booster, and a remedy for everything from joint pain to wrinkles. But how much collagen and protein is really in popular bone broths? Are bone broth labels accurate? And is there evidence that bone broth really works?
To find out, ConsumerLab.com recently tested popular bone broth liquids and powders
sold in the U.S., checking to see how much collagen and total protein they contained. ConsumerLab also tested each bone broth to see how much sodium it contained and whether it was contaminated with heavy metals (lead, cadmium and arsenic). Products were also compared on cost and taste.
The tests revealed that one bone broth shockingly contained 62% less protein
and 75% more sodium
than listed on its label. ConsumerLab.com found the amount of collagen in a cup of broth to range from 2.5 grams to 8 grams across the products; total protein ranged from 3.8 grams to 13.3 grams; and sodium ranged from 95 mg to 503 mg. The cost to obtain an equivalent amount of collagen from the products ranged from just 61 cents to $9.99.
Among the bone broths that passed tests of quality, provided good amounts of collagen and protein, and were well priced, ConsumerLab.com identified its Top Picks
The findings for each product are now available online in ConsumerLab.com's Bone Broth Review
, which also includes the clinical evidence for or against bone broth and explains differences between bone broth made from chicken versus beef and between those sold as liquids versus powders.
The Review includes test results and quality comparisons for 10 popular bone broth liquids and powders. These include nine selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com and one that passed the same testing through CL's voluntary Quality Certification Program
. Products covered in the review are: Ancient Nutrition [Dr. Axe] Bone Broth Protein, Bare Bones Bone Broth, Jarrow Formulas Beyond Bone Broth Powdered Drink Mix Chicken, Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth, Kitchen Basics Bone Broth Chicken, LonoLife Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth, Organixx Bone Broth Protein - Smooth Chocolate, Pacific Organic Bone Broth Chicken, The Flavor Chef Organic Chicken Bone Broth, and The Osso Good Co. Beef Bone Broth.
Founded in 1999, ConsumerLab.com
is a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition. Membership to ConsumerLab.com is available online
and provides immediate access to reviews of more than 1,000 products from over 400 brands. The company is privately held and based in Westchester, New York. It has no ownership from, or interest in, companies that manufacture, distribute, or sell consumer products.
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