We have established in past posts that bone broth is good for you. Its high collagen and gelatin content does all sorts of wonders for the human body. However, whether in homemade soup or supplement form, not all broths are created equal. The best bone broths should meet multiple parameters and have a diverse nutritional profile. We’ll explain the factors that make broth a true antioxidant powerhouse.

Collagen Types

If you consume broth, you’re acquiring valuable collagen. However, which collagen type(s) are you getting? The most ideal bone broth soups utilize bones from multiple sources. Ideally, you want to be getting collagen types 1, 2, and 3. These comprise about 90% of the collagen in your body. Types 1 and 3 are found in bovine and fish bones, while type 2 is prevalent in chicken bones.

We could spend all day talking about the different collagen types and their respective benefits. For the sake of brevity, just know this:

  • Collagens type 1 and 3 are good for digestive health. It also promotes skin, hair, and nail growth.
  • Collagen type 2 is highly sought after for rebuilding joint damage and alleviating arthritis pain.

See our post on collagen types if you would like to learn the ins and outs of each collagen variant and their scientific-backed benefits.

Organic Sources

If making your own broth, it’s best to acquire the bones from grass-fed livestock. The bone broth should not contain traditional farm-raised meat. Slaughterhouses pump livestock with all sorts of artificial growth hormones to produce the most meat in the shortest time. Unfortunately, this also degrades quality and poses major health risks to consumers. See our video below on the dangers of non-organic meat and the corruption of the meat industry.


When livestock is injected with hormones or subjected to daily stress, it affects more than just the meat. It also affects the organs, immune system, and the bones.

The Best Bone Broth Supplement

Aiming for a supplement instead? Determining the most suitable bone broth in this instance becomes a bit more complex because there are additional factors. As with regular broth, the supplement should ideally contain more than one collagen type. In addition, you should also actively look for:

  • Additional ingredients. What are the active ingredients? What about inactive ingredients? The latter should be minimal as they don’t contribute to product efficacy.
  • Organic ingredients. Are the ingredients derived from natural or synthetic sources? Since collagen comes from animal sources, it’s especially important that it’s organic.
  • Hydrolyzed collagen and gelatin. This ensures pre-digested protein for the highest bioavailability. Your body can’t use what it can’t break down and absorb.

Bone Broth Protein Powder Reviews

If taking broth in supplement form, then it’s very important that you educate yourself on the various product types in the market. To know you’re getting the best product, always exercise due diligence and read bone broth reviews from unbiased independent sites.

Even with independent reviews, you still need to take what you read with a grain of salt. Bone broth protein reviews may still be biased for the following reasons:

  • The reviewer may be an affiliate. You should be suspicious if the reviewer gushes non-stop about how good the product is yet does not provide personal user experience.
  • The reviewer may be affiliated with a competing product. Be suspicious if the review is exceptionally bad and the reviewer recommends another product with a link to the site.
  • Reviewer was not intentionally biased. However, the product was not given a fair shake due to unrealistic expectations.

This isn’t to say you should automatically dismiss such reviews. It does mean, though, that you should read additional consumer feedback to get a bigger overall picture.

Reliable bone broth protein reviews contain at least a paragraph of feedback. The reviewer should explain why they took the supplement in the first place and the results, or lack thereof. Did the user’s joint pain finally dissipate? Have they experienced better stool movement after 30 or 60 days? Did they experience any side effects, such as bad aftertaste or weird stomach sensations? Does a reoccurring theme – good or bad – turn up in multiple reviews?


To quickly recap, the best bone soup should:

  • Contain an assortment of different animal bones for collagen variety
  • Contain bones from grass-fed livestock
  • Contain vegetables and tubers (both optional) from non-GMO sources

The best broth supplement should:

  • Contain more than one collagen variety (the label should list the types and their source)
  • Contain minimal to zero inactive ingredients
  • Contain collagen from organic, non-GMO meat/bones
  • Contain hydrolyzed collagen for optimal bioavailability
  • Have ample reviews from actual and non-biased users

How Total Bone Broth Fits In

We admit that the best broth in any form is not the easiest to acquire. However, we fervently believe you can’t reap the full benefits of bone broth unless you get it from the absolute highest-quality source. This is why we put our reputation behind Total Bone Broth.

Early bone broth protein reviews for the supplement have been overwhelmingly positive. Making Total Bone Broth a daily staple also eliminates the hassle that goes into making homemade broth. Even more importantly, it fits all the parameters of what constitutes the best bone broth.

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