This post is about my experience with Ancient Nutrition keto-friendly, paleo protein and collagen powders.
THE MODERN SUPERFOOD BASED ON ANCIENT NUTRITION
For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones from fish, beef, chicken, turkey and other animals that are typically discarded—has been a daily part of life. And it’s celebrated by cultures around the world.
Bone broths may be the “hottest trend in health” today, even though it is centuries old. In fact, just about every culture throughout history has used a form of bone broth.
SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS BONE BROTH PROTEIN™?
Bone Broth Protein begins as a true bone broth liquid. It’s then dehydrated, making it into a concentrated source of high-quality, tasty powder. A quality Bone Broth Protein powder comes with the benefits of a homemade broth, but it’s even more versatile in so many recipes.
What’s more, Bone Broth Protein supplies 20 grams of bone broth-fueled protein.
BONE BROTH IS NOW THE HOTTEST TREND IN NATURAL HEALTH
One thing that actors, professional athletes, executives and television personalities all have in common is high-performance lifestyles. So, it is little wonder that the media seems to be reporting almost daily on the celebrities that are making bone broths a central component of their health and fitness program.
You’ll also see bone broth very well represented on the covers of magazines and books if you take a stroll down the aisle of your local bookstore. Meanwhile, a surprising number of “broth cafes” have opened up in New York City as people are trading in their morning cup of coffee for the benefits that bone broth can deliver!
PERFECT FOR BOTH PALEO AND NON-PALEO LIFESTYLES
Another audience that is “fueling the fire” of the bone broth movement is the rapidly-growing group of people following a Paleolithic-inspired eating and lifestyle program. And it’s not just weekend warriors and hardcore fitness advocates that are contributing to the growth.
The world of health and fitness is often dominated by fads and trends; however, we believe that bone broth is not going away any time soon.
For most people, there are two major obstacles to experiencing the benefits of bone broth.: the time to make it at home components with the expense to buy it pre-packaged.
Time and expense are no longer an obstacle to getting the benefits of bone broth.
- Neutral Flavor Mixes Great in Water, Juices, Smoothies or Your Favorite Recipes
- 20g of Protein per Serving, 2g Carbs, 1g Sugars, NOT A LOW-CALORIE FOOD
- Paleo Friendly
- Featuring Collagen Type II; Glucosamine; Chondroitin; Hyaluronic Acid; And 19 Amino Acids
- Non GMO
- BPA Free Container
- NOTICE: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.
- Supports joint health and comfort (in as little as 7 days)†
- Supports healthy flexibility†
- Supports healthy skin†
- Supports healthy immune system function;
- Features Types I, II and III Collagen from real food sources
- Delicious vanilla taste
- Notice: Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.
- Keto Performance Fuel
- Keto Friendly, Paleo Friendly
- 11g Fat, 15g Protein, 2g Carbs
- Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Grain Free
- Caffeine Free
- See nutrition information for saturated fat content.
- Powered by Bone Broth
With ALL the buzz going around about both collagen and the ketogenic diet, this brand came to me at the perfect time. While I don’t love raving about DIETS (as that word can often mean deprivation) I am a big time advocate for each person to find an approach to eating that is sustainable and ultimately works in sync with your body’s unique needs and goals.
Ever since starting Crossfit workouts back in 2015, I’ve found that supplementing once a day with a protein shake helps me to recover, put on lean muscle mass and get rid of excess fat. Dream scenario right? Well, since many protein powders are high processed and contain all sorts of additives, it’s not as easy as walking into any sports nutrition store and picking up a canister of protein. Not all proteins are created equal.
Collagen is a focus of mine in my diet because it’s the most abundant protein in your body; vital for gut health, recovery and the strength of your hair + skin + nails. There are so many benefits that cover your bases, regardless of what your goals are. Who doesn’t want to recover better and have better hair? Wew, yes please.
I got to try these three products and they are each very different from one another, despite seeming interchangeable. I see the keto protein (11g fat, 2g carbs, 13g protein) as more of a meal replacement, as it’s pretty dense and filling with the fat content in addition to the protein content. The flavor took a little bit of getting used to; I prefer it mixed with vanilla hemp milk (or any other plant based milk you like) versus just water.
The bone broth collagen (1g fat, 2g carbs, 13g protein) to me is more of an addition to a shake I’m making or a bulletproof coffee I’m blending. It’s unique in that the collagen is sources from multiple foods like chicken, beef, turkey and eggshell. It provides the restorative power of collagen, but not the added fuel from the fat.
Lastly, the bone broth protein (1g fat, 2g carbs, 20g protein) is more protein dense with protein per serving compared to the bone broth collagen. I look to this product when I haven’t reached by protein goal for the day.
I loosely follow a macro-approach that’s geared towards being fat-adapted (50% fat, 20% carbs, 30% protein). Through lots of experimentation and limiting certain foods, I’ve found this works well for my lifestyle and goals. The bone broth protein really comes in handy when I need more calories from protein. The flavor is pleasant when mixed with water; but like the keto protein I also prefer it mixed with a plant based milk.
I like that each of these products is suitable for different needs on different days. The mind being Ancient Nutrition, Dr. Josh Axe, is putting out super admirable content that’s helping educate the world on hot topics and clearing up misconceptions. What he’s doing is having a big impact on how people fuel themselves and that shows in his products. I’m happy to have these in my routine and I’d encourage you to try them if you’re looking for different protein supplementation options.