While humans are guzzling bone broth, they are also feeding it to their dogs and cats thinking it will improve their joint and bone health. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth.
As discussed in the previous blog (if you haven’t read it yet, catch up here), animal bone broth is a very poor source of amino acids, and it does not translate to collagen in the body. Animal bone broth contains high amounts of heavy metals, including lead, according to several studies. Animals whose remains are used to make these popular bone broths on the market are fed hormones, antibiotics, chemically treated corn, soy, and slop, so their bone broth is not a health food to be feeding to our best friends.
Do not fret – we have a perfect alternative for our furry friends that actually has proven ingredients to support their health: A Vegan Alternative to Bone Broth – Boon Broth.
This well-designed product contains exactly what our pets need to support their bone and joint health for years to come: anti-inflammatory ingredients, MSM, trace minerals, bioavailable calcium, B vitamins, and plant protein. Vegan Boon Broth delivers these advantages in a delicious powder form that can be mixed with water and poured over your pets’ food or simply mixed in with any wet food. They will love it!
Boon Broth is made using the healing properties of plants and algae. We went to the source of all life, the sea, to obtain these restorative plants to add to the formula for maximum health benefits. These ingredients are known to support our pets’ health. Let’s dive into some of the star ingredients and their benefits for our animals:
MSM, Methylsulfonylmethane, is a naturally occurring compound and organic form of sulfur that has been shown to reduce bone, hip, and joint inflammation, boost the immune system, and relieve muscle and joint pain in dogs. It is commonly used as an alternative medicine for dogs, but cats can reap the benefits as well.
ALGAE CALCIUM AND MINERALS
Natural, marine algae bioavailable calcium also contain magnesium and trace minerals. Sustainably harvested in the pristine Icelandic waters it supports bone, joint and digestive health. It has over 40 peer reviewed clinical studies.
High in beta-glucans and fiber which are anti-inflammatory, this lush yellow algae boasts 14 vitamins, 18 amino acids, and 11 minerals. Supports the immune system, natural detoxification, digestion, eye health, and cellular health. It is also given to pets to reduce bad breath.
Highly absorbable protein from peas and mung beans that are gentle on pets digestive systems.
High in B vitamins which support pets’ health and combat deficiencies that can lead to health issues. B vitamins help keep away fleas and ticks, improve metabolism and energy, form blood cells and nerves, give healthy skin and hair, help prevent heart disease and cancer, help the brain and the nervous system, and strengthen the immune system.
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is its active ingredient. There are over 6,000 studies showing the health benefits of curcumin for dogs. Curcumin offers superb support for joints through its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. For pets, it has also been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, wound healing and anticancer activities. It can help fight diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, gastrointestinal issues and more.
Not only can you feel better about feeding your pets a broth that is healthier for them with ingredients that actually work, but you can feel good knowing that this product is better for other animals as well and the planet. Ecco Bella has been a pioneer in the cruelty-free space and all of our products are made with you in mind and the wonderful inhabitants we share this planet with. The packaging is made of compostable material, so you can feel good about using it.
Sold as a convenient powder to be reconstituted with hot water, you need only give your pets a teaspoon to a couple of tablespoons after following the simple directions.
Click here to try Boon Broth for yourself and for your pets and see the difference. Share your picture of your pet enjoying Boon Broth and tag us on Instagram @eccobella_beauty – we can’t wait to see!