Unfortunately for most Americans, the health benefits of bone marrow have been misunderstood for decades. Thankfully because of special diets/lifestyles like the Paleo diet, it’s now finding it’s way into the spotlight… And it doesn’t hurt that it’s delicious when roasted and smeared over some San Francisco hard crusted sour dough! Below are the real health benefits of bone marrow and why you should start roasting bones today!

First off, What is bone marrow?

Bone marrow is a fatty, gelatinous substance found at the core of bones. Bone marrow is nutrient dense and rich in energizing nutrients that most animals primally crave.

The health benefits of bone marrow

Fatty acids
Marrow is primarily made up of monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells. Bone marrow is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid which are essential for proper brain function.

Nutrient dense
One of the very best benefits of bone marrow is that it contains important microelements: calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese, etc. It also contains Vitamin A in its complete form. In fact bone marrow’s trace elements are already in the right condition and concentration for the body.

Alkylglycerols (try to say that 5x fast) or Lipids
Alkylglycerols have been in use in Europe for more than 50 years aid in the prevention and treatment of cancer.  They are also widely used to help the immune system function more efficiently to combat infection and respiratory ailments such as asthma.

With all that said, Osso Good bone broth is made with pastured marrow bones to ensure you receive all the health benefits of bone marrow in our ridiculously good sippable bone broth.