Antler Farms® New Zealand Bone Marrow
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® BONE MARROW BETTER THAN THE REST?
(1) 100% Grass Fed
Antler Farms® Bone Marrow comes from 100% grass fed cows. Our cows are raised in the beautiful Canterbury Plains of New Zealand, where they live outdoors and feed on green pasture year round.
(2) Clean Sourced
Our bone marrow is 100% pure, with no added fillers or binders. Our product contains no antibiotics, growth hormones or GMO’s, and is screened for disease, agricultural and chemical contaminants.
(3) Nutrient Rich
Antler Farms® Bone Marrow is a nutrient rich food that has long been part of the human ancestral diet. It has a unique nutritional profile and is a prized source of healthy essential fats, stem cells, collagen and minerals.
(4) Cold Processed
Our bone marrow contains top grade, natural beef bone marrow that has been simply freeze dried to maintain its nutritional integrity. Cold processing ensures the beneficial nutrients remain preserved and highly bioactive.
(5) Made in New Zealand
The climate, clean air and plentiful water in New Zealand supports the growth of lush, green pastures. These ideal living conditions are the cornerstone for raising cows that are naturally robust and healthy.
Antler Farms® Bone Marrow is 100% pure bone marrow from naturally healthy, grass fed New Zealand cows.
Bone marrow is the soft, gelatinous substance that fills the cavities of bones. It is a nutrient dense and energy rich whole food, containing a high content of healthy essential fats, collagen and minerals.
Bone marrow has long been part of the human ancestral diet. Fossil records show that early hominids extracted and consumed bone marrow by using tools to crack open bones of animal carcasses. It is believed that this access to energy rich, high calorie foods like bone marrow provided the biological resources for humans to grow our most important organ – the brain. Bone marrow contains long chain fatty acids that are vital for brain growth and development. In short, we may not have become the most dominant species on Earth without it.
However, much of the western world views bone marrow as a byproduct of meat. The nutritional value of bone marrow, and the corresponding health benefits, are thus greatly underappreciated. This has been a common belief for many decades but fortunately bone marrow, and its lesser derivative bone broth, have been making a strong comeback.
Antler Farms® Bone Marrow contains both red and yellow marrow, made up of hemopoietic and stromal stem cells.
There are two types of bone marrow - red bone marrow and yellow bone marrow. Each performs a different function.
Red bone marrow has a rich blood supply and contains hemopoietic stem cells, which produce red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The red coloration comes from the presence of hemoglobin in red blood cells. Red marrow occurs throughout the skeleton during infancy. At birth, a calf’s bone marrow is comprised completely of red marrow.
Yellow marrow contains stromal stem cells, which produces fat cells, cartilage and bones. The yellow coloration is due to the high content of fat cells. Yellow bone marrow mainly occurs in the marrow cavity of long bones. As a calf ages, red bone marrow is replaced by the yellow bone marrow. It mainly acts as a store of fat cells. The yellow coloration comes from the carotenoids in fat.
From a nutritional standpoint, red marrow contains more active substances. Because our bone marrow is extracted from young calves, it contains a high percentage of red marrow, greater than 50%, and thus has greater nutritional value than bone marrow from older animals.
What are the Benefits of Bone Marrow?
Bone marrow is largely comprised of healthy fats - both saturated and unsaturated. Not too long ago, nutritionists erroneously professed that eating foods containing fat would lead to obesity and heart disease. But they were very wrong. With more research, scientists now understand the importance of consuming certain types of fat in a healthy diet.
The monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat in bone marrow are essential nutrients. The human body cannot produce them; they must be consumed. Fat is required for many bodily functions. It is a source of energy. It is needed to absorb some vitamins and minerals. It is necessary for cell function. And it is essential for producing hormones and controlling inflammation.
The most prominent benefit of consuming bone marrow is that it can improve overall heart health.
Bone marrow's monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may improve cardiovascular health by lowering harmful LDL cholesterol while raising beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. This enhances the function of blood vessels throughout the body. Bone marrow is also a natural source of collagen, which is beneficial for connective tissues, bones, skin, hair and nails. Bone marrow has conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a super-nutrient with fat burning and anti-cancer properties, and many vitamins and minerals including protein, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
How is Antler Farms® Bone Marrow Processed?
Antler Farms® Bone Marrow is sourced from top grade, 100% grass fed New Zealand cows.
Our bone marrow begins with 100% grass fed cows raised in the beautiful Canterbury Plains of New Zealand. Our cows live entirely outdoors and feed on lush, green pasture year round. New Zealand’s climate, clean air and plentiful water in are perfect for raising cows that are naturally robust and healthy.
Antler Farms® Bone Marrow is freeze dried to ensure its beneficial nutrients remain preserved and highly bioactive.
Our bone marrow is carefully extracted from the femur bones of New Zealand calves. The bone is split length-wise to access the bone marrow, which is visually inspected for quality. The bone marrow is then freeze dried using a clinical, hygienic process which does not use excessive heat or chemicals. Cold processing maintains the bioactivity of bone marrow’s beneficial nutrients.
When choosing bone marrow supplements, it is particularly important that sources are pure and clean. Toxins are stored in the fat cells (bone marrow) of animals. Therefore, the consumption of bone marrow should be limited to only naturally healthy, grass fed animals. Our bone marrow is 100% pure, with no added fillers or binders. No hormones, antibiotics, hyper-immunizations, or GMO’s are used to raise our cows.
WHAT ARE "GOOD" AND "BAD" FATS?
All fats have a similar chemical structure: a chain of carbon atoms bonded to hydrogen atoms. What makes one fat different from another are seemingly slight differences in structure which translate into crucial differences in form and function. Bone marrow is comprised of saturated and unsaturated fats.
Saturated fats have single bonds between their molecules. New research suggests that saturated fats are not as bad as once believed. Though the consumption of saturated fats can increase both HDL and LDL, “good” and “bad” cholesterol, recent studies found that there is no link between saturated fat consumption and heart disease. Common sources of saturated fat include meat, dairy and baked goods.
Unsaturated fats contain one or more double or triple bonds between their molecules. Within unsaturated fat, there are two broad categories - monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA). Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the healthy fats that can actually improve cholesterol levels, decreasing your risk for cardiovascular disease. Common sources of unsaturated fat are fish, avocado, nuts, seeds and olive oil.
Trans fats are a byproduct of industrial fat production. They result from a process called hydrogenation that is used to turn vegetable oils into solids. Trans fats are extremely unhealthy. Consumption of trans fats increases the amount of harmful LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream and reduces the amount of beneficial HDL cholesterol. Trans fats were officially banned in 2015 in the USA and are in the process of being phased out. Common sources of trans fat are fried foods and baked goods.