Antler Farms New Zealand Bone & Marrow
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® BONE & MARROW BETTER THAN THE REST?
✅ 100% Grass Fed - Antler Farms® Bone & Marrow is sourced 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.
✅ Clean Sourced - Our whole bone extract is 100% pure bone matrix, marrow and cartilage, 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.
✅ 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, calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals.
✅ Cold Processed - Our product contains top grade, natural beef whole bone extract that has been freeze dried to maintain its nutritional integrity. Cold processing ensures the beneficial nutrients remain preserved and highly bioactive.
✅ 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 whole bone extract, containing bone matrix, bone marrow and cartilage from naturally healthy, grass fed New Zealand cows.
Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and rebuilt. It forms the framework of our bodies. Most of the mass of bone tissue is comprised of bone matrix - a combination of organic and inorganic substances.
The organic matter in bone matrix is made up mostly of collagen while the inorganic matter is made up mostly of a type of calcium called MCHA, or microcrystalline hydroxyapatite. In addition, bone matrix also contains phosphorous, growth factors, glycosaminoglycans and a broad range of other trace elements.
Filling the cavities of bones is the soft, gelatinous substance known as bone marrow. 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 and its components as a byproduct of meat. The nutritional value of bone matrix and bone marrow, and the corresponding health benefits, are thus greatly underappreciated. This has been a common belief for many decades but fortunately these foods 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.
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. It mainly acts as a store of fat cells. The yellow coloration comes from the carotenoids in fat.
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.
Bone matrix supports optimal bone mineral composition and overall bone health.
Bone matrix is the most natural and bioavailable medium to deliver nutrients that support the development and maintenance of healthy bones. MCHA is a highly absorbable type of calcium and phosphorus, both of which are the major mineral components of bone. MCHA also offers a variety of bone supporting minerals include magnesium, a calcium-binding protein called osteocalcin, collagen, and bone growth factors like bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), and insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II). The body uses these components to maintain and repair our living bones and connective tissues.
Studies show that whole bone MCHA is more effective at improving loss of bone mineral density than calcium carbonate or calcium gluconate.
How is Antler Farms® Bone & Marrow Processed?
Antler Farms® Bone & Marrow is sourced from top grade, 100% grass fed New Zealand cows.
Our product 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.
The femur bones of New Zealand cattle are split length-wise to access the bone marrow, which is visually inspected for quality. Then the entire bone is freeze dried using a clinical, hygienic process which does not use excessive heat or chemicals. Cold processing maintains the bioactivity of its 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 product is 100% pure whole bone extract, 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.