Bone Broth FAQs

How is the SIBO bone broth different from regular bone broth?

Regular bone broth is often cooked with cartilaginous bones or meat.  When cooked, polysaccharides (specifically glucosaminoglycans or GAGs) from the cartilage leech into the bone broth and can feed a bacterial overgrowth and therefore be problematic for people with SIBO.  The SIBO bone broth is made with marrow bones and meat that doesn’t contain cartilage.  So those with SIBO can feel safe knowing that they are obtaining the nurturing components of bone broth, without the cartilage/polysaccharides.

I’m doing the prep diet before I take my SIBO test, can I drink bone broth?

We only recommend consuming a meat broth (cartilage free meat cooked in water) during the prep diet for the SIBO test.

Why should I avoid store bought bone broth?

Store bought bone broth is likely to be made with cartilage containing meat and bones and with high FODMAP foods such as onion.

Can I make bone broth at home?

Definitely! Some people don’t like the smell of bone broth as it’s on the stove cooking for at least 24 hours or they don’t have the energy to make the broth.  If you do want to try it, that’s fantastic!  Keep an eye on the NUNM website for an upcoming video of how to make bone broth at home.