International Dehydrated Foods LLC (IDF; Springfield, MO) is expanding its CHiKPRO portfolio to include CHiKPRO Collagen Bone Broth, which received a patent for collagen content and significant prebiotic effect in preclinical research trials. CHiKPRO Collagen is made from chicken bone broth that has been enriched with type II collagen to guarantee a 55% minimum level of collagen. The United States Patent Office granted the patent based, in part, on the results of two preclinical studies conducted by the Center for Biomedical & Life Sciences at Missouri State University that demonstrated significant prebiotic effect by increasing Lactobacillus bacteria.
“Public interest in bone broth and collagen is on the rise, and many consumers use it as a supplement for joint and skin health, as well as a source of electrolytes,” said Stephanie Lynch, vice president of sales, marketing, and technology for IDF, in a press release. “The recent preclinical trials uncovered additional health benefits that have previously not been recognized.”
CHiKPRO collagen is free from common allergens such as dairy and soy, keto-friendly, and Certified Paleo.